Have you ever wondered how a story about a company or brand ends up in a newspaper, on the TV or in a magazine? In most cases the starting point will have been a press or news release. This will have been written by the brand's PR team and then sent out to the media and it is the information in the release that will have caught the eye of the journalist and ultimately resulted in the story appearing in the media.
For your press release to catch the journalist's eye it needs to be news worth, topical and above all it has to meet the So What test. A good way of ensuring that your release meets these criteria is to ensure it has the 5 W's, Who, What, Why, Where and When, in the opening paragraph.
Keep it short and sweet, your release shouldn't be more than one side of A4 and always ensure it has your contact details on it, after all you need to let the journalist know how to contact you if they want to run the story. Finally make sure you have an image you can send with it, make sure it's print quality and relevant.
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