Latest Small Business PR Toolkit post provides five tips for identifying and applying to industry awards
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For a budget-conscious small business, incorporating industry awards into your marketing program is an inexpensive way to stand out from the competition. Winning industry awards provides a unique opportunity for businesses to boost brand awareness, increase store or site traffic and enhance your credibility as a business. The award application process shouldn't be daunting and can require minimal effort. To streamline your award application process:
Research. Spend a fair amount of time researching specific industry-related award opportunities and be sure to expand the search to local levels as well. Look into your chamber of commerce, local business development authority and local chapters of professional organizations for additional award opportunities.
Eligibility requirements. Before you spend a significant amount of time applying for awards, ensure you understand the entry eligibility requirements first. Is there an application fee? Is membership required?
Attainable deadline. If you want to provide a quality submission, find opportunities that provide you with enough time to plan out your entry in advance.
For further discussion on the two remaining tips to help you identify and apply to industry awards, read the latest PR Toolkit post here: http://bit.ly/1LpOu8n.
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