Are you aware that countless opportunities to send out press releases and receive valuable, free publicity get missed everyday? There are literally dozens of newsworthy opportunities for getting positive media exposure. Being recognized on a List of some kind or receiving an award is a great way to generate publicity for yourself.
It also becomes a win-win situation for you and the person (or business) honoring you because they get publicity too!
Here's the one I created after being named one of the Top 50 Fabulous Women Entrepreneurs:
(Durham, NC-July 22, 2011) Beverly Mahone of Durham has been named one of the top Fabulous Women Entrepreneurs by SistaSense Magazine and Black Business Women Online. Mahone is one of 10 women selected in the category of print and digital media. After leaving the television news business in 2006, Mahone created BAMedia which caters to fellow baby boomers who want to learn how to self-promote themselves and their businesses.
In making the recent announcement, SistaSense Editor-in-Chief LaShandra Henry says “I see thousands of black women whose deeds go unnoticed. I wanted to recognize the BBWO50 for their hard work and diligence and show Sistasense readers these are our women to support, promote, and aspire to be like. Henry says she chose women who have built established businesses with visible growth over time both online and offline. She also focused on up and coming women entrepreneurs whose innovative online business ventures are publicly recognized. “In short, these women are widely respected for the businesses they have established and their social influence both online and offline is undeniable,” she added.
Mahone says, “I am honored to have been included on this list. LaShandra Henry is right. Many times Black Female Entrepreneurs are overlooked in spite of how hard they work and the expertise they bring to the table--especially those of us who are baby boomers.”
You can find complete list here: http://www.sistasense.com/2011/07/sistasense-magazine-july-issue-bbwo-50-fabulous-women-entrepreneurs
**If you want to learn more about how to self-promote, contact me**