During this week’s #solopr Twitter chat, we primarily discussed PressWiki – http://www.presswiki.org – a new, free tool for aggregating media contact information. We were joined on the chat by Amy Mengel of readMedia, that company that created PressWiki.
In keeping with the wiki format, anyone can create an account on PressWiki and make changes, corrections and additions to information about the media outlets and reporters, as well as updates to the categories and geographical regions. A history of who has made revisions on the system is tracked (which helps keep projects like this “honest”).
Obviously, a project of this type offers promising opportunities for Solo PR Pros to openly share influencer contact information. Many chat participants mentioned no longer using pricey database subscriptions and envisioned an ideal world where a free tool like PressWiki could supplant the need for purchased lists.
Be sure to download the chat transcript in PDF to see all of the questions we asked of Amy (there were many), and then let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The #solopr chat – held each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Eastern – is a weekly ritual for some of the most savvy Solo PR Pros on Twitter. Anyone with a Twitter account is welcome to participate – see Join Us for the #solopr Chat on Twitter to find out how!