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    Ministry Marketing Solutions voted as “Savviest in Social Media” from StartUp Nation

    Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
    Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.
    Wins the 2010 Savviest in Social Media in the
    StartUp Nation Home Based-100

    Thank you for your prayers, your votes and your virtual friendship.

    It’s a digital world and I’m glad to be connected, linked,

    tweeting or facebooking with you!

    This is an honor and I am humbled to win this prestigious

    award out of the thousands that entered!

    Now on to really MARKET THE MESSAGE! Are you ready to “crush it” too?

    Pam Perry, YOUR PR Coach & Social Media Strategist
    Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.

    Click to Connect, Learn and Earn

    Contestant’s Case to Win

    Ten-Year-Old Public Relations Firm Reinvents
    Delivering Online Branding, Viral Videos,

    Digital Marketing, Virtual Assistance and

    More to Authors, Nonprofits and Entrepreneurs

    Detroit – Reinvention. Reposition. Rebranding.

    This is what Pam Perry, the chief visionary of the

    10-year-old Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc has done.

    The award-winning PR coach has kicked the company into

    another gear by developing a full selection of social

    media services for authors, organizations and small businesses.
    “I want to position my clients to superstar success – like a rock star!

    The way to help them achieve major visibility,

    more credibility and high marketability is to leverage

    the internet and ‘crush it’ with social media marketing,” said Perry.

    “We have kicked it up a notch – and ready to rock and roll.”

    The Detroit Free Press called her “a marketing whiz on an

    almost immortal mission.” Publishers Weekly called her a “PR Guru.”

    Hear her latest podcast with social media superstar,

    Shama Kababi of “The Zen of Social Media” here: www.blogtalkradio.com/ministrymarketingsolutions

    The Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc. team provides

    clients with overall branding which includes blog site

    development, email marketing, article marketing,

    online videos, podcasting, social media management,

    PR coaching, virtual assistance, keyword research and

    other traffic building techniques.

    Ministry Marketing Solutions, founded in 2000,

    is an online branding and social media agency

    that provides services for best-selling authors,

    nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs.

    Visit the website and read all the free articles on

    book marketing and social media.
    Pam Perry and the team have a book coming out next year:

    The Swagger of Social Media and a TV show: Synergy Energy

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    Thanks again. I appreciate you – now let’s get YOUR Social Media Program going!!

    Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist
    Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.
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    What does RE-Branding Look Like for a Publicist? PR 2.0 Style

    Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

    Ten-Year-Old Public Relations Firm Reinvents to PR 2.0

    Ministry Marketing Solutions Chief Visionary, Pam Perry leads firm delivering Online Branding, Viral Videos, Digital Marketing, Virtual Assistance and More to Authors, Nonprofits and Entrepreneurs
    Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist  (www.pamperrypr.com)

    Pam Perry, PR Coach & Social Media Strategist (www.pamperrypr.com)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    PRLog (Press Release) –  Reinvention. Reposition. Rebranding. This is what Pam Perry, the chief visionary of the 10-year-old Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc has done.

    The award-winning PR coach has kicked the company into another gear by developing a full selection of social media services for authors, organizations and small businesses.

    “I want to position my clients to superstar success – like a rock star! The way to help them achieve major visibility, more credibility and high marketability is to leverage the internet and ‘crush it’ with social media marketing,” said Perry. “We have kicked it up a notch – and ready to rock and roll.”

    Perry and her virtual team at Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc. work with Sports & Entertainment Executives, like Max Siegel and business organizations like Michigan Minority Supplier Development and Detroit Black Expo plus coaches scores of best-selling authors.

    She is often called on to speak at conferences on marketing and social media from as far as San Juan, Puerto Rico to Houston. This October she will be one of the panelists at prestigious Blogalious Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Miami.

    One can Google Pam Perry and find online comments from clients raving about her creativity and connectivity. “Pam is a wonderful publicist! She worked her socks off to promote my book: How Strong Women Pray.  She knows the book industry, does creative things, and helps you to leverage your own contacts and assets. She also is on the cutting edge of using the internet to get people talking about you and your book,” said author Bonnie St. John.

    The MMS client was featured in Essence, Ebony and in O Magazine as well as premiere online media publications and on many broadcast stations.

    The Detroit Free Press called Perry  “a marketing whiz on an almost immortal mission.” Publishers Weekly called her a “PR Guru.” She is also an Emmy award-winning TV producer and internet radio host of Chocolate Pages where she has interviewed celebrities like Rev. Run, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Demond Wilson.

    Her passion for networking and social media has led her to also produce and host two weekly online business shows: Diverse Business and Synergy Energy on Blogtalk radio. And she pens social media columns for Gospel Today and the Detroit Nonprofit Examiner.com and plus publishes numerous blogs and ezines on internet marketing.

