When your target audience is mainstream consumers, the media outreach game is substantially different from telling B2B stories and pitching enterprise technology reporters. Success lies in knowing how to break through to busy consumer and lifestyle reporters—and so we’ve compiled the following tips:
Tip: Get straight to the point with short, casual pitches that tell them what’s new and beneficial about your product or idea.
Tip: Get creative about testing different approaches. Consider using good ol’ USPS to send handwritten event invites along with your new product (or related items). Think about what’s really going to excite them.
Tip: Do your research. Only send reporters products and ideas that you are confident will relate to their coverage or personal interest areas. Even if they don’t write about it right away, you’re more likely to be top of mind for the future.
Tip: Think about podcast ideas, pop-up displays to show off your product first hand, a new speaking opportunity and more.
Remember, a creative and thoughtful media relations strategy is what’s needed to stand out in a very crowded space.
Jill is an account director and has been with InkHouse for nearly five years. She helps oversee the growing cybersecurity practice and other fast growing b2b clients. She has more than eight years of PR experience with leading consumer and tech brands and holds a B.A. in Communications from Sonoma State in California.