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Ten Tips for Being a Successful Woman in Business

In blog, education, Featured News, media, networking, public relations, strategic planning, strategy, tips, Uncategorized by getpushing

The month of October is recognized as National Women’s Small Business month, so we would like to take a moment to shine a special spotlight on all of the amazing women in business and entrepreneurs alike. In the United States alone, 39% of small businesses are owned by women, and those businesses currently have an estimated revenue of about $1.7 …

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How to Build and Maintain Your Reputation

In blog, Branding, Featured News, marketing in the recommendation age, News, public relations, Reputation Management by getpushing

Owning your own business is all about following strategies – an operational strategy, financial strategy, marketing strategy…the list goes on. One thing you may leave off that list, but shouldn’t, is a reputation strategy. Whether your business is large or small and regardless of the industry you’re in, the way your business (or nonprofit) is portrayed can make or break …

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How to Shine Through the Rain

In Featured News, news releases, public relations, public relations southwest florida, publicity by getpushing

Despite being known for our illustrious year-round sunshine, we are now in the heart of the Southwest Florida rainy season. Much like we receive heavy rain showers day after day, journalists too experience their own form of a downpour. Except, instead of rain, they are flooded with emails. Hundreds upon hundreds of emails. If you’re like most individuals sharing a …

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Meet A Local Reporter

In Featured News, media, media pitches, news releases, pr, press, public relations, public relations southwest florida, publicity by getpushing

Do you want more people to know about your business? Are you interested in having a story written about your product or services, but aren’t sure how to get the ink? Strategic public relations can help – if you employ proper media relations. While all journalists follow the same ethical rules and best practices for presenting news, each reporter, editor, …

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Happy Small Business Week – Succeed and Save with Compass!

In blog, Compass, Email Marketing, Featured News, Instagram, LinkedIn, marketing, news releases, pr, public relations, public relations southwest florida, Reputation Management, SEO, social media, strategy, twitter, web design, Website Analytics, Website Development by getpushing

We’re excited to celebrate this year’s Small Business Week, and Small Business Month, by giving small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations a marketing boost where it’s needed most! We’re a small business too, so we know how important it is to spread the word about the awesomeness of your organization. So how does a business or organization flourish without stellar …

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Pushing The Envelope Honored with Six Regional Awards

In award, award of distinction, Featured News, fpra, golden image awards, public relations by getpushing

Pushing the Envelope, Inc. (PTE), a local marketing and public relations firm, won a Grand Image Award, two Image Awards, two Judges’ Award and one Award of Distinction at the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter Image Awards ceremony earlier this month. This is the tenth year in a row that the firm has been honored for outstanding communications campaigns. PTE won the Grand Image Award in …

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What I’ve Learned From My Internship At PTE

In internship, public relations, pushing the envelope, Reputation Management, Rise Up, social media by getpushing

Written by Shannon Carroll I have been given many incredible opportunities and experiences in the marketing and public relations industry from my internship with Pushing the Envelope. I had the privilege of working in a very professional, welcoming, and educational environment. Being able to be mentored by and learn from Diana, Vanessa and Samantha and all of the wonderful staff …

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Marketing Firm vs. In-House – 5 Questions to Ask

In blog, Communication, Compass, Featured News, marketing, public relations by getpushing

By: Samantha Scott, APR Should we hire a marketing firm or a staff person? It’s a question many business owners face and the answer is different depending on your goals, needs and budget, but there are also commonalities as well. Maybe you’re handling the marketing now and you aren’t able to anymore. Maybe you have a staff person doing marketing, …

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Checking Into Barcelona

In blog, Communication, education, Featured News, Goals & Resolutions, marketing, Measurement, public relations, strategic planning by getpushing

The Barcelona Principles…although sounding an awful lot like an EU Summit meeting, they are, in fact, a declaration of measurement principles agreed upon by organizations, academics, businesses and even government within the public relations and marketing industry. In 2010, these measurement principles were decided upon and now, five years later, they have been updated.