Advices on Press Releases


#1

Hello everyone,

Leicester has now 5 communities ready to work with us to start their repair events - Harborough, Melton, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Loughborough.
I need some tips on writing press releases. If you have any template. it will be greatly appreciated.


#2

Hey Marie - there is a kind of press release template in the Restart Party Kit downloadable bundle, but it needs a bit of an update.

Here it is as it stands, which will hopefully that help give you some ideas:

Elements of a sample press release

The repair revolution has arrived in [your community]. Tired of our throw-away culture, [Your name] group will host [place]'s first community repair event on [date] at [location]. Volunteers will help those with broken [what you fix] to repair and prevent waste. The event is free and open to all.

[Quotes from you and your members]

[Details about your event, including about the hosting venue and other special 'party' aspects.]

The event is inspired by London’s Restart Parties, three hour pop-up events where volunteers with technical skills help Londoners repair and maintain their electronics and small electrical appliances – for free. The Restart Project, a young charity based in London, has hosted over 80 such events in pubs, galleries, libraries and community spaces in just over two years and spread excitement for community repair across the UK and beyond.

“I am really excited by the potential to build a global community of fixers through Restart Parties to bring about more sustainable gadget use”, says co-founder of The Restart Project Ugo Vallauri. “The Restart Project successfully taps into overlapping concerns, for the environment, for thrift and into a growing desire to resist consumerist excess.”

The Restart Project is scaling its community repair events by helping others to replicate them elsewhere. Instead of forming chapters or franchises, The Restart Project encourages existing organisations and community groups to host Restart Parties, and join a growing network.

[Information from your group about how you heard about The Restart Project and how it inspired you to run your own event.]

[You may want to add information about your own group and how it operates.]

Elements of a sample press release.docx (6.4 KB)


#3

I made a couple of small changes to the text above - given our trustees have changed :wink: since it was written, but feel free to use the text @Marie_Lefebvre - hope it helps!


#4

Thank you @Janet and @james, I will try to adapt to our needs. I have been getting a lotof advices from people so hopefully, Ill become more proficient at it. - thanks.