Training Courses

Writing Press Releases

  50 reviews

One Day Course

Overview

Publicity is one of the most cost-effective marketing tools available. A well crafted press release increases customer awareness of your company or organisation, builds credibility and raises profile - all at no cost.

This course is designed for those new to press or PR who wish to increase the amount and quality of press and publicity their organisation receives. You will learn what makes a newsworthy story and how to write professional press releases that media organisations will want to use. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £545 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • How the press works and why they need PR
    • The structure of modern media
    • PR vs advertising
    • What are the advantages of PR?
    • Examples of effective press releases
    • Understanding common media terminology

    What is the press looking for?
    • What makes a press release newsworthy?
    • Which publications to target and when to target them
    • Paper press releases and digital press releases

    Writing press releases
    • Following a standard press release outline
    • Getting the timing right
    • Writing a good lead paragraph
    • Writing the body of a press release
    • The recap
    • Structuring a press release to make information easily accessible
  • Content
    • Selecting newsworthy information
    • Writing attention-grabbing headlines
    • Presenting facts
    • Adding a human interest element
    • How to dilute negative information
    • Using photographs effectively

    Understanding your target audience
    • Tailoring your press release to your audience

    What makes a successful press release?
    • Ten tips to increase media coverage
    • The press release checklist

    Building press contacts
    • The importance of one-to-one relationships
    • Useful resources

    Questions and answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Attendees surveyed7525
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
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"Providing a great training programme and creating a great work atmosphere."



"I liked the building and felt i got a lot for my money. I would like to come again in the future."



"The trainer was very good and knowledgeable. the course materials were thorough as were the case studies. Lunch and refreshments were excellent!"



"All aspects were excellent"



"Great, clear course - very useful"



"Very well delivered, very relevant. Clear and concise and with excellent examples"



"Very engaging, good amount of encouragement and relevant examples of work."



"Very interactive course leader.Very welcoming upon arrival "



"All of it. Really nice space. Good food. Good vibe. Course tutor was good."



"Course content was very practical, I was able to practice with actual campaigns I am working on at work. "



"Great examples and a good learning environment talking thought our examples as a group"



"I really enjoyed the pace, the examples used and felt it was a very fun, yet cool professional experience. Highly recommended!"



"all of it was very good and made for a very enjoyable course"



"Friendly, informed, good listeners and teachers "



"Very informative trainer who had real experience of what he was teaching. Was able to offer practical advice for a number of scenarios."



"Giving constructive criticism, I learned a great deal today and the staff were extremely polite. "



"Everything - great course, great day - thank you! "



"Very good at answering specific questions. Great examples. When the information was general, it was very relatable and relevant. "



"Keeping me engaged & making examples relevant & applicable to my work"



"explaining the basic structures for good practice, loved that we can work on our personal press releases at the end of the class as well! "



"From the moment I called to book, every member of staff has been approachable and helpful. Patsy was fantastic - so knowledgeable and relevant. Thank you"



"It was a really useful day which gave us chance to have a go at writing ourselves which was very valuable. Nice environment and great teacher. I'm coming away from the course feeling much more confident about writing press releases."



"Getting me to actually attempt to write my own release, although hard, was extremely useful and also to see other examples and to critique them, very helpful. Also the handouts on the key principles and guidelines, will prove very useful for me. Many thanks"



"Very interesting course. Gave me some good insight on how to write and structure press releases. The handouts are also good as well at giving knowledge on PR. Refreshments were great. "



"Brilliant environment, friendly team, lovely lunch, clean facilities - not a single fault. Every outcome I came here for has been met perfectly. "



"exercises, putting context, trainer had really relevant experience, small class size was great for asking questions and doing exercise"



"Patsy was really clear and easy to listen to and clearly very knowledgable. Enjoyed the practical elements and learnt alot"



"Nice work space and everything ran on time. Very knowledgeable instructor who cared a lot about the subject matter."



"Everything was really very good. "