FAQ's: Your Questions Answered
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Where do you get your PR Leads?
Our weekly PR Leads come from industry sources and from long standing relationships our PR team has with journalists, editors and producers from such outlets as the Today Show, People Magazine Good Morning America, Lucky, CBS News, Real Simple Magazine, Inc. Magazine, USA Today and many more.
Because they know us as a "go to source" for experts, products, services and small business owners themselves, they turn to us weekly for help completing their stories!
Beyond our leads, we also rely on stylists, television and movie studios, and top industry experts and tastemakers to bring you more opportunities and visibility.
I already subscribe to HARO, do I still need the Tin Shingle leads?
That's great! We encourage you to answer HARO leads, and we are subscribers ourselves of those free leads! Our leads are cultivated, and will not include as many as HARO does. Some of our leads are exclusive to us. We also have a PR Matchmaking program for members only. This happens when a reporter or editor comes to us for an expert, product, or business, and we go to our member-only Business Directory to find the best businesses to fill the lead. After we submit on your behalf, the rest is up to the editor or producer if they decide to use you.
Can PR professionals join?
Yes - just like any small business, PR professionals come to us for the community support, connections and motivation. It's also a great place to feature themselves as experts via the Ask the Expert series or blog, and connect with other PR professionals.
PR Pros can also feature their clients via Tin Shingle! Some of our PR professionals do is use their Marketplace and Event listings to feature their clients, and they love getting their client's goods, services and sales "socialized" by our Twitter and Facebook feeds.
I need help answering leads and pitching the press. What do I do?
You betcha! We have regular #TuneUps where you can get all your burning PR questions answered and become a pitching pro in your own right! If you can't make a class you can download it via our podcast library! All #TuneUps are available to the public, but members get them for free.
MARKETING PLATFORM QUESTIONS
When I post a product or service to the Marketplace and Events, who sees it?
The whole world. The Marketplace, Events, and Diaries of Small Business Owner listings are all open to the public. Your listing is also SEO friendly, meaning, search engines can pick it up as well.
How many listings do I get in the Marketplace, Events and Diaries of Small Business Owners?
Unlimited. List your events, products, service packages, blog articles, anything that helps you market your business. We then create personalized tweets for them to help their viral reach. If they are time sensitive, we schedule around that. These listings will remain on this website for the life of your membership. If they are dated, then they are automatically deleted after the event or sale.
Does it cost extra to create a mini social campaign for my listings?
When you post a listing on this website, we go to work on creating a personalized tweet for it, sometimes several tweets depending on the timing of your class, event, sale, or article. We do offer sponsorship opportunities for a more strategic campaign. Contact Katie at katie at tinshingle.com to start a conversation about your goals.
How do I land a homepage spread & become a Featured Member?
Being a featured member is included with your membership. You can contact us for a request to be featured member during a certain week if you are promoting something. f the slot is not filled, then we will reserve it for you. Email us at email@example.com if you are promoting something and know your date. We'd love to schedule you in!
I follow you on Facebook. Am I a member?
You must join directly through this website to be an official Tin Shingle member. Click here to see benefits and join. Membership gives you access to our PR tools, resources, classes, unlimited access to listings on this website, discounts in our Education Center, and our private community forum and group emails.
It also allows you to tap into our private member community, some special member-only inspiration and motivation tools, and more!
Can I cancel my subscription at any time?
Yes you may. We will miss you though!
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