A Girl’s Guide to Project Management is a PR friendly blog. Please contact me for my media kit and ad rates at hello [at] otobosgroup.com.
I receive a lot of emails from people on a variety of subjects. I do try to respond to everyone, but you’ll have a greater chance of a quick and meaningful response if you follow the below pointers, which are designed to save time and energy on both sides.
- If it’s a quick hello, get me on Twitter. Please send me a message to @pm4girls. I’m usually on top of my @ messages, but if for whatever reason I have missed yours, give it a while and try me again.
- Please don’t send me a press release. I don’t publish them, and I barely read them.
- If you’d like to work with me, for example, by producing sponsored content or a product review, send me a brief summary of your product or idea, if you think it’s suitable for my blog. It is suitable, right? You don’t have to subscribe or pretend you read it regularly. Just surf around to check that you’re not pitching something completely inappropriate.
I’m always happy to do interviews. Please send me as much information in your first email as possible, including your deadline and whether you’d prefer the phone/Skype or email.
Pitching books for review
Yes, please! As an author, I love reading. I’m sometimes slow to publish reviews but I will always get round to it. Please let me know if you have a preferred time for the review to run when you get in touch. I’m particularly interested in project management books (of course), IT books, and those focusing on women in business. I’ll consider any work-related topics but I don’t review fiction. Each year I run a ‘Summer of Books’ feature in August, so prior to that is a good time to pitch.
I’m also interested in receiving copies of books for giveaways or discount coupons I can pass to my readers.
Pitching software for review
Each year I run a ‘Software September’ feature in – you guessed it – September. July is the best month to pitch your product’s latest features, release or news. I do review project management software, but it is a lot of effort to review properly so it often takes some time for the reviews to appear. From 2016 I will be spacing software reviews out throughout the year so there is no deadline to pitch your product. However, I only intend to run a review every other month, so spots are limited.
There are other ways for you to get your software mentioned on this site: I accept sponsored guest posts (as long as they aren’t sales-y) from relevant businesses so please get in touch. We can talk about how to craft an article to get you the exposure and me some great content to share with readers.
Note to readers: I work hard to make sure that sponsored content is relevant, interesting and appropriate. It’s a way of meeting the costs of running this site and will never be an overt sales pitch.
Pitching a guest post
I do accept guest posts for publication. Please read the guest post guidelines here. Please note that I’m more likely to accept guest posts from individuals, authors and project management bloggers. If you are a company looking for an outlet for your CEO to guest post then please do still get in touch but we’ll probably end up going down the sponsored content route.
I do sell advertising space, thank you for asking! Advertising keeps the lights on. Get in touch and I’ll send you my ad rates and what slots I have available.
Pitching for me to do work with you
My company, Otobos Consultants Ltd, is a project communications consultancy. We do occasionally work with other companies. Get in touch and let me know what you have in mind, unless your idea of ‘work’ means using me to get to my clients so you can sell them your stuff.
Many thanks to Charmian Christie and Suw Charman-Anderson from whom I have liberally stolen borrowed ideas for this pitch policy.