One of the more elusive—and essential—facets of a successful PR career is a defined personal brand.
In an industry that was built almost entirely on relationships, it’s hard to imagine any PR pro struggling to communicate his or her brand’s importance, but it’s common.
Before hiring you, an executive will probably Google your name, visit your website and scour platforms such as LinkedIn to see if others would recommend your services. Although any negative information would be a deterrent, it’s worse if potential clients, journalists and other contacts are met with nothing at all. If there’s nothing to confirm your skills or experience, prospects won’t view you as a person they can trust.
If you are a PR pro, organizations want you to manage their presence, perfect their messaging and represent them in the best light. Clients want to see you actively communicating online to gauge how you’d represent yourself and their organization. RELATED: Speak with one consistent voice to your internal audience with this free guide.
How can they trust you to provide this if you haven’t mastered your own brand?