Public Service announcement of the week time.
First up, for the charitably minded amongst you, a quick FYI that sometime contributor Rob Dyson and the 3rd sector PR and Comms off-shoot are partnering up with:
Charity Communications ’08 (www.charitycommunications.co.uk) the third national conference for everyone involved in charity sector media, marketing, press and communications, takes place on 8th May in London.
More details here.
I’m sure Rob will give us a blog report here after the conference.
Also, response source meets social media? Ever get frustrated you why your pitch didn’t get used by the journo, or when the request takes a new direction? Well if it were blogged, you might get an update. Hence:
is a free, open blog where hacks all of descriptions post details of current articles they’re working on, including requests for contacts, case histories, comment, review kit etc. It’s run entirely by a group of journalists at the101.com
Check it out. I like the idea, and hope it proves successful. The more transparency the better, I say.
Incidentally, both of these are good examples of pitching a blog. Both were Facebook pitched [entirely appropriate given my heavy usage of fb, and this group/blog’s origins], and were well-targeted, appropriate, and polite, with all the info I needed to quickly paste in. Good stuff, and anyone else with useful stuff you’d like me to take a look at, ping it over.