1. Start strong:
Your title and initial lines should briefly and directly convey what you want to say. Include the "who, what, where, when and why" in the lead of your press release. The remaining part of your press release should include supporting facts and examples.
2. Make it easy for the media:
Some media agencies and journalists will grab your press release and carry it in their publications with slight editing or no alteration. But even if it's not used word for word, journalists may use it as fodder for other stories or to create their own story ideas. The more information and details you include, the less work the media has to do.
3. Think like the reader:
Your press release should be able to keep the reader's interest. Put yourself in the reader's shoes. Would you want to read your press release?
4. Make it relevant:
Try to point out real examples to support the message you want to communicate. Show why your information is important and how it benefits the reader. If your release isn't newsworthy, don't expect anyone to read it.
5. Support your story with real facts:
Facts make your point stronger and tell the journalist you've already done much of the research for them. If you pull facts from other sources, make sure you attribute them. Avoid fluff and add-ons. And never make anything up. If content seems too good to be true, tone it down or you could hurt your credibility.
6. Be concise:
Avoid using superfluous adjectives, extravagant language, or unnecessary clichés. Get to the point and tell your story as directly as possible.
7. Avoid industry jargon:
The harder your press release is to understand for journalists and laymen, the less likely it is to be picked up. A limited use of industry terminology is ok, if you're trying to optimize the news release for internet search engines.
8. Avoid exclamation points:
The use of exclamation points may hurt your credibility by creating unnecessary hype. However, if you have to use an exclamation point, use only one! Not several!
9. Get permission:
Companies can be defensive about their name and image. Get written permission before including information or quotes from officials or associates of other companies/organizations.
10. Include company information:
The press release should conclude a short description of your company, including where your company is based, what products and service it provides and a brief history If you are creating a press release for more than one company, provide information for all the companies at the end of the release. Also include contact information, both phone number and e-mail, for each company's spokesperson. Source: 1888pressrelease.com
For formal reasons please be advised of the following:
MICE-Contact Editorial Policy
MICE-Contact news media is not an advertising agency. If your press release reads like an advertisement, it will be rejected. Press releases not relevant to business in the MICE Industry will not be posted! We maintain the right not to publish stories regardless of relevance, should we find them unfit for the general MICE audience. Only one URL accompanying the article will be uploaded permitting this link is travel related / no holding pages permitted & no explicit content allowed and also no private weblinks or mailaddresses to social media accounts like facebook, LinkedIn etc. Excessive use of pricing, deals and offers will not be permitted.
We follow a strict set of rules from the MC Media Group International Guidelines. Every article published on MICE-Contact fulfills certain criteria: quality of content is important to us, and our job is to advocate for and protect the interests of our readers and the MICE community. Every article is reviewed by at least two independent experts before it gets published on MICE-Contact. We accept no articles with religious, sexual, racial, or political tones.
To be clear, MICE-Contact Magazine is a professional and independent online publication for the MICE- and Business Travel Industry that is neither controlled nor influenced by third parties; neither our advertisers nor our partners have any influence on our content or editing process. MICE-Contact reserve the right to edit the press release in order to meet our house style. The MICE-Contact editors do their best to provide editorial breaking news as it happens. The editors decision is final!
Your media release will be published on MICE-Contact.com. The link to the media release will be also visible on our weekly "MICE-Business Travel News". The opportunity for the article to be viewed by millions surfing the web, both in the short term and long term. Increased visibility to search engines due to our deep linking & search engine optimisation.
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