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PIB Edwardsville

Time: September 26, 2018 from 11:45am to 1pm
Location: Edison's Entertainment Complex
Street: 2477 S State Rte 157
City/Town: Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Phone: (618) 307-9020
Event Type: people, in, business
Organized By: Kenric S. Lynn
Latest Activity: Sep 25, 2018

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Event Description

Is your company or nonprofit organization seeking positive media coverage?
How should you go about that? Press release, phone call, email pitch?
Find out some strategies that truly work from a journalist who has been receiving coverage requests for more than 30 years.
Join the Edwardsville Chapter of People In Business on Wednesday, September 26th from 11:45am to 1pm, enjoy lunch at Edisons Entertainment Complex (2477 S. IL Route 157) and gain practical, effective strategies for building a working relationship with your local and regional media outlets that lasts.
Kerry Smith, owner of Informationworks, Inc., will answer your questions and supply you with a host of practical, authentic strategies for gaining positive media coverage and forging a mutually respectful connection that can result in media advocacy for your organization.
Hope to see you for lunch on September 26th.
Kerry Smith is a lifelong journalist.
The founder and former owner of Illinois Business Journal, Kerry currently owns and operates Informationworks, Inc., a firm that writes editorial content for a wide range of companies and industries.
Having written copy for radio, newsprint, digital as well as white papers, speeches and more, Kerry now assists clients in pitching news coverage requests to media outlets. Essentially, she now works on both sides of the news desk – as an active editor and contributing writer, and on behalf of clients who are seeking positive coverage from the media.
Kerry holds an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a graduate degree in public policy from SIUE.
Her presentation to People in Business offers practical tips to build positive working relationships with editors and reporters, and to pitch company news in a format that news people are looking for.

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