Re: OT - Press release experience?
Bonnie.. this sounds wonderful!!! Wish I lived closer to you.. would love
to be there!!
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 6:23 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT - Press release experience?
> Jim, Zem and Donna, I agree about getting something to draw their
> attention. Since I can't find any sign that anyone else in the Miami
> Valley, much less the greater Dayton area has done a St. Nicholas Event, I
> think we'll peak some interest. This will go to Christian Radio stations
> the area, our main local newspaper and the community newspapers in the
> (The latter has agreed to run two articles for us. They will run one in a
> couple of weeks and again the week before the event.)
> Here's what I had already put together. I'm open for ideas and critiques.
> Tired of the Mall Santa and the Hype to Buy, Buy, Buy? (I'll bold and
> enlarge this.)
> Christ the King Lutheran Church in Centerville will be hosting a Saint
> Nicholas Event to allow children and parents to get pictures with a
> Christmas icon without the commercialization of Christmas.
> The event will be held:
> December 9th between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
> At Christ The King Lutheran Church
> On 50 Nutt Road (on the corner of Nutt and 48) in Centerville.
> There is no charge for the event, but children are encouraged to bring an
> item for the Baby Jesus, which will be donated to Hannah's Treasure Chest.
> Hannah's treasure Chest provides families in need with items necessary to
> care for their children all through the year.
> Parents can bring their own cameras or have a photo taken by one of the
> Children may also talk with a Nativity Character, hear the REAL story of
> Christmas and learn about other Christmas traditions, such as the candy
> cane. They can snack on a Christmas cookie and sip some hot chocolate as
> Come and enjoy a family oriented, Christian, Christmas based, non
> commercialized celebration of the spirit of giving.
> For more information, contact Christ the King Lutheran Church at 885-5785
> send an e-mail to St.Nicholas@ameritech.net.
> BTW, thanks to Pam for testing my new e-mail address (St.Nicholas) for me!
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Of james singer
> Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:27 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - Press release experience?
> It's just who, what, why, when, and where, like any other press release,
> Bonnie. Helps if you can lead with something sexy/unique, like you're
> to tar and feather the mayor or pit St. Nick against Old Nick, but if you
> can't, just lead with whatever it is about the event should attract the
> reader interest [editors are interested in readers; they don't care about
> events or sponsors, unless the sponsors are advertisers]. Just be sure you
> include all the who, what, why, when, and where stuff--and your name and
> phone number--so whoever re-writes it will have no excuse for screwing it
> On Oct 19, 2006, at 7:52 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>> Does anyone have any experience with community event press releases?
>> getting ready to "alert the media" to a St. Nicholas Event open to the
>> Dayton area and I want to make it as professional as possible.
>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
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