The power of the press release

A press release does several things for your business.

  • A news release announces a recent accomplishment you have achieved. For example, it could be a class you completed; a professional designation you earned; a civic award; your appointment to a board or charity; an educational goal you may have attained; a new program you are rolling out; an office expansion; or any noteworthy event that keeps your name in the public arena. One caveat: Don’t fall into the trap of the “I feel good” press release. Find the hook in the accomplishment, which means that the accomplishment also helps your clients, not just you.
  • A press release announces a new program roll out or personnel change. Maybe you have partnered with a new carrier or formed a new strategic alliance. Perhaps you’ve lured a new hire with impressive credentials. Maybe you’ve grown so much that you’re opening a new location.

A press release reminds editors that you are an expert. Every press release should include a brief biography or a short history of your company. The pitch reminds editors to call you, not your competitor, the next time they are looking for a quote or information on insurance for an article they are writing or a television soundbite.

You can write a release yourself after you get the hang of it, but for your first few releases, we’d suggest hiring a professional. “Pushing” the press release is an additional cost and we can help you determine how to best publish your news release. A press release provides free advertising and puts your name in front of important local or national newsmakers who can turn to you when they need information, which means more free advertising. Keeping your name in the public arena is vital to increasing business.

Ask yourself this question: If I planned to buy a house, which realtor’s name would immediately pop into my head in my location? Try to make your name synonymous with insurance in your community.

Press releases are a very inexpensive form of advertising that reminds your community that you are the best one to call when purchasing insurance.

New Strategic Alliance at Insurance Writer

Nancy Germond, owner of Insurance Writer, LLC, announces a new strategic alliance with Michael K. McCracken, CPCU.

New Strategic Alliance




Nancy Germond, MA, SPHR, ARM, AIC, ITP – Owner of Insurance Writer, LLC, announces a new strategic alliance with Michael K. McCracken, CPCU, ASLI.

Mike McCrackin has a  long history in the insurance industry as an underwriter for companies such as Cincinnati Insurance and Ohio Casualty. He also spent 14 years on the editorial staff of the FC&S Bulletins, analyzing insurance policies, writing books, and answering subscriber questions.

Mike is an experienced seminar presenter and has addressed various insurance groups, including agents and adjusters. Mike is also a registered CE provider and instructor in Florida. Welook forward to this new alliance, which brings new and exciting offerings to Nancy’s readers and clients.

For more information, please contact Nancy through her Web site at or call Nancy at (602) 870-3230, or  Mike at (513) 317-2972. We look forward to serving your insurance needs and continuing to present information and entertaining training and solid writing services.