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How does Batchbook work with the HARO email list?

What is the HARO (Help a Reporter Out) newsletter?

The HARO newsletter is a cool, free, thrice daily e-mail list of reporters looking for credible sources. It is a great resource for finding PR leads. Read more about HARO, or sign up for the newsletter, here.

How can Batchbook help me manage HARO list e-mails?

When you forward HARO e-mails into Batchbox, we do a few things to make your life, we hope, a smidgen easier:

  1. Log it as an e-mail communication
  2. Tag it "batchbox-haro," for easy searching and organizing
  3. Most importantly, you can click any item in the body of the e-mail, and we'll create a To-Do of it for you. A new record will be automatically created if the reporter isn't already in your account, and the due date will be the reporters deadline. You can even assign the To-Do to yourself, or to another person on your team.

Visit our Batchbook  HARO page for more info.

How do I get my HARO list e-mails into Batchbook?

All you need to do is forward your HARO e-mails to your Batchbox e-mail address, and we'll do the following:

  1. Log it as an e-mail communication
  2. Tag it batchbox-haro, for easy searching and organizing
  3. Most importantly, you can now click any item in the body of the e-mail, and we'll create a To-Do of it for you. A new record will be automatically created if the reporter isn't already in your account, and the due date will be the reporters deadline. You can even assign the To-Do to yourself, or to another person on your team.
  4. Where is the HARO newsletter that I forwarded into Batchbook? It's been logged as an e-mail communication and tagged batchbox-haro. Searching by the batchbox-haro tag or browsing through your communications will pull it up for you.

How do I sign up for HARO in Batchbook?

You actually sign up for the HARO newsletter on their website here and then just forward it into Batchbook using your unique Batchbox e-mail address.

How do I assign HARO items to other users on my account?

First, create a To-Do by clicking a hyperlinked title in the HARO e-mail that you forwarded into Batchbox. Then, an Assign To-Do To pull-down menu will appear, and you can simply select a user on your account from it. That HARO item will then appear in the user's To-Do list. Don't worry, you can still see it in your own To-Do list when you select To-Dos I've Assigned.

How do I create a contact record for the reporter listed in the HARO request?

You know what? We'll do that for you! Just create a To-Do by clicking a hyperlinked title in the HARO e-mail that you forwarded into Batchbox. If, when you save the To-Do, the reporter isn't already in your Batchbook account as a contact, then we'll automatically create a record for you.

Can I save all HARO items as To-Dos at once?

No. We have streamlined the conversion of a HARO lead into a one-click process so that you can easily convert items as you are reading through them. But to comply with HARO's efforts to prevent overuse of the reporter's contact information, we do not allow mass conversions.