said 1 year, 5 months ago:
@debbie-hemley HARO is definitely my favorite, too, Debbie. However, I did get a bit overwhelmed, lol, when I couldn’t get it in digest form at first. It ran like a ticker tape Twitter feed. Too funny.
Of course, local chambers of commerce are always good for locating sources, especially when you want a middle America expert. Just pick the name of any small town, call their chamber, and they’ll give you their favorite local tycoon to talk with. Adds a great local touch to those big country stories and keeps you from wearing out your readers with only sources in your own town.
Also, I often use speaker bureau or meeting sites or trade show sites to source experts. Since you can sort these listings by meeting date, seminar subject, and speaker name, it’s a great way to find expert speakers with knowledge on your subject fast.
Hope that helps.