Sample Press Release

A new product introduction, a new distribution deal, A special offer, a major management change, a change of name, or affiliation or a new major customer/client – all are fair fodder for a press release, online to your press list (you do have one, don’t you?) and to you customer/partner list as well.

Press releases today are really thinly disguised ads in press release format, since they go out on the Web in any case where customers, prospects – and yes, competitors – an see them.

Investor relations news and regulatory flings are different, and need to be distributed carefully. Best to use a recognized distribution service.

A good place to find a distributor is www.starrreviews.com. As the name indicates, this is a site that reviews all sorts of things. When the list comes up, click on "Press Release Distribution Services." The list of reviewed sources includes PR Newswire, PR.com, Free Press Release, PRWeb Direct, Marketwire, Business Wire and 1888PressRelease.

Samples of press releases we’ve written:

Contact:  Camellia Sousa, 603/924-2787; Camellia@sharonarts.org

For Immediate Release

Sharon Arts Invites The Public to Make Music Their Muse
as they draw and paint in the Gallery during Peek into Peterborough!

[October 12, 2010]  Peterborough, NH:// On Saturday October 16th, from 10:00am to Noon, Sharon Arts Center’s Downtown Galleries will ring with the tempos of jazz, pop favorites and easy listening melodies as Sharon Arts Executive Director – and accomplished pianist –Hancock resident Bob Pettegrew (of Hancock, NH) with Ryan Mullahy (of Sharon, NH) on guitar provide live musical support designed to spark and encourage the creation of  art. The event will be facilitated by Sharon Arts Center staff and volunteers will be on hand to help visitors.
The event is free and open to the public who are invited to make Music their Muse with crayons, markers, pencils and more provided by the Gallery. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. This is a drop-in activity, and visitors are welcome to stay for ten minutes or the duration of the event.

The backdrop for this event is Art with Feeling, an exhibition designed to make art accessible, especially for people who are blind or visually impaired. All work on exhibit in the gallery can be touched. 

Additional information is available by calling 603-924-2787 or by visiting www.sharonarts.org

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About Sharon Arts
The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of art and craft, as well as through special programs and events.

Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery in the Depot Square facility.

The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Gallery is located in Depot Square in Downtown Peterborough. Store hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10am to 6pm, Sunday, 12 noon – 6pm.
Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation.

Consultants News Sees Single-Digit Growth for Consulting
Thursday December 30, 4:13 pm ET

-- Predictions Issue Cites New Business Models, Public Sector Spending --

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The consulting market is unlikely to return to the days of double-digit growth anytime soon, according to the Annual Predictions issue of Kennedy Information's Consultants News (CN). "Through 2008 the global consulting marketplace will be lucky to grow by more than mid-single digits," said CN Editor Jess Scheer. "As we enter the fifth year of this consulting marketplace malaise (including two years in which the market contracted), 5 percent to 6 percent growth doesn't sound so bad."

In a survey of the industry's top consulting firms, executives cited future opportunities stemming from strong demand for business consulting services in the airline, automotive supply, retail, healthcare and higher education industries, as well as continued growth of the public sector. "Client needs are for sustainable models to generate value for shareholders to address regulatory changes -- especially those sparked by Sarbanes-Oxley -- aggressive supply management practices, and increased global competition," said Scheer. Meanwhile, the courage to transform old consulting models is one of the biggest challenges facing consulting firms today.

Consultants News' third Annual Predictions issue provides expectations and analysis for 47 of the world's largest consultancies:

A.T. Kearney       
Accenture       
Altran       
Aon Consulting       
Atos Origin       
Bain & Company       
BDO Seidman       
BearingPoint       
Boston Consulting Group       
CACI       
Capgemini       
CGI Group       
CIBER       
Clark Consulting       
Covansys Corp.       
CSC       
Deloitte       
EDS       
Ernst & Young       
Fujitsu       
Gedas       
Grant Thornton       
Hay Group       
Hewitt Associates       
Hewlett-Packard       
Horwath International       
IBM       
LogicaCMG       
McKinsey & Company       
Mellon HR       
Mercer       
Milliman USA       
Monitor Group       
Navigant Consulting       
Oracle       
PA Consulting       
PeopleSoft       
PricewaterhouseCoopers       
Roland Berger       
SAP       
Telcordia       
TietoEnator       
Towers Perrin       
T-Systems       
Unisys       
Watson Wyatt    

About Kennedy Information, Inc.

Kennedy Information, Inc., the leading information source on management consulting since 1970, annually publishes The Global Consulting Marketplace, Benchmarks in Management Consulting, and other research reports; the monthly newsletters Consultants News, Global IT Services Report and Management Consultant International as well as Consulting Magazine and The Directory of Management Consultants. It also produces annual conferences for thought leaders in consulting and powers the Web portal http://www.consultingcentral.com/.

Kennedy Information, Inc. is subsidiary of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., the nation's leading provider of specialized financial and regulatory news and information for professionals in law and business.

CONTACT:       
Jess Scheer, Consultants News Editor       
Kennedy Information, Inc.       
678-731-9320       
jscheer@kennedyinfo.com  


Source: Kennedy Information