I'm sure by now you know that #PattiePies are trending on social media EVERYWHERE! It all started when James Wright Chanel posted a video review of the pie on FB that has everybody talking. James took one bite of the pie and started singing like Pattie Labelle. He sang lines from some of her hits including "On My Own," "If You Only Knew," "Isn't It A Shame," "When You've Been Blessed," & "Lady Marmalade," .
His video created such a demand for the pies that they are sold out at most Walmart (including mine which I am NOT happy about LOL). If you know me, you know I love tying EVERYTHING into a PR or Branding lesson! So without further adieu, here are 2 things we can learn about the POWER OF PR AND THE PATTI LABELLE PIES
1. INFLUENCER RELATIONS MUST BE ORGANIC- James Wright Chanel's video was able to go viral really quickly not only because it was HILARIOUS but mainly because he already has a buzzing platform, known for his wit and comedy of about 11,200 subscribers. Patti Labelle did not pay him for an endorsement, he simply bought the pie and did a review. People were drawn to it because it was authentic and super entertaining. When you have a product and want someone to do a review, they have to genuinely LOVE your product. People respond to authenticity and the true message behind your brand.
2. YOU MUST HAVE BRAND CONSISTENCY- The number 1 key to being successful in selling your product and/or service is brand consistency. People have to become familiar with who you are and what you stand for as either an individual or a company. Patti Labelle is an R & B legend who has had a successful career in the music industry. She is also known for her amazing cooking so people trust her in that arena. James Wright Chanel is known in the social media arena as well. Show people who you are and why you do what you do. Be consistent in your content, social media posts and overall message
Moral of this story? Continue to build your brand and go pick up a Patti Labelle Pie! Sold exclusively at Walmart! (As soon as I get mine, I will do another blog!)