Free News Release Services List
A news release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing information claimed as having news value.
Typically, a news release is mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to assignment editors at newspapers, magazines, web sites, radio stations, television stations, and/or television networks. Commercial newswire services are also used to distribute news releases.
Public relations is one of the more effective ways to get the message out about your business. Take every opportunity to promote and celebrate your business successes. This may include new employees, new product lines, a web site update, or simply a new office or retail location. If you are handling communications efforts for your company, familiarize yourself with the local and online media, and what type of news they are likely to run. You may only get a line or two in the business section, or you may be contacted for a feature story. Don’t forget the myriad of online, industry specific, news services that are available to you as well.
Use the following tips as you prepare your press release: (more…)