Hype Yourself is an invaluable toolkit for getting you and your business featured in the media: newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. Crammed full of insider advice, from the building blocks of your PR strategy to the execution of creative campaigns, it includes expert tips from journalists and industry specialists and is supported by a stack of online resources.
Lucy Werner has over fifteen years of publicity experience, including running her own specialist consultancy focused on startups and entrepreneurs. In this book she shares the secrets, strategies, trouble-shooting and techniques that she uses with her clients and for her own self-promotion.
This is a really useful book for any small business to keep on their shelf as a reference and help guide. It addresses a variety of ways for getting yourself out there and using the best media possible that is suited to your own business. It well written and is easy to follow and read. It is a book that will be useful to many and at the very least will get you thinking about what you could improve and include in your own strategy.
I thought this was a really approachable and easy to read book with lots of practical advice. I will be recommending this book to any new entrepreneurs or business people that come to the library looking for advice on PR etc.
I needed this book in my life right now! It’s an easy to understand guide to promoting your business and yourself. It starts with the basics, of defining what your business is, what it provides, and who your customer is. The tone is positive and encouraging, yet also no nonsense. The writing is straight forward and complicated jargon is broken down for newbies like me. I went to the website and downloaded the pdfs mentioned in the book to complete the exercises. I started the first couple, and will definitely be returning to the book to finish the process. I learned a ton here, some that I will began implementing immediately in my work to grow and monetize my book blog.
Lucy’s writing style had me jazzed up about some information that I’d read before and found daunting or boring. I feel affirmed that I’m on the right path, and my energy is renewed in believing that I am capable of doing the hard work to grow my business. I highly recommend this one!
Bloody love this book! I read it in 3 sittings and have taken so many tips from it. Lucy points to so many things a business owner can do to Hype themselves, some obvious, some less so, but all completely do-able. I have set myself up a PR action plan for 2020 and am excited about what lies ahead.
Loved this book! Lucy is very talented. Often I find PR/marketing books a little vague, but Hype Yourself is super practical. Perfect for small biz owners or anyone looking to grow their personal brand…
Love this practical guide to PR. I find the whole subject overwhelming as a small business owner with no experience in the field. This book helped break things down in to straightforward tasks. It’s fun, light-hearted and motivates me massively. Id recommend it for any small business or start up if you need a helpful, accessible guide to doing your own PR.