<< by Alex Katzen on August 1st, 2013
I went over some useful tools for blogger outreach a while back and mentioned the importance of Google Alerts and other search platforms to find bloggers, but it’s also important to consider other larger scale, generic PR opportunities.
Blogger outreach is great when you have something specific you want to share and promote. It’s more of an outbound PR tactic, though, relying on a high degree of relevance to, and relationships with, the bloggers.
A more inbound PR tactic, though, is serving as a source to writers on their articles and posts. For example, instead of conducting outreach on your content, you can provide expert information to bloggers and journalists on topics they’re writing about. One major source that I always find to be helpful is HARO (Help A Reporter Out). HARO is an “online service set up for journalists to quickly gather feedback from the public.” It’s an extremely useful tool for digital PR professionals because you can cover more ground, faster since the queries are delivered straight through email, and provide information to journalists who are already looking for sources.