Step 12: 4 Top Tips for Monitoring Press Coverage

Keeping track of media coverage can be both difficult and time consuming, especially if you aren’t aware of the tools available to help you do this effectively. In this final instalment of my 12 step guide to crafting the perfect press release, here are some top tips on how to monitor press coverage. 1.Subscribe to…

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Step 9: 6 Things you Must do when Distributing a Press Release

Press releases can prove to be very useful tools in helping you gain maximum exposure within your target market and growing your business reputation. One of the secrets behind achieving success with your release, i.e. obtaining coverage and generating engagement, is to ensure that it is distributed through the right channels to the right people.…

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Step 7: Finding the Right Journalists for your Press Release

Your press release is drafted, approved by the relevant parties and is ready to be distributed to journalists. There’s only one problem… you’re not sure who to send it to! This is a common issue for many businesses. The main aim of sending a press release is to generate positive coverage for you. If you…

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Step 6: Do’s and Don’ts of Creating a Boilerplate For Your Press Release

A boilerplate (or ‘Notes to editors’ as it’s widely known) is how marketing, public relations and journalism professionals refer to an organisation’s standard description that is used repeatedly to different audiences. In other words, it’s a high-level overview of your company. It can be used within press releases, websites and marketing literature to provide key…

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Step 5: 5 Steps for Including Quotes Within Your Press Release

Using a quote within your press release can give your brand credibility, personality and helps drive engagement with existing and new audiences. It could also be the difference between a story being picked up by journalists or ignored. This is one of the most important aspects of a press release, but you may be surprised…

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The 6 Top Cost Effective Tools for Promoting your Business Today

There are a number of ways to promote your product or service, but which ones are effective? Here’s some insight into the top 6 tools for promoting your business: 1. Press: Broadcast, online and print media can offer your business great publicity opportunities at very little, if any, cost to you. Make the effort to liaise…

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5 Tips for Writing a Standout Press Release

Whilst we live in a world of summarising news in 140 characters, press releases still remain a great means of promoting your business and should be included in your overall communications mix. Believe it or not, there is a formula to writing a press release. Here are five tips that will get you and your…

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How to complete a social media audit in 5 steps

January is often a month when businesses take the time to evaluate activities from the previous year – what was good, not so good and what can be improved. As part of this, it is important to assess the value of social media for your brand to ensure that you are communicating with your target…

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