FAQ

What is PR for People?

PR for People provides a platform so people can share their news with the world.  PR for People provides subscribers with the PR tools and services to get media coverage.  We also provide the media with access to experts and high quality, readymade news stories.

 

Who would benefit from joining PR for People?

PR for People subscribers fall into five major categories: business professionals, creative professionals, performing artists (entertainers), authors and academics.

 

Who are PR for People subscribers?

Our proprietary programs allow us to represent many types of professionals who are using public relations to build and manage their brand and business. Our members come from all industries and sectors and include, but are not limited to, attorneys, accountants, actors, architects, artists, beauty experts, dancers, dentists, designers, educators, economists, fashion designers, financial planners, graphic designers, interior designers, IT specialists, healthcare practitioners, HR consultants, medical doctors, musicians, nutritionists, research scientists, retailers, business coaches, sports coaches and therapists.

 

Are subscribers required to meet other members of the PR for People community?

PR for People is not a social networking community. However, we do host networking and educational events and encourage our subscribers to attend. We also make introductions among members, upon request, and only with the express consent of both parties. PR for People hosts business networking events that bring together professionals from diverse sectors and businesses to support each other in the pursuit of professional excellence. The purpose is to recognize each participant’s unique place in the current market economy so we can provide referrals to help grow each other’s businesses. Peer-to-peer, business-to-business, across industries and sectors – we empower professionals to thrive in their business.

 

What does the PR for People website offer?

PR for People is a subscription-based web community. Whether you are a sole proprietor, a new entrepreneur or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, our online PR tools help you build your professional brand online. The PR for People Basic Package gives subscribers the ability to share their news with the world, get a press kit, get press coverage, get a press clipping service and to engage in PR for People’s social sharing.

 

How often do subscribers get their news published on the PR for People website?

Every month, Subscribers can submit articles. We polish and edit the articles to ensure they conform to high professional standards.  We also assign reporters to write feature articles about our subscribers.  We choose who will be on the cover of our magazine based on numerous factors including the editorial topic of the month.  Stories that are featured prominently on the website are selected according to editors’ discretion. These stories are chosen for their excellence in writing style, timely coverage, and originality.

 

How does it work?

When you sign on to get the PR for People Basic Package, you get an online press kit. This is your professional dossier and contains everything you want the media to know about you. You can send your press kit to the media, clients and business associates. You can also self-publish articles on our website. We assign reporters to write stories about you. We send these news stories about you to many media outlets. Our press clipping service monitors your news coverage and automatically updates your press kit. The cost is $50 per month.

 

Why do I need a press kit?

Journalists need to quickly know if you have the right credentials or experience for their news story.  Journalists work under deadline and don’t have time to hunt for information or wander around your website. They will not open attachments and they do not have time to read your blog or book. When you subscribe to our PR for People Basic Package, our press kit platform gives journalists everything they need to know in one page.

 

What is the Media Switchboard Service?

Each day we monitor several newsfeeds for media requests posted by journalists, editors and producers. When we see a media request that fits your expertise (based on your press kit), we route it to you via e-mail or a phone call. The Media Switchboard Service is an additional $25 per month.  You can opt in to receive this service at any time, but you must be a subscriber to the PR for People Basic Package.

 

How should I respond to media requests?

In Media Tips for Our Clients, you will find a complete guide for responding to the press. If you feel that you need more help, we offer complete media training programs through our partner Xanthus Communications.

 

How can I unsubscribe?

As a subscriber, you can opt-out at any time. You can opt-out of your membership by sending an e-mail to customerservice@prforpeople.com. The cycle for deactivation of your account is 30 days. Within 30 days, your press kit will be deactivated, your articles will be removed from our news portal, and you will stop receiving media requests.

 

How is my privacy protected?

PR for People adheres to a strong privacy policy. We do not release your contact information to third-party vendors or advertisers. We release information to the press or to other PR for People members only with your express consent. Please keep in mind that you, too, are responsible for managing and protecting your information. We urge you to exercise prudence, restraint and good judgment before posting your professional information online and urge special caution about what you choose to share on social media.

 

Does PR for People offer additional PR services?

We provide additional PR services through our partner, full-service PR firm Xanthus Communications.  Additional services that are customized to fit your individual needs include writing, media relations, PR coaching and PR Strategy. Xanthus builds PR infrastructures for clients so they can have their own PR department, or the Xanthus team provides customized, high-end, month-to-month retainer-based PR services.  For more information, contact: customerservice@prforpeople.com.