How to Submit an Article

Demonstrating the quality of your product, service, and/or project via a press release is just as effective today as it was at the dawn of advertising. Whether it’s print or digital, the concept of “show rather than tell” is still true and always will be. Why tell your clients how your product or service can solve their problem when you can show them? So the next time a group of potential clients gather around the water cooler to discuss the latest project or product, make it be yours!

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Job Story: Who doesn’t like to read about an intriguing project, especially one that contains impressive photos? Job stories should range from 400-1,000 words and should be submitted with as many photos as possible. It is strongly recommended to place emphasis on the obstacles overcame in the project, in addition to the location, contractor(s) involved, equipment used, new technology, etc.

Instructional: Next to job stories, “how to” and “guidelines for” articles are most coveted by readers. Although they should be nonpromotional in nature, Pile Buck always ensures that proper credit is given to the individual and/or company.

Technical: Objective, educational, technical case studies pertaining to pile driving, drilling, deep foundation, and/or marine construction should range from 4,000-10,000 words. Photos and diagrams are strongly encouraged.

Safety: Even a simple list of safety tips can make a great article, however, it never hurts to provide real-life scenarios as support. Photos and diagrams are encouraged.

Legal: Want to educate the industry? Let your firm share knowledge and experience. Like safety articles, legal articles should be supported with real-life scenarios, e.g. historical cases and job site stories. Often, Pile Buck legal articles are “lightened” with the help of our comic.

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Articles must be exclusive to Pile Buck International, Inc. No other magazine may publish the same, portions of the same, or similar versions of the same article submitted to Pile Buck for publication without notifying the editor. Please notify the editor if the article has been published previously or has been submitted to another publication.

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Pile Buck chooses where the articles are published, but don’t be afraid to let us know if you have a preference.

Magazine: Pile Buck magazine reachers over 11,000 readers around the globe. In addition, complimentary issues are distributed at major trade shows throughout the year.

The Buck: Pile Buck’s blog and news page, full of projects, events, classifieds, and other articles pertaining to the industry. All blog posts are promoted via the Pile Buck newsletter and social media, e.g. Facebook and Twitter.

Email Newsletter: Both the digital issue of Pile Buck magazine and blog articles are promoted in our email newsletters, containing over 9,000 hand-picked contacts.

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Resolution: It’s crucial that any photo submitted is the highest resolution possible in the form of .jpg, .eps, .tiff, or .pdf.

Credit: Proper credit must be given whenever necessary. Read more about how to use photos without violating copyright laws here.

Captions: It’s a fact: Readers want captions. So don’t forget to mention the location, equipment/people involved, and description of action in the photo. Sequential, step-by-step captions always work great.

What type of photos should be submitted? Action shots are always preferred!

Need help finding photos? Don’t worry. Pile Buck knows where to find them. Just ask.

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Don’t worry. Pile Buck knows the right people to get the job done.

Contact us today to get started!