The Role of a Public Relations Firm

Do you or your brand work with any public relations firms?  It is a very interesting relationship for me a blogger.  I work with a lot of public relations firms for this very blog.   The PR firm is my connection to the brand.

For instance, if I wanted to work with a particular clothing brand I would find out who the public relations manger is and contact them via phone or email.  I usually use email.   I let the firm know who I am, my site url, my media kit, my social media outlets and how many followers I have on each, and why I want to work with them.  You have to let the PR firm know why you want to work with that particular brand.  

I recently did a huge gift guide for Christmas and I worked with a ton of PR firms, each representing a different brand and a few working with multiple brands. Some of the PR firms I contacted on my own and some contacted me. This is how I get products or get paid to write about products on this site. It seems like a simple task, but it can be daunting at times.  

Depending on your niche,you will pitch or get pitches from PR firms.  Most PR firms only work with certain niches.  I know that Berhman Communications represents the brand Kiehl's.  So, if I had a proposal for Kiehl's I would reach out to them and we would come to an agreement on how I could represent  Kiehl's  that would be beneficial to us both. They might want to send me products in exchange for putting in a gift guide, posting on social media, and/or a feature about the products. I might work with a manager at Berhman or I might work with Nancy Behrman herself, who owns the firm.  Each person at the firm has a unique job and are assigned different brands that the firm represents
Nancy Behrman

In your proposal with the PR, you work out the details of what you will do and how the brand fits in with your audience.  For instance, I worked with Shark for my Holiday Gift Guide in 2018.  I knew a Shark vacuum would make a great gift, so I reached out to their PR firm and via email and told them I wanted Shark to be a part of my gift guide and I would write an honest review of one of their vacuums in exchange for a vacuum.  You can read that article here.  One of the perks with working with the PR firm for Shark is that I got to do a giveaway of a Shark Vacuum!  My readers love this! 

Working with PR firms for my site has been an integral part of watching it grow,  For that, I am very thankful for all the PR firms I havehad the pleasure of working with,



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The Essentials Of Designing A Good Cafeteria In A Commercial Space


The Essentials Of Designing A Good Cafeteria In A Commercial Space

Any commercial space usually has an eatery or a cafeteria. This cafeteria or eating space is necessary for the people who work there or visit there for some work. The eating space or cafeteria of any commercial space needs to be designed in an aesthetically appealing way. Nobody enjoys eating in a place with a shabby or unappealing ambiance. If you need to add an eatery or a cafeteria to a commercial space that you have recently set up, we have a list of design essentials that you need to keep in mind when setting up the cafeteria.

Giving Your Cafeteria A Theme
One excellent way to make the in-house cafeteria popular with in-house employees is by giving the cafeteria a fun and vibrant theme. If your commercial space is utilized for the auto industry, you can probably give the cafeteria an auto theme. You can convert old car seats into cafeteria seats. The booths in the cafeteria can be styled in the shape of cars and so on. Besides an auto theme, there are tons of other themes that can be used for your cafeteria.

Add Class And Elegance To The Cafeteria With Appropriate Flooring
Having a suitable flooring for your cafeteria plays an extremely important role in changing the face of the surroundings. When making a selection of floor tiles or boards, make sure that you keep in mind the overall theme of the cafeteria. For instance, if your cafeteria has a Mediterranean style and feels about it, you may want to select vibrant and captivating Portuguese tiles for the floor. On the other hand, if your cafeteria has a more rustic vibe about it, then you can opt for slate tiles, or wooden floorboards and so on.  

Use Chic And Stylish Wall Panels In The Cafeteria
Wall panels are a brilliant way to add style and character to your cafeteria. Wall panels are available in countless different styles, colors, patterns, and materials. If you wish to give your cafeteria a raw, natural, outdoorsy look and feel, you can install the brick wall panels. The brick wall panels have an extremely rustic charm about them, and they give the surroundings an outdoorsy and natural vibe. Besides the brick wall panels, there are several other decorative panels that will stand out when they are installed against the cafeteria walls. There are wooden wall panels, colorful PVC wall panels, stone wall panels, 3D wall panels and tons of other options for you to choose from.

Comfortable And Practical Furniture
While furniture can prove to have a decorative impact on your cafeteria, you need to find furniture that is comfortable and practical. Many owners of cafes and eateries install unique and quaint looking furniture to enhance the aesthetics of the surroundings, but what goes unrealized is the fact that such furniture can prove to be extremely uncomfortable to sit on for long hours. Many people like to sit for long stretches at cafeterias and work on their laptops or gadgets. You need to ensure that the furniture that you install in your cafeteria has the perfect balance of aesthetics, practicality, and comfort. The chairs, couches and other sitting arrangements that you install should provide adequate back support to customers. The tables in your cafeteria should be of a height that allows customers to eat properly as well as work on their gadgets comfortably.

