News Articles and Feature Stories Generate Leads - Power PR

News Articles and Feature Stories Guaranteed, generate leads and sales for our customers

News Articles and Feature Stories Guaranteed, generate leads and sales for our customers

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John Elliott, Founder of Power PR, has led his manufacturing and technology marketing public relations firm into a whole new realm of PR over the past seven years. In fact, it’s a new category of product marketing called Performance-based Marketing Publicity.

Power PR offers guaranteed published stories, month-to-month contracts, razor-sharp marketing strategies, and an unusual performance/statistics-driven account management team set-up.

Power PR’s Performance-Based Marketing Publicity Method

“Performance-based Marketing Publicity can bring a company from non-existence into national prominence in a matter of days,” says Elliott. “It can educate prospects about a complex product at a fraction of the cost of display advertising. It can establish credibility for a company like no other product marketing tool.”

“Results like 1,000 inquiries from a single article are possible,” according to Elliott, when using Performance-based Marketing Publicity. “We have had as many as 450 inquiries in one day from one article. We guarantee a client from 3 to 5 stories a month, and it’s not unusual for us to exceed these figures; with statistics like these, we have no problem meeting our guarantee. Our clients clearly see there are real benefits to our Performance-based Marketing Publicity over traditional ‘unsecured’ PR.”

News Articles and Feature Stories in Performance-Based Marketing Publicity

Elliott points out that the most significant reason advertising doesn’t work or pulls with poor results is that product marketing was not used first. “Done right, it can increase the advertising response rate by 200% or more,” says Elliott. “Product marketing is to mass media what word-of-mouth is to one-on-one contact. Its effectiveness is based on the power of objective third-party endorsement. Everyone agrees that word of mouth is powerful promotion. Our program is like having thousands of word-of-mouth messages happening at once. Because of the number of stories we get published, it makes a more efficient form of marketing than advertising.”

In the development of Performance-based Marketing Publicity, Power PR has stripped public relations activity to its bare bones and rebuilt it based on the fundamentals of sound product marketing techniques, including market research, competitive analysis, and strategic positioning.

This allows the firm to provide an unprecedented strategic marketing capability for its clients and integrate this marketing strategy throughout every aspect of its PR campaigns. The result is stories with a high level of acceptance by both the client’s targeted audiences and publication editors.

This is the first cornerstone of Performance-based Marketing Publicity and one that differentiates it from “traditional” publicity efforts.

A Different Kind of PR

Second, Power PR’s Performance-based Marketing Publicity program deals with editors at industry publications quite differently than traditional PR firms. Instead of employing a mass blast fax in a shotgun approach, Power PR chooses to communicate and interest editors directly through one-on-one phone communication. In doing so, editors are more likely to see the actual value of the article for their publication and, therefore, are more willing to use it. Consequently, Power PR can typically generate more quality published articles for its clients.

Project Management Teams

project management team, feature stories, news articlesFinally, Power PR’s Performance-based Marketing Publicity program mandates a very highly tuned project management team, each member of which is fully accountable for the success of the client’s program. This team encompasses the hands-on marketing, media, creative, and account management personnel and senior-level account supervisors, who use daily production targeting and statistical management to maintain optimum production for their clients. It also ensures that clients receive continual communication on their projects and that the team is available to their clients whenever desired.

This level of project management and client accountability is relatively unheard of in the PR world but necessary to consistently achieve successful campaign results.

With the above systems in place, the Performance-based Marketing Publicity program can provide and deliver upon its published article guarantee of 3 to 5 stories monthly, depending on the program. But also gives Power PR the confidence and leverage to offer clients a month-to-month contract, which is very appealing to any client. The point is that if the program delivers, clients are not interested in leaving.

“Using traditional PR methods, no PR firm could offer a guarantee or a month-to-month contract and stay in business very long,” says Elliott. “The only way you could do it is to provide a Performance-based Marketing Publicity program based on sound marketing strategy, personalized publication handling techniques, and truly accountable client management. Only that could ensure published stories, such as we have in place here.”

Power PR’s Marketing Publicity Program is Not For Everyone.

First, the firm specializes only in product marketing. Second, localized or regional campaigns are not accepted. Clients must be willing to go at least nationally. And third, Power PR is very selective in what companies it takes on board, with only a limited number of clients accepted at any given time. Frequently, there is a waiting list. However, if you get on Power PR’s roster as a client, results are pretty much guaranteed with our project management teams.

“Power PR can deliver to your organization an audience exposure that is more cost-effective and credible than advertising. They have shown a consistent ability to place within industry-specific publications high-quality, detailed articles about our products and services. The result has been our exposure into the minds of prospects and customers – hundreds if not thousands of major decision-makers.”

Steve Johnson, Marketing Director for DPI Labs, Inc. - an Aerospace Manufacturer in La Verne, California

As more and more manufacturers are exposed to Performance-based Marketing Publicity and become accustomed to the volume of published stories and the client-agreeable business climate, it is only a matter of time before “traditional” public relations approaches become obsolete.


As sales increase to new heights, expansion will occur.

Here are some examples of Power PR clients that have achieved expansion through our Marketing Publicity Program:

  • Our client, Gusmer, announced record sales last year after 2 years with Power PR.
  • Our client, the National Food Laboratory, announced record sales last year after 2 years with Power PR.
  • Our client, Spiralock, announced a record sales year after 1.5 years with Power PR
  • Our client in the electric power market set record sales in 2002, 2003, 2004 with Power PR’s News and Feature Articles
  • Another client went from $15 million annual gross to over $100 million annually over 7 years – setting record sales at least three times over that span
  • Our client, Magnet Paints, experienced 600% growth and set a sales record after 1 year with Power PR’s News and Feature Articles.
  • Our client, DynaCon, set record sales in 2003 and outdid themselves in 2004.

What is their secret?  These companies launched aggressive, sustained Marketing Publicity Programs with Power PR to deliver their message, generating leads and sales, yielding expansion for their company.

However, expansion and growth can also be fragile. Expansion must be maintained by communicating and repeating your message through marketing publicity with news and feature stories.

Just as it has already been proven for these and many other companies, a well-crafted marketing publicity program is an increasingly vital element of any marketing plan. Look for marketing publicity to increase acceptance as the millennium’s newest tool to help any organization expand its business.

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