“Get Sourced. Get Quoted. Get Famous: www.helpareporter.com –
Putting Journalists and Sources together, one quote at a time.”
Have you seen the acronym HARO floating around online lately?
No? Hmmm, well, now you can crawl out from under your rock and join the magic. HARO stands for Help A Reporter Out and is the brainchild of Peter Shankman, who is otherwise known as @skydiver. His website says he is:
“An entrepreneur, author, speaker, and ingenious worldwide connector, Peter is recognized nationally and globally for radically new ways of thinking about social media, PR, marketing, advertising, creativity, and just about everything else, as well.”
HARO itself is this amazing little club/mailing list/magic tool (with over 14,000 users) that connects ordinary people and companies to journalists – journalists who want quotes and experience and all the stuff that they NEED for their stories.
I promise you from receiving the query emails each day that there truly IS something for everyone (no, SERIOUSLY) and have found many queries to answer myself, including ones for educators, moms, entrepreneurs, bloggers, twitter users – and the list goes on. I could share more, but it’s truly just too diverse to truly explain all of it.
The process is simple:
You register for HARO
Reporters submit queries to Peter
Peter compiles them
You get emails up to 3 times/day from Peter
You choose to answer queries or not
You might become famous or get your product or company quoted in a major publication
Easy as pie.
And honestly? Peter’s HARO query email intros are probably the best and funniest things I read all day – …