How to write a great press release
After more than ten years in the world of PR, we've seen what makes a great press release. We're not necessarily experts, but our clients sure are. So we combed through hundreds upon thousands of our clients' work to find the very best press release examples, and distil them into a guide for creating an incredible, engaging press release announcement.
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Figure out your headline
The headline is the first thing a journalist sees and it has one job: to get them to read more. So you'd better make it good.
If you have to explain it, it's too convoluted
Add videos, tweets or images to your press release
Sweeten the deal for your reader
Think about what else you can add to your press release to make it that much more irresistible to your audience.
Personalise your story to your audience
Start with a press release template
Hey, nobody said you had to start from scratch! Download a free press release template and get the lowdown on how to structure your story.
Start from a press release template
155 best press release examples
More than 80,000 stories were published with Prezly in the past year. Here are 155 of the very best to inspire your next great press release.
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Taking advantage of multimedia
Team announcements front and center
MY.GAMES newsroom for Pathfinder Kingmaker
Using stories to educate
MY.GAMES newsroom for Skyforge
Launch of a new (sub)brand
Able Carry's new fun-sized cooler launch
Arla Foods announces new, innovating coffee and tea drinks
New restaurant Happy Lemon announcement
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