Make your pitches relevant

This was originally posted on LinkedIn. I am moving my random thoughts and ideas back to an *owned* channel. However, feel free to connect with me there.

One of the things I disliked most as an assignment editor during my 16-year news career was irrelevant pitches with no news value and that did not present a story or an angle that contributed to what could become one.

Give reporters and journalists something that aligns with what they’re producing and connect the dots in a way that is not self-serving but beneficial to their audience. (And be quick about it!) Do your homework.

Relevance and nuance are a winning combination. And #audience is always key! #pitching #mediacoverage #storytelling #pr

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