Press Releases for Every Occasion
To many marketers, the press release is something of a "one size
Of course, smart Publicity Insiders already know that's a
There's no such thing as a "one size fits all" release.† Smart
(Note: for a general introduction to press release writing and
Let's look at some releases suitable for "harder" and more timely
The News Release
To some folks, "news release" and "press release" are
Tell the entire story in the headline and subhead.† Again, don't
Add a "dateline" (Akron, OH) at the beginning of your lead
In distributing the release, use e-mail, fax, or even overnight
Executive Appointment Release
Most businesses send out a brief release and headshot when
For example, Jane Smith has been hired as your company's new
The key† ingredient† is context.† Your headline may still look
Dateline the release, fax (or even messenger), email or regular
The Media Alert
The Media Alert is a deceptively simple creature.† It's
The point of the Media Alert is to, in just a few seconds, tell a
First, a word about format.† Use standard press release headings
Now here's the key paragraph,
Why You Should Cover WidgetFest 2004:† The brightest young minds
The key?† This line: "The event will be a visual feast, with a
Bill Stoller, the "Publicity Insider", has spent two decades as
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Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles PR staff/writers honor Nick Cafardo with flowers at press box seat, breakfast for Boston media MassLive.com
The Boston Red Sox placed flowers at Nick Cafardo's seat in the JetBlue Park complex. Cafardo, 62, died suddenly Thursday of an embolism.
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Zion Williamson suffers knee injury after Nike shoe blows out Quartz
Nike became the focus of one of the biggest US college basketball games of the season last night (Feb. 20), but not for a reason it would like. The match up was ...
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ICE announces partnership with EIGHT PR & Marketing Event Industry News
ICE (In-house Corporate Events), 'the' community of corporate meeting and event planners, has today unveiled the group's decision to partner with leading ...
New PR Lead At Iris After MD Laura Weston Exits The Holmes Report
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Puerto Rico Investors Fume as Bond Swap Leaves Them Shafted Bloomberg
Money manager Glenn Ryhanych sat in his office in Virginia, waiting for a final resolution of bankrupt Puerto Rico's nearly two-year saga with its $17.6 billion of ...
Ryan Adams' PR team allegedly had negative comments removed from a Phoebe Bridgers interview - The A.V. Club
Ryan Adams' PR team allegedly had negative comments removed from a Phoebe Bridgers interview The A.V. Club
The New York Times' reporting on the abuse allegations of seven women against Ryan Adams has prompted a number of statements from those in the ...
Trump refuses meeting over hurricane relief, Puerto Rico governor says NBCNews.com
Gov. Ricardo Rossell√≥ says President Donald Trump is refusing to meet privately with him to discuss recovery efforts 17 months after Hurricane Maria ...
Exclusive ‚ÄėThe Other Two‚Äô Clip: Chase Attends a School Dance for PR, but It‚Äôs Complicated - Collider.com
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Check out our exclusive clip for the latest episode of The Other Two, where Chase attends a school dance for PR, but his "team" overthinks it.
VIDEO: PR officer collapses and dies right after press briefing - Entertainment News - SDE Entertainment News
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She was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounce her dead.
Pr. George‚Äôs firefighter rescues man from burning car ‚ÄĒ twice Washington Post
Donald Fletcher Jr. was on his way home from work when he noticed a ball of fire glowing in the distance. It was about 7 p.m., and Fletcher, a battalion chief for ...
Facebook turnover: The woman who‚Äôs been leading Facebook‚Äôs PR team is leaving Recode
Facebook's top communications executive, Caryn Marooney, is leaving the social media giant after eight years. Her departure comes after a year in which ...
Heterochromatin anomalies and double-stranded RNA accumulation underlie C9orf72 poly(PR) toxicity - Science Magazine
Heterochromatin anomalies and double-stranded RNA accumulation underlie C9orf72 poly(PR) toxicity Science Magazine
How dipeptide repeats cause pathology. A repeat expansion in the chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) gene is the most common known cause of ...
"The website looks like a GSCE project": PR pros take on launch of The Independent Group PRWeek
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Did Liam Neeson launch his recent PR drive for a bet? The Guardian
Midlife can make you needlessly honest, and with this in mind I have become deeply fascinated with Liam Neeson's recent PR drive. If you are unaware of what ...
