Press Release | Tue June 20, 2017, 06:15 PM EST
NEWSLINE360™ launched the PitchBoard media pitching product to help make story pitching to targeted journalists, bloggers and influencers easy for public relations professionals, companies and entrepreneurs.
What is PitchBoard?
PitchBoard gives you a personalized hub—an online dashboard—through which you can connect with journalists. It delivers the pitches you create to select groups of media based on subject and geographic area. PitchBoard eliminates the need to research and compile costly media distribution lists and email distribution systems. PitchBoard automatically and flawlessly does it.
Who Benefits from PitchBoard?
PitchBoard is especially valuable to for those businesses who don’t have access to expensive media databases to help build their media distribution lists. Since creating custom media lists can be very time-consuming, PitchBoard also helps PR professionals and businesses to use their time more productively.
Journalists, bloggers and influencers who receive story pitches from PitchBoard also can be confident that the pitch is likely to be pertinent to the beat and geographic area they report on.
How does PitchBoard Work?
Once you register, you create your PitchBoard hub. You may customize the hub with your logo, banner image, color scheme and contact information. From the hub, you may create as many pitches as you like, as often as you like.
The platform walks you through the process. First, customize your pitch’s subject line, then sell your story idea with a compelling headline. Add body text and/or bullet points which further explain your ideas.
Can I add attachments to my Pitch?
You also can easily add downloadable supporting material to the pitch, including documents, high-resolution images, video and audio. These files live in the cloud rather than being sent as email attachments, so your pitch will get through to your recipients and not be blocked.
How big is your media database?
We have more than 300,000 journalists and bloggers in North America. We tailor each media list based on how you complete the pitch form. Each list is tailored by our team of professionals. Your lists are saved so that you can used the same list for future pitches.
Do I get a copy of the media list?
You do not receive a copy of the mailing list. The journalist information is confidential. We do encourage you to include your contact information in all pitches so journalists may respond to you directly. When they do, you will be connected and able to work directly with them. After your pitch is disseminated, you will receive a sample list of the top publications reached with your pitch.
Can I send a pitch to more than one geographic area?
Each pitch is sent to only one geographic area. You can choose the area based on city or metropolitan area and the journalists beat, i.e. New York metro, food journalists or Cleveland metro, feature journalists or Detroit metro auto writers, etc.
How much does PitchBoard cost?
PitchBoard is easy and inexpensive to use. At only $19.95 per pitch, it’s an affordable solution for any individual, public relations professional or company, and it requires no contract or monthly fee. You may purchase five pitches for the cost of four, a savings of 20 percent, or you can purchase an annual subscription, giving you an unlimited number of pitches, for an annual fee of $2,000.
How is the pitch delivered?
Once the pitch is complete, simply preview and press the publish button on your screen. The pitch is delivered via email notification to journalists, bloggers and influencers whose beat or interest matches the pitch’s subject and geographic area.
Does the pitch go elsewhere?
In addition to news professionals who receive the pitch directly, the pitch is automatically added to NEWSLINE360’s searchable MediaDesk, a repository of news posts from NEWSLINE360 online newsrooms as well as pitches from PitchBoard. Media professionals who have a no-cost subscription to NEWSLINE360’s MediaDesk will be able to find the pitch via MediaDesk’s search function.
Do you offer any tips on how to write a good pitch?
For people who are not familiar with pitching stories to the media, NEWSLINE360 provides tips on how to create the most effective story pitches, based upon the advice of industry experts.
Do I have to sign a contract?
PitchBoard requires no contract. At only $19.95 per pitch, it’s an affordable solution for any individual, public relations professional or company, and it requires no contract* or monthly fee. An annual subscription, which provides for unlimited story pitching, is available and completely optional.
Can I sign up for unlimited pitches?
Users wishing to subscribe to unlimited pitches, may do so, with an annual subscription agreement. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSLINE360 is a content marketing platform that permits companies and individuals to easily create an affordable, professionally designed online newsroom combining media relations, social media and content, and connecting content to journalists and consumers.
NEWSLINE360 empowers businesses and their agencies with the tools needed to gain exposure while maintaining their brand message. Every time news is published in the NEWSLINE360 platform—a press release, article, blog post, image, video, audio or document—it is delivered directly to journalists, consumers and other subscribers, and made available to search engines, increasing your online presence.
NEWSLINE360’s JAQ (Journalists Asking Questions) feature gives interested journalists the ability to query newsroom contacts privately, easily and with great flexibility. This friendly and productive dialogue will help ensure a stable relationship between your organization and the media.
NEWSLINE360’s new PitchBoard function gives newsroom owners the ability to directly pitch journalists by beat and geographic area.
When your business is featured in the media, NEWSLINE360 users can easily share the story to their newsroom’s “In the News” section, and post to social channels so your audience can read it and share.
To reach your customers and influencers, NEWSLINE360 is fully integrated—to and from—social media.
You can automatically update your company’s social media channels from within your newsroom. Your company’s social media feeds also are beautifully displayed in your newsroom. Your online newsroom also integrates with Facebook, giving you the option to feature your entire newsroom inside your company’s Facebook page as a tab called “Newsroom.” Once you’ve linked your social media accounts to your newsroom using the Newsroom Manager, all your newsroom posts can be posted instantaneously (posts also can be pre-scheduled) directly to your social channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest) without having to change platforms.
Press Release | Tue June 20, 2017, 06:15 PM EST
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