RELEASE RELEASE: Getting Your Press Release to the Media

Written by Meredith Pond

Each day newspapers, TV, radio, and ezines hand out millions of dollars in FREE publicity. If you have a good story or good information to share, an editor somewhere will jump atrepparttar chance to use your material. Your name and ideas can be spread to thousands of people over night. Andrepparttar 101158 cost to you? Zero.

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1. Start small. Think locally. Your best bet for getting media is right in your own home town. Editors and news directors love to do stories on businesses and individuals they can phone without placing a long distance call. In fact, when we send press releases to media across America, many editors say they ONLY do local stories.

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Written by David Seitz

When I run an advert in an ezine, print orrepparttar web I use a simple little log trick to keep track of how effective each run is.

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Don't understand your logs?

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