Sadly, Puerto Rico recovery plan favors the affluent over the poor | TheHill The Hill
Nearly a year and a half after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, federal funds will soon be available to restore the island's decimated ...
Leaky child-tracking smartwatch maker hits back at bad PR The Register
Kids' smartwatch-pusher Enox, whose Safe-KID-One watch was pulled by the European Commission, has hit back against the bad PR ‚Äď with some rather ...
Zendesk's Roopa Ramaiya joins cryptocurrency firm Luno as global head of PR and comms PRWeek
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Navy captain who moonlighted as Fat Leonard's PR man is going to prison NavyTimes.com
Retired Capt. Jeffrey Breslau was sentenced Friday in a San Diego courtroom.
China's 'ham-handed' PR moves hurt its global image Nikkei Asian Review
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Priscilla Lane 'PR' Broaddus (Riddle) | Obituaries Bowling Green Daily News
Cleveland - Priscilla "P.R." Lane Broaddus, 75, resident of Cleveland TN passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at a healthcare facility in Seneca, SC.
Video shows Norwegian cruise ship destroy dock in Puerto Rico New York Post
A Norwegian cruise ship slammed into a pier in Puerto Rico and obliterated two mooring points amid high winds on Tuesday, video shows.
Puerto Rico Open returns as island stands strong once again Golf Channel
The Puerto Rico Open returns this week, less than two years after Hurrican Maria devastated the island and tested the resolve of everyone on the island.
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Inside John Bolton's Month-Long P.R. Campaign Against Venezuela's Government TIME
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It‚Äôs time to visit Vieques, Puerto Rico Mic
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Zuckerberg Stumbles Headfirst into Apple‚Äôs P.R. Buzz Saw Vanity Fair
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What is an influencer? (Even the PR industry can't seem to decide) PRWeek
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Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt FAIR
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Tangem To Produce Physical Blockchain Banknotes for the Marshall Islands' Digital Currency Legal Tender - PRNewswire
Tangem To Produce Physical Blockchain Banknotes for the Marshall Islands' Digital Currency Legal Tender PRNewswire
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Midwest Companies Look to Puerto Rico for Workers Fortune
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Florida-based cruise ship that crashed in Puerto Rico returns wi NBC2 News
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PR: aXpire.io Updates - AXPR HODL Initiative and CoinExchange.io Listing Bitcoin News
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'It's just not going to play': Warren disappoints Puerto Rico Democrats by dodging statehood question - Washington Examiner
'It's just not going to play': Warren disappoints Puerto Rico Democrats by dodging statehood question Washington Examiner
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Puerto Rico governor threatens legal action over national emergency declaration: 'See you in court' | TheHill - The Hill
Puerto Rico governor threatens legal action over national emergency declaration: 'See you in court' | TheHill The Hill
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Hedge Funds Bask in Puerto Rico Bond Deal The Wall Street Journal
A small group of hedge funds are being rewarded for backing an $18 billion restructuring of Puerto Rico's sales-tax debt that saddled other investors with losses.
Do-It-Yourself PR: An Accident Waiting to Happen
Early in my career as a public relations consultant, I remember standing in a group of people at a business function and listening to one man's tale of woe. It seems the founder and president of a small and growing business was bewildered about his lack of media attention.
Killer Press Kits - Press Kits That Demand Attention
So, you've had your book published or you've gone the self-published route, but what do you do now?You contact a newspaper, radio or television station requesting an interview and they ask you to send them a press kit.First of all, don't panic.
Media Contact Lists and How to Build a Fantastic One
I got the latest issue of Internet Works in the post yesterday and was disappointed to find out that it's going to be the last. As well as having the good taste to run a feature on me last year (!) Internet Works has been a great source of information and ideas for me for the last couple of years and it's demise will leave a gap.
How PR Makes a Managers Life Easier
Things are pleasant for many business, non-profit or association managers when their public relations people deliver newspaper and talk show mentions, informative brochures and videos, and special events that attract a lot of people.But things could be much more pleasant for those managers if their PR teams were to deliver the kind of behavior change among their key outside audiences that leads directly to achieving their managerial objectives.
