Everything You Need For a Successful Press Release

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A well written and distributed press release can bring business building exposure for a company, organization, non-profit, or even an individual.

In this post you will find resources that answer the three most asked press release questions.

Why would I write a press release?

How do I write a press release?

Where do I send a press release?

For press release disbursement I have focused on web based distribution methods, however you can also circulate a press release via email. If you are going to email your press release you must first do a little research, you need to know the right person at your targeted media source, their email address, and their press release system.

Reaching the decision makers in the media involves having the right connections (work your networks – LinkedIn, Facebook, local business connections, etc.) or perseverance with a little good ole fashion luck mixed in. If your cause and/or company warrants it and you are looking for excellent local exposure it can be worth the time and effort. Many great business ideas have been catapulted into multi-million dollar businesses from a little local t.v. and/or radio exposure.

The trick to building buzz through press releases is to be creative, relevant, and dynamic…. here are few resources to get you started.

Tutorials on writing a Press Release

How to Write a Press Release by EON

How to Write a Great Press Release: A Sample Press Release Template

How to Write a Press Release: Wikihow

How to Write a Press Release: PRWeb

Press Release Templates

Microsoft

Morebusiness.com

CanadaOne Online Template Creator

Hiring Someone to Write Your Press Release

Ereleases $299

Send2Press $239

Elance Price is based on bids

iFreelance Price is based on bids

Free Press Release Distribution Sites by Page Rank

PR 7

http://www.betanews.com

http://www.directionsmag.com

PR 6

http://www.prleap.com/

http://news.thomasnet.com/

http://www.nanotech-now.com

http://www.npr.org/

http://www.prlog.org/

PR 5

http://www.free-press-release.com/

http://www.clickpress.com/

http://www.downloadjunction.com

http://www.newswiretoday.com/

http://www.openpr.com/

http://www.filecluster.com/

https://secure.digitalmediaonlineinc.com/

http://www.sbwire.com/

http://www.1888pressrelease.com/

http://www.afreego.com/

PR 4

http://www.sanepr.com/

http://www.theopenpress.com/

http://www.free-press-release-center.info/

http://www.prfree.com/

http://www.pressreleasespider.com/

http://pressabout.com/

http://www.pr-inside.com/

http://www.itbsoftware.com/

http://www.pressmethod.com/

http://www.itbinternet.com

http://www.newsblaster.com/

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com

Pay For Press Release Distribution Sites by Page Rank

PR 7

http://www.PRNewsWire.com Annual subscription is $195 with additional pricing for increased exposure.

http://www.PRWeb.com Prices start at $80 and goes up to $360 per release depending on the level of visibility.

PR 6

http://www.BusinessWire.com Prices on application.

http://www.PRLeap.com Price per press release – $49, $99 and $149 depending on level of service.

PR 5

http://www.ereleases.com/ Pricing starts at $399.

http://www.sbwire.com/ Free to $70 depending on level of visibility

PR 4

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com Free to $49 depending on level of visibility

http://www.pressrelease365.com/ Pricing starts at $25 and goes up to $100

http://www.pressmethod.com/ Free to $100 depending on level of visibility

http://www.massmediadistribution.com/ Pricing starts $199 and goes up to $399 for increased exposure

If you have additional Press Release Resources that would be useful to our readers we would love to hear about it…..

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Bridget is President of The Get Smart Web Consulting Group, a web presence and digital strategy firm with offices in San Diego County California and Collier County Florida. But more importantly she is a web, tech, and Twitter addict!