Make Your Web Site Newsworthy
Many companies are posting their press releases inside their web site. Few are including a complete press kit for reporters to download.
Is this what you are doing? If not, maybe it’s time to re-think how you communicate with the press.
Technology has changed how we interact with the media. The positive to this, it becomes easier and faster to update your media information and to post a new release about the company.
Bill Stoller, a publisher, wrote an article about this topic. He points out that although the "printed" press kit has not died, it is important to put the material online for reporters to download. But where to put your link to this information is up to you. Some believe it is best to have a link visible on the main page; others will create an entire section within the site for all press media to view and download.
The choice is yours.
Mr. Stoller gives a few tips on the Do’s and Don’ts about letting the press know about your pressroom site.
One of the most important parts to the article is what you need to put into this newsroom. The obvious, which is the contact info, press releases, and executive bios/photos. But what companies neglect to add is the "search tool". The worst thing a reporter hates is getting lost inside your site, not knowing how to get back, or find what they were just reading.
For those who are proactive in getting a pressroom online, Mr. Stoller provided these web sites as examples of how to build your pressroom: