NEWS OR SNOOZE: Will Your Press Release be a Doosie or a Dud?

Written by Meredith Pond

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Similarly, if you belong to an affiliate program along with lots of other people who are using their own marketing techniques, a press release probably isn'trepparttar way to go. Media people are extremely busy, and easily get overrun with press releases. Again, in this situation a classified ad or well-written article is probably a better use of your time and money.

A clever writer can take almost any subject and turn it into a press release without sounding like a sales letter. As great a talent as that is, however, media professionals will easily see through it. An effective press release doesn't just SOUND newsworthy, it IS newsworthy. A sales letter in disguise does not make a good release.

Above all, keep in mind thatrepparttar 101154 last thing an editor wants to read is a sales pitch; sending them this kind of material will only get you blackballed inrepparttar 101155 media. If you're not sure your material is appropriate for a press release, ask an expert. Before ordering your release from an outside source, for example, call them or send them an email, tell them about your business, and ask them if they think a release isrepparttar 101156 right tool for you. If it's not, chances are they can recommend something that will serve you better.

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10 Ways To Sell Your Ad Space Like Crazy!

Written by Larry Dotson

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7. Write a review for your customer's product to place under their ad. This is similiar to a testimonial or endorsement but more in-depth.

8. Offer a buy 2 ads and get 1 free deal. Withrepparttar slow econmy and advertsing sales, most businesses are bound to be looking for a good ad deal.

9. Give your customers a ton of free bonuses when they buy ad space. It can be submission software, an ebook full of advertsing or copywriting tips, etc.

10. Guarantee your customer's advertsing results. If they don't likerepparttar 101153 traffic they recieve, give them a refund or another ad for free.

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