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Developing Strong Media Relations

07 Mar 2023
2:15 pm-3:15 pm
Capital Ballroom Salon iii

Developing Strong Media Relations

This panel will discuss how best to form lasting relationships with reporters and how it benefits your organization. We will also dive into the world of local media and what you should know about pitching your story. Join us to see how the sausage is actually made.

Session Objectives:

  • How best to build a relationship with a reporter
  • How best to pitch a story
  • What you need to know to have your news covered

Session Audience: 

Any marketing and communications professionals. Executives would benefit from this conversation too.


Session Description:

Reporters receive hundreds of press releases each day and you do not want to get caught up with the masses. Just because you send a media advisory or release doesn’t mean a reporter will cover it. Developing relationships with the media can seem intimidating but they provide great value to you, your organization and the reporter. It is important to spend time working with your local media markets and national industry reporters to make sure they understand your organization and the expertise you bring to whatever topic you’re hoping to discuss.