Manning, Savage and Lee (MS&L), ASHI’s public relations consulting firm, reported on its success in connecting ASHI with publishers during October.
Washington Post – Coordinated an interview between ASHI Member Reggie Marston, Residential Equity Management, Springfield, Va., and Matthew Robb, a writer for the Washington Post, who was working on a story about what homebuyers should look for when visiting a house for the first time. Results: Article ran Oct. 1.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Worked with Teresa McUsic, author of the bi-weekly column The Savvy Consumer, on a story regarding the ranking of Texas on this year’s ASHI Position Statement. She used the White Paper release as a source. Results: Article ran on Oct. 2.
The Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) – Arranged an interview between Amy Howell, writer for the Sunday Home section, and Bob Kociolek and Shawn Sebring, president of the North Central Ohio ASHI Chapter. The article was a result of the ASHI Code of Ethics press release. Results: Release date Oct. 15.
Good Morning America – ASHI Member JD Grewell, J.D. Grewell & Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Md., appeared on Good Morning America, November 6, 2007. His ASHI shirt and nametag were evident, as the reporter told viewers to hire a home inspector to protect themselves when buying a new home. To read the accompanying story, go to http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Consumer/story?id=2630416.
Black Enterprise Magazine – Coordinated an interview between the magazine and Joe Corsetto, ASHI
president 2006. The article focused on buying vs. building a home. Results: Run date January 2007.
RealtyTimes.com – Coordinated an interview between RealtyTimes writer Broderick Perkins and Rob Paterkiewicz, ASHI executive director, on ASHI’s Virtual Home Inspection. Results: Article ran Oct. 31.
• Monthly Press Release – Drafted and distributed the press release “No Habla English, No Problema: New Spanish Language Home Inspection Materials Make it Easy for Homebuyers to Learn About Home Inspections.”
ASHI press releases are available in the Media & Publicity section of ASHI.org.