If you’re hiring a publicist and they brag to you about the size of the editors on their distribution list, ask them for a look at the list.
Just this week so far—Monday through Wednesday—here’s an incomplete list of pitches I received, as overseer of the wee niche website ProRhetoric.com and the proud but narrowly focused magazine, Vital Speeches of the Day.
If I’m getting this volume of scattershot pitches, imagine what editors at The New York Times are getting.
The first one came at 7:04 Monday morning:
Good morning David ,
Would you like to speak to Gates Cambridge Scholar and female genital mutilation (FGM) survivor, Mamasa Camara, about how Gambia is taking a stand against western influences in the fight against FGM?
David: I reached out to you a couple of weeks ago about the challenge of falling literacy rates in 4th-8th grade (Help for Struggling Readers). One way to help children improve their skills is by reading while listening to the story. I think your audience might appreciate learning how a local author is working to address this issue.
The forgotten history of the liberal radicals, socialist internationalists, feminists, and Christians who envisioned free trade as the necessary prerequisite for anti-imperialism and peace
Pax Economica: Left-Wing Visions of a Free Trade World by Marc-William Palen publishes Feb 27, 2024. You can read the galley here. If you would like a print copy early in 2024, please let me know your shipping address.
Hi David ,
Are you passionate about sustainability and seeking eco-friendly alternatives for your everyday lifestyle? Look no further than HeyBambu, a brand dedicated to elevating sustainability and luxury into a single, remarkable experience.
Good Morning! Meet Kara Branch, a multi-award winning Chemical Engineer who has headed up projects for NASA and Intel, is founder of Black Girls Do Engineer – a 501c3 nonprofit that provides access, education, representation, and mentorship for academically gifted Black girls from kindergarten through college who are interested in S.T.E.M. (science, tech, engineering and mathematics).
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“POLO FOR The MASSES”
The 12th Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort Returns Saturday, November 4th to WestWorld of Scottsdale With Polo Star Nic Roldan and More Events Within the Event!
New Guide Offers Local Communities Tangible Steps to Combat Social Isolation and Loneliness
Hi David ,
Would you be interested in an interview or guest post from trans woman, trans advocate and CEO of Bradley & Parker, Wynne Nowland, about fighting against anti-trans legislation?
New book sheds light on sexual exploitation in the Bible and offers a path toward healing
Hello David !
I thought this might be of interest as a guest article submission or interview.
In today’s fast-paced world, instilling the values of generosity and philanthropy in young minds has never been more important. These values not only teach children about the power of giving back but also let them experience the immense joy that comes with it.
In her debut book, What is Philanthropy to Philomena?(releasing November 15, 2023) author Meg George, proposes that exposure to philanthropy serves as a catalyst for creativity and innovation in young minds.
PIA School for Aviation Maintenance will host a public career exploration event on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 11 a.m. at its Hagerstown, MD campus located at 14516 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.
With skilled aviation mechanics in very high demand due to a nationwide labor shortage, the latest employment rates for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ (PIA) Hagerstown Campus graduates is 89% with the top employers for the region including Boeing Washington, Spirit Airlines, Gulfstream, Republic Airways and CommuteAir.
American Student Assistance CEO Jean Eddy says in her new book, Crisis-Proofing Today’s Learners: Reimagining Career Education to Prepare Kids for Tomorrow’s World, that today’s students are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis and it is upon society – educators, policy-makers, parents, corporations, and nonprofits – to come together and help crisis-proof them for the future and help them discover careers that are right for them.
In a field dominated by men, we would love to arrange an interview with you and the most influential woman in biohacking, Aggie Lal, to discuss her upcoming book BiohackHER which will be released soon.
For his third powerHouse title, acclaimed chef, surfer, filmmaker, and award-winning photographer Patrick Trefz scours the globe to hone in on spots offering tasty visuals of innovative local dishes, supreme surfing nooks, and camaraderie with fellow chef surfers.
Goshwara unveils its latest masterpiece, the Ark Collection. This extraordinary ensemble of fine jewels pays homage to the diverse wonders of the animal kingdom, capturing their essence in an array of vibrant sapphires, rubies, diamonds and tsavorites. Featuring a curated selection of meticulously crafted animal-inspired pin/pendant necklaces …
Just in time for Black Friday & Gift Guide Season, we would love to send you Camille Rose Naturalsproduct for editorial consideration.
Chicago, IL – The Salvation Army is excited to announce the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Evanston Family Store, a celebration of secondhand shopping. This event, scheduled for November 3rd at 10:00 AM, promises to showcase the significance of thrift shopping and its unique benefits.
Hi David – I hope all is well! I wanted to reach out and introduce you to a timely and impactful solution that addresses the growing concern of online safety in schools.
I hope all is well at Vital Speeches Of The Day.
Campus Clinic, an award-winning preventative healthcare platform for school campuses, announced its newest screening program this Fall, partnering with Feaster Charter School, Garvey Elementary School District, and Center Joint Unified School District.
Dear David ,
“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” —Abraham Lincoln
The Abraham Lincoln Book of Quotes is a collection of the best quotes, speeches, and advice from one of the most influential and greatest presidents of all time compiled together in one place and reaches out to an America, and a world, which need them more than ever.
Finally! A news release about a dubiously useful thing—aimed at me!