A press release can help you attract valuable media coverage for your organisation and the Girls Not Brides global partnership.
Here are some tips on how to use this template press release on International Day of the Girl 2017 (11 October):
- If you don’t know who your local press contacts are, get in touch! We have a database of worldwide media contacts and can send you contact details for reporters in your region/country.
- Be sure to send the press release in time for your local/national paper to cover the story. For print media, consider how often the news is published e.g. weekly, daily.
- Most journalists get hundreds of emails every day, so it’s a good idea to include “press release” in the subject line of your email, along with a catchy headline.
- Journalists may only spend seconds reading your email – as well as attaching the press release to your email, copy the text into the main body of the email to make sure they don’t miss it.
- Remember: a press release isn’t a story. Journalists may need to contact you for more information or to arrange interviews – make sure you are available to respond. Contact us for talking points on child marriage and the Sustainable Development Goals.
For local press contacts, or if you have any questions about working with the media, contact Charlotte Rose, Media and Communications Officer at Girls Not Brides: email@example.com.