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We are not out enjoying martini lunches and laughing at all the companies left in the lurch.
We have to prioritize. There is a certain protocol for pitching and it requires being at least 10 feet from a toilet. Randomly showing up at my office and expecting a meeting is not an effective technique. Mailing me unsolicited product samples or sending cupcakes will also not get you coverage. Nor will calling my editor to tattle on me for not answering my phone.
We the tech media do not owe you or your clients coverage. My job is to cover the news, not to promote your company. If press is your only user acquisition strategy, you have a bigger problem. So please stop acting so entitled and cease the manipulation and attention-getting tactics. Treat us with respect, and you may just get respect back. Bad pitching. If your pitch sucks, you are less likely to get coverage. This would seem intuitive, but swarms of bad pitches indicate otherwise. Perhaps the problem here is a lack of awareness about what journalists are looking for.
Newsworthiness is defined by timeliness, relevance, significance, prominence, and human interest. The fact that you want articles about your company or your clients does not constitute newsworthiness, and disseminating pitches that meet none of those criteria is likely a waste of time.
Also be mindful of who you send your pitch to. Do your research. I was besieged by hundreds of pitches that had nothing to do with my area of expertise. If I have never, ever written an article about 3-D printing, I am probably not the best person to pitch about your 3-D printing startup. The fact that I wrote one article, one time, about a demand side platform for real time mobile ad buying does not mean I want to write another one. Neither will a three paragraph long email where you pretend we are friends because I like pandas and you once saw a panda at a zoo.
It is important to be succinct, yet also provide actual information. Those generally go straight into the trash.
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Furthermore, if you are having a difficult time getting someone, anyone to respond to you, you may want to reconsider what you are pitching. Sam Altman recently wrote a post about how to pitch to venture capitalists , and there are many similarities with pitching to the media.
Basically if your idea is interesting, VCs and press alike will be probably interested. If no-one is interested, you might want to re-think your idea, or at least how you are presenting it.