Congratulations on receiving recognition as an ABPTS Board-Certified Clinical Specialist! If you would like to notify your local media or alumni publication(s) about your accomplishment, simply follow the steps below.
Step 1. Identify your local media and other points of contact (see "Contact Your Local Media" section below).
Step 2. Download either the Certified Specialist or Recertified Specialist press release sample (see "Award Announcement Samples"). and draft a press release using your own information.
Step 3. Cut and paste your press release into the body of an email or send via an online submission form. Do not send as an attachment (see "Contact Your Local Media").
Today's media is locally focused. Outlets prefer working directly with the subjects of their stories. This helps both you and the reporter. You are able to establish an important media connection for the future. The reporters' jobs are made easier because they can contact you directly to ask questions or request photos.
Reporters also prefer getting their news via email or online submission. Because of this, we are providing our honors and awards recipients with an email template that can be customized and sent directly to the media outlets of your choice.
Community newspapers and network television stations are generally receptive to news featuring local residents. Receiving an award from your professional association is a perfect example of this.
Below are tips for submitting your news via email or online submission to your local newspaper, television station, or alumni publication.
Questions? Contact Colleen Fogarty, Senior Public Relations Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703/706-3216.