Pitching app seeks to be Tinder for PR pros and reporters
From Prdaily by Kevin Allen | Posted: April 14, 2016
The importance of building relationships with journalists has always been crucial for PR pros
looking to land media coverage.
In the digital age, those relationships have become harder to cultivate—but now there’s a
Tinder for PR pros and journalists.
It’s called UPitch, and it’s available now in the Apple App Store. It will become available
for Android devices in July and Windows devices later this fall.
這就是所謂的UPitch，現在已可在蘋果 App Store 使用。七月它將成為可用於Windows設備而Android
With UPitch, PR pros have 400 characters and up to five images to catch a journalist’s eye. If
reporters like what they see or read, they swipe right, bringing up a message feature that
connects them directly to the PR pro.
UPitch co-founder Allison Kugel wrote about the app recently for The Huffington Post:
We’re embracing Instagram images and tweets and rolling our eyes at long form declarations.
So why are businesses, brands and people still using 700 word press releases and page-long
PR pitches if it doesn’t suit today’s current communicative mindscape? Why are we still
jamming up email inboxes when we could be telling our stories more concisely, and to an
audience who wants to view them?
Journalists have the ability to filter the types of messages they see—and PR pros can only
contact them if the journalist has swiped right on a pitch.
UPitch聯合創始人Allison Kugelm 在赫芬頓郵報寫了一篇應用程序：
我們擁抱 Instagram 的 照片和微博，對聲明興味索然。
For PR pros, the challenge (and opportunity) is to parse down their pitches to 400 characters.
It barely leaves room for the who-what-when-where-why basics. However, a pitch from a
PR pro’s pitch about a mom-and-pop shop has just as much chance to be seen as one about
a global behemoth.
Kugel says the app doesn’t aim to eliminate the traditional press release or change anything that’s already good about the journalist/PR relationship.
“We aren’t changing the industry, but rather being the first to adapt to an industry that is already changing,” she says. “We’re helping people along the way while we’re at it. We
also understand the value of the PR rep and journalist relationship and hope our app will
foster more of those relationships. And at the end of the day, a journalist’s best relationship
is with their next great story.”
什麼 – 當 – 在那裡 -為什麼的基礎。然而，發文從一個關於小型自營商店的公關專頁被看作是一個約全球性的龐然大物有一樣多的機會。