Don’t wait for journalists to come to you -- use social media to go to them.
“When journalists cover a breaking news item, they’re looking for someone who can provide them with credible information about the news event and a new perspective related to that event,” says Marie Swift, founder of advisor marketing firm Impact Communications.
“Many journalists now have their own Twitter feeds and, if attentive, you can see trending topics or possible story opportunities for which you could serve as a resource.”
Staying on top of Twitter, connecting the dots and finding opportunities to showcase your knowledge helps open more doors to potential clients.
“The ability to interpret the news event’s impact and future implications is a sought after commodity, but a fast intelligent response is required.” Swift says. “Responding 24 to 48 hours later means you missed the boat.”