A strong media relations program is as much about having trusted relationships with reporters as it is about having a good news story. What if your story has significance beyond West Michigan – and you don’t know the reporters on your list? Now is your chance to expand your media network at WMPRSA’s first southeast Michigan media round table, featuring editors and reporters from prominent print and broadcast media outlets in metro Detroit.
Join us to learn more about these reporters, their outlets and how best to pitch them. As a member bonus, PRSA members can sign up when they RSVP for a few one-on-one slots with our guest journalists on a first-come, first-served basis. (Future members can still join PRSA to take advantage of this opportunity!)
- Bridge Magazine – Ted Roelofs, Reporter
- Crain’s Detroit Business – Jennette Smith, Editor
- DBusiness Magazine – R.J. King, Editor (also represents HOUR Media/HOUR Detroit)
- Detroit Free Press/CBS Detroit – Carol Cain, Columnist; Host of “Michigan Matters
- The Detroit News – Kelley Root, Assistant Managing Editor
- Michigan News Network/WWJ Newsradio 950 – Beth Fisher, Anchor-Reporter
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the unique nature of this program, we will start earlier and end later than usual. Buffet lunch will be served when doors open at 11:30 a.m. The program will begin at 11:50 a.m. and will close with a brief networking period with the media from 1-1:15 p.m. Media one-on-ones (members only) will begin at 1:15 p.m.
PRIVATE MEDIA APPOINTMENTS (MEMBERS ONLY)
We’re offering limited, members-only, five-minute media appointments after the program from 1:15-2 p.m. Please indicate your interest when you RSVP with your choices of the two journalists you’d like to meet. These limited opportunities are first-come, first-served and will fill up fast, so don’t delay in registering.
NEW THIS YEAR!
WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan are extending a special reciprocal rate on luncheons for members this 2016 season! If you are an active WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan member, you will receive the member rate for both WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan luncheons moving forward. It’s a win, win!
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from
11:30 am to 2 pm EST
Lunch/registration: 11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Program: 11:50 a.m. – 1 pm
Media networking: 1 – 1:15 pm
Private Media Appts. (Members Only): 1:15 – 2 pm
Eve at The BOB
20 Monroe NW, 4th Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Chapter Members/AMA Members $25
Future Members $40
Please RSVP by April 18.