Since 2006 we have worked with several of Harlequin's bestselling authors, such as Diana Palmer. Our goal this year was to help launch four of Harlequin's authors to the next level through a combination of our radio and internet campaigns. Our internet campaigns not only target bloggers for reviews and interviews but we also teach authors how to utilize social media - from Twitter to Facebook in order to increase their fan base. The authors ranged in genre from romance to chick lit to mystery/suspense. Some of the authors were already well established and others were on the path to being bestsellers. All of them though, took their internet presence to another level through our campaigns.
PTA has now promoted the last five of Diana Palmer's books through a combination of radio tours, local television, author appearances and most recently an online/blog outreach. PTA blanketed her local media market of Atlanta, arranging several television interviews along with four book signings. For the first time, we added the additional element of blogger outreach to her traditional radio and local media campaign. In addition to 25 top radio stations, Diana guest blogged and was reviewed on over 35 sites.
INTERNET PLACEMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR DIANA PALMER:
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at PTA for handling David Champion's Satellite TV Tour in a professional, results-oriented way. Everything went like clockwork in the studio yesterday. We hit 20 TV stations in three hours—including numerous major markets. There were no problems.
DOUGLAS LOVE, Communications Counsel, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports