PressQuest lets journalists request information and resources from PR agencies and PR officers. Journalists using the service can set up profiles and make requests free of charge after a simple registration process.
The new tool provides an efficient and effective way for journalists to research and build contacts and will help reduce unsolicited contact by press and PR agencies, who through PressQuest can better target journalists actively interested in their clients.
PRs using PressQuest can subscribe to different categories of journalists' requests from a range of topics, including: food and drink; home, family and lifestyle; and business, economics and finance.
Each subscription to a category will cost £150 (+VAT) for a year's access, but as a launch offer we're giving new subscribers a 14-day free trial. PRs can set up email alerts to notify them when new requests are made. Clicking through to a query on PressQuest will show more details of the request and the journalist's preferred method of contact, and allow PRs to mark queries they have responded to or already viewed.
Existing subscribers to Journalism.co.uk's PressGo press release distribution service will be able to monitor their PressGo credits and PressQuest subscriptions from the same login.
"At Journalism.co.uk we are constantly looking for ways to add new features and resources for the huge number of journalists that use the site each day. PressQuest has been created following on from the success of our PressGo press release distribution service, to further bridge the gap between the PR and journalism communities and bring busy journalists a great new tool to source information and stories," said Chris Evans-Roberts, senior media sales/account manager at Journalism.co.uk.
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