Long live the Press Release!

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It may not come as a surprise to hear that, as a PR agency, we like press releases.

But search for them on twitter, and you’ll see journalists complaining about them ad nauseam.

The problem isn’t press releases per se, it’s badly-written, poorly-timed, untargeted, non-stories dressed up as ‘press releases’ and sent out to bulk mailing lists as spam - usually by from an unfortunate account executive who’s under pressure from a demanding client (or boss, who should know better).

To avoid our startup agency falling foul of this, we’ve adopted our own press release policy, published here on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-dead-matt-phillips/

Matt Phillips