Low Budget Drives PR Innovation


In the spring of 2001, software maker Expertcity laid out a challenge for its PR team: draw massive attention to the firm's flagship product, GoToMyPC, but with a modest budget. That meant no glitzy launches or expensive events. Instead, the goal would be to get the media interested and get trial product in the hands of the target audience of media, telecommuters and business travelers. It's Coming ... EVP Laura McCormick led a three-person corporate communications team as they aggressively pitched the product, which allows users to access material stored on their computers from anywhere via an Internet connection.

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