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    I don't want to hijack this thread, and won't respond after this on this issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marian Yu View Post
    I got someone to help me with the PR but I don't think it's helping me much. I'm not sure if she knows a lot of people who's willing to donate.

    Anyone else know a good PR firm that's below $50?
    I think "good" and "$50" are mutually exclusive. but for $50 you might get a couple press releases done, don't know about good though. for $50 you may get some press release distributed. But that would be 'iffy'.

    Define what you want the PR folks to do in a defined realistic task set. Frankly I am impressed how much you can get from fiverr.com for a few $5 gigs ($10, 15 and even $40, but keep your tasks focused narrow. I have purchased about 70 of these services this year, some are outstanding, some not so much and some are lame.

    I think if you are on a budget, you need to focus and spend carefully and fully manage your assets.

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    Thanks for the info here. I would steer away from the ones who are seeking you out, and make use of the ones on fiverr that have a solid reputation for what you want done.

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    pr firms are bad cause they cost Lots of money. i would just post anything im fundraising on facebook or rallyhero

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    You could use our services, we have a special Crowdfunding section and get visitors interested in your field...but I didn't want this to be a self promoting thread, so I'd like to agree that if you're on a budget you can use Fiverr, it's a bit hit and miss at times.

    Also go with the Free PR Services, if you're seeing hits from one of them, perhaps you can go for a paid version and upgrade your listing.
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    @ Marian Yu

    Good PR firm below $50?

    Good PR and $50 do not necessarily go together and in most cases not at all.
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    In my experience, public relations can be effective and affordable if it's done right. I would definitely be cautious about overly aggressive or automated PR vendors. PR is still a very old school discipline, regardless of how much media has changed in the digital age. Reporters still often prefer to get a phone call alerting them to an upcoming press release rather than an email blast. The press release is really part of an outreach process where you can target journalists in your category. So, if you're starting a business to do handmade leather goods, then you will want to reach out personally to reporters and bloggers who cover that industry. That reporter might want to talk to you and write about your crowd funding project. Otherwise, a lot of PR services are not aligned well with the needs of a crowd funding entrepreneur.

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    "PR is still a very old school discipline, regardless of how much media has changed in the digital age. Reporters still often prefer to get a phone call alerting them to an upcoming press release rather than an email blast."

    Have to agree but I'll also add that press releases are probably the least effective tool in the toolbox for crowdfunding campaigners. Press releases have always formed a part of an overall marketing and promo strategy as an awareness tool. Their effect on getting published as an article are minimal and the very best PR tool is 'personal relationships' with the media. However, there is a whole lot more to crowdfunding than just PR. From our own data we find 22% of contributions to campaigns come from social media, more than 30% from direct mail to a targeted audience and the balance (around +/-50%) coming from crowdfunding platform marketing and other PR and media articles.

    Obviously, campaigns that reach fairly large funding numbers are then very 'newsworthy' so become mush easier to gain exposure for.

    Just to put things into perspective here:

    Sonders Bike: http://igg.me/at/storm-ebike/x/4835639 initially raised close to $3.8M at the close of their campaign (before the InDemand period) During this period they spent over $116,000 on marketing & promotion. They have since allocated around 3-5% of funds raised for ongoing marketing spend.

    This is why I often tell clients that campaign pages on the surface look fairly simple. Many think that if they duplicate what others do then surely their campaign will be successful. In most cases this is not true at all as it is the things you don't see that make the biggest difference to the success of campaigns.

    Appealing product/project + Effective marketing = Large amount of funds raised.
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    I was looking at a couple of these guys that contacted us through our Kickstarter project. We used scamadvisor.com to find out the length of time the "Ninja" or other specialist's sites had been active. It even indicated how likely the site was for being used in a scam-type operation. I'm not associated with scamadvisor.com, just happy someone in our company showed it to me.

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    scamadvisor.com

    Quote Originally Posted by MarNut611 View Post
    I was looking at a couple of these guys that contacted us through our Kickstarter project. We used scamadvisor.com to find out the length of time the "Ninja" or other specialist's sites had been active. It even indicated how likely the site was for being used in a scam-type operation. I'm not associated with scamadvisor.com, just happy someone in our company showed it to me.
    Well scamadvisor.com appears based on parameters related to the website such as age, and architecture or structure or perhaps design flaws. It doesn't appear to be based on user feedback.

    I used a site known for very bad user feedback and it came away with an all clear. This isn't to say it is not a tool to use, but it isn't very authoritative or comprehensive.

    Thanks for making us aware of the tools, the more we have the better prepared.

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    Transferring the knowledge from a Kickstarter group from FB, lots of people who have promoted their campaigns through these PR firms said it was a waste of money. Thing is, if they find you and you haven't found them, how good are they? There are some reputable PR firms out there that we all know. The rest that come to sell you when you are most desperate for gathering attention probably won't do the job.

    I think we must all find the portals/ newspapers/ blogs/ magazines that are close to our product and send them the press release we want manually. They have part of our target group and they can reach to them. This is what we need.

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