Does your company website have a press page? If not, you’re not alone. Many of our clients come to us without one. But you definitely need one — ASAP.
Why you need a press page
Reporters work on tight deadlines, and the last thing they have time for is searching your site for contact information. At the very least, your press page should have a dedicated press email that goes to your media relations team. But why stop there?
Think of your press page as an advertisement for your company aimed at a very specific audience — the media. Use it to position your company as an industry leader with a unique message and deep expertise. Putting some time into building an awesome press page increases your chances of being found — and contacted — by reporters working on relevant stories.
Everything you need to build a press page
While press pages vary across different industries, standard sections include the following:
Contact Information – Here’s where you list your dedicated email, which can be as simple as [email protected]. Some companies use fill forms, but we advise against it as they can be difficult to complete on mobile devices and deter media from reaching out. If possible, include a phone number as well.
In the News – This is where you show off all your media hits. It should include images or logos of publications, article headlines, and brief descriptions of the editorial placement. This section needs to be updated in real-time. Some brands will “pin” highlights (the most notable coverage) to the top of this page with reputable news logos showcased in the creative.
Press Releases – This section should include all past company press releases organized by year, with the most recent first, and be searchable. Collecting all your press releases in one place helps strengthen your company narrative.
News Feed – Consider integrating a social feed into your press page to show your brand personality and how you interact with consumers. Choose the social platform you update most frequently.
Media Kit – A media kit provides reporters with all the information they need, so they don’t have to spend time asking you for it. In addition to standard logos, company boilerplate, and images, consider including video (b-roll), executive headshots, fast facts, a company timeline, and/or honors and awards the company has received. Make sure your media kit is downloadable!
Experts – Are there people at your company with expertise in industry-specific areas? If so, consider highlighting them and the topics they are available to discuss. Present yourself as a valuable resource for journalists that cover your industry.
Top-notch press pages to get you inspired
Now you have the basics! If you want more inspiration, here are some examples of top-notch press pages:
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