Public Relations for Startups and Small Business
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Get Public Relations training for your business! PR Course Produced by Steve Hall of AdRants. Hosted by Murray Newlands
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Created by Murray Newlands
Published 7/2012
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Learn the new world of Public Relations with public relations courses from an expert with 10 years of online marketing, PR and sales experience. By Steve Hall, world famous blogger at and Murray Newlands

THIS PUBLIC RELATIONS COURSE IS FOR YOU if you are building a new business, planning a product launch, or hosting an event.

This Public Relations Training covers:

●  Planning your Campaign: Goals, Audience, Scheduling

●  Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Google +

●  Online Promotions: SEO, Blogger Relations, Video

●  Traditional Methods: Events, Public Speaking, Press Release

●  Tracking your Campaign: Monitoring, Analysis, Reporting

Download Murray's FREE WHITEPAPER here to get a preview of the Public Relations Training Course.

Steve Hall has done time in media, account management and new business at, among others, Leo Burnett,Starcom/Mediavest, BlackSheep Marketing, and Bozell, where he managed marketing budgets for both consumer and business-to-business clients including Reebok, Sperry Topsider,, Tyco, Marriott Hotels and Marshmallow Fluff.

Steve has written about and spoken for industry associations on topics such as the advertising's role in consumer-controlled media, the integration of public relations and advertising, the future convergence of media, the rise of social media and the decline of traditional media. Along with publishing Adrants, Steve co-foundedMarketingVOX, an online marketing publication and is co-founder and contributor to the ad:tech industry trade show weblog. In early 2007, he founded the advertising social networking site, AdGabber. Additionally, he contributes a column about advertising to Playboy's The Smoking Jacket.


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Curriculum For This Course
39 Lectures
Course Introduction
4 Lectures 31:17

What is included in the PR course.

Preview 00:28

Murray Newlands and Steve Hall give a brief welcome and overview of the course. 

Preview 01:01

Murray and Steve welcome you to the course and summarize what they will discuss in their video interview lecture.  

Preview 01:01

Murray and Steve begin the course in this video interview with discussing important industry issues, key tips and topics. 

Preview 28:47
What is PR?
1 Lecture 02:15

Background on PR as a field.

What is PR?
Planning Your Campaign
7 Lectures 17:03

Learn the essentials for planning your campaign.

Preview 01:34

What are your goals and how to get started outlining them.

Goal Setting

Learn how to figure out what your Key Performace Indicators are so you can measure the success of your business.

Setting Your KPIs

Understanding your audience before you begin to write your campaign.

Target Audience Research

Reaching your audience through the publications they read.

Media Outreach

Learn when it is important and when it is unnecessary to write a press release and also learn how to write one well.

Writing a Press Release

How to organize your time and materials for your PR campaign.

Create a PR Schedule
Executing Your Campaign
19 Lectures 46:18

Now you have your campaign strategy. Learn how to put it into action.

Preview 01:24

Understanding what kind of content to give your audience in your niche is important. Learn what to provide you audience in this lecture.

Content Creation

What are the important parts of using social media in your PR campaign? How do you use it effectively?

Using Social Media in Your PR Campaign

How Twitter can benefit your business.

Twitter in Your PR Campaign

Why you should use Facebook in your campaign and how to use it well.

Facebook in Your PR Campaign

The basics of using Google+ in your campaign.

Google+ in Your PR Campaign

What is social media monitoring and how can it help you grow your business?

Social Media Monitoring and PR

Learn how to make your content rank higher in search engine results for keywords that your audience searches for.

Search Engine Optimization

Find out what link building is and why you need to incorporate it into your campaign strategy.

Link Building

It isn't just what you do, but how you do it. Learn about reputation management and how to incorporate it into your campaign.

Reputation Management

Blogging tips for the beginner. There are no wrong ways to blog - only better ways.

Blogging and PR

More blogging tips for when you get started on your blog. 

Your Blog in Detail

Important information about building relationships with other bloggers.

Blog Relations

Live events are a great way to promote your business or use as a flagpole for your PR campaign. Learn more about public relations at live events.

PR at Live Events

Preparetion and promotion of a live event is key. Learn more about how to do this here.

Before a Live Event

Learn about public relations and expectations you should have when holding a live event. 

During a Live Event

PR doesn't end as soon as your live event is over. Learn some great ways to share the success of your live event to your audience or niche.

After a Live Event

Here are some key tips and essentials for creating video content to use in your PR campaign.

Video Marketing and PR Optimization

Social media and live events are not the only areas you can promote your business. Public speaking is another great way to do this.

Public Speaking in Your PR Campaign
Tracking Your Campaign
4 Lectures 07:26

Learn ways you can track your campaign as you go along so you can determine the amount of success you have had at the end of your campaign.

Preview 01:38

Discover how a great tool, social media monitoring, can help you evaluate the reach of your business over social media platforms.

Using Social Media Monitoring to Track Your Campaign

Learn about where your traffic comes from, when, and be able to adjust on the go. Also learn about some free tools that will help you do this.

URL Shortening Services

Why is adjusting during your campaign essential? Find the answer here.

Making Adjustments During Your Campaign
When Your Campaign Ends
4 Lectures 03:43

So your campaign is over and you are in a transition mode. Learn what to do in that interim period between that campaign strategy and the next one. 

Preview 00:29

Find out what to base your campaign's success on and how to clearly define it. 

Defining Success

Your campaign will generate new relationships that should not be cut off at the campaign's end. Learn how to keep up with those new contacts.

New Relationships

So you are probably asking where you go from here? This is where you learn the answer to that question. Thanks for taking our course on PR and Marketing, and if you liked it please check out some of our other courses on Udemy!

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About the Instructor
Murray Newlands
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Founder at Influence People

Murray Newlands originally from the UK in the USA on a O1 visa (alien of extraordinary ability) is a reporter for and host of Perform Insider TV, he is also a regular contributor to and among many other publications. He produces the popular video series future of engagement and future of publishing.

In 2011 John Wiley and Sons published his book Online Marketing: A Users Manual with foreword by Chris Brogan. Described by Meltwaters PR director Dan Purvis as  “an excellent explanation of everything to do with online marketing.  It provides step-by-step best practice advice to help guide you through the digital maze.”

Murray was a contributor to the award winning book edited by Shawn Collins and Missy Ward and “Go Global: How to take your business to the world” edited by Emma Jones.

In 2010, Murray was a judge and presenter at the Bees Awards, presenting an award to Saatchi and Saatchi.

He is an advisor to VigLink , and runs an international media agency, Influence People in the USA.