New drip campaigns

Set up ‘high-value’ drip campaigns in Intercom, first of all for the trials but also for all users after that.

First campaign will be a ‘pr.co 101’ campaign where we learn and introduce people to pr.co as a product but also to how we look at PR and what we recommend in terms of ways to approach PR. These should be really valuable for people learning how to professionalise their PR.

Then we can do various campaigns about pr.co and PR and maybe even mix them up. One of those campaigns could be “pr.co #protip” with cool features or “pr.co research lab” about what we’ve learned from our data or “The state of pr” which would be more about opinion pieces on where the industry is going.

For each campaign we could have a separate pressroom we fill with the content of these campaign emails.

If we send these emails every other week we could easily have a consistent communication flow for our users for at least half a year or a full year. Also this way we can re-use the content we write instead of sending them to our current set of users once.

email layout:

a/b testing with pr.layout vs. regular email

  • add pictures
  • repeat subject in h2 title at the beginning
  • repeat cta: button + link
101 first draft:
  1. newsroom
  2. release
  3. build list
  4. distance
  5. results

    open questions:
how to organise by topic? 101, opinion, pro tips...
who are the slipaways and what to tell them?
who else could be a testimonial?

1. Set up your newsroom - PR.101 1/7

Free trial - Day 1

Set up your newsroom

Hi NAME, 

Welcome! I am Lorenzo and I'm here to help you get started. You can use pr.co to create your newsroom, publish your news, and pitch your contacts with personalised emails.

First off, you'll need to make your newsroom look good. Are you ready?

Button Set up your newsroom https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/pressrooms

Link Read more about setting up your newsroom http://pr.co/support/getting-started

Link Not sure where to start with your PR? Read our PR manifesto http://deliberate.pr.co/105928-pr-driven-by-purpose-a-manifesto

I hope you like using pr.co as much as we do building it. If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email. Thank you!

2. Publish your news - PR.101 2/7

Free trial - Day 2

[IF has_pressdoc is false] // CHECK!!! >> otherwise, 

Publish your news 

Hi NAME,

Time to publish your first release! 

What's your story? Start with the news. Stick to the facts.

(PIC of newsroom overview with arrow towards new release)

Button Publish your news https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/pressrooms

Link Read more about publishing your news http://pr.co/support/your-first-press-release

Link Not sure what news you have? Check out our templates!  http://examples.pr.co/

Got feedback or questions? Hit 'Reply'.

3. Build you audience - PR.101 3/7

Free trial - Day 4

Build your audience

Should everyone know about your company's news?

No. 

Just the people who are relevant to your business. Journalists and bloggers whose audience you want to get in touch. Influencers in your market. People who can help you, and whom you can help. No one can build your list better than you.

You can start with 5 people now.

Button Upload your contacts https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/presslists

Link Read more about building your audience https://pr.co/support/build-your-presslist

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

4. Share your news - PR.101 4/7

Free trial - Day 5

Share your news

Who's going to read your news? 

Your audience, of course. 

Share your news with your contacts and make your email as personal as possible. 

Tease them with your subject line. Show why it's relevant to them in the first paragraph. Leave them with a clear call-to-action.

(PIC show how to start campaign)

Button Start your campaign https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/pressrooms

Link Read more about sharing your news https://pr.co/tour/distribute

If you have any questions, just reply to this email. Thanks!

5. Measure, improve, repeat - PR.101 5/7

Free trial - Day 7

Check your results

Once your emails are sent, it's time to see what worked well and what didn't. You can check everything about your release and your emails. How many views your release got. How many people opened your email. Who replied, and so on.

(PIC show the report button)

Button Check your results https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/pressrooms

Read more about reports https://pr.co/tour/track

Questions? I'm happy to help!

6. Launch your product - PR.101 6/7

Free trial - Day 8

How to launch your product

When startups are about to launch a new product or service, they need to figure out how to get maximum exposure and coverage. We’re going to dive into the process of effectively writing and sending out your news release.

