VirtualVallarta.com News Submission Guidelines: Some Do’s
Published Sep 8, 2010, 10:45am - (Updated Apr 23, 2012, 2:08pm)
Thank you for your interest in VirtualVallarta.com’s news. We endeavor to publish as many news items as we receive in our News and Events sections, although we cannot guarantee that we can or will get to every single one. Here are some suggestions on how to maximize the impact of your news items and the likelihood that they will be published in VirtualVallarta.com.
DO send a well-written press release in English, whenever possible. A well-written news release makes it easier for us to get to your information quickly and efficiently. And if it is in Spanish, a well-written news release is easier to translate.
DO attach relevant photographs in JPG format, as our content management system is designed to produce articles that include both text and images. They do not need to be in high resolution. But a good photograph that helps tell the story and is at least 800 pixels wide at 72 dpi is always useful.
DO send your news item to more than one email address to ensure that it reaches the Editorial Department. The following two addresses are routed to the Editorial Department:
- info (at) mexmags.com
- editor (at) mexmags.com
DO keep in mind that our our News and Upcoming Events sections are re-purposed into a weekly email newsletter that is sent out to our mailing list every Thursday morning, free of charge. You can subscribe to our weekly newsletter along with our digital publications by visiting our Subscription Page.
DO copy your Customer Service Manager if you are a Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group client. This will ensure that all of us will be on the same page, and will find the best vehicle for your news.
DO follow-up your email message with a courtesy telephone call to the Editorial Department at (322) 221-0106. As much as we’d like to think we have control over many things, one thing we don’t control is the Internet, and sometimes email messages do not reach their destination.
DO send your news item on a timely fashion if it is related to an event with a specific time and date. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to publish a news item for an event with less than 48 hours of notice.
DO invite us to your press events, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee attendance, specially if we receive notice for an event with less than 48 hours of notice.
DO send us your newsletter if you have one. We love to receive news about you. But please keep in mind that a newsletter is NOT a press release. As such, it's less likely that we will publish content from it.
DO send us your JPG notices such as the one above. We love to see how different graphic designers in town are showcasing their talent. But please keep in mind that a JPG image with information is NOT a press release. As such, it's less likely that we will publish content from it.
DO consider visiting our offices and taking the official "Vallarta Lifestyles Publishing Group Editorial Tour" during which you will meet with a member of our Editorial Department, who will share information about all of our publications, and the best strategies to be published in any of them. This is a service offered by our Editorial Department to anyone interested in our publications.
DO get in touch with the Editorial Department if you have any questions, comments or suggestions!