Friday, April 1, 2016

Uncover Media & PR Secrets With April’s Business Club Event!

Thursday 14th April marks The Women’s Organisation third annual Meet the Media event! Each year, as part of our Business Club events calendar, we invite experts from the Media and PR Industry to come along and share their secrets. If you’ve ever wanted to find out how to get your business in front of all the right people, then this is the perfect event for you!
Join us on Thursday 14th April, at The Women’s Organisation, 6pm-8pm, tickets are, as always available on Eventbrite for Business Club members and non-members!
The evening will be packed full of practical hints and tips from media experts about how to raise your profile with the local and national media. With a panel representing local and national radio, print and PR, this is a great chance to come and meet the experts!
So, who have we got on our exciting panel for Meet the Media?

Tony McDonough from Liverpool Echo - @tonymc39
We’re delighted to welcome back Tony McDonough who also spoke at 2015’s Meet the Media event! Tony McDonough has been a journalist for 23 years, working mostly in newspapers, but also in television and radio. In 2004 he was named Business and Financial Journalist of the Year at the UK Regional Press Awards. In 2002 he joined the Liverpool Daily Post as a business reporter, eventually becoming a deputy business editor. Since the closure of the Post he has worked as a senior multimedia business journalist at the Liverpool ECHO.

Louise Martin – Political Journalist – Currently on The One Show - @louisemartin25
Louise is a radio and television reporter, specialising in Politics and is currently working as a journalist for BBC Current Affairs on The One Show. Prior to working for the BBC, Louise worked as a News Reporter at Liverpool’s Radio City.

Jimmy McCracken – BBC Radio Merseyside - @jkmccracken
This will also be Jimmy’s second time appearing on our Meet the Media panel, so if you didn’t get the chance to meet him last year, this is your year! Jimmy is a reporter, a producer and a presenter. He gets sent out on jobs and has to make them interesting on the radio. He decides what items get included into a programme and also who gets on air to talk about them. He’s happy to say he also does some acting as well, when he can find the time.

Jennie Lewis – YB News - @Jen_Lewis1

Jennie Lewis is managing director of YBnews and PR, a multifaceted organisation that aims to help businesses in Liverpool connect and promote themselves to a relevant, primarily local market. 

Jennie briefly worked in newsrooms for local weekly publications before moving into public relations, undertaking roles with professional services firms Royal Liver Group and Hill Dickinson; and more recently with  leading agency Kenyon Fraser and business networking organisation Downtown in Business.  
So! What are you waiting for! Tickets have already been selling, so get yours quickly and join us for an evening all things media-related. Our expert guest panel will be spending some time giving us their best hints and tips for interacting with the media, before we hand over to the audience so you can ask the experts all your questions!
Also joining us will be Meet the Media event sponsors; Skyline – a cloud based, fully managed IT software solution. Skyline (Created by IT Answers) is a secure way to use desktop on demand, pay as you go computer service software. Enabling the user to work safely and securely at your desktop, on the move, on any device
As always, we would like to thank our fantastic Business Club sponsors Mitchell Charlesworth. Mitchell Charlesworth, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, offer a locally based, complete financial and accounting solution for businesses and individuals. They have offices across the North West with a presence in Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Warrington and Widnes.

Their large range of advisory services are delivered by eighteen partners and over 150 staff. The team are fiercely protective of their tradition of building long term client relationships and taking a genuine interest in their affairs and ensuring they reach their goals.

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