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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Last month the FTC issued warnings to celebrities who plugged products on their Instagram and other social media accounts without clearly identifying their relationship with the brands. See the article at the link below.
Friday, May 05, 2017
This is a photo of the cover of a fascinating new book by Garis Agency client, Sean Dowdell (bio below). If you are looking for a great summer read -- this is it.
Sean is a multi-millionaire and a successful entrepreneur in a very uncommon business. At the age of 18 he entered into the music industry as the drummer for the band Grey Daze and the singer, eventually he became part of one of the biggest rock bands of all time: Linkin Park.
During his time in the music industry he opened his first business called Club Tattoo which would grow to 6 locations in AZ and eventually two on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops and The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Sean has taken a previously thought of as seedy business in a tattoo company, and turned into a modern luxury brand that is known throughout the world. He and his company have been featured in over 300 magazines and television programs including: Blue Collar Millionaires, The Doctors, Inkmaster, Best Ink, Rica Famosa Latina, Tattoo Stories, and Needles and Pins. Club Tatoo has now become the number one choice of celebrities!
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
People often come to our agency because they need publicity to help launch a new business or career. In most cases, these new ventures involve something more creative than what they have previously been involved in. Humans seem to have a basic need and instinct for creativity. Maybe it's part of our DNA from back when we painted on cave walls.
Whether it be writing a book, becoming an actor, a photographer, a chef or anything else - creativity seems to be a key element to happiness. We always encourage people to explore their passions. You will never know if you could be a success at what you love doing if you never try. Below, is a link to an excellent article on this exact topic. This one refers to becoming a photographer, but the advice can be applied to any creative field.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
One of the biggest factors we have seen in successful authors, experts, and talent of any kind is their ability to act. Indecisiveness and fear are two things that can cause failure when it comes to publicity and promotion. In other words, success requires risk.
"Those who are afraid to throw the dice, will never roll a six."
-- Frank Sinatra --
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network. “He believes he’s building MSNBC and NBC into the next Fox. It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone,” a source said ...
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A truly professional publicist stays mostly in the background. Your job is to make the clients look good. It's not about constantly taking selfies with the celebrities. When PR legends Henry Rogers and Warren Cowan were once asked by a rookie publicist - what is the number one cardinal rule of publicity work? - their answer was, "Get the hell out of the shot!"
Friday, January 06, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
Friday, December 09, 2016
Work with the right people. Surround yourself with those whose experience, creativity and success you admire. If you want to be considered top of your game - work with professionals who are at the top of their game (and take their advice). You will be amazed at what happens.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
We are seeing this trend across the industry, and around the world. Time-share offices are now the hottest thing in business. In fact, our agency utilizes them for conferences, strategy meetings and more. They save a ton of money for the clients, and provide true flexibility by having dynamic work locations in every major city. Business District in Boston is just one example.
Monday, November 07, 2016
Getting there is only part of the game. Personalities must then maintain their celebrity status through continued accomplishments, and constant professional publicity. Those that don't, end up on a list like the one in this article.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
As many of you know, our agency also represents a number of professional speakers. Here is a great piece of commonly cited wisdom in the speaking business:
Do you have to be funny on stage? Only if you want to be paid.