The Juiced Up News Release

The Juiced Up News Release

This week one of my clients issued a news release on one of the big paid wire services. The Google News Alert showed immediate and impressive results: Dow Jones Marketwatch, Yahoo Finance, and dozens of others including, for whatever reason, Earth Times. Yet, when searching for the story on the Marketwatch site, nothing popped. Huh? […]

Leverage and Maximize

Leverage and Maximize

Not to be a curmudge or anything, but check out this news release header: Event Planners Will Learn to Leverage Public Relations to Maximize Integrated Marketing at HSMAI’s Event Technology Expo(TM) @ Affordable Meetings(R) National Yikes! The particular release was issued by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) to tout an upcoming event […]

The News Release: Content or Context?

The News Release: Content or Context?

As PR types continue their obsession with the format and purpose of the modern-day news release, this resilient vehicle for allegedly breaking news continues to flourish in most industry circles. A quick scan of any 30-minute weekday block on Business Wire or PR Newswire will dispel any notion that the press release is dead. Even […]