I received lots of questions today about how to get the most out of my 3 I Technique.
There’s a neat way to create publishable content that you pitch in a news release. It’s called, “The 3I Technique” and you use it to create appropriate publicity materials for yourself, using articles about other people (= PR success stories) as a guide.
The 3I Technique works like this:
Step 1. Identify the Success Story (using the search engines to identify appropriate articles)
Step 2. Imitate it (pick one and mimic it line by line)
Step 3. Innovate it (by writing an article just like your success story, but using your own information).
Very simply, you must follow in the footsteps of those who have been successful with the media before you.
Using the 3 I Technique allows you to identify other successful media coverage and leverage it for your own practice.
Now to arm you so that you can develop releases and deploy these strategies freely, do a number of searches using your key words.
Then you’ll be able to use The 3 I Technique and do what’s necessary any time and you’ll be on your way.
Things you can’t do if you want publicity — What definitely doesn’t work
There are certain news releases that simply look more like advertising that news to most editors. Thus, while commercial advertising elements generally may be great for direct marketing, they are generally are fatal when placed into a news release.
¨ Anything that resembles a request for free advertising.
¨ Hard sell commercial pitches or marketing hype.
¨ Pithy quotes from executives & corporate gobbledygook.
¨ Clearly incomprehensible technical mumble jumbo.
¨ Freebies or discounts on prices or demos or consultations.
¨ Offers for free samples
¨ Promotes a product without more.
¨ Simply promotes a web site
¨ Promotes a publication or e-zine.
Although this may ultimately be your goal, the purpose of a news release is not to sell product. The purpose of a news release is to persuade an editor to give you news coverage – to publish information about you or your product.
You just need to interest the media decision-maker, and make it easy for them to do their job.