How To Write A Good Press Release - Press Release Writing Tips

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Here are some press release writing tips to write a good press release. A well written press release will get you a lot of free publicity. However, reporters and journalist receive hundreds of press releases everyday and you need to ensure that you write a good press release to get their attention.

Your headline forms the most important part of your press release. You need to ensure that it grabs the attention of the reader. Journalists will not read your press release if the headline does not grab their attention.

Make sure that you cover a newsworthy event with enough substance to justify a press release. The first paragraph of your press release needs to cover the who, what, when, where, why, and how. Avoid sales pitches and use factual information. Tell your story in the third person and avoid "We" or "I".

In your body you will expand on the detail and use quotes to personalize your press release. Write in clear plain English without cliche's and jargon using short sentences. Also use grammatically correct English and spelling.

You can use the following press release template to format your press release.

[Company Logo]

Contact Information Date of Press Release

Main Headline

Body Of Press Release

### Further press information is available at [Internet Address] or contact [Contact Details]

I recommend distributing your press release using online press release firms like PRleap or PRWeb. PRleap is free while PRweb charges a fee for submission. They both have excellent news distribution channels and your press release may also feature in Google News which will give you a top search engine ranking for a week. You can also do keyword research and optimize your press release to be found by search engines and the backlinks also count towards your link popularity.

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