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    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Thursday, March 19, 2015, 9:56 AM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: Region 2 Conference
    Host: NAHJ
    Date: March 28
    Location: New York
    Summary: Session topics center around the theme, “Latinas in Media,” but every attendee can benefit from the knowledge shared in this day-long conference. Regional conferences provide career development and networking opportunities and access to an environment where sponsors recruit and provide valuable advice.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: The Communications Evolution Summit
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: March 31
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Summary: The communications evolution is more than just changes we see in technology and tools; today, practitioners need to take an integrated multi-channel approach to communications that leverages PR, marketing, advertising and social tactics to gain the greatest advantage in a digital world. With more content than ever before vying for people’s time and attention, marketers and communicators know they need to work harder to produce better content to engage audiences. This event will discuss how you can break through the clutter and serve audiences with great content.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Going the Distance: Tips for Finding Your Blog’s Focus and Defeating Blogger Burnout
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: April 2
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: A blog can be an important entry point for your audience and showcase for your organization’s expertise. Marketers who blog are 13x more likely to drive positive ROI than those who don't, the strongest correlation to ROI compared to other inbound marketing practices. The challenge is finding your blog’s focus, maintaining momentum, and powering growth – all achievable with careful planning and strategic repurposing of content like case studies, surveys, ebooks and guides. Join us as we discuss how to develop blog content that engages your audience and drives them to action.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Spring Networking Event
    Host: NJ CAMA
    Date: April 14
    Location: New Jersey
    Summary: The event will allow communications colleagues from around the region to mingle and make new business connections.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Spring Conference
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: April 17-18
    Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
    Summary: This day-long professional development meeting brings area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Other dates and locations are also available.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 All-Star Communications Workshop
    Host: IABC Pacific Plains Region
    Date: April 27-28
    Location: Minneapolis
    Summary: Agenda: “Become an All-Star Storyteller” with Ann Wylie, “Home Run Digital Communications” with Shel Holtz, “Major League Communications Strategy” with the Minnesota Twins' Kevin Smith, plus an optional networking event as the Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.

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    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Friday, March 6, 2015, 11:16 AM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events from around the PR and media worlds that are coming up over the next few weeks. Have one you’d like to add? Email us the details and we’ll include it in our next post.

    Event: An Evening With Harold Holzer
    Host: New York Press Club
    Date: March 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: Holzer, author of “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion,” is the preeminent scholar and historian on Abraham Lincoln and has written extensively about the former president and about the political culture in America in the Civil War era. He will discuss the crux of the new book: Lincoln's complicated relationship with the press.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 CAR Conference
    Host: IRE, NICAR
    Date: March 5-8
    Location: Atlanta
    Summary: Join IRE and NICAR for this annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give your audience the information they want.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Staying Ahead of the Game: Steps to Effective Crisis Communications Planning
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: March 11
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: Don't wait for a crisis to hit before considering your communications strategy. Getting caught off guard can mean the difference between success and failure, especially if your competitors are quick to respond. Take action today to ensure tomorrow's stability. Join PR Newswire for this free webinar and obtain the tips and tools needed to craft an effective crisis plan.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Creating a Digitally Engaged Detroit
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: March 12
    Location: Detroit
    Summary: By some estimates, approximately 40 percent of Detroit residents have no reliable access to the Internet. Of those who do, many have access through their smartphones. But not all smartphones are equal, and that creates unique challenges. How do communicators shift their focus to avoid being left behind? How do you develop and review content with people who may not see the significance of social media? What questions should you be asking to produce the right content? David Lingholm, director of digital media and community engagement for the City of Detroit, will be the guest speaker.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Region 2 Conference
    Host: NAHJ
    Date: March 28
    Location: New York
    Summary: Session topics center around the theme, “Latinas in Media,” but every attendee can benefit from the knowledge shared in this day-long conference. Regional conferences provide career development and networking opportunities and access to an environment where sponsors recruit and provide valuable advice.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: The Communications Evolution Summit
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: March 31
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Summary: The communications evolution is more than just changes we see in technology and tools; today, practitioners need to take an integrated multi-channel approach to communications that leverages PR, marketing, advertising and social tactics to gain the greatest advantage in a digital world. With more content than ever before vying for people’s time and attention, marketers and communicators know they need to work harder to produce better content to engage audiences. This event will discuss how you can break through the clutter and serve audiences with great content.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Going the Distance: Tips for Finding Your Blog’s Focus and Defeating Blogger Burnout
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: April 2
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: A blog can be an important entry point for your audience and showcase for your organization’s expertise. Marketers who blog are 13x more likely to drive positive ROI than those who don't, the strongest correlation to ROI compared to other inbound marketing practices. The challenge is finding your blog’s focus, maintaining momentum, and powering growth – all achievable with careful planning and strategic repurposing of content like case studies, surveys, ebooks and guides. Join us as we discuss how to develop blog content that engages your audience and drives them to action.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Spring Conference
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: April 17-18
    Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
    Summary: This day-long professional development meeting brings area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Other dates and locations are also available.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.

    Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:58 AM [Upcoming Events]
    0 (0 Ratings)

    Here are a few events coming up over the next few weeks. Know of an event coming up? Email us the details and we’ll include in our next post.

    Event: Andy Cohen: A Candid Conversation With Bravo’s Pop Culture Guru
    Host: NLGJA
    Date: Feb. 16
    Location: New York
    Summary: Join us for an evening lecture, Q&A and book signing with author and talk-show host Andy Cohen.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Unconventional Career Advice From an Unlikely CEO
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: Feb. 17
    Location: Newport, Ky.
    Summary: Fred Cook, CEO of the award-winning public relations agency Golin and author of “Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO,” will share the wisdom he’s accumulated through his unconventional life experiences and how he found success on his own terms. Before joining the corporate ranks at the age of 36, he talked his way into a job as a cabin boy on a Norwegian tanker, peddled fake Italian leather goods to unsuspecting tourists, ran a rock-and-roll record company, started a service chauffeuring drunks home from bars, worked as a doorman at a five-star hotel, substitute-taught in Los Angeles's worst schools, and winged it as a novice tour guide. During his career, he's been ignored, lost, punched, flunked, fired, divorced, and arrested.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Best Practices Are Killing Marketing: It’s Time to Get Agile
    Host: MarketingProfs
    Date: Feb. 17
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: In a world of multiple screens, countless channels, and five-second attention spans, "best practice" is not what gets clicks and conversions. To meet the connected customer online, marketers must break free from best practices to tackle the problems of the moment. This is accomplished by adopting an agile and iterative mindset. Spekaers will discuss how agile marketing can help deliver customer-centric digital experiences based on the unique needs and wants of your customers.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Current Contract Issues for Writers
    Host: ASJA
    Date: Feb. 18
    Location: Teleseminar
    Summary: What writer hasn't had a question about a contract from time to time? Attorney Nathan Winegar will address common questions writers have about the meaning of standard contract terms. What exactly are you agreeing to? What language can and should be negotiated? How can you manage the contract negotiation process to avoid future disputes with clients?
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Brand Storytelling Done Right
    Host: Citrix Systems
    Date: Feb. 24
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: It may be the buzzword du jour, but storytelling has earned its status as brand marketing champion. The challenge is applying it in a way that resonates with consumers. Tessa Wegert, journalist and media strategist, will explore the role of storytelling in digital advertising and custom content. From theme to structure to hero (it's not who you think it is), learn how to break down the key components of a good brand story to help tell your own.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Brain Science and Web Marketing
    Host: MarketingProfs
    Date: Feb. 26
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: Brain science and marketing go hand-in-hand. Neuromarketing can increase your website's conversion rates by using specific cognitive biases, and connecting your visitor's brain to the design and content. Andy Crestodina, co-founder and strategic director of Orbit Media, will reveal the secrets of marketing masters and provide you with neuromarketing tactics applicable to the relationship between the brain, behavior, and marketing on the web.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: JournCamp
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: Feb. 27
    Location: Atlanta
    Summary: In this day-long workshop, you’ll get practical, skills-based professional development that will help you be a better journalist.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Region 2 Conference
    Host: NAHJ
    Date: March 28
    Location: New York
    Summary: Session topics center around the theme, “Latinas in Media,” but every attendee can benefit from the knowledge shared in this day-long conference. Regional conferences provide career development and networking opportunities and access to an environment where sponsors recruit and provide valuable advice.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 CAR Conference
    Host: IRE, NICAR
    Date: March 5-8
    Location: Atlanta
    Summary: Join IRE and NICAR for this annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give your audience the information they want.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: An Evening With Harold Holzer
    Host: New York Press Club
    Date: March 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: Holzer, author of “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion,” is the preeminent scholar and historian on Abraham Lincoln and has written extensively about the former president and about the political culture in America in the Civil War era. He will discuss the crux of the new book: Lincoln's complicated relationship with the press.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 Spring Conference
    Host: Society of Professional Journalists
    Date: April 17-18
    Location: Hempstead, N.Y.
    Summary: This day-long professional development meeting brings area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Other dates and locations are also available.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Annual Writers Conference
    Host: ASJA
    Date: April 30 - May 2
    Location: New York
    Summary: ASJA’s Annual Writers Conference is the premier event for professional and aspiring freelance writers, featuring three days of educational content about the art and business of independent nonfiction writing. This year’s keynote speaker is Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of 13 books and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times op/ed page.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: 2015 IRE Conference
    Host: IRE
    Date: June 4-7
    Location: Philadelphia
    Summary: The best in the business will gather for more than 150 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and managing investigations. Join the discussion about how to practice investigative journalism in print, broadcast, Web and alternative newsroom models.
    Complete event info here.

    Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:56 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events coming up over the next few weeks. Know of an event coming up? Email us the details and we’ll include in our next post.

    Event: A Chat With Jason Vines
    Host: PRSA Detroit
    Date: Jan. 22
    Location: Troy, Mich.
    Summary: Former automotive communications professional and PR chief Jason Vines will share his unique perspective on how he observed, exposed and shaped some of the automotive industry’s most significant stumbles and triumphs.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: From Big Data to Big Understanding: Analytics Practices to Inform Website Design Decisions
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: Feb. 5
    Location: Troy, Mich.
    Summary: We hear a lot about the business insights we ought to be extracting from "big data."  Bob Royce and Dan Klyn from The Understanding Group will discuss how to close the gap between data and understanding, and how to understand information about the use of your existing website.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Meet the Media
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: Feb. 5
    Location: London
    Summary: Simon Jack, business and economics presenter on Radio 4's flagship Today Programme, will provide insight into his coverage area, give advice on achieving coverage, and discuss how to effectively targeting journalists and build a mutually beneficial relationship.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Reach Readers Online
    Host: Wylie Communications
    Date: Feb. 11-12
    Location: Santa Fe, N.M.
    Summary: Ann Wylie and Shel Holtz will share techniques for overcoming the obstacles of reading on the screen to get the word out on the Web, in social media and via content marketing. Polish your Web pages, blog posts and status updates; discover the latest channels and apps; and reach readers with social storytelling at this two-day writing workshop.
    Complete event info here.

    Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com

    Upcoming PR/Media Events

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 12:21 PM [Upcoming Events]
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    Here are a few events coming up over the next few weeks. Know of an event coming up? Email us the details and we’ll include in our next post.

    Event: Meet the Healthcare Media
    Host: HPRMS
    Date: Dec. 3
    Location: New York
    Summary: Meet a distinguished panel of healthcare reporters and editors, learn why they choose certain stories, their criteria for newsworthiness, and how to best work with them.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Diverge to Converge: The Integrated Future of PR
    Host: PRSA Cincinnati
    Date: Dec. 3
    Location: Cincinnati
    Summary: Chris Kemper, an award-winning marketing-communications professional with more than 15 years of experience, will provide an inside look into how the Scripps National Spelling Bee leverages paid, owned and earned assets, and how it took Twitter by storm in May and June.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Communications Trends for 2015: Creative Approaches to Content Promotion
    Host: PR Newswire
    Date: Dec. 3
    Location: Webinar
    Summary: This webinar will look at how promotion of your content marketing efforts can help achieve business goals.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Investigative Journalism in a Changing Media Landscape
    Host: National Association of Hispanic Journalists
    Date: Dec. 6
    Location: Atlanta
    Summary: This conference features a keynote address, a networking reception, and sessions such as “Uncovering Stories via Social Media,” “The Art of the Interview” and “New Tools to Present Your Investigative Work.”
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Visual Content Marketing Summit
    Host: Business Development Institute
    Date: Dec. 11
    Location: San Francisco
    Summary: This summit will demonstrate how leading organizations are harnessing images, videos, and platforms to provide content that allows them to build, engage, and leverage their audiences.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Jingle Mingle
    Host: IABC Detroit
    Date: Dec. 11
    Location: Detroit
    Summary: IABC and Pitch Black Media invite you to warm up with good cheer, lite bites and holiday sweet treats at this annual holiday networking event. We are also collecting for Gleaners Community Food Bank, so bring a canned good or two to put some jingle in your mingle.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party
    Host: NYPC
    Date: Dec. 8
    Location: New York
    Summary: Join colleagues and friends for a festive evening and brighten the holidays for a disadvantaged New York City youngster by bringing with you an unwrapped gift.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Social Media Marketing for Law Firms
    Host: Business Development Institute
    Date: Dec. 11
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Summary: This half-day seminar will share case studies and lessons learned from leading firms about how they use social media and content marketing to highlight expertise, build new business and expand relationships with existing clients.
    Complete event info here.

    Event: Get Clicked, Read, Shared and Liked
    Host: Wylie Communications
    Date: Feb. 11-12
    Location: Santa Fe, N.M.
    Summary: Shel Holtz and Ann Wylie will share tips on how to write Web pages, blog posts and social media messages that reach readers online; how to reach customers through images, infographics and Instagram; how to write for the mobile Web; and more.
    Complete event info here.

    Whether you're a reporter, blogger, author or other content creator, ProfNet can help you with your search for expert sources. You can send a query to tens of thousands of experts and PR agents, search the more than 60,000 profiles on ProfNet Connect, or get timely experts and story ideas by email -- all for free! Need help getting started? Email us at profnet@profnet.com


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