This was a project that began end of August and wrapped up end of November 2017 New author Kenneth King based on his true memoir of trying to beat extreme poverty in Kenya. hired me to be the publicist/ marketeer and events organiser over a 3 month period to primarily help with the PR of his book
Two Key Dates were noted On shelves October 16th in all good bookshops and online October 19th
Official Launch of the book October 19th in Dublin
CAMPAIGN from end of August to Mid November Press Releases sent out a number of times to reviewers and general press with regard to details of the author, synopsis of the book and interview opportunities. Thereafter followed press releases on the event - I have a LARGE database of media contacts , developed over 19 years in the industry Books sent out to numerous critics/ presenters etc primarily nationwide and then regional where needed. As a Dublin author concentrated on the greater Dublin region Facebook page set up and managed over the 3 months along with sponsored posts Interviews Secured
Securing interviews/coverage can be quite difficult with a book/film release especially if only a small budget is available and author or Director etc unknown . However due to my 19 years in the entertainment industry and great contacts and relationships with the media , with a great story such as Ken's managed to secure the coverage below and attached.
Double Page Spread in Womans Way
Nationwide Double Page Spread in the Sunday Independent- Nationwide Interview with Emmet Ryan of the Sunday Business Post-
Interview with Pat Kenny of Newstalk- One of the most popular presenters in Ireland-
Interview with Marty Whelan of RTE Radio- again as above
Nationwide Interview with Carol Dooley of Sunshine Radio - Dublin and Greater Dublin Area see here
RTE.ie/culture ran a special exclusive of an extract of the book weekend before release-
Nationwide Promotions ran with Entertainment.ie , Extra.ie , Rick O'Shea book club
Launch night On a very cold blustery evening in Dublin , I organised the launch party, managing the invites, rsvp's, photographer, music, food etc.. Book sold through Easons on the night and secured great social coverage , See below video of the night.. here and examples of social coverage here here
Above the Line Campaign
As the budget permitted I also ran a small but effective media campaign along with award winning agency ICAN. Radio and online was used 10 days in advance of the launch till the end of October . Radio ad attached here. We also attached the Eason's url in order to make it easier to buy the book direct
Above the Line Results The Endeavourist campaign started on 2nd October and finished on the 27th October.
- The campaign delivered over 722k impressions with a strong CTR of 0.49% (average for display 0.08%).
- RTE.ie and Irishtimes.com performed the strongest on a CTR (Click Through Rate), whilst Facebook generated a very low cost per click of €0.17.
- There was overall 3,517 clicks on the display ads with a CPC of €0.74.
- We could not track where people visited on the Eason’s page and if purchases were made as result the ad, as no tags could be implemented.
- The campaign performed very well in terms of engagement and cost
I think the recommendation from the author himself is the result I always look for
Anna Lavery ran the PR and event management for the launch of my book, The Endeavourist.
Using her wide network of media contacts, she arranged extensive coverage on radio, in print media and on social media, where she worked with technical experts to design and execute a highly effective campaign.
The launch event was well planned and superbly executed. Everything was kept within budget.
Anna is highly professional, and her enthusiasm is infectious. She is hugely hard working and focused on results. I am delighted with the results Anna achieved. I would absolutely work with her again, and recommend her highly.