The Internet has popularized the press release (PR) distribution industry, now making press release distribution more available to small businesses around the world. Once something that professional PR firms offered, many business owners did not known how to distribute them. However, in today’s technologically driven business world, business owners across the globe have access to major press release distributors online, making it easy and affordable.
PR’s are normally mailed, faxed or emailed to assignment editors and journalists at newspapers, magazines, radio stations, online media, TV stations and networks.
A standard format that is believed to be efficient and increase increase the odds of getting the publicity desired. Such format will help journalists press releases from other PR communication strategies, for example; pitch letters or media advisories.
A PR body should consists of 4 to 5 paragraphs with 400 to 500 words maximum. It is normal for PR’s to be 300 to 800 words.
Some more modern thoughts are to pitch the writer first with an approach specific to their beat.
Common structural elements include:
STL.News distributes press releases using Google News, Bing News, News360.com, shared to multiple blog aggregators, social media sites and more.
Press releases are efficient and cost effective.