Writing a Press Release? 8 Awesome Tools That Will Help

B2B PR Sense

Writing a press release isn't rocket science -- but when you don't do it on a regular basis, it can be a bit challenging. But with the right tools, you can avoid any pitfalls and make your press release writing a lot easier. Before we look at the tools that will help you to create better press releases, let's focus on some of the major mistakes you should avoid in your writing. The 4 Culprits of Sucky Press Release Writing.

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Meta Team for WordPress releases a new plugin author feature

RockContent

Last month, the Meta Team for WordPress.org released a new plugin author feature in the official directory. If this kind of update were released for almost any other platform, it would most likely not make the news.

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How To Write a Press Release

SEMrush

In this guide, we’ll provide you with advice on how to write a press release. We’ll cover formatting, how to write the content itself, and syndicating it. Content Marketing

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New Visible Expert® Study Released

Hinge Marketing

Hinge announces the release of a new study of high visibility thought leaders and the clients that retain them. The post New Visible Expert® Study Released appeared first on Hinge Marketing.

How to Write Press Release Headlines That People Actually Read

B2B PR Sense

However, when it comes to your press release, you want your headline to work across the board. Unfortunately, there is no shortage of equally distressing or controversial headlines found in press releases. If only all press release headlines incorporated that measure of clarity, but without the negative press attention. Now, for a few stellar examples of press release headlines: This gets you curious and laughing at the funny mental image. Press Releases B2B Press

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Crisis Drives Innovation: Businesses Release More Products than Last Year

Zoominfo

In a larger sense, industries continue to push forward with offer expansion through product releases and additional features, and some of these launches will surprise us. Through September, companies have released more new products in 2020 than in either 2019 or 2018, according to research by ZoomInfo. When digging into why small and large businesses are releasing so many more products in 2020 than in 2019 or 2018, there are two main reasons: survival and opportunity.

We released our premium courses for free during Covid-19. Check out the results!

RockContent

We decided that releasing some of our paid Rock University courses would be a quick and efficient way to collaborate with professional growth during the quarantine. The post We released our premium courses for free during Covid-19.

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Don’t Publish a Press Release. Create a Product Story Instead

Contently

When companies write about themselves, we usually wind up with dry, hollow press releases. However, the typical press release machine has become somewhat outdated. Now, the series has become a staple of new product releases. The post Don’t Publish a Press Release.

10 Press Release Best Practices That Will Skyrocket Your PR

B2B PR Sense

Press releases are a valuable tool in the hands of PR professionals -- as long as you use them correctly. Learn what press release best practices can make your news and announcements more effective in today’s busy world. While there are those that believe emphatically that the press release is dead, we are here to tell you that that is an urban myth. Press releases are alive, thriving, a vital tool that continues to empower companies in many ways.

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Feature Release: Simple Email

Ontraport

The post Feature Release: Simple Email appeared first on The Ontraport Blog. You can now quickly create plain emails with stylized text and images with our new Simple Email. In this new email editor, changing your text styling is as easy as a click of a button, and you can add images that can be resized while you edit. You can also: Add alternative text for images, […]. Engineering

7 tips for effective press releases

Biznology

Press releases can be very effective for helping to create a buzz and getting the word out about something new with your business. However, since many other businesses also know this, there are often too many press releases floating around. Press releases can be a useful tool for any size business, and they allow smaller businesses to grab the same press attention larger businesses can get. How can you make your press releases more effective and stand out against the rest?

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Are Businesses Releasing More or Less Products in 2020? Depends on Size.

Zoominfo

Figure 1 : New product release totals are higher in 2020 than in the prior two years. ZoomInfo analyzed press releases and media articles captured in its Scoops feature to track new product and service releases. Figure 3 : Medium firms released less products in 2020 than in 2019.

Summer 2020 Release: Introducing Seismic Interactive Content

Seismic

Today, I’m excited to announce that as part of our Seismic Summer 2020 Release, we are unveiling Seismic Interactive Content, a powerful new capability that delivers immersive, engaging buyer experiences.

