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From: National Marriage Week USA <sheila@nationalmarriageweekusa.org>
Date: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 2:59 PM
Subject: How to get media coverage
To: billcoffin68@gmail.com

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You can get media coverage for your marriage work!  Here's how
Hi friends,

You can utilize National Marriage Week USA, from Feb. 7 to 14, to get local press coverage for the work you do to strengthen marriages! It is a great time to get your local newspaper, radio and TV news stations to pay attention!

1)      Click for this fill-in-the blanks press release that you can send to your local radio, TV or newspaper.
2)      Do a google search for how to contact your local newspaper, radio stations, cable or local TV stations.  Pick up the phone and talk to an editor or  find out the best person to be in touch with to cover your marriage event.  Talk it up!  How will your work benefit the community? Follow up with an email of your event flyer, info or press release.
3)      To get more attention, mention that February 7 to 14 is National Marriage Week USA--a positive time to celebrate marriage and help people find more success!
4)      Do it soon! Right now is the perfect time to reach out because the media likes to plan in advance....and February 7 to 14 is just two weeks away!

For encouragement, WATCH this 3-minute TV sampler, that contains a bit of national coverage, but also some local coverage in Richmond, VA so that you can see how your efforts can be highlighted.
Click for our ONE PAGE printable fact sheet that can also help you pitch your story.
Please let us know about any local coverage you receive!

And, as always, don't forget to put your event information on our online
Yours for strengthening marriage

Sheila Weber, Executive Director
Heather Grizzle, Campaign Manager

National Marriage Week USA is part of International Marriage Week, with 20 major countries around the world now mobilizing leaders and events to strengthen marriage in their countries.

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