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Contacting press

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When looking at game magazines, under the "contact us" page, I mostly find the email for the editor in chief. This doesn't seem like the right person to give neews about a game. Shouldn't it be someone under this person? If so, where can I find the right people?

I've also seen online web forms instead of giving email addresses. This doesn't seem like the right place either.

Places I've tried:
Family Friendly Gaming
Cartridge Magazine
Gamasutra
Game Informer
IGN Entertainment

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Frobisher: I haven't done a press release yet. I hearted this was important and time consuming so I figure I'd start putting together a contact list. So, the editor in chief is the right person?

Is it a good idea to send your concept doc in the first press release? I hear it's like a resume for your game.
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Thank you for all of the helpful responses. And, I apologize for the spelling errors (ipad autocorrect)
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When you are ready and everything, something my friends do with their marketing is hit up a tweet to the person. It's a bit more eye-catching as a plus.

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When you are ready and everything, something my friends do with their marketing is hit up a tweet to the person. It's a bit more eye-catching as a plus.


Careful though. Tweeting someone you hardly know could have the opposite effect sometimes...
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When you are ready and everything, something my friends do with their marketing is hit up a tweet to the person. It's a bit more eye-catching as a plus.


Careful though. Tweeting someone you hardly know could have the opposite effect sometimes...

 

 

I thought tweeting strangers that was pretty much the core of twitter?

 

People don't really have 13.8k followers in real life, do they? blink.png

(Well, maybe if you're Putin)

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They're not entirely strangers, and chances are, you've already networked with them.

Otherwise, if you tweet them, it is likely you're responding to their tweets re: something else (not just blankly self-advertise or something).

 

One way I've seen it done well if finding a way to plug a portion of what you're trying to advert by making a perfectly valid reply to something they are saying.

 

Press Person "Ah I love space"

You "So do I. You should try (X-game themed in space), it really captures that mood well".

 

as opposed to

 

You "Try my game!!!1!!11! here's the funky UrL: "http://www.roxorzdaman.com/thatshittygameImade"

 

Edit: Thank god that URL does not exist...

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as opposed to
 
You "Try my game!!!1!!11! here's the funky UrL: "http://www.roxorzdaman.com/thatshittygameImade"
 
Edit: Thank god that URL does not exist...


That URL is amazing. I think from now on I'm going to make stupid links like that just because it will draw people to click on it. Even if it just forwards to the proper name, having it work would be awesome.
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I think from now on I'm going to make stupid links like that just because it will draw people to click on it.

Did you click it? :P

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I was looking for that link actually.

He's the one that taught me how the press "thinks". 

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