Utilizing SEO in Your Press Releases: Maximizing Visibility and Reach

In an era where digital communication is the norm, the role of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in press releases cannot be overstated. SEO is no longer just about getting your website to rank higher on search engine results pages. It also plays a crucial role in press releases, ensuring your news reaches a wider audience, […]

Can You Publish My Article in the New York Times? 3 Things to Know

People frequently ask me, “Can you publish an article about me in the Wall Street Journal?” or “Can you publish an article I wrote in the New York Times or on Yahoo News?” The fast answer is, “No.” This video takes the question a little further, sharing three things you should know about what it […]

5 Reasons Your Might Need a Full-Service Public Relations Firm

If you’re trying to figure out the best way to get media exposure for your business, chances are you’re hearing some confusing and potentially contradictory advice about hiring a public relations firm. Some might say that the traditional practice of retaining a full-service PR firm is old fashioned and no longer necessary. However, while many […]

Dealing with Forbidden Topics in Public Relations

Ready for some serious PR truth bombs? In this article, you will learn all about what you can and cannot say in the world of public relations. Let us start with a scenario: Imagine that a business has all the specs: a market-leading product, an awesome team that is passionate about the company’s mission, service […]

HARO: A Useful and Important PR Tool

Meet HARO; it’s like a press release but flipped in reverse. HARO (or Help A Reporter Out) is a free online subscription service that connects reporters with PR teams and experts. HARO (at helpareporter.com) is run by Cision, the company that operates the PR Newswire press release distribution business and the Cision media database service. […]

Public Relations Tips and Tricks – Part II: Nailing the Media Hook

Do reporters want to hear your story? Yes and no. Reporters do need great stories and sources. However, they’re also absolutely overwhelmed with media pitches – they may get hundreds every day. How can you stand out? How can you get a reporter’s attention? This video explains how to create an effective “media hook,” an […]

Public Relations Tips and Tricks – Part I: Forbidden Topics

Certain topics are off limits for press release distribution. These include adult subjects, supplements, gambling, guns and more. For a variety of reasons, the news sites that syndicate press releases will not allow press releases on these topics. In this public relations tips and tricks video, Hugh Taylor of Comms Factory explains what this means, […]