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Pitch Profit Promote Conference
Conference February 22, 2014
How to Find, Connect & Engage with Event Planners & Media
The 5 Step Small Business Plan
Step 1 – Listen & follow
Get Journalists on our “lists” – build some Know, Like and Trust with them before you
pitch them a story idea. Become a resource first, not just pitch, pitch, pitch. Help
journalists do their job better by sending them info that can help them do their job.
LISTEN & FOLLOW
Make a list of 10 journalists and/or bloggers, radio & TV producers that cover your
industry or town.
Step 2 – Locate & Connect
My Go to platforms: LinkedIn, Twitter
LinkedIn:
- Be sure your profile is complete, professional and optimized for how you want to be
known before contacting media
- Use the advanced search tool. Search key words such as: event planner, meeting
planner, editor, blogger, producer + name of company,
- Send personal invitation – never start with a story pitch
- Tag into a media folder for quick access
- Follow their status updates as well as the company page & engage
- Create a strategy staying top of mind
Twitter:
- Be sure your profile data is complete and you have a professional Twitter background
before contacting media directly
- Find the media in your area and follow them
- Create a media list so your contacts are easier to follow
- Listen
You can automate this process and follow easily with 3rd party tools such as:
Social Media Monitoring tools designed to monitor media:
http://www.talkwalker.com
https://en.mention.net/
Follow blogs by adding the RSS feed to one of these tools:
http://feedly.com
iphone APP: http://reederapp.com/
JoAnne Funch | Marketing Consulting & Social Media Strategy & Training |www.marketingdish.com |
[email protected] | 763.497.1779 Ofc - 951.902.3263 Cell
Pitch Profit Promote Conference
Conference February 22, 2014
How to Find, Connect & Engage with Event Planners & Media
The 5 Step Small Business Plan
Google Alerts
Twitter Lists (Create your own media list)
- Hootsuite.com – dashboard to manage Twitter feed
Google+ Circles (Create your own media circle)
http://www.helpareporter.com/ - Be a resource for reporters stories
Step 3 – Network
Because journalists can’t really do their job these days without Internet use,
you have unprecedented access to them via social media and blogs. Now you can
make relevant comments on their blog posts, send them links publicly through Twitter
and engage them in online industry chats and forums or Facebook events. Networking
with your list of key journalists, in a way that demonstrates you know what you’re talking
about, is how you become a resource for their next story. Don’t sell, build relationships!
Step 4 – Pitch Some Curves
Resist urge to send your list of media useless press releases. You should know what
each reporter covers ahead of pitching. A curve would be a different angle to introduce
story ideas that would be meaningful to the reader Don’t pitch every reporter the exact
same pitch, they are all different and the readership is different per publication.
Step 5 – Amplify
- Post your press, however small it might seem, to your online profiles.
- Create an “In The News” section on your site and keep it updated with mentions and
press releases.
- Print your one-page release in press release format and send it to your clients and
network.
- Social media is an amplifier – use it to spread news mixed in with your daily
informational posts
CHECK OUT MY WORKSHOPS:
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http://www.marketingdish.com/training/linkedin-workshops/
Twitter:
http://www.marketingdish.com/training/social-media-training-workshops/
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JoAnne Funch | Marketing Consulting & Social Media Strategy & Training |www.marketingdish.com |
[email protected] | 763.497.1779 Ofc - 951.902.3263 Cell