    Perry’s public relations firm began to “rebrand” about five years ago when she started her first blog. Seeing the power in Web 2.0 technology, she now has personal “PR 2.0” network of tens of thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Linkedin and Youtube.

    This allows her to get the messages out about  clients quickly, easily and more  inexpensively than traditional media methods. “Brand building is about being consistent and connecting with the right audience often – social media marketing allows this and we have been able to build powerful brand recognition for clients,” said Perry.

    The Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc. team provides clients with overall branding which includes blog site development, email marketing, article marketing, online videos, podcasting, social media management, PR coaching, virtual assistance, keyword research and other traffic building techniques.

    Perry understands how to build powerful brands and teaches the online secrets to her customers’ in short easy sessions that would normally take months to learn.  “Simplicity is the key, said Perry. “As a baby-boomer, I know that the internet can be scary because it changes so rapidly– but when I teach clients – I make it fun – and they learn to build their own online networks to reach their marketing results.”


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    Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc., founded in 2000, is an online branding and social media agency that provides services for best-selling authors, nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs. For more information, www.ministrymarketingsolutions.com or call 248.426-2300.

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    Andria Hall Communications Scholarship

    Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

    Andria Hall Communications Scholarship (Andria Hall center)

    Andria Hall Communications Scholarship Deadline Extended
    Foundation offers awards to US and Caribbean students.

    SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (June 15, 2010) – U.S. and Caribbean nationals interested in pursuing studies in media, broadcasting or public speaking have another two weeks to apply for scholarship awards in the memory of Christian communications professional and former CNN news anchor, Andria Hall.

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation has extended the deadline for the application process for two grants which will be awarded to a high school student from the United States and another from the Caribbean region where Andria Hall featured at many inspiring tourism and media conferences.

    Each grant will total US $2,000 and will be awarded to individuals pursing media-related studies at the college or university of their choice.

    Applications for the scholarships and study grants can be sent via email or via post by June 30, 2010.

    Applicants must either be a graduating high school senior in the U.S. or 5th/6th Form graduating secondary school student in the Caribbean with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 or C+ average. Participation in extracurricular activities, community work/social service, school, church, volunteer or work experience is required.

    The scholarship criteria and application form can be found at the following links:

    Guidelines: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgsbbfz_936fpmk9jgc

    Application form: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgsbbfz_942g6fx2hfr

    Completed applications can be emailed or mailed to:

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A Foundation
    1812 Front Street
    Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076

    United States
    Email: info@speakeasymedia.com
    Website: www.speakeasymedia.com

    About The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation – an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation, established by Christian communications professional and Emmy award-winning journalist Andria Hall, is dedicated to Ministering, Edifying and Divinely Inspiring All to the glory of God. The Foundation, which Andria established to minister, mentor and mold the future generations, supports education, training and character development of young people in the fields of Media, Broadcasting and Public Speaking. Contributions can be sent to The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation – 1812 Front Street, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076. For further information, email info@speakeasymedia.com.

    How to grow your business, ministry or get more sales for your book

    Thursday, July 30th, 2009

    Inspirational Video – Don\’t Quit Poem
    How do you prosper when it seems so hard?

    Get Paid. Learn to the Secrets to Prosper!

    Get Paid. Learn to the Secrets to Prosper!

    So . . . have you asked that question at some point? Do you feel somewhat stuck? Can’t figure out where to begin? Is the phone not ringing? Having difficulty gaining support for what you have to offer?

    Whatever the case, you’re not alone. All of us go through it at some point. Don’t be discouraged. You know, sometimes you just need, what I call “AAA,” an acronym for Advice, Adjust, and Advertise.

    If perhaps you can’t figure out the reason for your “slow” or “no” growth, begin with the three steps below. They’re simple, yet powerful strategies.

    1. Get advice. Ask other professionals and successful people. Have you considered that, there are countless individuals who have already done what you’re currently attempting to do? You don’t need to reinvent the wheel. Why not call them up? Or, pick up a book on the subject. If you have some time to spare, you can learn anything.

    2. Make Adjustments. After you gain an understanding of what you’re doing wrong, change it. This one is huge. How often do we read books, attend trainings, listen to powerful sermons, and go right back to doing the same old thing? Take the knowledge you have, and apply it.

    3. Advertise. Tell someone about what you have to offer. Don’t minimize the importance of making others aware of your event, product, or service. You’d be surprised to see just how many people would support your efforts, if they only knew about them. You have so much you can bring to the table. Whether you realize it or not, someone needs what’s inside of you.

    I know you can accomplish amazing things. Trust me, I am speaking from experience. I don’t want to assume that you already know, so I’ll briefly share what I do. I am VP of Marketing for Hobbs Ministries, and founder of Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine.

