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20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites

20+ Free Press Release Distribution Sites
Following up on the advertising toolbox, you also need to let the media (oh if only there was a site about web 2.0 and social networking where you could get covered...) know about your new venture. We've gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free. And don't forget to check out our post where you can suggest future toolbox topics! - Free release distribution with ad-support - Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving. - Distributs to sites like Google News and, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis. - Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links. - Free distribution company with offices in 12 states. - Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts. - Ad supported press distribution site. Related:  Journalism ToolkitContent Marketing

Services for Non-Profit Public Relations Newswise introduces discounted rates for public relations firms working with charitable non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, government entities, and research associations. This is an opportunity for public relations professionals to offer an effective and efficient news release distribution and web posting service to qualifying clients. Newswise membership includes the following features, and more! News Release Distribution: • Single daily email compilation • 20,000 subscribers • Twenty years of trusted relationships with journalists • Elegant delivery, hyperlinked headlines open to full release • Efficient and effective, sign up for a sample News Site Libraries: • Thoughtful organization • Permanent placements in channels • Sophisticated search features Get Results See examples of Newswise Reporting Tools: • Real Time Hit Counts • Web Clip Reports • Media Outlet Reports Who is Eligible?

Top 10 Tactics To Marketing Your Product Launch With $0 So you’re a bootstrappin’ startup with zero budget to get the word out about your new product. Whether it’s a new website, online service, mobile app or a physical product, there’s plenty of elbow grease your can rub on the marketing wheels to stir up activity and interest. Here are my 10 favorites: 1. Appeal to influential bloggers What blogs do your prospective customers read? Bloggers with large followings are constantly trying to feed the beast. When contacting editors, keep it short, earnest and simple. 2. 3. Be very clear in the reward your users will receive if they take action, and make it dead simple to take that action when you ask them to do it. 4. So how do you a) avoid having your voice lost in a sea of other experts and b) promote your product? Avoid the temptation to answer nebulous, vague, broad or leading questions. 5. Asking to partner up in this manner is a win-win. 6. 7.Advertise for free Major ad networks like Google, Yahoo! 8. 9. Hi [person’s name here], Guess what?

10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient It’s hard to be equally good at all of the tasks that fall under data journalism. To make matters worse (or better, really), data journalists are discovering and applying new methods and tools all the time. As a beginning data journalist, you’ll want to develop a sense of the tools others are using to do the work you admire. You won’t be able to learn them all at once, and you shouldn’t try. You should, however, develop a sort of ambient awareness of the tools in use (something like the knowledge Facebook gives you about the lives of your high-school classmates). Keep a list of tools to check out. More immediately, though, choose one or two tools and make them part of your DNA. 1. Almost every data journalist begins with the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is a nearly universal data format, particularly if you save your data as a plain-text delimited file, such as a comma-separated values file. There are several sites and courses available to help you develop spreadsheet skills. 3. 4. 5.

Researching before writing Writing series You've completed your research.Take a moment now to summarize and print to keep perspective as you write. This printed summary can now provide you with a reference to keep you on track in your writing process: pre-writing, rough draft and revisions. Another strategy is to develop the three ideas or themes with a five-paragraph essay as a start toward developing your writing assignment. Text of the exercise: Briefly summarize your topic or research question, and audience you will write for. Seven stages of writing assignments: Index | Develop your topic (1) | Identify your audience (2) | Research (3) | Research with notecards | Organizing research | Prewrite (4) | Draft/write (5) | Revise (6) | Proofread (7)

Helping Hands PR pitch - free PR for non profits | Blog PR Wire Blog Pr wire (and Mom blog Wire) is launching a new free service for American and Canadian non profit organizations promoting fundraising and awareness campaigns. Blog PR Wire’s Helping Hands Public relations program will feature two non profit organizations (one American and one Canadian) each month both on our websites (BlogPrWire and MomBlogWire) and in our blog news wire reaching over 1500 bloggers. What is a Helping Hands PR Pitch? A Helping Hand PR pitch shares information and resources to bloggers who are willing to help non profit organizations by sharing their cause and fundraising campaigns on their blogs. What is included in a Helping Hands PR Pitch? Each pitch contains a short bio of the organization’s mandate, their logo, links to social media profiles and videos, a description of how readers can help support the cause, contact details of the organizations public relations officer, and any opportunities for arranging interviews with the organizations founders.

Yelp Advertising for Business Owners is a Joke | Deep Thoughts by Raymond Fong Maybe you know and maybe you don’t… but Yelp (a local search and reviews online service) offers paid advertising for businesses called the “Yelp Sponsorship Program“. Click on the link...» to go check out what they lure you in with. To sum it up, according to the page advertising this opportunity, this Yelp Sponsorship program allows you to: Put up a slideshow of the images of your business.Highlight a user’s review that you like the most (as the business owner)Promote your business as a sponsored search result and on your competitors’ business pages. It sounds all fancy spansy right? But Stop the Music, Do These Yelp Advertising Features Actually Accomplish Anything? Suck Them in & Then ZAP Them! Before we proceed, I’d like to first state that my experience and knowledge of this Yelp Sponsorship program comes from dealing with them on behalf of one of my clients. FREE Yelp Reviews Page And for comparison’s sake, here’s an example of a PAID Yelp review page: PAID Yelp Review Page GEEZE!

The Best Data Mining Tools You Can Use for Free in Your Company Data mining or “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” is the process of discovering patterns in large data sets with artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and database systems. The overall goal of a data mining process is to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure for further use. Here is a simple but fascinating example of how data mining helped dissipate wrong assumptions and conclusions about girls, and take action with tremendous social impact. For long time, the high rate of dropout of girls in schools in developing countries were explained with sociological and cultural hypothesis: girls are not encouraged by indigenous societies, parents treat girls differently, girls are pushed to get married earlier or loaded with much more work than boys. Some others using economic theories, speculated that girls education is not seen by those societies as a good investment. 1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 8. jHepWork 9. About Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN

8 Shocking Content Marketing Research Findings I've finally made some time to go deep into the 2014 Content Marketing Institute/MarketingProfs B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks study (sponsored by Brightcove). After my review, there were a few findings in this content marketing research that just didn't sit right with me. Here's what I found to be most alarming: 1. My take: Content marketing obviously has a long way to go, not just in terms of how it's applied, but also in organizations' understanding of what a "win" looks like from a content perspective, and how it fits into achieving overall marketing goals. 2. My take: The other scary part here is that this is likely an inflated number to begin with. 3. My take: Without a strategy, any success you achieve is more than likely to be dumb luck — and probably short-lived, as well. 4. My take: Content marketing will not work without designating someone to be accountable for the brand story across the entire organization. 5. My take: Good grief! 6. 7. 8. My final thoughts