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The Most Overused Words in PR and Marketing

Dealing with press releases distribution every day, we have noticed that an excessive use of some popular marketing words while writing news releases and announcements has become one of the most tricky issues for our customers.

Of course each business field has its own jargons and slangs, but nevertheless it’s better to stick to the standard professional writing in order to publish really top-drawer and polished press releases. And it’s essential to get your readers interested and make them do the action. In other words, if you want to be a professional — write as a professional.

Speaking about overused words in PR and marketing, it’s necessary to mention that such buzzwords can destroy the whole presentation and break your press release to pieces. Or, at the very worst, it will make a journalist throw it into a recycle bin.

Actually, there’s nothing wrong with such commonly used words, if they are relevant and applied in an appropriate context. But some people are using them all over the shop, especially when they know their press releases lack newsworthy information.

Based on our experience and Internet researches, we have made the list of top 20 overused words which you will definitely need to avoid in your PR and marketing activities:

- revolutionary
- best
- new
- professional
- advanced
- first
- commercial
- great
- exclusive
- innovative
- unique
- leading
- digital
- global
- award-winning
- launched
- passionate
- groundbreaking
- next generation
- robust

We always try to explain our clients that the best solution is to replace such buzzwords and overused phrases with more specific and original analogues. It’s useful to look into a dictionary once again and find a synonym. But remember, interesting and high quality content comes first.
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Every day the online media receive hundreds of press releases. At alone we help to distribute over 2,000 press releases every month. Journalists should obtain information quickly and decide what press releases to publish and which ones are not noteworthy. It’s no wonder that many press releases fall into oblivion.