    Essentially, I do lots of account acquisition, networking, copywriting, ghostwriting and editing. My passion is to help entrepreneurs and leaders recognize their full potential through writing, especially in the context of advertising and marketing.

    Is it a lot of responsibility? You betcha. Was I intimidated by all of the tasks when my husband and I began our business? Sure was. Did I finally overcome it and break through? Thankfully, yes. That’s why I know that, everything you need to succeed is already inside of you.

    You may have heard that before, but it’s very true. Granted, you might not have all the resources or connections you want right now, but keep moving forward, and it will happen for you. Countless women have done it. You can too.

    Did you know that according to the Center for Women’s Business Research, 48% of all privately-held U.S. firms have women in positions of majority ownership; 10.6 million firms are at least half owned by a woman or women. That’s encouraging, isn’t it?

    I have no doubt that you can accomplish what God put you on this earth to do. That’s why EEW is here. It’s for you to draw strength and inspiration from other women just like you. Through their stories, I pray that you will have an epiphany and become more aware of your own intelligence, creativity, capability and competence.

    Most importantly, I want you to lift up your head and trust in God. Know that He is on your side.

    Before I go, I want to tell you again; you are amazingly gifted, anointed, and equipped to thrive in business and ministry. All you have to do is maximize the available opportunities for growth, and begin making the necessary inroads.

    Don’t just read the exciting articles, celebrity interviews, and information available at eewmagazine.com; rather, take the knowledge and empowerment you receive here, and apply it.

    Remember—Get Advice. Make Adjustments. Advertise.  Get a PR  coach.  Go to a boot camp.

    See www.prbootcamponline.eventbrite.com and get a “hook up.” :)

    Until next time . . . may you be empowered to prosper.

    Dianna Hobbs is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine, the premier online magazine for African American Christian women. This article is taken from Dianna’s highly popular blog series called, Dianna Hobbs: Empowering Everyday Women. It is circulated to thousands of Christian women in search of inspiration for their ministerial and entrepreneurial efforts. To receive these exceptional articles directly, simply log onto http://www.diannahobbs.typepad.com and subscribe to our email updates. To read EEW Magazine log onto http://www.eewmagazine.com

    The NEW Formula For Business Success By Guest Blogger Maria Simone

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

    Despite the economy, many people are pursuing their dreams and succeeding by playing with a new set of rules
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    In what looks like a scene from an old science fiction movie, many people appear to have stopped dead in their tracks when it comes to moving their business forward, paralyzed by fear and unable to take action. There are still others who have lost jobs in industries undergoing dramatic shifts yet they continue to pursue similar opportunities within the same industries, only to find out repeatedly that those once familiar opportunities just aren’t there anymore.

    Yet on the flip side, there are an equal number of people who appear to be thriving in this new economy, seemingly unaffected by the doom and gloom being reported. Why is this so?

    The rules are changing for entrepreneurs and small business owners and those who are embracing the new models and taking action are thriving. Here are some of the basic strategies:

    • Pursue your passion. It’s not just about making money anymore, it’s about doing something you love. Customers want authenticity and know that you have their best interest at heart at all times. This happens naturally when you’re being true to yourself. Additionally, coming from this place of high service leads to prosperity in business.

    •Build a support team. The “Lone Ranger” syndrome is not sexy anymore and could be a formula for disaster. Learn to ask for and RECEIVE support from those that have taken a similar journey. Allow Mentors to show you the ropes, open doors for you, inspire you and help you be accountable to yourself.

    •Create Multiple Revenue Streams. This is a time to stop trading time for dollars and start packaging your skills and talents to create products and services with varying price points. Maintain your premium price points and begin adding lower price point items or begin bundling services to provide additional value. Even Starbucks recently announced new price points and product combinations yet still maintains a high level of service and brand integrity.

    •Build a subscriber base. People are more likely to buy from those they have an existing relationship with. That’s difficult to do unless you have the opportunity to regularly communicate with a potential customer. It’s important that businesses take the time to collect basic contact information from everyone who crosses their path and use the latest technology tools that allow for regular follow up via phone, email or snail mail.

    •Collaborate with others for promotional purposes. The “dog-eat-dog” model of doing business has fallen by the wayside. Those who are succeeding are creating win-win opportunities for cross promotion and bundling of products and services. It’s crucial that we support each other by formulating ways to build value for our customers, endorse our colleagues, and tap into each other’s markets.

