An interesting thing about editing PRNewser is the opportunity to sit on the other side of the fence, ask simple yet stymiable questions of people pitching us, and to try the tools of our own trade.
Upon booking a quick trip to D.C., we thought we’d give Peter Shankman’s “If I can help a reporter out, I will…” Facebook Group a spin to find a few new contacts there. We’ve received a much smaller response than Profnet, though far more relevant leads.
The difference of course, is Peter’s group is completely free. In exchange he stays in the good graces of many journalists. The Group has trafficed sources to Glamour, Entrepreneur, CNN and a bunch of others.
Membership is at 668 and the status is closed. Drop him a note at peter at shankman dot com to join.