I notice from time to time that some of the designers and developers that I follow get asked to do things like write articles industry magazines, speak at events, give comments for the media about our industry, and a variety of other PR type things. From my experience and what I read on others blogs is that typically this sort of press finds you. Thats all fine and dandy if you don’t mind waiting around for them to find you.
But what if you don’t feel like waiting?
What I want to know is what sort of PR work do you do as a freelance designer? Have you ever done any magazine articles, been on tv/radio, quoted in books, etc? If so, how did you do such a thing? Did you find them or they find you?
If you have never been featured on a public forum, what is stopping you from approaching any of these media outlets? Have you ever considered using a PR firm to help you out?
Has anyone ever used a PR firm to help get their name out there?