Welcome to Media Maven. I’m guessing you’re here because you’re looking for help getting big time visibility and want to connect with thousands of your ideal clients in minutes instead of months.Do you want to earn some media exposure or create videos to use on your social media? Maybe you’d like to add a blog or new images to your website. Well, I can help you with all of that. Send me an email at Christina@MediaMavenAndMore.com… but keep reading. It gets better!
Who am I?
I am an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience anchoring, reporting, writing, blogging, video production, editing, excelling in social media, photography, and live TV. I have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, the Huffington Post, Time, Yahoo!, PR Daily, All Business Experts, on CNN, WTVJ in Miami, WPTV in West Palm Beach, News 12 in New York City, and many other media outlets.
Because of my experience in the communications industry, I’ve networked and connected with the best in the business to build a team of true professionals who can handle almost any and every marketing need a business or brand has. With a bachelor’s degree in public affairs journalism and more than a decade of storytelling, I understand the importance of creating content and delivering it to the public.As a journalist, I usually didn’t read more than two sentences of what a publicist sent. What they sent was too long, didn’t have anything to do with what I covered, wasn’t newsworthy, and the list goes on. Because of this, I decided to leave the news business and do that job, but better.Because of my experience, I know what works and what doesn’t. My work in the media industry has led me to establish relationships with journalism professionals on local, state, and national levels. I’ve represented a wide array of clients and have earned many publicity on national daytime TV talk shows, in local and national magazines, on local TV stations, in newspapers, and on websites and blogs with millions of monthly unique visitors… to name a few. I’ve gotten clients featured on the Today Show, the Rachael Ray Show, in the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Men’s Fitness, Food & Wine, Entrepreneur, and much more.
I also coach other business owners by teaching them how to be their own publicist. In my online course Master your PR, I train small businesses owners in a step-by-step method with videos, worksheets, checklists, and guides while covering these topics:
Writing and Blogging
Websites and SEO
Group Coaching Calls
And yes, you can try it out for free. Just click here to sign up for the five-day e-mail course.
Media Maven… in the Media
Unstoppable Success Radio
I had so much fun talking with business coach Kelly Roach on her podcast, Unstoppable Success. Click here to listen!
How to Get More Positive Reviews
If you’re looking to beat Yelp’s filter and get more positive online reviews for my business, click here to read my tip and 110 others.
Social Media Don’ts Your Business Might Be Doing
If you’re in business, you need to be on social media. That’s step one. When some businesses try to do more, they fail. Click here to read my tip and others on what you should NOT do.
Why Working from Home is the Holy Grail of Productivity Hacks
In Best Life, I’m sharing why I love working from home and get so much more done staying put. Check out my hack and how other business owners make it work here.
59 Entrepreneurs Share their Best Tip on How to Start a New Business
I was lucky enough to be included in this article about how I started my own business. Click here and scroll about halfway down to see not one, but TWO of my tips.
Earning Media Exposure to Grow your Business with PR
The Catch 22 of business growth stems from the fact that you need exposure to make it happen, yet it’s tough to afford a PR professional until your business has grown to a certain level. On the Better Biz Academy podcast, I talk about how it’s possible to earn publicity on your own.
Why your Business MUST Focus on PR
Listen to my discussion on Standout with Cheryl Tan about the right way and the wrong way to capture the attention of journalists… and learn why good PR is essential.
How to get Local and National Media Coverage for your Business
Speaking your brand is so important. What’s speaking your brand and how do you do it? I’ll tell you in this podcast episode, Speaking your Brand with Carol Cox.
I’m honored to be included in this round up with some other influencers I admire. Here, you will understand why I don’t see competition, only collaboration.
How to get Free Publicity for your Business: Tip from a PR expert
In this article published in Boss Babe, I break down how you can earn publicity for your business. You don’t need to pay someone to do it. You can do it yourself if you know what to do.
How to Distinguish Fake News
It’s a hot topic today and I’m giving my two cents here along with six others. If you want to know more about “fake news” scroll down and check out my viral article on How “the media” REALLY works.
New to Running your own Business? Advice from Small Business Owners
I love all of the tips in this is Business Magazine article. By being mentioned in this article, I am practicing what I preach, PR. My tip – be your own client.
How “the media” REALLY works
This was a guest post originally published in the Huffington Post, then shared on Muck Rack about my experiences working in the media and why I think “media experts” online look, well… uninformed. Love it or hate it, here it is.
