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Josh Elledge, Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com has…
- Been on TV and radio more than 2000 times in more than 100 different cities
- Owned a newspaper
- Writes a syndicated column to 1.1 million readers
- Has created more than $8 million in free advertising for his company.
- Has taught tens of thousands of entrpreneurs how to do the same thing
UpMyInfluence.com (previously known as upendPR) is a platform that uses PR-related strategies to get our members lots of publicity and authority. Our members become high-authority experts that the media and other influencers seek after for partnerships and to promote. It doesn't matter if you are a tech startup, author, artist, or athlete. The rules are the same and they all equate to one thing:
When you get lots of great media attention and buzz, you become a media celebrity. High-authority celebrities attract more money, more traffic, and more sales for the products they represent.
The more your audience sees you, the more they will trust and like you. You'll gain an incredible digital reputation. Investors will pay more attention. Customers will respect your authority in your industry. Your segments, stories, and content will get shared far and wide throughout the web – all doing its job to increase your authority, traffic, sales, and profits.
What you'll learn
Have you ever felt that you would someday get on TV? Be quoted in major publications? Be talked about in households across the country?
I have something to tell you that celebrities and successful entrepreneurs know.
If you want to be on TV, radio, established press, and large digital media outlets, you can't just build a business from behind your keyboard and expect to be recognized. Entrepreneurs need to MAKE their publicity happen. We do this for our members.
Gaining authority through publicity is not incredibly difficult – but it takes tools, resources, relationships, and expertise to speed up the process. That's what upendPR has. We turn entrepreneurs into media celebrities. Their authority opens up opportunities to work with very successful entrepreneurs. As a result, marketing and attraction of customers feel as though it's on autopilot. New business opportunities regularly happen because of the value of our members' networks.
A vast majority of business owners fail at this – and are potentially missing out on millions in sales because their startup just isn't well known.
Prior to Josh launching SavingsAngel.com, he laid the groundwork by making many friends in the media. Because he knew the rules of working with journalists and other influencers, 18 of 20 outlets he chatted with said YES to helping him launch his company with NO out of pocket costs on his end.
Bottom-line: If he didn't get the help from the media, his company would never have gotten off the ground.
This is what fuels us, here at upendPR. There are countless great ideas and budding entrepreneurs who have what it takes to become successful. The only thing missing is customers and sales. A successful, ongoing media campaign and regular connections to influencers can solve this at a fraction the cost of paid advertising.
More than ever before, if you produce great digital content, large influencers (particularly those in news departments) want to talk to you! However, it's critical that you know what to say and more importantly, what not to say!
upendPR.com is designed to find the right influencers for you and make it happen faster than most public relations firms. The secret to PR and influencer marketing is to not only act as an expert for your company – but as an expert for your industry as a whole. Influencers respect other influencers. This can save you from having to pay $30K+ to get a big social media star to mention your product to their audience. Influencers work together all the time. Our job is to help make you one – so that you get access to the same benefits.
Technology has improved. Business has improved. Access to journalists and influencers has improved. However, many entrepreneurs I've spoken with have expressed frustration with a PR industry who has not evolved to meet the needs of the lean startup and ambitious entrepreneurs. We created upendPR to be the service that we needed for nearly a decade but did not exist.
This part is so critical. I cannot overemphasize how important it is that you are ready before you contact influencers or your local media. You will be judged based on what you are showing the world in terms of your authority. Sadly, most influencers will never tell you why they chose not to reply to your email. But it almost always comes down to what you are communicating. You need an experienced eye to help you shine.
As an upendPR.com member, you'll have the tools to gain the trust of journalists, influencers, writers, and producers. Trust us. They are looking for some very specific things and if you don't have them in place, don't even expect a reply. They don't have time to waste on amateurs. We want to make sure this never happens again.
