What do writers think of your pitch?
You reach out to a dozen promising contacts with your story, and get no answer. Or worse, you get a one-word reply demoting you to the status of mailbot: "unsubscribe". What are you doing wrong?
In June we launched a guide full of practical best practice, templates and data from 16 million pitches helping you write your most effective pitch yet and build media relationships that last. (You can download your copy here.)
In this episode, we interview two prominent writers to get their perspective on how they want to be pitched. Kelsey Ogletree is a writer and editor working with dozens of national publications across the US, while the Drum's former 'Woman of the Year' Holly Brockwell is a popular tech journalist appearing in the BBC, Gizmodo, TechRadar and many more.
Watch now to learn:
What editors look for in a pitch
How to start a conversation with a new contact
How writers pitch their own stories
This episode aired on 9 July 2020.
Meet our experts
Writer, editor, entrepreneur
Kelsey Ogletree is a freelance journalist covering travel and wellness for national publications from Wall Street Journal to AARP, Shape and Conde Nast Traveler.
She's also the founder of KO Copy, providing resources and workshops to empower publicists and freelance writers to work smarter and better together.
Former 'Woman of the Year' Holly is a prominent technology journalist, writing for titles including The Guardian, BBC, the London Evening Standard, Gizmodo, TechRadar and many others.
She was formerly Editor of the women's tech publication ShinyShiny before launching and running her own six-figure site for five years. She is currently Head of Content at Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' new social network, WT Social. You can find her on Twitter.
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