Peter Shankman, a veteran PR, speaker, and marketing guru launched Help A Reporter which connects journalists with the sources they require using a social media platform. HARO (Help A Reporter Out) is already over 36,000 members and growing, and has a growing stable of national journalists using the service on a daily basis. Signing up is FREE and you’ll receive up to three emails, each with anywhere from 15-30 queries per email. They’ll all be labeled with [shankman.com] in the subject line, for easy filtering. If you see a query you can answer then reply.
Basic rules: Only respond to queries where you can really help. Don’t hound dog the list for future PR spamming sleeze, however do feel free to share with Journalists who may not know about this great resource to get source help.
Oddpodz review: This is great, useful FREE resource. The only challenge for me has been it’s a lot of leads everyday to go through. But, who ever said getting PR was instant or easy