As a small-business owner, you know how hard it can be to get the media’s attention. What if you knew what journalists were working on so you could offer yourself up as an expert source for their articles? ProfNet can provide that info to you.
ProfNet, a service of PR Newswire, has been helping journalists connect with expert sources since 1992. How does it work?
As a ProfNet subscriber, you receive an email digest with requests from writers who are in need of experts to quote. We provide you with the writer’s contact info, and you connect directly with the writer if you’re able to help with his/her request. You can also control the topics to which you subscribe and how often you want to receive the emails.
Small-business memberships start at about $55 a month, and include the ability to send out Expert Alerts, which are mini-pitches to reporters that let them know you have an expert available to talk about a timely topic.
Want to give it a try? Contact a ProfNet representative to sign up or request a free trial.
In addition to ProfNet, PR Newswire offers an array of services tailored to the needs of small businesses. To find out more, visit the PR Toolkit at www.smallbusinesspr.com.
In the meantime, we also recommend reading PR News’ recent Small Biz PR Report piece on 7 Tips for Using ProfNet to Score Big With the Media.
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Thanks, and happy pitching!