When published author and veterinary surgeon Dr. Poli approached Media Junkies for PR, little did he know how successfully his book would sell outside of Australia, and just how much his profile would take off worldwide. In just 8 month, the Media Junkies’ PR team got his book launched worldwide and set him up as the new global authority in veterinary emergency and critical care.
How it started?
Dr Gerardo Poli is a Director of Animal Emergency Services, Veterinary Surgeon & Author of The MiniVet Guide to Companion Animal Medicine – a small easily portable complete reference guide designed for Veterinary Students, Graduates and established Veterinarians.
Gerardo chose to work with Media Junkies due to our already established connections and positive reputation within the pet and vet market. He knew we could hit the ground running and he wanted to utilise our in-house expertise and resources to take his book into a global market.
What did we do? We didn’t waste any time in order to develop Gerardo’s brand globally we:
Worked closely with him to understand his exact target market and what had worked well domestically
Completed industry market research – where there any similar books already in the market and what were they like?
Built an email database of veterinary students societies and communication teams
Researched veterinary publications for guest blogging opportunities, interviews and promotions
Created an email sequence campaign introducing the book to students
Researched student focused veterinary events globally to discover exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities
Redesigned book cover to have a fresher and more eye catching feel
Redeveloped his website to include advanced SEO optimisation, together with adding a blog, testimonials and a more manageable payment method
Rebranded his logo / corporate identity
Set up a CRM system including audience segmentation and marketing automation
Created a social media profile to build personal brand and digital authority
Worked with Gerardo on the production of exciting and topical content of blogs, videos and imagery to engage audiences
Created an engaging media kit
Designed posters, flyers and bookmarks to support promotions
What did we achieve?
Prime stall position at the largest student focused veterinary conference in USA
A regular guest blogging position with Vet Answers in Australia with the highest click rate compared to other guest bloggers
Book of the month at Iowa University
His Facebook Fanpage has gone through the roof in regards of engagement with his video on The MiniVet Guide getting 14,000 organic views and an organic post reach of 65,000
Exhibition space at SPVS Seminar for final year veterinary students in UK
New website increased online sales by 400%
Floods of “knockout” reviews and testimonials for Gerardo and his book
Book review in Vet Times in UK for printed magazine circulated to 20,000 people
Weekly column in Vet Times, UK
10 Universities in USA selling the MiniVet Guide on campus
Invitation to speak at the London Vet Show
News feature about UK launch in Vet Times online
5 Universities in UK selling the MiniVet Guide on campus
Offer of speaking role at 2016 ACVS Surgery Summit in USA
Offer from Worldwide Veterinary Service in UK to partner and sell the book
Agreement with World Vets Organisation in USA to use the MiniVet Guide in their Training Centers
Offer from Independent Vet Care to partner with the MiniVet Guide
Gerardo’s surgery videos featured on Veterinary Medicine Videos Facebook page with 180,000 unique views