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Focus on Your Target Media’s Needs

Getting more publicity means giving the media what they need to make money

Media are in business. They are publishers. They make their living primarily from two sources of income. Subscriptions and advertising.

They get people to subscribe by creating quality content that people enjoy. They get advertising revenue because of the number of people who are paying attention.

That’s what they do. Print publishes information. Electronic media publishes either audio or video content.

If you want to persuade media to give you coverage, you must give them content that they will publish to maintain or improve their revenue streams. What you offer must must match and be consistent with what they already are publishing and not step outside the style and content and readership interests that they serve.

Think about this carefully when you pitch a media person. Realize that if you give them what they want, they are likely to give you what you hope for. Pay very close attention to what they are asking for.

They want news, entertainment, or education that their audience will be happy and willing to pay for, and that their advertisers will not object to.

Your task is to help them make money publishing. So study how they do their job and create and offer them material that looks, sounds, reads, and feels like it belongs.

Get too creative and they’ll reject it. Get too commercial and they’ll offer you advertising.

Posted on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at 8:56 am In
action planning, media coverage, publicity, publicity planning, publicity success, success planning