Make Sure Your Press Release Doesn’t Fall Victim to Press Delete

Webbiquity

Every day, journalists receive press releases by the dozens (possibly more—the three major services distribute roughly 1,800 news releases each day), many of which fall victim to the well-worn “delete” button. Will your electronic press release be opened or deleted? Provided you’ve met these requirements, here are seven additional steps you can take to further enhance your chances of getting your press release (or even a bylined story on your topic!)

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Brand marketing: 4 ways businesses should be using press releases — but many aren’t

Biznology

Ah yes, press releases: a staple of the business collateral landscape that has not just survived the transition from the print to the digital world, but has thrived. Indeed, thanks to the “evergreen” nature of web content, press releases are the brand marketing gift that keeps on giving. However, despite their proven value — and staggeringly high ROI compared to most other forms of conventional brand building — many businesses aren’t happily aboard the press-release bus.

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News Releases in Industrial Content Marketing — Part II

Industrial Marketing Today

Think of this post as an extension of my previous article “Why Industrial News Releases Make Good Blog Posts.” Content Marketing Inbound Marketing Industrial Marketing News Releases PR Press RleasesLet me start with some findings and statistics from different B2B [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].

Dynamics 365 2020 Release Wave 2 General Availability Dates You Should Know

Ledgeview Partners

Dynamics 365 2020 Release Wave 2 General Availability Dates You Should Know. Some Microsoft Dynamics 365 users may already be reaping the benefits of the Wave 2 Release. 1, 2020: “General availability: This is when production deployment for the 2020 release wave 2 begins.

Feature Release: New Dashboard Metrics

Ontraport

The post Feature Release: New Dashboard Metrics appeared first on The Ontraport Blog. We’ve added some of your highly requested metrics to the dashboard. These new additions let you use your dashboard as a thorough overview of all the stats that matter to you. Custom objects You can now create metrics for Deals, Companies and your custom objects. To set up your metrics, simply select the object type. […].

8 Steps to a Standout Press Release

Hinge Marketing

One way to obtain earned media is to write a press release that is both newsworthy and suited to the journalists’ beat. Like any good story, a successful press release is as much about content as context. Press releases are meant to be informative yet brief.

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5 Ultimate Press Release Components That Will Boost Your B2B Marketing

B2B PR Sense

With the press release nearly as ancient as Methusalah, it's easy -- far too easy -- to bash this relic. Yet, it's been estimated that some 2,000 releases are sent a day by the major wire services alone. In fact, as a B2B PR and marketing agency, we frequently send releases on behalf of our clients. In fact, press releases with their inverted pyramid format of the big news on top are ideal for our 140 character world. Imagine your press release as a meal.

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Just Released: Forrester's TEI Report

Outreach

Today, with the release of Forrester’s Total Economic Impact (TEI) research report , sales teams don’t have to wonder any longer. A rep who is consistently exceeding her (or his) quota is a lot like a great sales pitch: people want to know more.

2021 High Growth Study on AEC Firms Released

Hinge Marketing

The Hinge Research Institute’s newly released 2021 High Growth Study: AEC Edition tells their story. The post 2021 High Growth Study on AEC Firms Released appeared first on Hinge Marketing.

Inside a Social Media News Release

Biznology

Today, I plan to go through, “line-by-line,” a site we create to support all of our blogger outreach campaigns, that we call a Social Media News Release (SMNR) but we also call a Microsite, a Resource Site, or a Fact Sheet. To those of you who are in Communications, you’ll recognize the structural similarity between it and a traditional News Release/Press Release. We never used to add this to our Social Media News Releases. Image via CrunchBase.

What’s New in the Salesforce Winter 2021 Release Part 2

Ledgeview Partners

What’s New in the Salesforce Winter 2021 Release Part 2. Do you feel prepared for the Salesforce Winter 2021 Release ? With everything going on in 2020, this release may have snuck up on you! Incomplete Release Update. Winter ’21 Release Highlights.

PRESS RELEASE: BenchmarkONE Launches The Free Forever Plan

BenchmarkONE

The post PRESS RELEASE: BenchmarkONE Launches The Free Forever Plan appeared first on BenchmarkONE. Louis, MO – January 6, 2021 – BenchmarkONE, a leading software as a service provider of sales and marketing solutions for SMBs, today announces the launch of the Free Forever plan. .

