Need help with writing Press Release

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    I just adopted a few of those adopt spots here in town. I have a press release written, its pretty good, i just need a few fellow landscapers to tear it apart and see what they think about it. It is only a 3/4 of a page long, if you are interested in helping me out please let me know, and i'll send you a copy... thanks in advance..


  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Send me a copy, I can tear anything apart. :)
    I'll be glad to help. My email is below.
  3. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
    Posts: 247

    send it on e-mail to me
  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    I'll take a look too.

  5. Mark_Christopher

    Mark_Christopher LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    send it to me too.... (


  6. ACE

    ACE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I would like to see it also.
  7. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,444

  8. JimK

    JimK TURF MAGAZINE Publisher
    Posts: 136

    Hi, it's Jim at TURF Magazine. Sure send it to me too at

    One thing I can tell you is that the ad agencies and public relations firms that work for the largest companies in our industry aren't always very good at press releases. We have to work on many of them (well, I did when I was an editor).

    Quick rules of thumb (and this comes from Walter Cronkite, not me).

    1. Quickly tell 'em what you're about to tell 'em.
    2. Then, tell 'em.
    3. Lastly, make sure to tell 'em what you just told 'em.

    Try to do this in ONE page. Few people will read beyond one page.

    Final thought: Don't struggle with it and try to sound like a professor at Harvard. Just write it, check it over ... fix it ... then send it out.

  9. ShortCuts

    ShortCuts LawnSite Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 38

    I would also like to take a look!
  10. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 437

    don't know if I can be of any help, but I'd like to see it. If I can help I will surely let you know

    Stuart H. South

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