We are Jonathan Tullett and Dan Griffiths, the founders of Dot Star Media. We’ve seen first-hand how journalists use Twitter to post media requests – but the platform can be noisy and chaotic for both journalists and sources. This can make identifying the best media coverage opportunities – and there are many – a difficult and time consuming task. Both businesses and the media can miss out as a result, and we want to help fix that.
Our aim is to provide an efficient way of monitoring, receiving and responding to the best requests on Twitter without having to spend hours wading through Twitter noise and spam. We achieve this with a mixture of automation technology and human oversight to identify, classify and deliver quality media coverage opportunities from verified journalists – all in the shortest possible time.
Our customers are typically media relations professionals, digital PR experts, businesses doing their own PR, and charities.
Most of the requests we distribute are sourced from Twitter. Thanks to automated processing the majority of alerts are delivered to subscribers in less than 30 seconds from the journalist posting their original request. This gives our subscribers the best chance of making an early response and winning coverage.
Dot Star Media has chosen to focus its service on supporting professional journalists working on independent editorial and helping media relations professionals win ‘earned’ media coverage. For this reason Dot Star Media enquiry feeds will generally exclude requests from lifestyle bloggers and other influencers.
Our environment is suffering. We pledge to donate 1% of Dot Star Media profits to tree planting initiatives.
We are a small team – but can claim a combined experience in the journalist enquiry service business in excess of 40 years. We were both part of the team that built and developed the ResponseSource Journalist Enquiry Service; Jonathan designed the systems architecture powering the service and Dan was Managing Director until October 2018.
What do you think?
The Dot Star Media Request Service works as either a standalone service providing you with a reliable source of high-profile media coverage opportunities, or complementing an existing traditional media enquiry service. But don’t take our word for it. Take a free trial and let us know what you think.
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