Have you ever written a press release and nothing happened? One reason might be that you didn’t follow the special rules for writing and formatting a press release. Reporters can be picky and they will quickly hit the delete key on any press release that violates the basic rules. Here are 10 common [...]
Press releases perform a valuable and useful role in getting found on search engines. Based on my work with more than 500 press releases over the past year or so, I'd suggest you can improve your chances of being found by: 1. Adding relevant keywords to the press release, especially in the headline and first [...]
You've probably gotten a phone call from one of our competitors offering you an unbelievable price for sending out press releases. Before you lighten your wallet, ask them if they provide these services that we offer:
How can you get reporters to read your press releases? By writing headlines that are fantastic! My friend Jill Konrath wrote a great article about how to write great subject lines for sales letters and there was such great info there that I asked if I could share her article with my readers.
Yes. A logo can make your press release look like an official business document. It also adds a piece of artwork to make your media release look more professional. People also ask, "Should I put my company logo on the press release, or should it be the PR firm's logo?" I suggest that you use [...]
Do you make these mistakes with your press releases? Good press releases can be worth their weight in gold. A bad press release is as valuable as Fool's Gold. Be sure you don't make these blunders when you write your media release.
Today's Guest Post is written by Marsha Friedman, President of EMSI Public Relations. The print media landscape has changed dramatically in the last two years. Most major daily newspapers no longer employ book editors or staff reviewers. They no longer have the space for reviews, nor the revenue to pay for a writer to cover [...]
Press releases are meant to be promotional pieces of communication that help you tell the world about your new products and services. Reporters and prospects expect a certain amount of self-promotion. But how much is too much? This article will show you six ways to improve your press releases so they get read and you get the attention you deserve.
I used to believe that you should do your own publicity and press releases. After all, who can tell your story better than you can? Turns out, I was wrong. I’ve spoken to thousands of people in the past year about writing press releases during my speeches at conferences and on teleseminars and webinars. Now [...]