Test your Fashion PR Skills

Hi there again, Fashion PR wannabes!
After writing the Guide to discover if you would be a great Fashion PR gal in Girl with a Banjo I contacted Crosby Noricks from PR Couture to contrast my ideas and get an extra shot of inspiration. The result was an email from Crosby with four mind-blowing questions, and I am going to share them with you in this post.
Each one of these challenging questions links to other posts with detailed information about that specific subject if you want to dig a little deeper. The last question is not replied because I would love you to participate with your own answer!

But first, let’s see what Crosby Noricks would ask you if you were a Fashion PR wannabe trying to get a job. Testing your Fashion PR skills was never easier!

1. Can you, in 30 seconds or less, convince someone who has never heard of your brand that it’s worth their time to see the collection?
Mastering your oral communication skills is a must when you are a Fashion PR, specially when expressing your client’s wonders to the public (on the phone, in person / to a wide audience, to one journalist). In a fast moving environment, learning to be concise and always go straight to the point is key to capture people’s attention. Read a full post about this here.

2. Can you craft a compelling, well-written pitch for both a fashion magazine as well as a business publication?
Learning to differentiate these two types of media outlets and narrowing your pitch to each one of them belong to the basics of Fashion PR. It is not only about knowing your audience, but also about recognizing which publications suit your client’s product and how you will morph the message to capture their attention. Read a full post about this here.

3. Do you know the basics of how to train someone to be good in front of the camera or in an interview with a journalist?
Either talking to the cameras after your client’s fashion show or being interviewed by a journalist during a press day are things that will eventually happen to you as a Fashion PR. Yes, show time will arrive and you have to be prepared for that! Read Crosby Noricks’ advice about this subject.

4. Can you create a brand pyramid for your brand without any assistance?
This is the question I would love you to participate in. Leave me a message below -or if you are too shy send me an email– explaining the brand pyramid concept using your favourite Fashion brand as an example.

I would love to thank Crosby for giving me these 4 different angles for my Fashion PR Guide.

Picture by: Hanneli Mustaparta & Glamour