These could include new announcements of new products or services, organizational milestones/anniversaries, awards given or received, or even a reaction to a current newsworthy event. The possibilities are endless, are long as it’s news.
Announcing that a product is “now” available for sale online is not acceptable.
The body should read like a news piece, not an encyclopedic article.
In the case of distributor relationships, franchises, multi-level-marketing or other arrangements where a local branch may not necessarily be allowed to speak for the corporate brand, we reserve the right to attempt to gain written confirmation from a company officer.
Releases should be written as if they could appear verbatim in a newspaper. To get used to the way news should be written, just check out any quality paper (such as the New York Times or Washington Post.)
The following is a partial list of topics that are banned:
Anything that seems inappropriate along the lines of what is mentioned above will also likely be rejected.
Our support staff is always available to discuss rejections in detail, and we certainly do not ever take pleasure in assigning a rejection. It is unfortunately a necessary part of our business in order to maintain the credible reputation of our news organization.
These guidelines do change every so often without notice. Please visit this page regularly for updates.