Social Media Roundup: Pitching Your Event to the Media

Trying to get the press to cover your event? Check out these ideas to get them interested. Also: 50 customer service quotes to hang in your office.

If your association is hosting an event, you may want the media to cover it. How do you get their attention?

Ideas for pitching your event, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Attracting Media Attention

Hoping to get press for your event? Try tying its content to current news. That’s one of five rules for pitching your event to the media that Jason Hensel has compiled on Meeting Professionals International’s blog. Hensel recently attended a workshop called “How to Get Publicity/Media Attention for Your Event,” where presenter Alex Hinojosa told the audience that media exposure is important for two reasons: visibility and credibility. What have you found works best when pitching reporters or media outlets? Let us know your take. (ht @goOFFSITE)

50 Customer Service Quotes

Customer service quotes are the new motivational posters. If you spend your days fielding phone calls from customers or association members, get ready to print out and hang one of these quotes in your office. Yes, some are cheesy, but they’re also nice reminders to give good customer service. This clever slideshow—it’s also extremely shareable; just click the birdie to tweet any slide—uses SlideShare to compile 50 customer-focused quotes from luminaries like Walt Disney and Mother Teresa. My favorite: “Always do more than is required of you.” Which one inspires you? (ht @ChatterBachs)

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Chris Brandon

By Chris Brandon

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