SmallBizPod #30 – PR advice for startups and entrepreneurs

David Tebbutt, journalist, media trainer and blogger on how small businesses should handle the press and communicate effectively.

By Alex Bellinger
27th July 2006 at 5:26 pm

This week SmallBizPod #30 includes an interview with journalist and blogger David Tebbutt offering up small business advice on how to handle the media, generate positive stories for you business and how to defend yourself against bad press. There’s also the usual round up of feedback from listeners in the form of Frappr map feedback, emails and yet another audio comment.

Right click here to download

Click on the play button below to listen now

play small business podcast now

If you’d like to subscribe free using an RSS feed, download your free aggregator software like Juice or Doppler Radio and right click on the orange subscribe button on the top right hand side of this page copying the link into your aggregator. For those who’d like to download SmallBizPod or listen to it now, click on the link or player above.

Show Notes



• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.


• 00:41 Comments from the latest listeners to add themselves to the SmallBizPod Frappr map including: Rob Prouse in Canada, Ramanujam Thodur from Texas, Mark Hammersley, Big Steve, Ron Cesek, Rolf Binder from Adelaide and Carl from Melbourne in Australia.
• 02:08 Comment from Fraser Edwards who has a very useful podcast on affiliate marketing over at
• 02.51 Comment from Steve Pursell who is looking for advice on a business selling ebooks and a recommendation for Yaro Starak’s blog.
• 03.53 Email comment from Ollie Banks of Velocity Bars who’s been inspired to explore setting up his own podcast as a result of the SmallBizPod ‘How To Podcast’ screencast.
• 04.36 Email comment from Mike Laughton looking for advice on how he can contribute to the show.
• 05.20 Email comment from Mark Mitchell in Newcastle, Australia on what a refreshing and useful perspective SmallBizPod brings to his own business.
• 06.16 Audio comment from Mike O’Hara who took up my challenge and has recently launched a sales advice podcast called the Cold Calling Podcast.


• 07.51 Interview with David Tebbutt, a journalist who has written for the FT, The Times, Real Business, Director and edited Personal Computer World. David is also a blogger and developer of an interesting piece of shareware called Brainstorm. David and Alex discuss how to get positive press coverage for your business, how to target the right journalists and publications and how to identify and pitch a story. There’s also some very valuable advice on developing concise key messages, understanding how journalists work and how to manage negative stories and protect the reputation of your business.


• 32:12 Music – Long Way Home by Egobomber with thanks to


Commenting Is Easy

Did you enjoy this podcast? Do you have a question about what you've just listened to? Do you have something to add to the conversation that others might find helpful? Then please leave a comment in the box below.

If you'd like to have your image included next to your comments here, then you can set yourself up with an avatar in just a couple of clicks.

  1. Teblog says:

    How SME’s can interest journalists: a podcast with moi

    Alex Bellinger, who created the UK’s first small/medium enterprise podcasts, caught me on the hop recently and asked a bunch of pointed questions about how SME’s should handle the press. He’s no slouch when it comes to PR but he

  2. SmallBizPod

    SmallBizPod is a great site offering the UK’s first small business podcast, including “interviews and practical advice for small business, startups and entrepreneurs podcast to the UK and the rest of the world”. The podcasts are very …

Play Now

play small business podcast now

Related Posts


Recent Comments


If looking to boost your businesses performance with promotional marketing, travel incentives or incentive schemes get it touch with NDL Group