    •Incorporate Web 2.0 and Social Media strategies. If you haven’t tapped into this new paradigm or plan to, you’re absolutely missing the boat.  The power of this medium was evidenced during the last presidential campaign as Obama stunned McCain’s camp with his ability to quickly raise large sums of money, mobilize millions of volunteers and regularly get his message across to the masses. Social Networks such as Facebook and Twitter, in addition to some of the other Social Media tools, have made it virtually effortless to connect to potential customers, employers, as well as movers and shakers in your industry.  Large corporations have even tapped into this resource to track market changes and quickly survey customers so they are constantly staying ahead of the game. The barriers have come down and the playing field is more “even” online so what used to be considered an afterthought should now be at the forefront in any marketing plan.

    •Provide solutions to problems. It’s not just about selling more stuff. It’s important to regularly communicate with your market to truly understand what their immediate needs are and to then craft products and services that are true solutions to those needs. The more in alignment your business is with this philosophy, the more in demand you’ll be.

    •Automate your marketing platforms. There are a variety of methods you can employ to reach your market but whatever methods you employ, you want to systematize and automate your processes to allow you to reach the masses with increased frequency. More often than not, customers respond by making a purchase only after multiple encounters.

    •Celebritize yourself. Become an authority figure, the media “go-to” person and the face of your company. People connect with people, especially those who can quickly establish their credibility. There are a plethora of media opportunities for those who have a story to tell or an expertise to share.

    One of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur is to give yourself permission to do your dream and realize that success is possible for anyone who allows it. Challenges are usually related to your own limiting beliefs that get in your way. Learn to break free of them by planning to succeed!

    About Maria Simone
    Maria Simone is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, conscious business “architect” and marketing expert who has been featured in the media for her expertise. She has helped thousands with the exact “next steps” they need to take to package their ideas, attract investors, develop a steady stream of customers and create revenue. Her book “Passion 2 Prosperity: Instant Ways To Profit From Your Skills and Talents”, with bonus gift offerings, is a how-to of setting this type of system up for yourself and can be found at www.passion2prosperitybook.com

    Hear the recent SYNERGY ENERGY SHOW where Maria Simone was a guest

    Click here to hear the interview!

    Pam Perry 2009 Sojourner Truth Awardee by Faith At Work Ministries (award dedicated to her friend, and mentor, the late Andria Hall)

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

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    Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers

    Ephesians 4:29

    Source: The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation

    Contact: Bevan Springer, Marketplace Excellence + 1 201 861-2056 – bevanspringer@nj.rr.com Local media contact: Pam Perry, Ministry Marketing Solutions Inc., 248.426-2300 or pamperry@tmail.com ANDRIA HALL COMMUNICATIONS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED

    Foundation offers awards to US and Caribbean students

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    Andria Hall

    SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey (2009) – US and Caribbean nationals interested in pursuing studies in media, broadcasting or public speaking are being offered scholarship awards in the memory of Christian communications professional and former CNN news anchor, Andria Hall.

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation opened the application process for two grants which will be awarded to a high school student from the United States and another from the Caribbean region where Andria Hall featured at many inspiring tourism and media conferences.

    Each grant will total US $2,000 and will be awarded to individuals pursing media-related studies at the college or university of their choice.

    In addition, each winner will receive a fellowship to attend an upcoming edition of the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) – which Andria helped to produce – or another media event in the US or Caribbean.

    “We are determined to ensure Andria’s legacy lives on through the lives of our future generation,” said Andria’s husband Clayton Sizemore, president of The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation. He added it is appropriate to include Caribbean youth for whom Andria had designed mentoring plans even while courageously battling breast cancer.

    Applications for the scholarships and study grants can be sent via email or via post by May 1, 2009.

    “The dedication of Andria’s family to continue her work so soon after her deeply lamented departure is in itself a huge tribute to Andria and what she stood for so devoutly,” said CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu. “We as a sustainable development organization will never be the same since Andria reminded us, in her ineffably graceful and elegant fashion, that spiritual development and professional excellence had to go hand in hand,” recalled LeLaulu.

    Applicants must either be a graduating high school senior in the US or 5th/6th Form graduating secondary school student in the Caribbean with an overall grade point average of at least 2.5 or C+ average. Participation in extracurricular activities, community work/social service, school, church, volunteer or work experience is required.

    The scholarship criteria and application form can be found at the following links:

    Completed applications can be emailed or mailed to:

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A Foundation
    1812 Front Street
    Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
    United States
    Email: info@speakeasymedia.com

    About The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation:

    The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation, established by Christian communications professional and Emmy award-winning journalist Andria Hall, is dedicated to Ministering, Edifying and Divinely Inspiring All to the glory of God. The Foundation, which Andria established to minister, mentor and mold the future generations, supports education, training and the character development of young people in the fields of Media, Broadcasting and Public Speaking.

    Contributions can be sent to The SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation – 1812 Front Street, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076. For further information, email info@speakeasymedia.com.