Don’t reinvent the wheel every time you want to pitch the media. Pitch your story around trends! What is going in the world right now? The media needs to cover what people are talking about… that’s how they get people to watch/read/listen. By “newsjacking” a story that is hot right now, you are more likely to be able to get a “yes.” A former news anchor friend told me that the mantra in the newsroom used to be, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Now it’s “If it’s shareable, it’s airable.” They need eyeballs on their stories so make it easy for them. What are people talking about on Google? on Twitter? How can you insert your expertise into the conversation? Check out trends.google.com and look at Twitter, what is the buzz about today?
See what people are talking about and when you have that “ah ha” moment of what you can talk about related to that topic, create a media pitch around that. Being newsworthy is the #1 step in my 3-step Get PR Famous system. Instead of wracking your brain on what to pitch, see what people are already talking about and use that to create your newsworthy story idea. You’ll need the other two steps for your best chance of success and that is #2 – Create a great hook. That’s your subject line, Make the journalist think, “WHAT? I need to read more!” And then make sure you are sending it to the right journalist. Who is writing about your topic? Send your story idea to them. They already cover it, why go with an unknown?
Here’s a great interview I did with the person who coined the term “Newsjacking,” David Meerman Scott. We did deep on what Newsjacking is and how you can do it effectively. Watch and get ideas how to find hot topics and how to make your story work with a trending media story. We had a lot of fun and the interview is packed full of actionable nuggets you can do today to start pitching the media.
PR for Anyone
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FREE PUBLICITY FRIDAY PR TIP
Hi everyone. It’s Christina Daves with this week’s Free Publicity Friday PR Tip. This week I want to challenge you to see what’s going on in the world. What are people talking about? Go onto Google. Look at trends.google.com. Go on Twitter. What is all the buzz about? And do you have a way to insert your expertise into the conversation? That’s what I want you to pitch the media, TODAY. So that is this week’s PR Tip.
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