Every time a corporation decides to create or release something new they always publish a press release. I recommend you all to try this, but it’s almost impossible to write something interesting enough to be published in any famous newspaper. Instead I recommend you to contact one of your local newspaper and try to convince them to publish a short interview with you.
What makes you special?
Find one thing that makes you special in your town. Even though there’s already a thousand different sites selling jewellery you may be the only one doing it in your hometown. Did you start your own company at a low age? Did you start your own company after you retired?
I’m sure there’s something that makes you special in your hometown. Find this thing and exaggerate until it gets interesting.
How to contact your local newspaper
If you haven’t done any truly remarkable things they are probably not interested in spending time writing about you. Therefore you should try to write the article by yourself, presenting you as a third person.
How to organize your mail:
- Present yourself and tell them why they should write about you
- Paste your article with all the details
- Give them your number if they would like to interview you by phone
- Attach photos for the article
I’ve used this method several times to get different newspaper to write about my local football club. Within a few weeks Sweden’s most popular football magazine for females will actually write an article about our local girls.
Have you done anything similar?