• Chris Colip

Reaching Out to Media Outlets

Start Local

A good way to start getting press is to conduct a quick search and find outlets within your sphere - these will typically be easier to get in touch with and are looking to feature local artists and figures. We would suggest that you do a little research and craft your pitch to fit within their subject matter of course; however, definitely shoot your shot, the worst thing that could happen is that they don’t respond.

Craft the Narrative

Being proactive is something we suggest heavily at Collab. It is a good idea to write the article, press release, submit the photos and finished product that you would want published on the new outlet you are reaching out to. Make it as easy as possible for them to feature you. If something needs to be changed they will let you know but it's always a good idea to have a template or two lying around to submit.

Don’t Forget to Network

When you get into contact with news/radio/magazine representatives, make sure to get ahold of their contact information and follow their social media. The entertainment industry is a social game and the more you genuinely connect with a person of influence the better your chances of being featured again and again in their publication.

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