Re: Targeting press releases

From: Amelia Kassel <>
Date: Wed 04 Oct 2000 22:00:31 -0500

Laura Roman WROTE:

> My company is starting a marketing campaign Oct. 1st
> and we are going to invest a little money in press
> releases. Most of the companies distribute them
> internationally which is a waste to us when we only
> target Southern California.

PRNewswire, one of the major electronic distribution
services for press releases, allows you to select by
region. I assume competing services also do.

I used (which I believe is related to
PRNewswire) for a press release and selected for
California only. There are many options, both by
region and media type.

> Also I'd like some feedback on how press releases have
> worked for other companies that aren't necessarily
> Fortune 500 but may have something news worthy to
> share.

Getting releases picked up is a major challenge that
involves building relationships and a PR program with
regular and ongoing newsworthy releases geared to the
right people in the right media. I have to wonder
whether it's best to let PR professionals to that work
since that's what they are expert in doing.

Amelia Kassel,
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Received on Wed Oct 04 2000 - 22:00:31 CDT


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