Wednesday, May 10, 2017

FTC Warns Celebrities

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

Fascinating Story

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

Humor Works!

Paris turns April Fools Day into millions of views for her channel.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Amazon's New Bookstores

Think paper books are fading away? Well, Amazon doesn't think so. In fact, they are opening a line of brick and mortar bookstores. Read more at the article link below.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Following Your Passion

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

Take The Shot

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

The Biz

A major movie in production about Tonya Harding, starring Margot Robbie as Tonya. Interesting how life in this business goes. The real Tonya Harding was one of our agency clients. Read more at the link below ...

Monday, January 30, 2017

Ratings Always Rule The Media

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

What's The Best Advice Ever For Publicity Work?

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

Simply Amazing! (video)

The latest project for client and friend - Disney Imagineer, Joe Rohde. Can't wait to see this! Set to open later this year at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Trends To Watch In 2017

What's hot and what's not for pop culture in 2017? Here are some predictions ...

Friday, December 09, 2016

This Quick Success Tip Is So True (video)

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

Yes, It's An Office - And You Can Use It

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

The Fame Game - Want To Play?

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

Get Your Confidence On!

To be successful as a media guest, you must have confidence in yourself and your material. If you don't believe in your own skills and topics, how can you expect to excite the media and the public?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How Much Do Bloggers Get Paid?

Ever wondered how much well publicized bloggers can make? Read the full article at the link below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Professional Speaker = Entertainer

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.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Why Everything Matters

The article / interview at the link below provides an accurate glimpse into one aspect of being a pop media publicist -- the "art" of celebrity representation.