Helena Paschal creates events for small businesses with public relations
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Helena Paschal is the genius at the intersection of event planning and public relations. She has business growth strategies to give you the best results with SEO, get you on the first page of Google, and go viral with curated events designed to attract media, influencers, and customers.
As a business owner, Helena excels at public relations and curating business events that build trust whether it is a grand opening, a book launch, a fundraising event, real estate open house, or cocktail mixer. Click here to start planning your business event with Helena Paschal.
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Helena Paschal has two decades of experience with event planning and public relations. She started her career in 1997 with an education in public relations. She became a leader on her college campus as the President of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), growing the organization from seven members to over 90 active members and 32 accounts in less than three months. She worked as an intern with a radio station designing public relations campaigns for local businesses. Helena went on to earn her master’s degree in communications with a specialization in organization development. She has planned over 500 business events. Helena is the CEO of Correlations Professional Training Development, the only four-year professional development program for aspiring event planners; she has trained and certified thousands of event planners throughout the world.
Helena designs unexpected themes for events to capture and convey their business story. Clients range from realtors, attorneys, salons, barbers, caterers, restaurants, boutiques, and fitness trainers. Clients are in search of launching their business as an event experience to attract customers and increase exposure. Along with planning their special business event, clients can expect a public relations campaign intricately woven into the event planning process to position their business as a trusted authority.
Helena collaborates with vendors who are detail-oriented with superior customer service. She prides herself on keeping clients within budget with an intricate aesthetic in mind. She listens attentively to coordinate the photo shoot, custom invitations, stunning décor, and delectable menu while engaging media influencers. No two events are ever alike. Helena’s events are custom designed to exemplify each business story.
Helena lives in Houston, Texas. She has a weakness for fresh flowers, a caramel macchiato, and sending handwritten notes to friends. She is a mom to a preteen daughter, Christina. They both have an appreciation for details, food, and coffee!
Helena's 7 Step Event Planning & PR Approach
- Build Trust (What is your online reputation?)
- Create a Business Event
- Community and Online Audit
- Event Planning and Public Relations
- Engage Local Media and Influencers at the Event
- Develop Your Brand Identity
- Social Media Advertising and Digital Marketing (PPC)
SEE ALL EVENT PR PACKAGES
BASIC : SPRINKLE PACKAGE $1,495
GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE
An event plan and a crafted press release designed to increase your visibility online before you launch your business to attract your ideal customers. Your business will be easily found across major search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing.
STANDARD: BUSINESS SHOWER $2,495
MOST REQUESTED EVENT: DRIVE MORE BUSINESS
Event planning and public relations designed to drive website traffic by syndicating a news release across hundreds of media partner websites. Increase your visibility online across major search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing. Earn media coverage before and after your business shower. Your shower is curated with your logo colors and designed by Helena Paschal.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
PREMIUM: BUSINESS STORM $4,500
Curated Event to Attract Media & Influencers
You are ready to start your business and you want to start it with the right customers. This package starts with event planning and a public relations campaign that kicks off media coverage with your press release emailed directly to relevant, industry-specific influencers. Drive website traffic by syndicating your news release across hundreds of media partner websites. Increase your visibility online across major search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing. Earn media coverage before and after your curated event designed and executed by Helena Paschal.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
SIGNATURE STORM PACKAGE $8,995
Take the World By Storm! Go Viral!
Go viral with a state-of-the-art event coupled with multiple press releases crafted for Twitter feeds and influential blogger networks. You can expect media coverage and social media setup and management throughout your event planning process.
Helena’s team will spend countless hours emailing your press release directly to relevant, industry-specific influencers. Drive website traffic by syndicating news releases across hundreds of media partner websites. Increase your visibility online across major search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing. Earn media coverage before, during, and after your curated event designed by Helena Paschal.
This package will get you noticed throughout the nation and the world wide web!
Helena conducts a full audit on your brand online and in your local area. She does research and carefully creates an event designed to build relationships in your community with an action plan to skyrocket your online presence to ensure your launch is a successful experience with new customers and profit.
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How Can Event Planning & Public Relations Help Your Business?
Whether you are seeking to boost ticket sales, gain new customers, or increase exposure, a PR event builds trust, positions your brand, and attracts loyal customers. Take a look at this PR case study.
The Business- Sweet Paris
Sweet Paris Creperie & Café is a sweet and savory Parisian café with eight locations in Houston, and for their “flagship” location in Highland Village, they chose to do public relations for their grand opening.
THE EVENT PLANNING & PR APPROACH: Two events for Sweet Paris were created within a few days of each other, to ensure a solid and steady stream of excitement among very targeted demographics that would specifically be interested in Highland Village and drive immediate in-store sales. The first event, “Instacrepe,” was an exclusive, invite-only, event in partnership with Houston Hot Spots, a popular Instagram food influencer, at the time had more than 70,000 followers with 20 of Houston’s most popular foodie influencers. The influencers were given a hands-on lesson on how to craft a crepe, and then the opportunity to craft their own unique crepe and compete against each other on Instagram for the best creation. The influencer with the largest amount of engagement on their post received a $100 Sweet Paris gift card and had the opportunity to have their winning team featured as an option on the Highland Village menu. The second event, “An Evening in Paris,” was positioned as an official grand opening party. Invited guests included Highland Village residents, media and influencers, Sweet Paris partners and vendors, friends and family, and the event had a local sommelier pouring champagne and offering “pairings” with the crepe samples being passed throughout, live music, a partnership with Cirque Du Soleil and Houston Food Bank, and more.
HELENA'S PR EVENT PACKAGES
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HELENA WILL LAUNCH YOUR BUSINESS BRAND
A great story weaved into your event can take your business a long way, but a lot goes into making sure it is properly planned and sent to the right channels. This is where Helena comes in, she:
- Writes and distributes press releases through the appropriate media channels
- Develops personalized pitches to media
- Positions you or your company as a thought leader in your industry
- Advises on the potential reputation outcomes of key business decisions
- Reacts quickly and responds effectively during a crisis
- Brainstorms opportunities that can position your brand in a positive light
- Writes editorial pieces such as blogs, news articles, and quotes to increase exposure
- Prepares you for the media and trains you to be interviewed
- Coordinates venue site visits to determine the best place to host your business event(s)