Government Shutdown Spells PR Opportunity for Small Businesses – Part 2

The news out of Washington continues to dominate headlines. Fortunately, so do opportunities for media outlets to talk about how it’s impacting small businesses.

As the old saying goes, “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Now is the time for some small businesses to cash in on the smelly stuff emanating from Capital Hill.

Here is one such opportunity from

Blake Ellis, online journalist for CNNMoney, wants to talk to businesses offering freebies, deals or discounts to furloughed federal workers during the shutdown. If that’s you, and you are based in D.C. or around a national park where a bunch of park rangers are kicking back, then Blake wants to hear from you.

Deadline: 7pm EST today!

How to pitch: email Blake at blake.ellis(@)cnn(dot)com. Put “Freebies/Deals for Federal Workers Story Idea” in the subject line of your email.

Do it now if you want to get your small business in the national news in front of tens of 1000s of readers.

Good luck!


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