Public Relations Expert
About the instructor
Asha Clearwater of Turquoise Tiger is an NCTJ* qualified journalist who has been creating engaging content for more than 30 years. She’s been a news reporter, features editor and arts editor, as well as editing a number of national business magazines.
Today, Asha divides her time between coaching SMEs on the art of great storytelling to promote their products and services and producing written and digital content for her varied PR clients.
Asha’s experience spans writing for local and regional press, breaking national news stories and even launching the world’s first interactive magazine for the ‘Twitterverse’, which drew her numerous accolades and awards nods as well as a bulging celebrity contacts book and a testimonial from none other than Stephen Fry.
She has also managed PR, publicity and social media for national charities, a world champion sports star, a best selling author, a national veterinary chain and pretty much everything in between.
Asha has been running her own PR, content coaching and consultancy business for more than 15 years.
She occasionally freelances as a writer for national magazines, and she’s even behind some of the information boards you’ll find strolling through Woodland Trust forests. Pick up an information leaflet for a business or tourist attraction and you might even find she penned that too!
In short, what Asha doesn’t know about PR, content creation, storytelling and journalism ain’t worth knowing!
*National Council for the Training of Journalists
WHAT IS A PRESS RELEASE?
A Press Release is a file that you create that can be sent to journalists to promote something going on in your business. It's a great way of creating a buzz about your business and more importantly get featured in newspapers, magazines and even TV.
WHY IS THE STORY IMPORTANT?
A journalist will only pay attention to a press release if it is a story that they consider news worthy. In other words a story that the papers readers will find interesting. Therefore before you do anything with a press release the most important thing to work out is what story you are telling
WHAT DO YOU LEARN?
This is the first of six courses by Asha Clearwater all about creating the perfect press release. In this course you will learn the importance of the story and what you should and shouldn't consider.