This course is ideal for: Anyone who wants to write effective media releases
The right way to structure a media release
The information and quotes journalists/editors want from you
How to adapt your release for different markets (and get more exposure)
Proven templates and guides for you to follow
How to maximise your chances for success
And much more.
“The information was easily digested and I was impressed by the amount of support material provided. I will find these downloads very useful in the future.”
– Rod Schultz, How to Write Media Releases graduate
One of the best ways to build your brand is through the right kind of publicity. And that typically means dealing with journalists, editors and content creators. It’s about getting them interested in your product, service or message so that they cover it.
Whether it’s magazine coverage, mentions in the newspaper, an interview on radio or TV, or appearing in an online publication, you need to present your information in the right way – with a media release that grabs attention.
A well-written media release can do wonders – resulting in countless media mentions. However, a badly written release can do damage to your reputation and make you appear like an amateur. Ensure you get it right with this online self-paced course, How to Write Media Releases.
And much more.
I found the course incredibly practical, helpful, and easy to work through. I loved Valerie’s no-nonsense tips and behind-the-scenes advice about what journalists and the media are looking for.
“Within 24 hours of finishing the course, I had written my media release and sent it to 14 media outlets, taking onboard many of the tips and suggestions that Valerie made in the course.
“I have to say I was completely amazed by the results. Within one day of sending my media release, ABC’s Triple J called to interview me. And the biggest LGBTQI online news site in Australia also published my media release on its front page. I’ve since written another one using the templates provided and my story was featured on msn.com and Mamamia.
“I was so thrilled by the incredible results I got from one media release. I’m now feeling excited and looking forward to writing more media releases.
Clinton Power – Director of Clinton Power + Associates
“I followed Valerie's advice 100% to set myself up in building my profile through the media. This has resulted in coverage in Sky News, The Daily Edition, New Zealand Morning Show, and Kochie’s Business Builders where I’m now their resident expert on time management. It's pretty simple – just do everything Valerie tells you to do!”
“My profile has increased and I have directly won business from the coverage, including paid speaking engagements.”
Kate Christie, Founder and Managing Director,
This is one of AWC’s 35+ “self-paced” online courses. But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:
Q: Who is this course for?
A: It will suit many people:
Q: What kind of templates do I receive in the course?
A: Included as part of the course, you will receive 11 easy-to-use templates, allowing you to create any type of media release at a moment’s notice. These are
Q: Who created and presents the course?
A: This course has been created by Valerie Khoo, who has worked in both PR and journalism. She regularly facilitates workshops on how to write media releases and helps companies equip their teams with the right skills so that they can master the media game themselves.
Valerie was formerly a senior consultant in a national public relations firm, wrote for Fairfax for 15 years and had a regular column in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age for seven years. She also runs media training workshops and is author of the book Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business.
In her unique and effective approach to teaching, she provides incredibly practical advice that you can use immediately.
Q: How is the course structured?
A: Each course module builds on the one before – with learning via a healthy mix of video and handouts. As well as theory, you'll be supplied with practical failsafe templates you can begin using immediately – across a range of scenarios and angles.
By the end of this course, you will have drawn on Valerie’s 20+ years of media industry experience to equip yourself with a powerful skill so that you can get more publicity and coverage in the media – for yourself, your brand or your client.
“We’ve had hundreds of thousands of dollars of media coverage from sending media releases. As a mentor to many business owners who want publicity, I know that many of them fall down when they try to get media coverage because they don’t know how to cut through to get a journalist interested in their story.”
“This course breaks down exactly what you need to do and provides real life examples you can model. The lessons are clear and succinct – and the templates are so easy to follow. It takes the guesswork out of writing media releases.”
Suzi Dafnis, CEO, HerBusiness
“I regularly refer to what I learnt from Valerie to craft my message for different target audiences and readerships. As a result, I’ve been featured in several articles in The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age, been featured in Mindfood magazine, interviewed on SKY News Business and much more.”
Cian McLoughlin, CEO, Trinity Perspectives