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Great Design for an Email Press Release

Adam Sherk

I recently received an email press release that features a compelling design with strong visuals and a nice layout. That’s not something you say every day, and since bad releases get called out much more than the good ones, I thought I’d share it here. There is also a companion press kit with much more information. What do you think? Public Relations

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk on June 29, 2010 Unique, one-of-a-kind, best-of-breed…blah, blah, blah. We see this type of marketing speak over and over in press releases and promotional materials. stopped reading press releases a long time ago.

How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast. What are the Main Features of a Social Media Press Release? Contacts such as address of press launch, and maps, email addresses, phone numbers. Let’s tame it.

Your Press Release = Your Passport to Publicity

Harp Interactive

Categories: Blog , How To Tags: press release , press release writing , tips for successful press release , writing tips Think of a press release as your passport to publicity. Blog How To press release press release writing tips for successful press release writing tips

The 5 Press Release Must-Haves

Small Business Mavericks

Press releases are just as effective online as they are off line, but there is one major difference. Your online press release has to be well-optimized for search. Otherwise, online press releases are just like traditional press releases. Here are the 5 essential elements that every online press release should have to be effective in promoting your business: Optimized Headline - News stories have headlines. So do press releases. Quotes – Quotes add flavor to press releases.

Beyond Press Releases: Using Stories to Land Your Organization on the Front Page

Waxing UnLyrical

Beyond Press Releases: Using Stories to Land Your Organization on the Front Page. Guest Post by Elaine Hughes. Doors that Manuel Rosado never knew existed are now opening to him.”. Compelling stories are memorable and can trigger powerful emotions in potential customers and donors. Here are some tips on getting your story noticed: 1. Find the story hook. Find out how they did it.

Measuring Every Aspect of PR’s Impact—Even Press Releases


You put a lot of work into crafting your press release. You hope it will… Read More.

Multimedia with Press Releases Gets More Views and Engagement

Proactive Report

Every so often we hear that press releases are dead.  Just recently the Google updates about treating press releases as advertisements had PR folk jittery once again.  However, there is ample evidence to show that the digital age has given press releases a new lease on life. The multimedia digital release template. more release views and 36.1%

PRFilter Shows Press Release Buzzword Abuse Still Prevalent

Adam Sherk

Press release search engine PRFilter came out of beta last week. It aggregates press releases from 10 wire services and distribution services and pulls them in directly from 60+ technology and media companies. Press releases from PR Newswire, Business Wire, PRWeb and Marketwire frequently appear in the listings. Press Releases Do Get Shared on Google News.

How to Write a Press Release in 4 Easy Steps [+Examples]

Writtent Blog

Wondering how to write a press release? Great Great press releases are not that hard to write. These basic guidelines will help you to write and distribute effective press releases that will get your readers’ attention and – best of all – get them to share the news on social media. Reasons Writing a Press Release is Still Relevant. Where?

The Press Release is not Dead Yet!

Proactive Report

Great news for PR practitioners: Despite rumors to the contrary, the trusty old press release is not dead. Text 100 surveyed 72 journalists and found that the press release is still the preferred format for receiving corporate news. While you are celebrating this news, there is one caveat: text only releases don’t do much for you. PR Newswire reports that a study of releases on their wire service shows that:: Adding a photo or an image increases views of the release by 14%. Press releases. Press contacts. Photos. Video.

Pimp Your Press Release

Proactive Report

A recent survey of UK  journalists showed us that press releases are still the #1 source for corporate news. And PR Newswire’s study of how multimedia with a press release increases views makes it very clear that we have to provide images, video and graphics with our news releases. Online PR Social Media Case Studies online PR press release

5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Boost Press Release Results

Convince & Convert

So how can you leverage that popularity to expand the reach of your press releases? Add an Infographic to Your Release, Then Pin It. Including a relevant infographic with your press release is a fantastic way to give media and news outlets a visual to go with your story, plus it takes advantage of one of the most popular ways to share data. Why not? ”  . 5.

Harlem Globetrotters Press Release: Not Sure Why I Got It, But I Kind of Like It

Adam Sherk

Last week I received a press release from an unexpected source: the Harlem Globetrotters. Frankly I’m not sure why they’d be sending a press release about their new VP of Communications to me. The answer is that I’m in some PR databases so I get press releases every week of varying degrees of appropriateness. PHOENIX, Oct.

