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Put your text book down- Public Relations is more than a definition- now breatheeee

Public Relations Magnifying GlassEducating yourself in your industry or any school of thought is always recommended to keep you sharp and up to date on industry standards and applied science.  Yet, we all know that “real world” experience is the key to being able to handle and create solutions to needs.

You can find text-book and industry expert key definitions for PR here on Exceptions Resource Blog.

Small Business Owners know that gaining acknowledgement from the public eye is necessary to their sales, bottom lines, and credentials. What they may not know is how to create a balance amongst the various elements of public view that is strategically conceptualized and affordable for their budget.  Here are a few insights that may help you figure out what and from where you need to promulgate your services and products to obtain good Public Relations. Continue reading

How many weeks of planning does it take to make an event successful? Learn more here from PR With A Purpose

Event planning can be a tricky beast. Knowing how long you need to plan the event and get the word out there is imperative to the success of the event.

So how much time do you need?

Well it depends on the type of event you are planning.  Is it a book launch, product launch, new business launch, fundraising event, concert coming soon, corporate event, special project launch, or any of the hundreds of other types of events that you need people to show up and/or take action?

Based on my experience as a publicist of various types of promotional events; I believe the time suggested below may help you understand how much time it takes to plan events for various people, places, and things that you want to promote.


six months to 1 year


two months minimum


two – six months



six months to 1.5 years


six months to 1.5 years



four to six months at least



A concert requires a minimum of 14 weeks, for best turn out four months plus



While these are standard suggested time frames for the events mentioned, can it be done in less time?  Yes, with an understanding that all focus and hands must be on deck constantly.  Meaning, you are going to be hiring someone to solely focus on your event.

You need to understand that if you want your event or launch to be successful; you must have your ducks in a row to ensure people participate in your event.  There is much to be done for any event small or large. Phone calls, meetings, promotional materials, speakers, vendors, sponsors, and a whole slew of other folks you need to be involved.

In today’s market there are four key people that you need in order to have a successful event. If your budget is small make sure that you hire someone that can facilitate all parts.

Start planning you upcoming events, product launch, book launch, and more now with PR With A Purpose, we make you sparkle!

Contact E Michelle Lee, public relations specialist and event coordinator at Contact@PRWithAPurpose.com we are a full service PR and business consulting firm.  We have partners and sponsors ready for you!

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