PR for Commerce Companies
“I trusted John to represent our SaaS businesses for 3+ years and I’d do it again. I didn’t think someone with ecommerce knowledge and an understanding of how to work with media to repeatedly deliver results existed. John’s role went beyond communications and PR – he wrote site copy, ebooks, blog posts, plus he interviewed clients to develop co-marketing materials. Most importantly, he got our B2B tech company seen by retailers without handholding.”Darren HillCEO & Co-founder, Workarea
“John is a combination PR professional and industry insider. He brings his experience, relationships and market insights to bear when working on behalf of a retail vendor or service provider. He approaches PR assignments as a partner in your business. He not only executes in a professional and thoughtful manner but brings new opportunities and ideas to the effort. I highly recommend John.”Bill TarbellVP Marketing
“John is wonderful to work with and has exceptional expertise in B2B content strategy execution, lead gen promotional tactics, and more. He is professional in his communication and delivery, and won’t stop until the end goal is achieved.”Stacey ItzhakMarketing Manager, Splitit
Vendors are underserved by PR agencies
A strategy begins by knowing what ECP means.
Too many tech PR agencies don’t understand the commerce landscape nor its language, or what media retailers consume. It’s because Commerce PR is its own world.
Tired of reminding your public relations agency what OMS means? You shouldn’t be completely rewriting their content. Your B2B business requires someone who not only speaks your language but also speaks with retail reporters.
I get it — you’re not at the sales table enough. I’ve been in the shoes of B2B marketers building awareness and generating MQLs.
Together, we’ll execute a strategic PR program. And it’ll be fun.
I’ll bring your news to journalists in the ways they want to hear from you. Spoiler: not press releases. My clients see results from coverage in publications like Adweek, Digiday, Glossy, and Total Retail.
Thought Leadership Programs
Strategic Brand Positioning & Messaging
Bylined Article Development
Global Shopify agency saw press hits as it expanded
We Make Websites was expanding internationally and needed a PR specialist to tell a growth story. The agency and its client work saw press in Digiday, Total Retail, Retail TouchPoints, and more. Later, media came to them.
Built awareness with a thought leadership program
Zehner had a stellar reputation in the Shopify ecosystem but wanted to grow awareness beyond it. I built a thought leadership program, secured bylines for execs, and helped executives land quotes in Adweek, Digiday, MediaPost…
Quality Over Quantity
PR results that matter (not 683,004,895 media impressions).
What clients & reporters say
“I think what separates John the most is his specialist approach. While other PR firms are mostly industry agnostic, John has specific expertise and connections in the ecommerce space.”Yuval YatskanSaaS VP Marketing
“John adds value in many ways. Most importantly, he’s our voice. In the past, we’ve been terrible about putting ourselves out there for the world to hear about, John helped facilitate that and make sure we were presented best.”James Van Arsdale IIIVP Customer Experience
“John is one of the better publicists that I have worked with during my time as an ecommerce journalist. In short, he is a reporter's dream. I would wholeheartedly recommend John for any emerging or established ecommerce company looking for a brand advocate to help tell their story to a broader audience.”Matt LindnerEcommerce editor, writer