Monday, May 19, 2008

Innies and outies

I know that the internal and external communication roles are often combined. So, I have a tip for you or your external communication partner.

Peter Shankman runs an operation called “Help a reporter out!” He helps reporters and writers find sources for their stories. Sign up, and three times a day, five days a week, you’ll get an e-mail with the latest list of reporter needs.

Almost always, reporters won’t need you as a source. Shankman clearly knows this and does his best to make the e-mails amusing in their own right. But once in awhile you may have a chance to get a great placement for your company, or for a friend or acquaintance. (I probably forward the list on to someone I know at least once a week. You never know…)

Read all about it and sign up at

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