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Crimson Hexagon Releases Audience Lists

Brandwatch Marketing

Learn about how Audience Lists can help your brand identify and understand target markets. Platform audience audience list audience lists audiences target audience target audiences target market target markets target messaging

Feature Release: Auto SSL on Hosted Pages

Ontraport

The post Feature Release: Auto SSL on Hosted Pages appeared first on The Ontraport Blog. Our new auto SSL feature redirects every site visitor to a secure version of your page. You’ll no longer need to remember to include “https” in your links or add code to your page to manually redirect visitors to secure pages. This applies to new pages you create; to activate this feature on existing pages, […].

Death by Content: How Press Release Abuse Killed Public Relations

Marketing Craftmanship

Self-serving Press Release Content Has Killed PR. The origins of the press release are unclear, but in the not too distant past, this communication tool was called a “News Release.” For non-daily news sources such as magazines, news releases were often sent through the US Mail. Regardless of how they were delivered, news releases served an important role in mass communication.

Just Released: AdWords Industry Benchmark Report 2017

bizible

In collaboration with DWA, we’re excited to share tons of great data and insights on how B2B marketers are using AdWords to drive business in the third annual AdWords Industry Benchmark Report. AdWords has long been a critical channel for B2B marketers. Because it can serve as a channel throughout the funnel from high-level discovery all the way to deep intent searches, strategic use of the platform can have a significant impact on the bottom line.

Crimson Hexagon Releases Live Dashboards

Brandwatch Marketing

Learn more about Crimson Hexagon's platform enhancement, Live Dashboards. Platform brand brands Consumer insight Consumer Insights dashboard Dashboards live dashboard live dashboards

How to Write a News Release in the Modern Age of Journalism

B2B PR Sense

Among other things, this means that you need to learn how to write a news release that speaks to the needs of modern journalists. In a previous article about press release best practices , we covered the basics, such as crafting an awesome press release headline, or what to include within the body of your press release. Let’s see exactly how journalism has changed in the last decade, and what this means for your press release. Optimize Your Press Release.

Government Services Research Released

Hinge Marketing

Hi, I’m Liz Harr and for those of you who know Hinge even just a little, you probably know that we regularly conduct research on the professional services marketplace and then release the results of that research. The post Government Services Research Released appeared first on Hinge Marketing. Video Transcription.

The Ultimate Guide to Press Release Distribution

Hubspot

Enter: The press release. Press releases are important for increasing your brand awareness and helping your public relations (PR). But if nobody sees your release, you won’t get very far. In this guide to press release distribution, we’ll cover the following to help you put together a plan of action that results in coverage: What is press release distribution? Why is press release distribution important? How to distribute your press release.

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Feature Release: Import Relationships With Custom Objects

Ontraport

The post Feature Release: Import Relationships With Custom Objects appeared first on The Ontraport Blog. One of the first steps as a new Ontraport user is importing your data from other systems so you can use the full power of the platform. Until now, you’ve been able to import only one type of data at a time, such as your contacts or the companies they belong to, and then connect […].

Hello News Releases; Good Bye Press Releases

Marketri

In today’s post, I explore the notion that press releases are becoming a bit obsolete (cue: sounds of shock and horror from journalists and publicists around the world). Buyers read your news releases directly, and you need to be speaking their language.” Quality of the News: Always keep in mind that news releases are for factual news – not opinion. Have you ever used these terms in your news releases? Free Press Releases.

Feature Release: Conditional Redirects on Forms

Ontraport

The post Feature Release: Conditional Redirects on Forms appeared first on The Ontraport Blog. Have a field that lets you know if your contacts are ready to buy? No problem — send those contacts straight to your order page. Using our new conditional redirects, you can personalize where contacts will be sent based on the information they submit on your form. You aren’t limited to landing pages; send contacts […].

Why Industrial News Releases Make Good Blog Posts

Industrial Marketing Today

Press or news releases about industrial products have been and still are very popular. They work because the content is mainly about features that help engineers specify these industrial products. [.]. This is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article. Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.].