35 Quick Tips for Writing A Press Release

Layout1. 1-2 pages in length.2. Double-space.3. 1.5 to 2 inch margins.4. Use company stationary with logo and slogan.5. Avoid bright or dark-colored paper.6. Center "News Release" at top.7. Place a "release date" under "News Release".8. On second page, type "page 2".9. Use company stationary with logo and slogan on page... Read More

Smashing the Myth of the Press Release

A musician spends years honing his craft. He writes world-class songs and performs them in a manner that moves his listeners to tears. He records a demo tape and sends it to record labels. He gets a contract and becomes rich, famous and adored.The lesson: demo tapes are the secret... Read More

10 Tips for Tantalizing News Releases

Want to get radio interviews and coverage in print publications to sell more books? Master the art of writing magnetic media releasesthat attract attention of editors and publishers. A media release (which also goes by its former name, the press release) is a one page, double spaced, single-sided document designed... Read More

The Four Seasons of Publicity - Building an All-Year Publicity

If you're like most publicity seekers, you probably think oneproject at a time. You've got a new product coming out in April,so you send out a release in March. You've hired a new executive,you'll put out a release when she's on board, etc. For hard-core publicity insiders, though, there's a... Read More

How to Tie-In With News Events to Score Publicity

It's safe to say that we live in interesting times. It seems wehardly have a breather between wars, tragedies, scandals,epidemics, circus trials and other events that capitalize themedia's attention. For the business seeking publicity, the "newshole" for more traditional stories -- new product reviews,business features, offbeat promotions -- keeps shrinking... Read More

Publicity From Thin Air

In an ideal world, your business would be overflowing withnewsworthy stories, and the media would be waiting with batedbreath for your next press release, ready to give you front pagecoverage. In the real world, however, it's not always so easy to generatereal news. There are only so many hot new... Read More

Grandma Says...

Southern grandmothers have often said, "there are only three times a respectable person's name should be in the paper: when you are born, when you are married, and when you die." This is the one area in which I part company with my grandmothers. Publicity... Read More

Press Releases for Every Occasion

To many marketers, the press release is something of a "one sizefits all" proposition. You want to get media coverage, you knockout a press release, send it to some journalists and sit back andwait. Of course, smart Publicity Insiders already know that's aprescription for failure. You know that your press... Read More

Press Kit Elements That Work

Considering how fundamental they are to the publicist's trade,it's always amazed me how lousy almost all press kits truly are.Your typical press kit is a bloated folder filled with puffery,hype, irrelevant information and worse. The vast majority ofthese monstrosities do little besides kill trees and clognewsroom trash baskets. The good... Read More

Forget the Press Release - Heres How to Pitch Like Roger Clemens

Stripped down to its core, publicity is little more than oneperson persuading another. You, the publicity seeker, mustpersuade a journalist that your story is worthy of receivingprint space or air time. Your ability to sell your story to ajournalist is what it's all about. If you've ever sat with an... Read More

