Make Your Pitches Fit!

May 14, 2012

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Ever wonder how people land earned editorial mentions in major magazines? In this Woman’s Day article Wasabi Publicity client Pamela Yellen discusses not her book and product, “Bank On Yourself” but rather tips couples can use to be ‘financially fit’ in their marriage. See, if you focus on your book or product, media contacts will immediately send you to advertising. That’s fine … if you want to pay for advertising. However, if you’re trying to score the cherished “as quoted by” or if you want to be a go-to media source (which the public perceives as an endorsement), then give the magazine editors and TV producers something they can bite their teeth into: content their readers and viewers will salivate over. So, feed your media contacts a steady dose of ‘fit’ content. Another way of saying it, is educate and entertain them. Give them something that will make them stand-up and move. If you’re pitching angles that make a difference for the media contacts’ audiences, you know your stories are fit … and will be a fit. Happy spinning. This time I mean spinning stories, not Spinning at the gym – which I also love as you know 😉

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Want CNN? Share Your Story.

May 11, 2012

A few weeks ago, a compelling story was brought to my attention by former TV producer, Shawne Duperon who scored an amazing article in her local paper, The Detroit Free Press.   I didn’t hesitate to share it with my media contacts over at CNN — Soledad O’Brien’s producers. The segment featured two participants who had taken courses from my client, Landmark Education. The participants had learned how to forgive the unforgivable at Landmark Education and now were exploring how forgiveness hurts and helps in a new documentary. It’s an incredible project and after watching the CNN clip be sure to check out Project Forgive because they’re still raising money.

Want to know about my secrets on how I scored it? Publicity Hound, Joan Stewart, interviewed me about that in this video.

In fact, soon, I’ll be doing a PR Happy Hour on it. So sign up for that at PitchRate so you get alerts on when that’s coming.