7 Signs Your Press Release Sucks

Before moving into a full-time writing career (with some consulting on the side), I ran a small PR firm. So I’m no stranger to using press releases. They’re still one of the most popular services I offer clients. In addition to being hired to write releases, I’m often asked to give feedback on releases business owners tried to write for … Read more

Online PR: Benefits of Blogging

Note: This post was originally published at NakedPR.com and was moved to Kiss My Biz upon that blog’s reorganization. – Blogs can be used in marketing, to share information, and can even be a viable online business opportunity on their own. There are also public relations benefits of blogging. Here are a few: Key Audience Reach PR is all about … Read more

What Press Releases Aren’t

Note: This post was originally published at NakedPR.com and was moved to Kiss My Biz upon that blog’s reorganization. – There’s one thing in particular that drives me crazy in working with webmasters on press release writing and distribution. Far too many honestly believe that “press releases” and “articles” are the same thing. I stumbled upon a job posting where … Read more

Free Press Release Template – Online

Here is a sample online free press release template that you can use as an outline in your own press release writing, while keeping online press release distribution in mind: SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE FOR ONLINE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Title of Your Press Release Will Go Here in Bold Type When you distribute a news release … Read more

5 Easy Ways to Have Your Press Release Ignored

There are plenty of tips available about how to write a press release. Instead, let’s look at some press release “sins,” with these five easy ways to have a press release ignored by the media. 1. Forget to include media contact information. If a news angle catches the attention of a journalist, they might need to contact someone for additional information … Read more

Online Press Room Basics for Your Small Business

An online press room (or online media room, news room, etc.) can be a beneficial addition to the website of any home, small, or online business, although it’s something many small businesses never develop. Let’s explore a few online press room basics. What is an Online Press Room? An online press room is like an interactive media kit. It’s where … Read more

PR vs Traditional Link Building

There was a question on a webmasters’ forum that I came across this morning, asking which was better: public relations or link-building? Of course, I’d say PR. If anything, strong PR efforts can lead to better backlinks than many more traditional backlink-generating methods. Here’s why: Some Traditional Link-Building Methods: Submitting links to Web directories Social media outlets (social bookmarking, social content sites, … Read more

Your Target Audience Hates You. Here’s Why.

Does it feel like you can’t reach, or relate to, your audience (whether that includes buyers, visitors, readers, or some other group you’re trying to appeal to and connect with)? Do you struggle to convert visitors to your website into customers or subscribers? Do you sometimes feel like they flat out hate you — or worse, they’re totally indifferent? They … Read more

How to Write a Press Release

This guide will teach you how to write a press release for your business using the BizHow2.com free press release template. Get your company’s news into the right hands to build exposure through press release writing today.