The Public Relations Lesson We Learned When Pitching Our Story

Years ago I wrote a post on the mechanics of how to write a pitch from my perspective as a publication. One of the last things I mention in the article is that it has to be relevant to our audience. I’m going to go a step further and say, with all the noise and crap pitches out there, that there’s an enormous opportunity for good PR to weed through the clutter and get on

PR Professionals: You’re not exempt from CAN-SPAM

The CAN-SPAM act has been out since 2003, yet public relations professionals continue to send mass emailings on a daily basis to promote their clients. The CAN-SPAM act is pretty clear, it covers “any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service.” PR professionals distributing press releases to bloggers definitely qualify. The FTC guidelines are clear for commercial emailers: Tell recipients how to