Best Approach For Free Advertisement
Product/service publicity is the superhighway to business success everyone dreams. Then imagine having your product/service written on newspapers, trade publications, aired on radio and viewed on television absolutely for free!!! That's going to skyrocket your profit target only if you know how to use the best method of getting free publicity.
PRs Big Bang Theory
Lots of theories out there about public relations.Everything from "publicity's the thing!," "the care and feeding of reputations and "sales support is primary" to "gain and hold public acceptance," and "issue management's the thing.
Add Some Firepower to your PR
Sure, as tactics usually presented to business, non-profit and association managers, special events, brochures and news releases are fine.But they're not the high-octane PR firepower you need to deliver growth results like new proposals for strategic alliances and joint ventures; accelerating prospect contacts; rising membership applications; customers making repeat purchases; rebounds in showroom visits, or capital givers and specifying sources looking your way.
Whats Your Op-Ed?
Everyone has an opinion on something, and you can leverage the opinion of top executives to heighten the visibility of your organization. How? By getting them to write so-called op/ed pieces for newspapers.
6 Steps to Using Trade Magazines To Reach Customers
When developing a publicity campaign for their business many owners overlook the importance of trade magazines and journals as vehicles for reaching new customers. While mass media publications have widespread readership, the targeted nature of trade publications make the information that appears within them even more powerful.
PR: Ouch! Tells the Tale
Ever get the feeling that your public relations program isn't doing much about the behaviors of your important outside audiences? Those audiences whose actions have the greatest impacts on your business?Chances are your PR effort is focused primarily on communi- cations tactics and not on the process needed to really move those key audience perceptions, and thus behaviors in your direction.Which means you've missed out on the sweet spot of public relations.
Put Yourself in the Reporters Shoes
Imagine you're the technology reporter at a daily newspaper. You learn that a new computer virus is making the rounds on the Net and you find that it has shut down three local banks within the past few hours.
4th Quarter 2003 Publicity = 1st Quarter 2004 Prosperity
As the year starts to wind down, many businesses and entrepreneurs are making plans and budgets for the year 2004. Those plans could include anything from setting up goals for new products to preparing marketing, sales and PR/publicity campaigns.
Writing a Press Release: The Design Basics
Big corporations like General Motors and Coca-Cola spend thousands of dollars on press kits with specially-designed folders, full-color stationery, digital photos and lots of other goodies. Does this make a reporter more likely to do their story? In my experience, the answer is no.
Knowing the Community
You are in business for yourself, but how well do you know your customers and community? A good way to become better at understanding your community is to develop spread sheet databases of service clubs in your town with contact names, phone numbers, email addresses and brief descriptions. You should know all of the Volunteer Support / Service Clubs in your town.
Marketing-Minded Financial Planners: Get Free Publicity by Choosing the Right Outlets
Sure, any publicity is good. But don't invest time and effort to be in "Lucky: The Magazine for Shopping" if your major topic is planning for college.
Why You Should Write a Book (Even if You Really Dont Want To)
Recently, I told a friend (who's a business owner) that she needed to write a book. Although she's a good writer with terrific ideas, she said, "Do I really have to do it?"For her -- and for those of you who have a business -- the answer is yes.
The Story The Media Really Wants
If you're like most of my clients, you're probably interested in getting the media to cover the success of your business. These "business success stories" can be used for future marketing efforts -- including reprints of the story in your marketing materials or on your Web site, or framing the article and hanging it in your office.
Auto Detailing Public Relations; United Way Withholding
As a mobile detailing company it is important to have some key corporate accounts where you can show up weekly and wash and detail cars for executives. One promotion you can do to help secure such accounts is to join in with the United Way in their promotion.
Publicity Wont Thrive on Press Releases Alone
Press releases are a useful tool for announcing news and for keeping your name in the mind of the news media.But you can't build a successful publicity campaign on press releases alone, for the simple reason that very few press releases ever make it into the paper.
How PR Helps Managers Win
Anything that lets managers achieve their managerial objectives is a winner.It's a bullseye when the right public relations alters individual perception leading to changed behaviors among key outside audiences.
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