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I have a client who is planning to change their branding. They would like to publish a press release about this and they have asked us for recommendations about where to send it. Apart from their local newspapers, where do you recommend that they send it? They probably don't want to pay for a distribution service.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
 

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I have a client who is planning to change their branding. They would like to publish a press release about this and they have asked us for recommendations about where to send it. Apart from their local newspapers, where do you recommend that they send it? They probably don't want to pay for a distribution service.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

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I haven't done a manual release in a long LONG time - it's just too cheap to use a service to push it out.

For a local campaign you'd be hitting any local paper and/or radio station. The hard part is finding the contact of the right person at the location to reach, otherwise you're just dumping into the generic email address. For Omaha World Hearld for example, it's just news@owh.com but that's for anything from the public - press release, news tips, questions, corrections, complaints etc. Very easy for a PR piece to get lost in the shuffle.

I remember doing them with LA Times 20+ years ago, and once I had contact with a couple of people then I could always go direct to them.

These days I use ereleases or businesswire. Runs between $300-$500 depending on needs and reach
 

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I haven't done a manual release in a long LONG time - it's just too cheap to use a service to push it out.

For a local campaign you'd be hitting any local paper and/or radio station. The hard part is finding the contact of the right person at the location to reach, otherwise you're just dumping into the generic email address. For Omaha World Hearld for example, it's just news@owh.com but that's for anything from the public - press release, news tips, questions, corrections, complaints etc. Very easy for a PR piece to get lost in the shuffle.

I remember doing them with LA Times 20+ years ago, and once I had contact with a couple of people then I could always go direct to them.

These days I use ereleases or businesswire. Runs between $300-$500 depending on needs and reach

Thank you, @Conor Treacy :)
 

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Last time we did one we went with Press Release Distribution - Grow Your Business - PR.com . It was cheaper than PrWeb.com but they did charge $30/link for every link you add so it can add up fast if you're planning on including links.

This is a good article that compares some of the services: Top 10 Cheap Press Release Distribution Services Reviewed

Hey @JoyHawkins. We have a new company and are looking at press releases. We want to spread the word about the brand but also hope the press release might have a small SEO benefit. Is there any data on this? I will use the site you recommended!
 

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