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4. Under what circumstances should I submit a press release? If you are an individual, non-profit group or organization, or a business that has accomplished something unusual or interesting, you may write up a short "blurb" about your accomplishment for us; 500 words or fewer is ideal. You may also submit a photo to accompany this kind of press release. If you are an individual, non-profit group or non-profit organization and are planning a free community event or a fundraiser for an individual or non-profit cause, we can also announce this for you for free. Such items should be limited to as few words as possible, with only the most important details: Time, date, place, significance of the event, how to obtain tickets and the cost, and a few interesting details that might entice readers to attend. Also, please include a contact phone number in case the reader wants more information.
Businesses wishing to announce new hires or significant accomplishments may submit brief press releases with photos, if desired, for free publication on our business page as space permits; however, those wishing to advertise special deals or promotions, sales and events should contact our advertising department to place a paid ad. We do not make this kind of announcement for free.
5. How far in advance should I submit something for publication? For Community page announcements -- such as engagements, first birthdays, etc. -- please follow the information listed on the form. For a press release about an event, generally it's a good idea to submit it 2 weeks prior to the event. The further in advance you submit it, the better chance it has to be published more than once. Items submitted too near the date of the event may be published only once or not at all. For general press releases about news or accomplishments, please strive to submit them as soon as possible after the event happened in order to maintain the timeliness of the announcement. For specific instances, please call Allied News.