Over the last 8 years I have used about every Press Release Distribution company there is. A branding agency we have been working with for my book suggested we try ereleases.
I wish I had more time to write about my experience with them but this morning I crashed my BMW X5 into a rock (4 foot wide 3 foot tall) and I am trying to get kids car seats moved and logistics figured out for tomorrow but anyway…
So we used ereleases and right away I got a call from their staff. At first I thought it was annoying like they were trying to upsell me so like any good MFCEO I had the phone to my assistant and have her handle it.
She said they just asked if we had any more questions.
Then I got this in the email:
OMG really guys? Ok its cute but cmon you know you just have some monkey photoshop in new clients names…. Right?
But then in my snail mail we got 2 hand written notes. From 2 different people.
They were what they call “brain storming sessions” and they gave me a ton of notes about suggestions on my next steps. Now this was impressive.
Then a few days after that I get this book, in paperback, that is “How to write an effective press release” or something like that. I will post a picture and update this post hopefully before anyone sees it.
I am actually so blown away by the quality of their customer service I haven’t even mentioned how effective the actual service is. Its honestly awesome. I have never… ever used a press release service where I got ACTUAL PRESS INQUIRIES.
Yes – Not sure if you saw that I was on the cover of the Omaha World Herald (money section) a few weeks back. That was because they picked up the release.
All in all over 40 news websites picked it up and syndicated the press release. I even got interviewed by my local hometown radio and news stations.
AND We had 3 different book publishers talk to us about doing a deal with them.
Sometimes, as a internet marketer, I always am so cynical about stuff. I always think there is an angle to everything. But sometimes people still deliver an amazing service with amazing customer service also.
Full Disclosure: I have not received any compensation what so ever for writing this post. Yes I know it was awesome and they should have paid me. Its all good though.