Updated June 20, 2022

Press Release Submission Guidelines


The Site provides you with the opportunity to create, display, transmit, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to us or on the Site, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or personal information or other material (collectively, "Content"). Content may be viewable by other users of the Site and through third-party websites. As such, any Content you transmit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you create or make available any Content, you thereby represent and warrant that:

  1. The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Content does not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
  2. You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorize us, the Site, and other users of the Site to use your Content in any manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.
  3. You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in your Content to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Content in any manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms of Use.
  4. Your Content is not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
  5. Your Content is not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
  6. Your Content is not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
  7. Your Content does not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
  8. Your Content is not used to harass or threaten (in the legal sense of those terms) any other person and to promote violence against a specific person or class of people.
  9. Your Content does not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
  10. Your Content does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  11. Your Content does not violate any applicable law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
  12. Your Content does not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
  13. Your Content does not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of these Terms of Use, or any applicable law or regulation.
  14. Your Content does not attempt to incite fear or panic, including but not limited to press releases predicting catastrophic events, such as the end of the world or terrorist attacks.

BonoVox PR reviews every press release before distribution to ensure that content is newsworthy, accurate, and in an acceptable format. Attention to the following guidelines will help your press release receive prompt approval and distribution on the BonoVox PR Press Wire.

All press releases must contain a clear, timely, and newsworthy angle and be free of advertisements, direct addresses, and spam. Press releases should incorporate the following features/qualities:

Timely News: Timely information about a new product or service, business expansion or recent event, an organizational milestone like an anniversary or award, or the issuance of a tip sheet or expert opinion on a topic currently in the news. You must state the news announcement clearly in the headline.

Objective: BonoVox PR press releases should never address readers directly (i.e., "you," "I," "we," etc.) unless you are using them to quote a spokesperson from a company or organization. Similarly, such as exclamation points and upper case characters are highly discouraged. The less hyperbolic a press release is, the more credible it becomes in the opinion of most readers.

Valid Contact Information: BonoVox PR press releases must contain a valid contact name and phone number or an email address in the contact information. If it changes for your press release to remain on the press wire, you must update your contact information.

Written Authorization: In some instances, such as with network marketing companies, with the use of a stock ticker symbol, or with major corporate announcements such as (but not limited to) those related to mergers and acquisitions, BonoVox PR may require written authorization from the company before we can approve a press release for distribution. Independent representatives of network marketing companies and mergers and acquisitions must always obtain the company's express consent.

Authorized Ticker Symbols: We require authorization from the source company for each ticker symbol used.

Word Count: BonoVox PR press releases should be between 360 and 540 words depending on the press release package you select. The length of your release directly affects its successful distribution, and some search engines might not index press releases that are too short.

Grammar and Spelling: BonoVox PR press releases should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Format: BonoVox PR press releases cannot contain HTML tags or other forms of non-standard characters, tables, or forced line breaks. Releases also should not be written partially or entirely in all capital letters. Before submitting your press release, please ensure all links in your release are fully functional. Suppose your website is not available or fully operational at editorial review. In that case, you will need to remove the links from your release or wait until the website is in operation to submit.

A Clear News Source: BonoVox PR requires you to identify a clear news source in the headline. The news source is the company or organization that is issuing the release. If your agency, firm, or business is distributing on behalf of a client, the source would be the client's company or organization's name. It should also be clear how that company or organization relates to the news announcement.

Email Addresses: If you need to include an email address in the body of your press release, our editorial team will modify the email address to be in this format [name (at) example (dot) com].

Permissible File Types: BonoVox PR only accepts releases containing images with the following extensions: .jpeg, .gif, .png. We only accept videos with the following extension: .mp4.

Law Related Press Releases: BonoVox PR requires a case number, court of record, complaint number, or sufficient documentation for all press releases referencing legal action or criminal matters. We only accept press releases from a representing law firm. We do not accept press releases regarding legal cases from third-party firms. Please see exclusions for law related press releases below.


BonoVox PR will not distribute:

Press releases promoting or selling Tobacco, Weight Loss Products, Health Supplements, Sexual Enhancement Products, Pyramid and Easy Money Schemes, and Stock Recommendations.

Direct Advertisements: We will not publish any press release that directly advertises a product or service without any other newsworthy component or element.

Sexually Explicit Content: BonoVox PR does not accept content relating to sexually explicit material or products. Press releases may not contain references or links to explicitly sexual material, illegal material, or profane language, including but not limited to all 18-and-older websites which are considered sexually explicit.

Multiple Links: As a general rule, you should include no more than one link per one hundred words in the body of your press release.

Duplicate Content: Each press release must contain original content. Using copyrighted content from other sources violates BonoVox PR's Terms of Service. Templated content is not permitted.

Intent to Harm: BonoVox PR does not distribute content intended to harm or exact revenge upon an individual or group. Content intended to: incite, advocate or express hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence; promote personal opinions attacking an individual or group; maliciously affect a company's stock; or stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, shame, or victimize an individual or group.

BlackHat SEO: BonoVox PR does not allow press releases that use or link to Black Hat SEO tactics or services. This includes but is not limited to keyword stuffing, link farms, link stuffing, and paid social media followers.

Viruses, Scripts, and Code: BonoVox PR does not accept press releases that contain or link to viruses, scripts, programs, web pages, or any code that destroys, alters, or inhibits the operation of a computer system.

Law Related Press Release Exclusions:
(1) Announcements of intentions to file a court case against an individual or group.
(2) Potentially libelous, which is defined as content that falsely depicts or implies a person: (a) has committed a crime or is guilty of illegal activity; (b) lacks mental capacity; (c) has engaged in immoral behavior; (d) has a abhorrent disease.
(3) Interpretations of legal proceedings: (a) all claims about events surrounding a court case need to be attributed to court documents; (b) until a case is decided, events cannot be interpreted but only detail what court documents allege.

For more information about our press release submission guidelines please contact us by e-mail or by mail using the details provided below:

Bonovox Public Relations
1732 Aviation Blvd #420
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
United States
Email Us

© 2022 BonoVox PR™ - All Rights Reserved

About   |   Help   |  Account   |  Terms  |   Privacy