I stumbled across this post by Joe Ciarallo on PRNewser this morning.
At best this blog highlights one of the challenges faced by PR practitioners on a daily basis.
That of being able to craft a document which not only stands out but captures the attention of the journalist and the essence of what is being “sold”.
Here’s my three top tips:
- I read the most recent press release I’ve sent on behalf of a client before beginning a new one – this way I know what words to include / exclude, style, tone etc
- I always have a minimum of two others read over any document that is to be sent (with the exception of some emails)
- I always have a thesaurus handy – both online and on my desk
I’d be interested in your practices as to how to overcome the challenges associated with crafting a press release.