Training: Get Your Story Told: Writing Press Releases

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 09:30 to 15:00
Early Bird
Book by Wednesday 6 March for an Early Bird Discount on this course

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This is an Essentials course, accredited by the CPD Certification Service
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Getting a story in the local paper is a great way of getting publicity – and it’s free.

As advertising spend moves to the internet, local papers can’t afford to employ journalists – so they’ll often welcome a well-written press release, and may print it with very few changes. It’s a powerful way of promoting your organisation – 2 out of 3 people trust what they read in their local paper.

What you’ll learn
  • How to use the media successfully
  • Three easy ways to get the media interested
  • Four quick steps to writing a press release
  • By the end of the day you’ll have developed a press release for your own organisation.

"Thanks for today Trish! I learned more in that four hours about press releases than I did in three years at uni!”
Healthwatch Redbridge


  Standard Early bird
Group members, income under £10,000 £40 £34
Group members, income over £10,000 £60 £51
Individual members and supporters £80 £68
Non-members £120 £102


All our courses take place at our office on the first floor at 103 Cranbrook Rd, Ilford IG1 4PU.

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