The following approach has worked pretty well for him and has resulted in media coverage from TechCrunch, Forbes, Fast Company and many others.

Button Read the use case http://blog.pr.co/post/85527264862/how-to-effectively-launch-your-new-product-or

Publish your news in your newsroom https://pr.co/manage/organisations/*/pressrooms

Let me know if you like it ;)

7. Do-It-Yourself PR, a comprehensive guide - PR.101 7/7

Free trial - Day 9

PR DIY - a comprehensive guide

Not sure where to start to run communications and PR for your company? Let these PR and Social Media experts guide you step by step! 

Are you ready for PR? How do you establish your authority in a specific niche? How do you pitch people you don't know?

Button Read the guide http://pr.co/support/online-pr-for-startups

Sign in to your newsroom http://pr.co/users/sign_in

Learn more about getting press DIY http://pr.co/support/online-pr-for-startups

Keen to hear your thoughts about it. Thanks!

8,9,10. Conversion emails

Day 11 - 13 - 20

See intercom

+ Add email IF you have seen value already I-ll give you a discount if you upgrade now

11. When releases get the most views (Infographic) - PR.pro

Day 28

News releases: when should you publish them?

We analysed the press releases published over the last few years and found some statistics that will be helpful — all gathered in infographic form.

When do releases get the most views? Are distribution lists affecting email open rates? How important is customization?

Button Check the infographic http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/Study_The_times_press_releases_get_the_most_views_17951.aspx

Sign in to your newsroom http://pr.co/users/sign_in

Read more about the infographic http://www.prdaily.com/Main/Articles/Study_The_times_press_releases_get_the_most_views_17951.aspx

Is this helpful for you? Thanks!

12. PR campaign use case  - PR.pro

Day 42

How can you leverage your own strengths to create a new PR campaign? Let's see a use case. The designer marketplace CrowdyHouse shows how they run their PR, from setting their goals to measuring results.

Button Read the use case http://press.pr.co/104246-how-to-run-a-pr-campaign-in-10-steps

Sign in to your newsroom http://pr.co/users/sign_in

Learn more about this PR use case http://press.pr.co/104246-how-to-run-a-pr-campaign-in-10-steps

Do you find this useful? Thanks!

13. The Deliberate PR manifesto - PR.pro

Day 56


Hi First name,

It has become increasingly difficult to stand out in the daily hubbub of articles, messages and virals. A new breed of communication is needed, one that has enough substance to make your message last and stand out over time. And PR needs to change with it.

We call the new way 'Deliberate PR'.

International PR campaigns - PR.pro

Day 70

done http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/06/28/10-tips-setting-international-pr-strategy/

Release templates, for you - PR.pro

Day 84

done http://examples.pr.co/

Cool case study: Index? - PR.pro

Day 98

Integrate your newsroom in your website - PR.pro

Day 112

done http://blog.pr.co/post/87885330762/7-ways-to-integrate-your-pressroom-with-your

Embargo VS. exclusive, fight! - PR.pro

Day 126

Writing tips from writers - PR.pro

Day 140

done http://press.pr.co/96956-writing-tips-from-our-favorite-writers

Find any email address - PR.pro

Day 156

done http://blog.pr.co/post/101160940038/how-to-find-anyones-email-address

Advanced Twitter tips - PR.pro

Day 170

done http://twittercounter.com/blog/2014/07/5-minute-day-guide-engage-influencers-twitter/

Make your content visual - PR.pro

Day 184

done http://blog.pr.co/post/90566624207/6-free-ways-to-make-your-content-visual

Write subject lines that get your emails opened - PR.pro

Day 198

done http://blog.pr.co/post/93194717620/how-to-write-subject-lines-for-emails-that-get

http://blog.pr.co/post/87009292162/top-5-tips-for-a-press-release-headline-that-kicks

How to pitch your audience in 10 easy steps - PR.pro

Day 212

done http://blog.pr.co/post/97125159527/10-easy-steps-to-pitch-journalists-and-influencers

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