Propel Brings Deep Learning to PR With Revamped Propel 2.0 Platform


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The initial beta, which will be rolled out to a select group of Propel users, includes genAI included in the email plugin for hyper personalization along with access to the platform’s new and expanded journalist database

Tel Aviv, Israel – February 21, 2024 – Propel, the industry-leading Public Relations Management (PRM) platform and creator of Artificial Media Intelligence (AMI), is announcing the upcoming launch of a new version of its platform, Propel 2.0. The AI run platform will make the entire PR process from pitch to publish more streamlined than ever. After first rolling out an initial beta to select customers, the upgrade will be released to all customers on February 25th.

The PR industry has been notoriously slow to innovate new technologies into its workflows, with many people in the profession still relying on spreadsheets and mail merges to send out pitches and press releases to people in the media. This leads to spray and pray tactics by PR pros hoping to land a story, and journalist inboxes filled with irrelevant pitches.

However, Propel 2.0 uses deep learning and machine learning to enable PR professionals to find the best, most relevant reporters for their organizations’ stories and pitch them the way they want to be pitched. Trained on a constantly updating proprietary dataset of over 5 million pitches and press releases, the AI that runs the platform streamlines every step in the PR process. For instance, the AI sets parameters for the platform’s genAI to generate pitches and press releases based on journalist preferences. It also creates media lists of relevant reporters based on their beat as well as their previous articles, ensuring that only the most relevant stories end up in journalist inboxes.

The game-changing upgrade boasts four key features:

  1. An extensive database of journalists: Driven by AI that was trained using Propel’s unique dataset, the journalist database is the most complete and accurate in the industry. It’s significantly larger and more comprehensive than its predecessors, and is the only database in the world that uses Reinforced Learning through Human Feedback. This means that the model is constantly learning and improving itself. 
  2. A fresh, user-friendly interface (UX)
  3. A new, self-guided setup: This will enable PR professionals to start using the platform almost immediately. Once the simple set-up is complete, all a user needs to do is put in the domain name of their client, and the AI will automatically begin suggesting relevant outlets and journalists to pitch. 
  4. Generative AI in the Gmail and Outlook plugins: PR practitioners can generate a draft personalized pitch right in the email itself with only a short prompt. At the same time, they can personalize each pitch by having a custom lead paragraph written to each individual journalist based on either their last or similar articles. 

“Our goal with the Propel 2.0 revamp is to redefine how PR professionals work,” said Zach Cutler, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Propel. “By incorporating advanced generative AI through all aspects of the PR workflow and offering a broader database of journalists, this product will equip PR professionals with the necessary tools to be more efficient and strategic. Given the current hurdles in garnering earned media coverage resulting from newsroom layoffs as well as the overall changing media landscape, Propel is looking forward to seeing the positive impact of these updates on our customers’ media coverage.”

Further information on Propel 2.0 will be available directly following the official launch.

About Propel

Propel is the leader in Public Relations Management (PRM) technology and creator of Artificial Media Intelligence (AMI). Propel has over 500 customers, including Microsoft, Real Chemistry, M&C Saatchi, NPR, and other leading brands and agencies. Launched in 2019, Propel is headquartered in Tel Aviv and has teams based in New York, London and Miami. The company has raised $6 million in venture funding to date and is the fastest-growing PR technology in the world. For more information, visit

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