Entries by Tara Coomans

The Best Kept Secret in Journalist Relations

It’s no secret that social media is relevant to cannabis brands. As I write this, Instagram is the social media darling of cannabis and lifestyle brands. Subject to change pending finicky social media trends. In the meantime, I’d like to bring a different perspective to another social channel you probably AREN’T using because it’s coming […]

Is A Press Release Worth It?

Is the press release dead?  For years now, that question has been hanging over the public relations/journalism world. And the question is a fair one – when millions of press releases are issued daily, often without consideration of the journalists receiving them, do press releases work anymore? And issuing a press release through a credible […]

3 Cannabis Branding Tips for Businesses Preparing for Adult-Use

Cannabis Branding Is About To Become Extremely Important To Cannabis Entrepreneurs Adult-use marijuana is on the ballot and in the minds of thousands of people in the United States this fall. Adult-use, especially in California, because of its market size will change everything for cannabis companies. What should cannabis brands be thinking about in preparation […]

How Much Should You Spend on Cannabis Marketing?

How much should you use for cannabis marketing budgets? You can see the cannabis market changing daily and yet we haven’t even reached anywhere close to a zenith in cannabis purchases. It’s easy to be lulled into thinking that a growing market allows you to limit your marketing budget. Unfortunately, no. Despite the growing businesses, […]

How to Inspire Advocates in Cannabis Marketing

Marketing to influencers and advocates is all the rage, fueled in large part by social media. In cannabis marketing, it’s particularly important. But if you’ve ever developed a campaign with influencers and/or advocates, you know it can be filled with land mines. Part of that is what inspires advocates and influencers is different. In the […]

The Secret to Captivating Cannabis Marketing Content

There’s a secret hidden in ALL our brains that you can use for cannabis content marketing. Did you know that we’re all ruled by a super powerful hormone? It’s true. This hormone dominates decision-making, especially split-second choices like the ones digital users are making every day. Decisions like “click,” “like,” “retweet,” and more importantly, “buy” […]

Stand By Your Brand

The Dave and Busters Tweet Lesson: Stand By Your Brand This week, with the Dave and Busters “Juan” tweet yet another social media gaffe made it’s what into the collective conversation. It sparked furious cries of racism. It sparked snickers. It sparked the “holier than thou” media to earn mega points for traffic. Imagine for a moment, […]