The Art of Reputation Management: What Retailers need to know about PR
In this Shopify article, I offer my two cents and share a template for retailers working on their first press release to earn publicity.
Social Media Marketing: Everything you need to know to win more customers
This is a great article I’m mentioned in Manta about the ins and outs of building and growing a social media campaign.
The Boss Mom Podcast
I had a blast chatting with my friend Dana Malstaff about why and how small business owners can earn media exposure without paying big bucks to a PR firm on one of my favorites – the Boss Mom podcast. Listen to episode 159 here!
EOFire with John Lee Dumas
In episode 1553 of EOFire, I IGNITE with JLD and it’s all about earning publicity. Yes, you can do it!
10 Expert Tips to Making 2017 the Most Productive Year yet
I’ve written a few article for Fast Company as a contributor, but in this article, I’m sharing my best productivity hack with nine others.
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn is the first podcast I ever listened to. I listened to it before I even started my business and now I’m joining an INSANE list of other entrepreneurs who have appeared as guests on his show. Click here for more on the public relations industry and how business owners can earn media exposure for their brand.
30 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Use Their Blog For Business
My tip was mentioned in the #1 spot of this article. My personal advice: I use my blog for fun… and to help with my business. I don’t want it to be all business all the time because that won’t appeal to most people. To read more, click here.
Award-Winning TV Reporter Launches PR Firm from her Home Office
Forbes: 5 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Press Releases
Because I spent a decade throwing out press releases after reading the first few words, I had to weigh in on this one right? Again, my tip mentioned first in the full article you can read by clicking here. Learn a lesson from this and make sure you only send press releases to journalists who cover your industry (and your geographic area). It’s important information people!
10 Facebook Tips for Creating Posts with High Engagement
Yes, likes are great… but engagement is better. My tip – ENGAGE! See more on that, and read nine more tips from other social media experts here.
The Marketers Speak: 42 one-liners and quick tips from top practitioners
There are TONS of marketing methods – what works, what doesn’t. This article gives you a bunch in a condensed form. It’s perfect! Mine – just three words at #12.
44 Thought Leaders Reveal Their #1 Tools Automated Marketing Efforts
When there is so much to do in so little time, you need some automation, right? I am one of 44 weighing in on today’s tools here.
18 Insider Social Media Engagement Ideas From the Pros
Take a look at these ideas that will help you connect more with your customers and clients online. My tip is about the accessibility to feedback.
10 Ways to Network like a Boss
If you want to get ahead in this world, you have to network as mentioned in this Time article.
Job Interview Q&A for the Position of Digital Marketing Manager
It’s a job almost every business that has an online presence has to fill. And yes, as you will read here, it is a lot more work than one may think.
Over 30 Entrepreneurs Explain Social Media Etiquette
Social media is huge for people personally, but it’s also just as big for businesses as well. So, where do you draw the line between the two? Here are some tips from 30 professionals in the business. See mine at #27.
4 Warning Signs it’s Time to Break Up with Your Boss
11 Solid Tips for Effective Twitter Marketing from the Pros
Twitter is an extremely active platform, so it’s important to make sure your tweets are noticed. Check out my tip at #7 in this blog post.
4 Small Business Owners Tested Social Media Customer Retention Strategies
For a small business owner, social media gives you a way to re-engage past customers and bring them back for more. But there’s an art to sharing exactly the right kind of content in the right way, at the right time. Click here to see all the strategies. Mine is #1!
Behind the Business with Email
Email marketing is a big part of getting the word out about you and your brand. Here’s an interview featuring my take on it.
5 Ways Social Media Accounts Hurt Your Career
Social media is a big part of many people’s lives, and it can be a great tool to help build and maintain relationships, and for general self-expression. However, social media can easily lend itself to blurring the line between users’ personal and professional lives. Check out my take on what could be considered an offensive post here.
21 Insightful Tips to Drive Traffic to Your Website
Because I’ve been on “the other side” of things, I have a different view on press releases than many other PR agency owners. They have a time and place, but it’s not that often. Click here to see what I mean in Ragan and in PR Daily – a couple of my favorite industry sites.
Spotlight on Mom Talk Radio
Click here to listen to my chat with host Maria Bailey as we talked about being a mom and an entrepreneur.
26 PR experts reveal their secrets for handling a media crisis