Make Sure That The Lighting Is Perfect
Any place with a great ambiance usually has excellent lighting. You need to make sure that your cafeteria has appropriate and practical light installations. You can enhance the character and vibe of the cafeteria by installing rope lights, wall lamps, mosaic lights and other interesting and unique lighting options. Another thing you need to take into consideration when deciding the lighting plan of the cafeteria is that the lights should not be so absurdly bright that they irritate the customers and clients. The electrical lighting of the cafeteria should complement the natural lighting of the surroundings. The lights should create an intimate yet pleasant ambiance in your cafeteria.

Windows Are Essential
Windows bring in natural light and the streaming rays of the sun. Natural light has a way of boosting the spirits and increasing positivity of the people who are experiencing it. If your cafeteria overlooks a field or has an excellent view, you should consider installing french windows or ceiling to floor windows. If the view from the cafeteria is not exceptional, make sure that the windows are large enough for natural sunlight to flow in.

Always Remember, Less Is More
Nobody likes to sit and have a meal in a cramped space. You need to design your cafeteria in a minimalistic and spacious style. There should be breathing room between the tables and customers should be able to sit comfortably without feeling claustrophobic. Even when installing plants, showpieces or furniture, make sure that you install these items in a way that the surroundings do not seem stuffy.

Add Art To Your Cafeteria
Art installations always give character and style to any place. You can enhance the vibe of your cafeteria by adding beautiful canvases to the walls, installing crystal or ceramic showpieces and even putting up handmade sculptures. All of this art can give your cafeteria a particularly intellectual and creative feel. Your cafeteria will then attract writers, journalists, artists and other individuals from the world of intellect. You can purchase affordable art from your local flea market or from budding and upcoming artists.

While it is essential to keep the theme or customer inflow in mind when designing your cafeteria, it is also essential to make sure that you have a blast when decorating the space. The above-mentioned list of ideas are tried and tested and have brought in desired results to many.

Create the perfect cafeteria design by using simple yet affordable ideas that will give the cafeteria the vibe you have always wanted for this commercial space.

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What is BlindSpotz?

BlindSpotz contains eight temperature gauge sensors (in the form of stickers that do not damage paint) to be placed in various locations in your home for 48 hours to detect cold drafts. Many homes have drafts that creep in undetected forcing your heating system to work extra hard to maintain the proper temperatures throughout your entire home.

How BlindSpotz Works to Detect Cold Drafts

    • First off, make sure you are planning to use BlindSpotz when the temperatures are below 32 degrees. Before placing the BlindSpotz on the wall, rub until the circle becomes grey. The warmth of your hands creates a neutral starting temperature and prepares the sensor to begin effectively tracking the temperatures.
    • Next, place the sensors in various locations of your home. Do not place on windows, metal, or aluminum frames. They will give a false reading since the surface stays much colder than the actual air itself. I have found BlindSpotz is best to place on walls both high and low. 
  • Wait 48 hours. This gives a more accurate reading of the actual temperatures within the 48 hours. Refrain from touching the sensor to prevent the warmth of your hands from affecting the reading. 
  • Take a photo of the sensor(s) after the 48 hours and go HERE to enter your name, email, the sensor photo, and a brief description of what the weather was like during the 48 hours. 
  • You will then receive an email with a solution to fix the cold drafts to start saving money and prevent overuse of your heating system.

Saves Time and Money

As I said earlier, it can be difficult to get a contractor or "fix it guy" to come to your house to assess the situation. It is not cheap either! Planning a time that works for everyone is hard enough but then knowing most professionals do not come out to give an estimate AND fix the problem all in the same day, you are now having to find two dates that work for both of your schedules. This can take weeks to complete the whole job even if it is a simple fix! Using BlindSpotz gives you a clear answer on what needs to be fixed PRIOR to calling the professional. Some jobs, you may be able to complete yourself which would save a lot of time and money. Even if you can not fix the problem on your own, knowing the solution saves two trips from the professional. BlindSpotz can be ordered on Amazon which allows quick delivery. You can complete the assessment on your own time schedule while cutting out the middleman! After submitting any photos of areas where the sensors detected cold drafts, you will receive an email containing solutions on how to fix the problem, as well as, a coupon for ACE Hardware! Double Win in my books!!

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