With the press release nearly as ancient as Methusalah, it's easy -- far too easy -- to bash this relic.
Yet, it's been estimated that some 2,000 releases are sent a day by the major wire services alone. In fact, as a B2B PR and marketing agency, we frequently send releases on behalf of our clients
In fact, press releases with their inverted pyramid format of the big news on top are ideal for our 140 character world. And indeed press release headlines make excellent Twitter bait. Not to mention that the media still find them useful and that they get indexed by the search engines.
Yet so many press releases are pro forma with all the excitement of an IRS manual.