DIY: Public Relations and Marketing: Different ways that you can do it without a pro (Paperback)
This booklet is about what a press release should be about and how you can do it without paying a pro for it. It's a do-it-yourself booklet.A perfect press release should be able to gain the reader's attention and draw it to what you're passionate about. Your press release should be "short and sweet and straight to the point," a maximum of 350 words. Still, it should be able to answer all of these questions.Who?What?Where?When?Why?You should be able to tell the names of the involved people, what you're trying to promote, were an exciting event is taking place when it's taking place, and why it's taking place.You'll discover the need to be considerate of your target audience. A person who sells hiking boots is looking to appeal to those who fancy the outdoors more than the indoors.A good press release should be clean, which means it should not need further editing. Editors always like stories that are straight to the point, so you have to respect the fact they work with deadlines.Be sure to use your writing skills and find something that will pull your readers' heartstrings. If you can manage to put a story together from scratch, and it sounds interesting enough, it might get published. Also, try telling it to a friend, and you'll immediately know how you're doing.Avoid using any industry jargon in any of your releases because you're talking over people's heads. And it should be avoided as much as possible.If you ask what bad press means, it'll probably generate different answers from different people, both professionally and personally. You can permanently repair the damage with the right angle and get back on track as soon as possible. Just be honest and straightforward.Sometimes, you might have to deal with the press under a terrible circumstance. You have to be very careful with everything you say as the media tends to hang on to every bit of your word, so you have to plan critically what you would say.If addressing the issue will take a toll on you emotionally, you need someone who is not attached to the situation. For example, a public relations professional that'll stand for you like an attorney.Finally, always try as much as possible not to blow your credibility. Remember the five questions your press release must answer and remember how precious a reporter's time is. Remember, you have to handle the crisis in the best way possible. And realize how a public relations process should go, and you have access to a local public relations officer if the need arises.