A media or press kit is an essential part of your marketing strategy as it allows the media to take a look at your body of work instantly so that they can make the decision to run your press release quickly without needing to do much outside research.
You want to make your press kit a vital part of your business. It is important these days that your press kit is available both physically as well as electronically.
Here are the fundamentals for every press kit:
1. Articles written by you
Include any previous articles you have written in the past along with the press kit. This will show instant credibility, help you stand out from the crowd, and showcase your writing style and area of expertise. If you are online, you may want to include some of the positive reviews of your blog as well, showing the relevance and interest of customers.
2. Articles written about you
It is always more powerful if a third party expert is talking about you rather than you promoting yourself. If you have come across any articles written about you, add them in your press kit.
3. Power Bio
Make sure your power bio is concise and to the point. In my 12-step power bio complimentary guide, you will find all the details to create a bio that stands out. Offer relevant info about your current field whenever possible. Also, you can add something about your partner, kids, or possibly your interests in a single sentence; however, avoid writing an entire paragraph about them.
4. Action Photos
Pictures are a great way to tell a story and engage readers. Action photos are what the media is looking for to include in articles. Many people believe that a headshot is the most important and, although it is very important, having a shot of you doing what you do in action gains the most attention. A high resolution image of at least 300dpi is required for any print media. Do have an updated headshot as it is needed; however, action photos hands down get picked up and printed more times than a headshot.
5. Press Release
Professional and compellingly-written press releases are one of the most important elements of a press kit. Add your website URL within the press release for additional reference.
6. Other related press clippings or endorsements
These may include quotes from authors, newspapers and magazines, and experts in your industry. Endorsements are great. It is important to include the name of the person, title, & association. Idea endorsements can be powerful; when other experts in the field are agreeing with your point of view, it adds credibility to you!
7. Company Marketing Pieces
You can also consider creating a customized pocket folder in order to distribute your info, along with the business cards, slip sheets, tri-fold brochure, etc. These can help you position yourself and your brand as an expert in your industry. Include your speaker sheet if you want to attract speaking opportunities.
Your goal in creating a suitable press kit must be to offer all of the important info which the media needs if they decide to write about your product/service. Make sure you’ve made the job of the media person easier. A professional, attractive, and informative press kit can really set you apart from the competition.
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