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Turkey between terrorist coup and PR putsch  United World InternationalAfter the unsuccessful coup attempt in 2016, things became much more difficult for the liberals and globalists seeking regime change and destabilization in ...
PDSI opens 6th office location in San Juan, Puerto Rico  PRNewswireATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PDSI, a premier third-party development company for the hotel industry, is pleased to announce the opening of their ...
How Technology Drives Public Relations Businesses  Business.comTechnology has had a significant impact on the world of public relations. However, smart public relations professionals, like Emma Smith of Three Lions Public ...
Darren Soto targets unspent federal aid to boost Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery  Orlando SentinelU.S. Rep. Darren Soto this week embarked on a congressional effort to determine why more than $47 billion set aside to help Puerto Rico recover has not yet ...
Sean McGorty Runs PR (13:21), Hits World Standard in First Race with Bowerman TC in Boston  LetsRun.comBy Jonathan Gault February 8, 2019. BOSTON — Before the serious racing gets going at tomorrow's NYRR Millrose Games, a few members of the Bowerman ...
Smollett's PR firm dumped him before GMA interview, TMZ's Harvey Levin tells The Morning Drive  KABC“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has surrended to Chicago police after a plot they say he concocted, to increase his salary by staging a fake racial and ...
Cisco Consolidates Global PR Duties With FleishmanHillard  The Holmes ReportSAN JOSE, CA — Tech giant Cisco has consolidated its core global PR business with FleishmanHillard, whose remit will be to handle a range of ...
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Leaky child-tracking smartwatch maker hits back at bad PR  The RegisterKids' smartwatch-pusher Enox, whose Safe-KID-One watch was pulled by the European Commission, has hit back against the bad PR – with some rather ...
Q4 2018: Interpublic PR Agencies Continue Growth  The Holmes ReportInterpublic's PR group's revenues had growth for the third consecutive quarter during the three months ending Dec. 31.
Hamilton Helps Raise $14 Million for the Arts in Puerto Rico  FortuneLin Manuel Miranda's reprisal in the title role of Hamilton last month help raise more than $14 million for the arts on the island. The Tony Award-winner partnered ...
Courtenay public relations firm now has an office to call home  BCLocalNews50th Parallel Public Relations (50th Parallel) is pleased to announce the opening of its first headquarters space to accommodate its growing team and portfolio.
Langley baseball team brings aid to Puerto Rico  Langley AdvanceA team of teenage baseball players from Langley has arrived in Puerto Rico, for a trip that combines the game they love with an opportunity to do some good.
Power Rankings: Puerto Rico Open  PGA TOURIt's been a long two years since the last Puerto Rico Open. Six months after D.A. Points secured victory in March of 2017, Hurricane Maria decimated the U.S. ...
Justo brushes off Swiss probe as a 'PR move'  MalaysiakiniSwiss national Xavier Andre Justo, who is being investigated by the authorities in Zurich for economic espionage related to 1MDB, has described the probe as a ...
Midwest Companies Look to Puerto Rico for Workers  FortuneMany companies in Ohio, Iowa, and Nebraska are having difficulty finding local employees. There's also a shortage of legal immigrants to work under the H-2B ...
PR firm suspends ties with Gordon Campbell pending U.K. sexual assault investigation  CBC NewsPublic relations firm Edelman says it's suspending its consulting arrangement with former B.C. premier and former high commissioner to the U.K. Gordon ...
Puerto Rico's Utility PREPA Plans To Divide Island Into Renewable Energy Microgrids  ForbesAfter the catastrophe caused by 2017's Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans were left without electricity for months. Now, the Puerto Rico Electric Power ...
Hedge Funds See Windfall From Bets on Puerto Rico After Storm  BloombergIn late 2017, while Puerto Rico was reeling from Hurricane Maria, the government's bonds went into a free fall as Wall Street speculated that much of the ...
10 Of The Best Airbnbs In Carolina, Puerto Rico  HuffPostAirbnb bookings in Carolina, Puerto Rico, have increased more than 600 percent from 2018.
Court decision may lead to friendlier Puerto Rico Oversight Board  Bond BuyerPuerto Rico bondholders may gain an Oversight Board more sympathetic to their interests after a federal court decision altering the method of approving board ...
Puerto Rico's St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort Makes A Comeback With A Fresh New Look  ForbesWhen we talk about tourism, we are in a position where Puerto Rico is open for business.”--José Torres, general manager, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.
Vatican child abuse summit: is it more than a PR exercise?  ABC LocalWith survivors already deeply sceptical, a summit to tackle the clerical sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is starting at the Vatican tonight.
Inside John Bolton's Month-Long P.R. Campaign Against Venezuela's Government  TIMETo hear it from National Security Advisor John Bolton, it's time for America to launch all measures short of war to push Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro ...
Local shelter director returns from Puerto Rico mission  Turn to 10Forever Paws Animal Shelter in Fall River is currently home to nearly a dozen kittens that were rescued from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Baby born on JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale  WPLG Local 10A baby was born Friday night on a JetBlue flight from Puerto Rico to Fort Lauderdale.
Cong Says Modi Shot PR Docu Right After Pulwama, BJP Denies  The QuintA a week after the terror attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF jawans, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress traded barbs ...
Free Running Program Will Offer Hope to Thousands of Kids in Puerto Rico  runnersworld.comOlympian Beverly Ramos is helping to bring the restorative power of running to an island that's still reeling from months of loss.
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