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by April Dunford

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7 Rules for Perfect Press Releases

02/02/2010

Nearly every startup I have worked with has been nervous about writing press releases. Lack of experience is one reason but people also think there are a set of secret rules to writing one “properly.” I’m also hearing startups say they believe press releases are irrelevant in an age of social media. I disagree. The majority of press releases really suck, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

8 Steps for doing Social Media Press Releases – A Marketing Sherpa Case Study

01/15/2009

I did an interview with Marketing Sherpa on my experience using Social Media Press Releases.  They published a case study and in it they talk about 8 steps for putting together a social media release (paraphrased by me): Find out what writers want to write about – the more timely and relevant your release is, [...]

A Skeptic’s Guide to Social Media Press Releases

10/23/2008

Up until the past year, I’ve been pretty old school about press releases.  I spent years at IBM where the “newsworthyness” of releases was hyper-scrutinized and even the availability of a new product wasn’t always deemed newsworthy enough to warrant a release.  After a while I became that person who reviewed the release and wrote [...]