Getting a Spot in the Spotlight!

I just read a blog by Jackson Wightman from PRDaily, and he talked about how to score that spot in the magazine or newspaper for Christmas.

Even though he gives tips for the Christmas holiday I think that these can also be applied to anytime of the year. This really interested me because I would possibly like to work for a magazine company one day.

Tip 1: Start Early

He says that you need to get your information/article in as soon as possible. DO NOT procrastinate.

Tip 2: Find out who is in charge

This is who you will need to contact.  You will need to know what the deadlines are, who is writing about what, and what categories are being published.

Tip 3: Be short

Keep your pitch short and relevant. You do not want to send and e-mail to whoever is in charge a list of 25 things with a video clip and a link. Keep it short!

Tip 4: Be ready to send high resolution pictures

If you are successful and they liked your pitch, you want to make sure you have pictures ready, especially during Christmas season.


These were some very good tips that I learned and I hope you like them!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Johnnie Kirkland
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 13:51:26

    I agree with Wightman, these tips are very helpful. However, I think he missed one. In my opinion, one of the most useful tips (especially if writing for a magazine) is SPELLCHECK!


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