I got to see a lot of pitches when I was working full-time as a tech journalist. Every morning, my inbox would be filled with a new batch of people wanting my attention — everyone from major PR companies to sole entrepreneurs launching their first product.
More often than not, the pitch emails would be absolutely terrible. It wasn’t just the novices that were making mistakes — even major marketing companies would churn out terrible press releases. I often wished I could reach through the computer, grab them by the shoulders, and yell, “YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG!”
Instead, all I could do was hit the Archive button. And archive I did.
But all this incompetence is great news for you: with just a little bit of work, your pitch emails will be better than 95 percent of the competition.
If you want to drastically increase the effectiveness of your press emails, here are five things you should be doing.