A News Release is an effective way to get FREE Publicity. There is however a
distinct difference between writing an ad and composing a News Release. The
purpose of an ad is to solicit inquiries or sales. You are promoting a
product (site, service or a tangible product) to make that sale. When you
compose your news release, your goal is the same, but the approach is very
A news release is just how it is worded – News. With a news release you are
attempting to promote product by presenting facts about said product. It
should look like news, feel like news, read like news and BE NEWS!
Your news release must make interesting reading and have news value. It must
be received by the reader, not to mention the editor as being useful and
benefiting the prospective reader. People are reading this material because
they expect it to be news worthy and therefor your information must be
presented to the reader (and editor) as news. This means presenting all of
the facts and benefits that your site 香港新聞, product or service has to offer.
Remember, what you are writing is NOT an “AD” release, it is a NEWS release.
It must contain news. When people buy a magazine, 99.9 % of the time they
don’t purchase it to read ads. The same philosophy applies to newspapers
(although the percentage rate drops for newspapers), radio, television, or
any other media source. Ads are generally the furthest thing from peoples
minds, but they will however read your news release because they are
expecting to gain informational value from it. That is where a news release
has the advantage.