How to write an event PR that makes the audience look forward to your
Attract your audience with great PR Plan
June 06, 2019
One cannot question on how effective a press release is in communicating your message to the target audience, and the media. But, drafting a well-written and precise PR is the key to an effective marketing strategy that gives you the right shout out. It helps people get your message, amongst the swarm of other event information available over different sources.
An effective PR event strategy can give you the coverage you aim for, and further grab interest and registrations for your event from potential customers, and event-goers. But before we talk about how to PR the right way, it is imperative to understand why should you even do a PR?
Firstly, it initiates a conversation with the audience. It definitely should be included in a marketing strategy as it is the ultimate way for the ‘consumers’ to receive information from/about your brand. Especially for an event, it is a strategic and direct outreach that helps you create a buzz, making people talk about you.
How to form a press release that bring all the attention on you?
An effective PR can help prop you or drop you. Fortunately, if you spend the time to deliver it right, you can put the odds in your favor.
Include your location, event theme & event name – Clearly state the details of the event including what it is about, the venue and the theme.
Readability: A PR should not be heightened or adorned with fancy words or jargons. It should be simply put together, enhancing the readability and making sure the audience understands the intended message.
Heading: “First impression is the last impression,” one can’t emphasize enough on the importance of a catchy headline! It is the first thing that gets your attention when you come across any informational piece. Therefore, choose a crisp headline and try include the most searched keywords in it.
Include a descriptive subheading – Although it is elective, but can help customer’s get a hint of the event about to take place.
Layout: Strategically inculcate the 5W’s and 1H, in concise, and well-ordered sentences. The first paragraph should include most of the information, followed by succeeding paragraphs. The first paragraph needs to be elaborative, communicating important things that you want the readers to know. Spend time to ponder on the interest and habits of your target customers and build your PR accordingly.
For instance – Introducing a new spa service
Target customers- men/women aged 25-60 years who enjoy recreational/leisure activities.
Summarize your last paragraph, and don’t forget to mention your contact details such as – website address, contact number, etc. Allocate a point person for the readers to direct their inquiries.
Still startled about where to begin with in framing your own press release? You can refer to Newswire, Businesswire, Pressroom Today, PRWeb , etc for some great examples
An effective PR not just focuses on providing a lot of information, but finding interesting ways to share it with the audience as well. Make sure you write the press release to connect rather than bringing up an uninteresting article that just plainly states that “an event is happening.”