Press Releases Do Get Shared on Google News

Adam Sherk

In reading a post on Google Operating System about the Most Shared section on Google News I found it interesting that a press release from NASA was among the leaders. checked today and it is still at the top of the list for the week: Press releases tend to be the ugly stepsister when it comes to Google News visibility but here’s a sign that they do sometimes get traction from users.

NoFollow Links in Press Releases? How To Revise Your Press Release Strategy

Bill Hartzer

Recently, Google took the position that press releases were simply link schemes , advertorials for a business. Therefore, all links in press releases should have the nofollow attribute added to the links, so that the press release does not pass any SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) value to the website it’s linking to. Take a look at the video.

How to Keep Press Releases Fresh Day in Day Out: 6 PR Tips from Doctor Who


Nowhere is brand loyalty, and it’s corollary, fandom, more on display than at San Diego’s… Read More.

How to Write a Press Release in 2013

Proactive Report

Webinar August 28, 2013, Sally Falkow APR and Lisa Buyer discuss the new Google rules for writing a press release. Unfortunately, the SEO community saw the possibilities of using optimized press releases long before the PR industry did. Instead of PR content becoming a natural part of a brand’s online message, press releases became a tool in the SEO arsenal.

Easter Bunny Kicked Out of PRWeb Press Release Web Site

Bill Hartzer

The Easter Bunny has officially been kicked out of PRWeb, the popular press release web site. According to the editors at Vocus, they did not feel that it was correct to mention the Easter Bunny in a press release–although the mention of the Easter Bunny in this case was related to an Easter promotion that was being done at a hotel. Marketing

Night of the living dead press release


Gini Dietrich admonishes PR professionals No One Cares About Your News Release, and goes on to advise against posting press releases (or links) to a company's Facebook page. Posting links to press releases on a company's Facebook page is not only acceptable, it's desirable. The irrelevance and death of the press

12 Ways to DO and NOT DO a Social Media Press Release – MSF Medecins Sans Frontieres

Laurel Papworth

I’m a social media strategist that blogs about social media and online communities so I find it frustrating when I am sent a PDF attachment on an email with a traditional media press release using agency created content, professional film crews employed to do the traditional campaign filming and ditto with professional musicians. My tips for building a social media press room.

Canadian government spikes the press release

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Government of Canada’s announced that it’s retiring the traditional format; surely this means the press release is finally dead. 76design, part of the Thornley Fallis Group, had a hand in developing Canada’s first-ever social media news release almost seven years ago, so this ‘new’ approach is long overdue. Canadian government kicks traditional press releases to the curb.

Penalized or Banned in Google? Don’t Issue a Press Release Like IGXE Internet Gaming Exchange

Bill Hartzer

If your website is banned in the Google search engine or if your website is penalized, then I don’t recommend writing and distributing a press release about it. As a result, instead of admitting that they did something wrong, they issued a press release telling others that they should not hire network marketing companies. WILMINGTON, Del., We learned a lesson.

Five Ways to Ensure PR Success with Your Start-up

Spin Sucks

Start-ups need PR. The challenge becomes how exactly does a start-up achieves PR success? The first steps is understanding PR it's a journey, not a destination. The post Five Ways to Ensure PR Success with Your Start-up appeared first on Spin Sucks. Related Stories What is Corporate Storytelling and How Do I Use it? The 2016 Modern Blogging Masterclass Media Relations is a Tactic, Not a Strategy.

Lance Armstrong and a tweeted Social Media Press Release

Laurel Papworth

Instead he used his blog as a social media press release site and then used Twitter as a distribution channel for that press release to amazing effect. See what I mean about a social media press release – online, accessible, TWEETABLE. Lance Armstrong has decided not to go on fighting the anti-doping charges. ” For me, that time is now.

A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk A Look at Muck Rack’s Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later by Adam Sherk on October 20, 2009 I’m definitely a fan of Muck Rack – it offers an easy way to track major media journalists on Twitter and pick up on trending topics. Of those 51 releases, 28 included a URL, so I tried using

Changes in News Delivery Give New Power to Press Releases

Proactive Report

We need to understand the current media landscape: What journalists need today, how best to work with them, where the opportunities lie for PR news material — and what that means for Press Releases. How does this affect the way we write a press release? The press release is available here.). We’re fighting for the attention of every reader. Facebook.