You can spend a lot of money to hire a public relations expert to get you placed in your local newspaper or TV news. I spent $25,000 in PR fees. PR people are some of the nicest people in the world. Most are excellent at what they do. As a small-business owner or startup entrepreneur, however, there is a major problem: you generally cannot afford to buy what you would truly need with the old-school PR agency model. And… a half-hearted PR attempt is a waste of money. A. Huge. Waste.
upendPR.com is disrupting this system for anyone looking to create lots of buzz and authority for their business. Our approach to growing connections and exposure through PR is based on what works best: efficient systems that instantly improve what you'll be judged on. These things are what will mean the difference between a ‘no' and a ‘yes.' You'll learn what you need to create the relationships and perceived authority that will grow your business. Our system has been working for hundreds of other upendPR members. It will work for you.
Josh Elledge has been a featured conference speaker on PR for startups at
“Josh has been extremely helpful with my public relations. His course taught me the best practices for getting PR the right way and the most cost effective way. Josh and his team have also set me up for continued success by getting my placements in Forbes, The Washington Post, Yahoo, Money, and many more publications. They are always super fast to respond to me and help out in any way they can.”
As someone who's dedicated much of her career to working in television and new media, I know how challenging it can be to get your “break” and navigate the world of publicity with success. Josh is a guiding light and, as someone who is immensely talented and experienced, he offers the tools and insights to help you achieve more publicity. Most recently, for me, Josh was instrumental in my journey to launch a podcast. Thanks to his generous and precise guidance and intel, I was able to quickly climb the ranks on iTunes and gain a massive audience.
“My experience working with upendPR has been one of the best things that has happened to my soccer business in 9 years.
If you want to grow your brand this is the place to do it! Not only are they professional, but they are perfectionists. In just a few months, my business was featured in over 10 different influencers magazines, podcast, youtube channels & more. People looking in from the outside will take note, which will make you stand out from your competitors. You could have the best product or business without PR but nobody will know it.
I highly recommend you start your business growth asap with the upendPR team!”
As both a professional journalist and as a personal brand, I've worked with hundreds and hundreds of media professionals over the years, and Josh stands out as a gem. He understands exactly how to develop relationships with top media by adding value to their product — and yours.
“Josh is so good at helping bring out the best parts of your story. He is definitely my go-to when it comes to getting booked in the media. He had so many little tips and tricks which helped me land several podcasts, blog posts, and other features. If you want to stand out from the rest and get booked, you better hire Josh!”
“Josh and his team have been a pleasure to work with! He and Rachel have been helpful in both planning my media strategy and placing me on many radio shows that I had not been on before even though I have a guest on hundreds of radio shows for over 30 years! Josh is the best!”
“Working with Josh and his team has been absolutely amazing!! The amount of value I have personally experienced in coaching with Josh was able to land me placement in major business publications online and offline. I would highly recommend working with Josh and the upendPR team. They offer insight and prompt service.”
I have been working online for several years now but it wasn't until I met Josh that I really started thinking about taking my brand and my business to the next level. Josh's energy and vast knowledge about marketing, media and the web have been invaluable to the success and growth of my business. I learned more in my first 30 minute conversation with him than I have in the past 3 years! His success and passion for what he does is inspiring to say the least and I can't wait to take his new media course.
“I've thoroughly enjoyed working with the incredible team at upendPR. Their confidence, enthusiasm, and professionalism made the experience of relaunching my business a positive one. Thanks so much!”
“Are you looking for ways to get new press exposure? Are you looking for what to say and how to say it when you get on TV? Then upendPR can help you get the PR you need to get the exposure as the authority that makes people want to hire you.
Josh not only got me press in a national publication, he helped me with media training on how to deliver my message on TV. Now when I'm on TV, I give my answers in a way that is more authentic and confident. Highly recommend upendPR as they know what they are doing and are easy to work with too!”
“Josh and his team were great about helping me to understand how I could position myself and use PR to boost my brand. He walked me through specific actions I could take on my website and showed me how I could use specific resources to boost my PR exposure. We are consistently mentioned in media as a resource for key topics in our area.“