Last night we met the media for fifth time! Meet The Media is one of our most popular and well attended Business Club events of the year and this year was no different. It was great to see so many new and old faces attending to get to grips with media and PR for their businesses.
We had a fantastic panel lined up who were raring to go and answer the many questions that were fired at them from the audience! On the panel, we had; Tony McDonough from YB News, Ngunan Adamu of iWoman Media and iWoman Academy, Jimmy McCracken from BBC Radio Merseyside and Rebecca Keegan from Good News Liverpool – And what an amazing panel they were!
After a little bit of networking everyone settled down and we heard from each of the panellists, they told us all about what they got up to a day to day basis, what they spent their time doing and how they got to where they are today. It was so interesting to hear the varied lives of our panellists and how their work differed from print, to radio to online and more!
After this we got down to the question and answer session and just like we knew they would, our fantastic audience came prepared with some great questions to ask the media experts. As our audience asked their questions it also gave them the opportunity to explain to the panel and the rest of the room what they did and what their businesses were. It was so exciting to see the panel light up as they explained why each story would work or how it would be possible to get it into press and we are sure some good connections were made!
In previous years’ businesses at Meet The Media had pitched to the panel which resulted in their businesses being covered by various press outlets, and we are sure this year will be no different! That’s one of the great things about the Meet The Media event, it’s just as useful for the audience as it is for the panel!
Once the question and answer session was over, we had some more time for networking before the evening was over! It was a fantastic evening and the feedback that we got made us grin from ear to ear! Here’s what some of the guests had to say…
‘Great event, good to have ‘inside knowledge’ and the speakers were great!’
‘Really enjoyed it and learnt about the media. It’s opened my eyes to marketing’
‘As always a very well organised, informative and friendly event with The Women’s Organisation’
‘Absolutely loved tonight. Learnt so much information. Thank you!’
‘Really enjoyed this session. Lots of useful information I hope to use to get in the media. 10/10’
Thanks to everyone who attended Meet the Media this week, and an extra special thanks to our fantastic panel for giving up their time to come along and help our guests get to grip with utilising the media and PR for their businesses, we couldn’t do it without you!
May’s Business Club event ‘The Strategy of Selling’ will take place on Thursday 18th May, 6pm-8:30pm at 54 St James Street. Head over to Eventbrite for more details and tickets!