Free Publicity Tips for Pitching Reporters
Reporters need ideas from you to write their stories. But there is a right way and a wrong way to pitch your story.
Here are a few tips on what not to do. Don’t even think of breaking these rules if you want to get published.
1. Don’t assume they have all the time in the world to talk to you. They don’t. They are always busy.
2. Don’t assume they want to hear new pitches. Some columnists create their own ideas and don’t want to hear pitches.
3. Don’t pitch off topic. Do you homework to know which reporters cover your topic and are a good fit for your story.
4. Don’t threaten reporters with pulling your advertising. Reporters don’t care if you advertise with the publication or are best friends with the publisher. They want info their readers care about.
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