Public relations is like owning stock—it’s a long-term investment.
Despite what some clients expect, big media hits that come a week into a PR campaign are few and far between. A steady drip of media hits is more realistic and better in the long-run.
I know from being a journalist, and now as a PR practitioner, that pitching a story rarely gets immediate results, but keeping a client front and center typically pays off over time.
Sure, every client wants to be featured on “Ellen” or the “Today” show, but the ones that expect it are those with whom you need to proceed with caution or need to educate about public relations.
Read more about guidelines about managing client expectation on Ragan’s PR Daily.