Susan Boyle: The Biggest YouTube Sensation Ever?

Posted by Alexander Irving under Building Authority, General, The PR Mindset, Trends

Wow!  Multi-millions of views on YouTube.  Susan Boyle’s appearance on “Britains Have Talent” has captured the world’s attention … and moved millions to tears.  Everybody who saw was affected … everybody. Why?  What touched us so deep down we were forced to watch it beginning to end more than once?  What ‘possessed’ us to immediately […]

Deadline for Free ‘Charter’ Subscriber Goodies – Monday, April 6th

Posted by Alexander Irving under General, The PR Mindset, Unique Promotions

Last Week to be a ‘Charter’ Subscriber When we first announced the March 31st midnight deadline for charter subscription to BeautyPRpro, we neglected to factor in that the Chicago “America’s Beauty Show” fell on this weekend and that many of you would be going to the show.  So, we’ve extended the ‘charter subscriber’ deadline one […]

Facebook: Beyond Friend-Ups, Chats, Photos and New Business Pitches

Posted by Alexander Irving under General, Industry Opportunities, Networking, New Media, The PR Mindset

I love having found so many industry friends from over the years whom I get to see and speak with all too rarely during the busy industry events we attend.  I get to see your smiling (and occasionally silly photo) faces peering back at me from my Facebook dashboard and it makes me smile inside.  […]

Publicity is to Public Relations as Public Relations is to Marketing – True or False?

Posted by Alexander Irving under Blogging, General, Strategy, The PR Mindset

Remember those kinds of relational questions in school?  They forced you to think about how things really related to each other.  That what this post is about because if you are clear on the relationship between PR and publicity you will be much more successful at the latter and you will have a ‘foundation’ for […]

Trends – Launching Platform for Both PR and Salon/Spa Growth

Posted by Alexander Irving under Building Authority, General, Getting Started, Strategy, The PR Mindset, Trends

Are You a Catalyst for Change? Back a while we posted Good PR in a Bad Economy. We looked at ‘catching the wave’ specifically relevant to consumers looking for ‘value-added. But, there are trends galore for you to capitalize on. You simply have to recognize them early on. If you’re seriously interested in gleaning more […]

The PR Power of Blogging for Salons

Posted by Alexander Irving under Blogging, Building Authority, General, New Media, Strategy, Trends

I Never Really Understood Blogging Our industry community got a later start with computers in our businesses and lives.  That’s not a criticism, just a fact.  It took our beauty industry sector longer than most others to adopt computers and use the internet as a daily part of salon/spa business and personal life.  I speculate […]

Twitter for On-Line Scheduling or What?

Posted by Alexander Irving under General, New Media, Strategy, Tips & Tricks, Twitter

Get it While it’s Hot! Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan on Twitter, and on his blog), is a person we suggested you follow on Twitter in our recent Twitter blog post . He just tweeted a very hot idea he found on Mr. Tweet (don’t ask…we’ll explain later). Within hours it’s been retweeted over 200 times […]

Beauty PR Opportunities Galore this Weekend

Posted by Alexander Irving under General, In-Salon Event Ideas, Industry Opportunities, Strategy, The PR Mindset

We’ll See you There. If you’re within reach of getting to the 2009 International Salon & Spa Expo in Long Beach, CA this weekend (Jan 31-Feb 2), we strongly suggest you get a move on and get there.  ISSE is a golden opportunity to gather up great PR material and opportunities for you, and your […]

What You Need to Know About the Beauty PR Process

Posted by Alexander Irving under Consumer Editorial, Editorial Insights, General, Getting Started, New Media, The PR Mindset

In our role as beauty PR specialists, Sharon and I keep an eye on several different worlds: The world of beauty and fashion. The world of esthetics and spas. The world of writers and editors (business, beauty & grooming, lifestyle, etc). The PR universe (buzz and trends in PR). Just as you read your industry […]