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Hello

I'll likely  get a "expert can't answer your question" reply, but I'll ask anyway.

What if an idea pops in my head that will get publicity for a pizza chain while at the same time promote education?
How would I approach people and ask for a fee?

I don't work for a pizza chain, but have a great idea. I do have a degree in PR although not working in the field.

thanks.

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I'd start with an email to the pizza chain's director of marketing, explaining your idea (not giving too much away) and telling them about your experience, and why you'd be the best person to publicize their product.  Then follow up with a phone call.

Hope that helps.

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Kelley Regan

Expertise

I'm happy to answer questions about public relations strategy, why you should or should not embark on a public relations program, and what it takes to make news for your company. I consult with companies and public relations agencies, and have more than 10 years experience in PR.

Experience

10 years of public relations experience, including seven at large PR agencies and three as president of my own PR consultancy.

Organizations
Publicity Club of Chicago, PAWS Chicago volunteer

Publications
Culinary trade publications

Education/Credentials
BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa

Past/Present Clients
The French Pastry School, Ogilvy Public Relations, United Feather & Down

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