Pitching app seeks to be Tinder for PR pros and reporters

Communicators can post short pitches accompanied by images hoping to attract journalists’ attention. When a reporter swipes right, a messaging feature appears. 

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In the digital age, those relationships have become harder to cultivate—but now there’s a Tinder for PR pros and journalists.

It’s called UPitch, and it’s available now in the Apple App Store. It will become available for Android devices in July and Windows devices later this fall.

With UPitch, PR pros have 400 characters and up to five images to catch a journalist’s eye. If reporters like what they see or read, they swipe right, bringing up a message feature that connects them directly to the PR pro.

UPitch co-founder Allison Kugel wrote about the app recently for The Huffington Post:

We’re embracing Instagram images and tweets and rolling our eyes at long form declarations.

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