We want your information to be shown in the best light possible. It is a reflection of you, your organization or company, and us. Below are a list of common mistakes to avoid:
- Make It Newsworthy: Too many press releases lack newsworthy content. Before writing a press release, ask yourself, Is this newsworthy? Why would people in the community/state want to know about this?
- Style: Font sizes and styles are restricted to PRmaine standards. PRmaine will remove a press release using all upper case characters and extensive punctuation. For example: A headline, MAINE LOBSTERS FOUND!!!! may be edited/removed since headlines should not be written in all uppercase and the punctuation at the end of the headline is amateur and unacceptable.
- Proof read: We cannot say this enough, read and reread your press releases! After pressing the publish button, your press release is live. (updated 5.20.11)
- Advertising: This is similar to the Make It Newsworthy section. Many writers get a press release and an advertisement confused. If we sense you are trying to sell something rather than provide news, we reserve the right to remove your release. Any spam posting will result in immediate account removal.
- Plagiarism/Copyright Violations: PRmaine takes copyright laws very seriously and forbids the unlawful use of any copyright material uploaded or taken from this site. If you believe unlawful use of copyright has occurred please contact us immediately and any disputed case is subject to immediate removal. Individuals who violate copy write law are legally responsible and subject to probable fines.
- Maine: All press releases must be Maine based, have Maine connections or be of interest to Maine. (updated 5.20.11)
PRmaine reserves the right to edit/remove any post for the following reasons: spam, personal opinions, rants/raves, irrelevance, plagiarized work and/or hateful or obscene and lewd material. (updated 5.20.11)
PRmaine strives to be your source for timely news and information for Maine media outlets and we look forward to continuing to serve you.