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[*] posted on 7-8-2019 at 03:27 PM
150 years of postcards - help us spread the news!


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of postcards is a big deal, so we made a press release about this historical event and would like to enlist the help of the Postcrossing community in spreading the word about it. Summer is typically the easy-going season for news, and so it's the time of the year the media is most likely to pick up on happy commemorations such as these. It's definitely worth a try!  




If you have a bit of time, consider helping us out by forwarding the press release below to your local or national newspapers, radios, TV stations or favorite news website.

Here is the press release in English, in both PDF and DOC formats. Remember to include a short personal message, letting them know why you're sending them this press release and don't spam people.

If you do forward the press release to your local media, please leave a comment below and let us know which media you contacted, so that we don't duplicate efforts.

Aaaaaaaand, to sweeten the deal, I thought I'd offer these little stickers we made for fun some time ago:



They're made of high-quality vinyl, so they're perfect for putting on your mailbox outside and let your mail carrier know where they should deliver your postcards. :) I have 20 stickers left, and if your efforts pay off and an article or news clip is published that mentions the 150th anniversary of postcards, we'll enter your name in a lucky draw for each article/news clip/TV segment featuring the anniversary. The more you spread the word, the more chances you have to win. We'll select the winners on the first days of October.

Good luck, everyone!

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Articles published:

27/8/19 - Newspaper Zero Hora (suggested by pbuttelli BR)
29/08/19 - Letter Writers Alliance
30/08/19 - Vaccari News
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[*] posted on 20-8-2019 at 03:29 PM


So you want the media to make news BEFORE Oct 1 ?
I share press release to Republika & Kompas.com in Indonesia
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[*] posted on 20-8-2019 at 03:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by IndonesiaRaya  
So you want the media to make news BEFORE Oct 1 ?
I share press release to Republika & Kompas.com in Indonesia


Thank you so much! :D We're ok with the media writing about it anytime between now and October 1st.

There's no guarantees that the news will be posted on October 1st (which is of course THE special day), but even if it's posted before, it's not a problem, as that way there should be more time for journalists to write longer pieces and share in advance the events that will be taking place on the day itself. That way, more people should be able to join the meetings, enjoy the exhibitions and other events being planned.
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[*] posted on 24-8-2019 at 01:34 PM


Hello,

I have contacted several local media channels including newspapers and radio stations in Finland:

Helsinki Times
YLE Finland
Six Degrees
Aamulehti
ESS
Helsingin Sanomat
Iltalehti
Karjalainen
Länsiväylä
Daily Finland
Finland Today
Expat Finland
thisisFinland
Visit Finland
Finland News Now
TV Guido
Aamuposti
Ilkka
Itä-Häme
Kainuun Sanomat
Länsi-Savo
Kansan Uutiset

Please feel free to add if you've come up with something. I hope together we'll contribute to the success of the event! :embarassed:

Cheers,
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[*] posted on 27-8-2019 at 05:34 PM


YAY! Well done, Nhung!


Today I heard from Brazilian member pbuttelli, who co-wrote an article for the newspaper Zero Hora, which was published today.

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I'll keep track of articles published (and the person who wrote or suggested them) on the first post.
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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 06:16 AM


Sent to metromedia.ca who had done an interview with me last year!
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[*] posted on 29-8-2019 at 07:39 PM


Today a little blurb I wrote for the Letter Writers Alliance got published on their blog. Hurray!

I've poked both Vaccari News and Stanley Gibbons, which are more about stamps than postcards... but I hope they'll give the topic some attention.

Update: the Vaccari News article was published today (in Italian)!
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[*] posted on 30-8-2019 at 04:45 PM


So cool!
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[*] posted on 4-9-2019 at 11:21 PM


I have contacted the following news sites:

Area News Group
The Nashua Telegraph
Action Unlimited
The Boston Globe
The Los Angeles Times
The Star Tribune
Newsday

If I contact more places later, I'll add them to this list.
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[*] posted on 7-9-2019 at 03:40 PM


I got a postcard with 150 years of the people's friend #pf150
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[*] posted on 11-9-2019 at 12:07 PM


Well done KJ_lillianopal and stinkypaw!

Today I've contacted a bunch of Portuguese newspapers:

- DN
- Público
- JN
- Ionline
- Expresso
- Observador
- Diário de Leiria
- Diário de Aveiro
- Diário As Beiras
- Diário de Viseu
- Diário do Minho
- Correio do Minho
- Diário do Sul
- Diário Insular

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[*] posted on 25-9-2019 at 03:18 PM


No one replied to me from the Portuguese newspapers... but the other day I sent an email to Frank from PostSecret and also to Linn's Stamp News. :) I hope they'll pick up on this news!
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[*] posted on 26-9-2019 at 07:32 PM


An article by the San Francisco Chronicle about the 150th anniversary was out today — and they mentioned the 2 meetups happening in the area. YAY!
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[*] posted on 28-9-2019 at 04:00 PM


A little blurb on the Postal Hub blog was published yesterday: http://www.thepostalhub.com/blog/postcard-150-anniversary
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[*] posted on 28-9-2019 at 05:09 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ana  
An article by the San Francisco Chronicle about the 150th anniversary was out today — and they mentioned the 2 meetups happening in the area. YAY!


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[*] posted on 2-10-2019 at 11:51 AM


A few posts were written yesterday, the 150th anniversary day:

https://o-filatelista.blogspot.com/2019/10/emanuel-herrmann-criador-...
http://fnppr.com/en/happy-birthday-dear-the-postcard/
http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/News/Industry/8028/celebrating-150-ye...
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[*] posted on 11-10-2019 at 09:21 AM


A text I had written back in May already was published on PostEurop's Summer-Autumn newsletter/magazine last week: https://www.posteurop.org/Publications
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[*] posted on 11-10-2019 at 02:58 PM


Here is a part of the RTS (Swiss Television Company - French part of our country)'s main news :
https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/19h30/video/la-carte-postale-fete-ses-150...

(the postcard is celebrating its 150 years - it's trying today to reinvent itself !)
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[*] posted on 20-10-2019 at 01:52 AM


The Star Tribune (one of the news sites I contacted) wrote an article about the 150th anniversary of postcards! http://www.startribune.com/international-community-puts-its-stamp-on-150th-anniversary-of-the-postcard/563318052/
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[*] posted on 21-10-2019 at 09:11 AM


Quote: Originally posted by KJ_lillianopal  
The Star Tribune (one of the news sites I contacted) wrote an article about the 150th anniversary of postcards! http://www.startribune.com/international-community-puts-its-stamp-on-150th-anniversary-of-the-postcard/563318052/


well done! this was a nice article :)
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[*] posted on 17-11-2019 at 05:11 PM


@sonataca, pbuttelli, KJ_lillianopal and thubcabe, your stickers are on their way! :)
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[*] posted on 28-11-2019 at 08:44 AM


I've received this great commemorative postcard from South Korea

https://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/KR-248104

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