Build a brand!

You became an entrepreneur to be different. To write your own rules.

It’s easy – very easy – to let your story slide over the years, and focus too much time on your ‘how’ instead of your ‘why’.

Your WHY is the foundation of your brand.

And when you have a brand… not just a business… the world is your oyster.


It starts with your story

The beautiful thing about PR – especially when it comes to product PR – is that the media isn’t seeking perfection.

Newness. Novelty. Trend-setting. Sexy… sure.

But perfection? It’s on the list, but no where near the top.

Your takeaway: start where you are. Start with your story.

You’ve got this.


Don’t get too comfortable

Truthfully, getting too comfortable is one of the main killers of business growth.

Get out there, push yourself and your team. Excite your investors. Excite your customers.

But most of all? Excite yourself.

That’s why we all went into business in the first place, right?


Start Today

PR is a long-term investment in your relationship with the media, and is an absolute must to remain competitive in the modern world we live in.

And it can be a slow-burn, especially depending on your budget and the stage of business you’re currently at.

But one thing’s for sure: if you want to stand out in your niche, you’re smart to start today, no matter how small your commitment.

Take the first step.


My Week in an Office – Georgie Daulton

Georgie is 18yrs old and studying English Language, Psychology and Government and Politics A Levels at Weymouth College.

During my week’s work experience at In the Bag PR, I have been given an insight into how a PR agency works to promote its clients through public relations and social media.  It has been really interesting to learn how a PR agency helps businesses to grow and develop and gain exposure to potential customers.

I experienced how the day progresses from scheduling press releases to watching Pippa in conference calls to update clients on the progress being made. It is essential that the agency is in contact with its clients to give input and offer advice, ensuring that the client’s brand is actively moving forward.  Not only is it important to keep a professional relationship with the clients but also with media contacts.

One of my tasks during my week’s work experience was to write press releases for children’s retail brands, these were sent to journalists to try highlight new products in the build up to Christmas.  This was especially important as we know that journalists are looking at Christmas gifts and Christmas is a key time of year for retail brands.  I also undertook some research for potential new clients within the child retail market. This involved looking for brands which fit the agency’s clientele.


When You Need A Specialist PR Agency… And When You Don’t

Let’s just say I’m considering taking part in next year’s Tour de France. Now at the time of writing this, I’ve got nine months to get ready. Only slight glitch is that I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 12. And even then, it was a candy pink townie with rainbow streamers on the handlebars. Great times.

So, I have a goal, I have a deadline and I have to be very strict with my training to make sure I’m where I want to be, when I need to be there.

It’s time to decide: do I train at the regular gym down the road, or do I go to the specialist cyclist training centre that’s a little bit further away, a little bit unfamiliar to me, but that specialises in exactly the sort of outcomes I’m aiming too achieve?


Where Do You Want Your Product Brand To Be In Five Years?

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” is surely one of the most dreaded interview questions for employees, sending sweat and shivers down the spine in equal measure.
But for entrepreneurs? Totally different story: the question stimulates hopes, dreams, opportunities and goals.
If you want your product business to scale the dizzying heights of global fame, or if you want your brand to generate enough income for you to retire early to a beach in Thailand (mmm, yes please!) then this post is for you.
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Pros & Cons of In-House PR

A few months ago, my friend bought a fancy juicer / steamer. One of those kitchen aid things that cooks everything for you, preserves nutrients, makes you healthy, washes up after you and feeds your cats while you’re away. This machine is incredible. My friend is glowing with plant-powered youth.
Hot on the heels of this undeniable proof, I too bought said wonder cooker. And waited for the results to come pouring in…
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How To Land Amazing Product Placement Opportunities

Every product owner dreams of opening up their favourite magazine and seeing their range displayed proudly under headlines like ‘This Season’s Must-Haves‘, ‘Hot List‘ or ‘Editor’s Picks‘.
But how does it happen?  Is there a secret recipe for product placement success? And if so, “Argh WHAT IS IT?”
If you’ve ever asked these questions, you’ll love this week’s post! We’re sharing our 4 Step ‘How-To’ formula for getting your products placed in magazines, newspapers, blogs… or anywhere your target market is congregating, wallets open and waiting to buy.
Ready? Let’s go!

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4 Questions That Need Answering Before You Hire A PR Agency For Your Startup

Just starting your business?  There’s so much advice on every aspect of sales and marketing that it’s very easy to get confused and overwhelmed with all the options available to you.
PR can be a valuable starting strategy for many brands, but it’s definitely pays to know when the time is right for you – for your brand, your resources and your budget.
This week on the blog, we’re discussing *when* a new business should engage a professional PR agency. You may be surprised by our thoughts, so keep reading to get our honest, unbiased advice…
Let’s get down to it…

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