[PR] TuneUp: What to Pitch the Press and Plan for Your PR Campaign: May


During the first week of each month, Tin Shingle's Training Webinar TuneUp focuses on what you should be pitching the press this month, as well as effective strategies for your social media feeds. This TuneUp serves as a huge reminder that there are two major PR strategies going on: "Long Lead" and "Short Lead". Long Lead refers to National Magazines. Editors and writers for national print magazines work 3-6 months ahead of time. So you need to pitch them ideas right now that actually are themes 3-6 months from now. Use Tin Shingle's Editorial Calendars to help you get ideas (a Tin Shingle Membership is required to view Editorial Calendars). Short Lead refers to Blogs, TV, Radio and Weekly Magazines. Pitching writers at those media outlets is more current to what is going on right now, or a few weeks from now. We'll also talk about bigger picture strategies that you can apply to your campaign this month to keep your buzz and your business growing.

Covered In This Webinar

  • Long Lead PR Ideas: What national magazines are working on in June (Hint: editors have their winter scarves on because Holiday Gift Guide making has started!)
  • Short Lead PR Ideas: What blogs, TV, radio and weekly magazines are working on in May
  • Seasonal publicity advice and strategies for product makers, service providers and experts.


How to Watch

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Stream any TuneUp Webinar anytime with your Tin Shingle membership. No need to purchase it, this TuneUp is ready to play from this page! When you are logged in, you will see a big screen. Press play and start taking notes! Not a member yet? You really should be...

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Sabina HitchenSabina Hitchen is the founder of Sabina Knows and Press for Success Online Training, and a co-founder of Tin Shingle, and is now one of Tin Shingle's resident PR Experts. During her PR agency days, Sabina's clients appeared everywhere from the Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning to Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc.com, O the Oprah Winfrey Magazine, People StyleWatch, E! News and more. She is a true believer that "it's PR not ER" and that every small business given the right skills and tools can excel at managing and understanding their public relations campaign.