For those of you who know me well, you’ll know that I’m not big on self promotion. While it’s a great concept that I agree others should embrace, it’s just not for me. Perhaps the closest I’ve come to self promotion in recent months, is using Twitter to tweet the occassional link to recent client coverage.
But on this very rare occassion, I’ve taken Beth’s post to heart, and am exploring the waters of self promotion. Provided below is a brief snapshot of recent coverage that some of our clients have gotten, thanks to the talented folks on the Echo Communications team.
A. Farber & Partners Inc. is one of Canada’s leading independent licensed bankruptcy trustees, with 30 years of experience solving money problems for consumers. In response to the latest Canadian bankruptcy statistics, we proactively pitched the folks at Farber as experts on the topic. Here’s a snapshot of their coverage in response to our outreach:
Wishabi is an online shopping engine designed to make shopping easy for Canadians. To address the needs of consumers who want to make even smarter buying decisions, Wishabi launched the e-Commerce industry’s first predictive intelligence technology, enabling both price and value comparisons of more than three million products. We got a great response to our inital outreach, and although only a few pieces of coverage have appeared to date, a number of top tier opportunities are currently in development.
Descartes Systems Group enables global organizations with logistics-intensive businesses to save money by improving the productivity and performance of their operations. We secured coverage around their recent earnings, with a focus on their incredible turnaround story. I’ve also included links to some older feature coverage (since February, they have received over 250 pieces of coverage, including byline articles, features, mentions, etc.).
BlackBerry Partners Fund invests in companies that develop applications that make smartphones a compelling platform for media, commerce, enterprise, entertainment, and lifestyle applications. We recently secured some great coverage regarding their second annual BlackBerry Developers Challenge.
We also worked directly with Nexage, one of BBPF’s most recent investments, to get the news out about their Series A round of funding. A snapshot of that coverage is listed here:
In early Spring, we began working closely with the smart and creative folks at Capital C on a project titled Hypercube. If you’re engaged in social media in one way or another, then you’ve likely heard about this Nissan Canada campaign to launch the all-new Nissan cube. Our role was to reach out to social media influencers and mainstream business and marketing press to secure coverage. And did we ever! This is a glimpse into coverage around this campaign.
Hopefully the approach that I’ve taken here is what Beth was referring to in her blog post. And if not, I’m not surprised. I still have a lot to learn about the art of self promotion.