Thanksgiving lessons all PR pros should learn

What do press releases have to do with stuffing ourselves silly? A lot more than you think.

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Thanksgiving is a time when we overindulge, heaping our plates with turkey and mashed potatoes, not to mention pumpkin pie. While the food may be wonderful, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing.

The same is true with press releases. While press releases are a great way to share your news with the media, you can overdo it.

Here are some PR lessons learned from Thanksgiving dinner:

You can go to the buffet table too many times: If you issue press releases more than twice a month to generate buzz, it can backfire. Reporters may start to view the releases as marketing or spam. This is especially true if you reach out to a limited number of trade reporters who cover your industry.

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