Google Makes New Rules for Press Releases

Proactive Report

Learn how to write a press release that gets found in search and shared on social media. Online PR media Online News press release SMART write

How and Where to Release a Press Release

Writtent Blog

If you’re new to the world of press releases, getting started can be tricky. Use this brief guide to learn how and where to release a press release. Steps to Publishing Press Releases First, write the release. Hiring a professional press release writer is probably your best bet unless you have experience writing successful [.].

How to Turn a Blog Post into a Press Release


If you’re an ace at writing blog copy, you can write an excellent press release. You already know that press releases are a powerful way to promote your blog , and they’re an effective way to get your message out without duplicating content. So, if you’re ready to put your news out there, here’s some basic steps to re-writing your blog post into a press release. press release has to announce something. However, the following blog post topics would work perfectly as the basis for a press release: launch of a new company.

Are You Overusing Jargon In Your Press Releases?

Small Business Mavericks

» Are You Overusing Jargon In Your Press Releases? Jargon can be anything from industry speak to catch phrases like “touch base.&# Do you include these types of phrases in your press releases and other public relations documents, either online or off line? If so, then I’d encourage you to rewrite those releases and documents.

Six Tips to Clear and Effective Communication

Spin Sucks

The answer can be as straightforward as writing internal messages with the same intensity and purpose as the big news release. Communication Writing audience bullets communications email inbox language press release retweet Social Media tone web writers writingToday’s guest post is by Luke Capizzo. Audience(s). Unintended Audiences. Digestibility/Scanability. Energy.

Ignite Social Media Promotes Bounds to President, Announces Other Management Changes

Ignite Social Media

Announcements company culture Corporate Social Media Awards Female Leadership Ignite Announcements Ignite Press Release ignite social media Ignite Social Media jobs leadership changes Social Agency Of The Year social media leadership Social Media Strategy structuring social media teams Winner of Corporate Social Media AwardsCARY ,  NORTH CAROLINA August 30 , 2016.

Five Newsworthy Stories for Your Next Press Release


Most bloggers understand that online press releases can drive traffic. Press Press releases are powerful ways to reach people through search. As As Lee Odden wrote in his book Optimize , “search is an explicit expression of need or want” and online press releases provide the means to reach people at the precise time they are expressing that need. ProBlogger has offered reasons to use press releases to promote a blog, and very sound editorial guidance on how to turn a press release into a blog post. Themes emerge in blogs.

Spin Sucks Lies: The History of Public Relations

Spin Sucks

Rockefeller Mad Men zombies media relations PR legacy press release propaganda Spin Sucks Spin Sucks and the history of public relations. The history of public relations, at least in the United States, has an awfully tarnished reputation. But even with that history, the perception of PR is going to change if Spin Sucks gets its way. who invented PR

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity SMM

In this example, a press release is distributed online, posted to the company’s Facebook and Twitter updates, and used to create a social media release (using a tool such as PitchEngine ). For SEO and traffic purposes, the press release and social media release link back to the company’s website/blog. The social media release is used for blogger outreach.

Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

How can you amplify and extend new releases through social media? The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases by Adam Sherk. Public Relations: The best press release is no press release by MarketingSherpa. The headline may be a bit harsh—drafted and used properly (which they too frequently aren’t), press releases can still serve a valuable role—but Daniel Burstein does make some excellent points here. Social Media Press Releases and Blogger Outreach. Is the Press Release Dead?

Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Read on to learn how social media is changing PR, how pitching bloggers is different from traditional media outreach, how to optimize press releases for search and online distribution, which tools should be in your social PR toolbox and more here in some of the best articles and blog posts on social PR of 2010 so far. SESNY: 5 Tips To Optimize Press Releases For Search by TopRank Online Marketing Blog. Adam Singer summarizes guidance from Meg Walker of PRWeb on how to search optimize press releases. Like what? Will Traditional, Social Media Blend?

Media Relations Without the News Release

Spin Sucks

When you have put a lot of time and effort into creating a news release, it can be hugely frustrating when you can’t get hold of journalists, or the story is turned down by your target publications. Placing thought leadership or advice comments can be more time efficient than the intense and lengthy news release pitching route. Four ways to gain media coverage without a news release.

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What Is the Future of Press Releases?

Spin Sucks

Rachael Seda asks, “In the spirit of Halloween, there has been a lot of back and forth discussions about the RIP of the press release. What do you think the future looks like for press releases? Tags: Communication Trends Arment Dietrich facebook future of press releases press releases question of the week rachael seda Hoogly moogly.