Upcoming Business Wire Events – Aug. 2 Edition

August 2, 2010

Upcoming Business Wire Events

Join Business Wire experts in your area for media breakfasts, panel discussions and other insightful events. We bring local media members and industry thought leaders to your market to discuss today’s most relevant topics, from writing for SEO to marketing with social media. Best of all, Business Wire events are usually free of charge. Check out some of our upcoming events in your area:

Business Wire Networking & Happy Hour

Hosted by Business Wire Seattle

Join your friends at Business Wire for a complimentary Happy Hour to thank you for your membership. Network with other BW members, meet local account executives and editors, and enjoy a drink and light appetizers at the Tap House Grill in Downtown Seattle. This event is free and open to Business Wire members only.

Tuesday, August 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT
Tap House Grill
1506 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
To register: Please RSVP here. For questions, please contact Lauren Linscheid at 206-405-4000 or email lauren.linscheid@businesswire.com


Adding Video to Maximize Your Reach, Exposure & Pick-Up

Hosted by Business Wire Atlanta

Join Business Wire in Atlanta for lunch and a panel discussion on using video to maximize your marketing communication efforts. Learn how integrating video into your marketing and public relations plans can add value to your news and generate interest in your PR campaigns. Panelists include: Jay Durgan, MEDIAMobz; Cliff Pollen, VisibleGains; Kate Keib, WXIA-TV; and Leigh Jones, The Daily Report Online. This event is free for Business Wire members, and $20 for nonmembers.

Wednesday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET
AMC Fork & Screen Buckhead
3340 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
To register: Please RSVP to Yasmine Santos at 770-667-7500 or email yasmine.santos@businesswire.com


Video & SEO: Best Practices for Effective Marketing and PR

Hosted by Business Wire Los Angeles

Business Wire Los Angeles hosts this breakfast event where our panel will discuss how to use video in your press releases to drive web traffic, generate leads and help your search engine optimization. Tips will be offered on creating simple but engaging videos, and optimizing your video and press releaes for search. Hanna Pantle, AVP, Corporate Communications & Media Relations at BMI will moderate the panel, which also includes: Dave Toole, MediaMobz; Meredith Kendall, Break Media; Matt Meeks, Bender Helper; and Joel Russell, the Los Angeles Business Journal. This event is free for all attendees

Thursday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m. PT
The Olympic Collection
11301 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
To register: Please RSVP to Garrett Henricksen at 310-820-9473 or email garrett.henricksen@businesswire.com

For more upcoming local Business Wire events or to see what’s coming up in our award-winning webinar series, visit http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/business-wire-events.

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Upcoming Business Wire Events – Feb 23 Edition

February 23, 2009

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Join Business Wire experts in your area for media breakfasts, panel discussions and other insightful events. We bring local media members and industry thought leaders to your market to discuss today’s most relevant topics, from writing for SEO to marketing with social media. Best of all, Business Wire events are usually free of charge. Check out some of our upcoming events in your area:

Navigating Social Media’s Wild, Wild West: A Practical Guide for Communicators & Marketers

Hosted by Business Wire San Antonio/Austin & the American Marketing Association/Austin Chapter

Social media is the Pony Express of this millennium. So how should you be moving your message successfully across a wild and ever-changing frontier of communities? Join social media marketing gunslingers Dave Evans, Giovanni Gallucci and Erica O’Grady as they provide practical strategies for creating and implementing social media campaigns, update you on the latest trends and give concrete, straightforward tips to help you build, maintain and measure a low-maintenance campaign.

Tuesday, Feb 24 at 6pm CST
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX
To register: Click here

Business Reporting: Meet the National Media Covering the Future of Technology

Hosted by Business Wire Silicon Valley

A panel of distinguished national media correspondents will share and discuss how they report on technology stories that emerge in Silicon Valley, as well as forward thinking trends. Additionally, they will address best practices in PR and Media Relations. The panel will consist of: Ashlee Vance, Technology Reporter for The New York Times; Stephen R. Trousdale, Business Editor at the San Jose Mercury News; Mike Masnick, CEO of Floor64/TechDirt; and Tom Giles, Editor, Technology & Science for BusinessWeek.com.

Wednesday, March 4 at 9am PST
The TechMart Networking Center
5201 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054
To register:  Please RSVP by Friday, February 27th to Gioia.Ziegler@businesswire.com

From News Cycle to Spin Cycle: What I Learned Working Both Sides of the Pitch

Hosted by Business Wire Seattle

We often hear that the best public relations professionals are former reporters, so who better to provide insight than those who have left journalism to work on the PR side of the pitch? Our panel will share the lessons they’ve learned and some of the best and worst pitches they’ve received–or sent. Join Business Wire for lunch and a panel discussion with former journalists turned PR pros, Marty McOmber, Communications Director, Casey Family Programs; Chris Elliott, Group Manager, Weber Shandwick; and David Postman, Senior Media Relations Manager, Vulcan.

Wednesday, March 4 at 9am PST

Union Square Boardroom
One Union Square Building, First Level (behind the escalators)
600 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
To register:  Please RSVP by Monday, March 2 to Lauren Linscheid at Lauren.Linscheid@businesswire.com or call 206-405-4000

For more upcoming local Business Wire events or to see what’s coming up in our award-winning webinar series, visit http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/business-wire-events.


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