Yearly Archives: 2011

Gadget Show Live 2011 – sneak peek

The Gadget show live this year is the biggest ever; with the Game Zone, Test Track, the presenters’ signing sessions and hundreds of stands packed with the most exciting technology – there’s something for everyone. Greta, the latest member of our team working on consumer technology PR went to the show preview. Here are a...
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The ideal pitch to the press – part 8: attachments

So we now know what should be included within the pitch, but what about attaching additional information on the client such as press backgrounders and including links within your pitch to their website? 8. INCLUDING ATTACHMENTS: This is a no-no. Your pitch should have everything in the email body itself. URLs should be included with...
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The ideal pitch to the press – part 7: preamble

So, following our last six tips, you now have the perfect pitch…or do you? Here, tip 7 offers you more detail on positioning your pitch and giving it context: 7. OMIT PREAMBLE: In just a few sentences, answer the five w’s. These are the most important questions to be answered by anyone writing an article...
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PR agency wins Royal Wedding PR contract

Solihull, 01/04/2011. Vitis PR has been selected as the PR agency of choice for the Royal Wedding.  The team will be providing up to the minute news in the run up to the wedding and will be helping the Palace’s internal PR team who are overwhelmed with media and information requests.

“We are delighted to be asked and believe that even though our strength is technology PR, we can bring our enthusiastic and full-of-ideas PR team in to help Wills and Kate with publicity,” said Ranbir Sahota, Director, Vitis PR.

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Did you beat the queues and get your iPad 2

I thought I’d check out the queues for iPad 2 in Birmingham’s Bullring and Solihull’s Touchwood shopping centres and I wasn’t overly shocked. I reckon at 1pm, so 4 hours before it went on sale on Friday 25 March, there were 200 people in Brum and 80 in Solihull waiting to get their mitts onto...
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The ideal pitch to the press – part 5: everyday news

Draft your pitch in an informal manner, be aware of deadlines, email, call to discuss it then follow that with a summary of your conversation while ensuring the journalist will want to open and read your pitch in the first place by giving it a short, to the point subject line that explains your pitch...
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