Do you want to hear tips on securing media coverage in top national entertainment outlets from people who actually work at those outlets? What about more “dos and don’ts of pitching” pointers? And do you know how Google+ works?
If you answered “yes” to those three questions, then you may want to check out a bi-coastal “hangout” happening tomorrow at 3 PM EST/12 Noon PST and facilitated by the New York and Los Angeles wings of the PRSA. Back in Februrary we posted on the PRSA-LA’s tech journalist gathering, and while this one is not a “Happy Hour,” it is the organization’s first bi-coastal event — so no one will judge you for attending remotely with cocktail in hand.
The event will be moderated by famed PR man/author/TV commentator Howard Bragman of 15 Minutes Public Relations, and the panel will include (click links for Twitter handles):
- Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety
- Bonnie Tiegel, Senior Producer, Entertainment Tonight
- Steve Baker, Senior Producer, ABC News
- Ilyssa Panitz, Entertainment Writer, Closer Weekly
If you’re interested, it would be a good idea to submit questions ahead of time as the panelists will be responding to specific queries from attendees. From the PRSA release:
“Questions may also be submitted during the live event using the comments section on Google+ or YouTube (both require login to post comments) or via Twitter using hashtag #PRSAhangout.”
On the general tone of the event, Howard Bragman tells us:
“It’s an extraordinary opportunity to hear directly from some of the best in the media on what moves them, what irritates them and how to have them eating out of your hand. And I promise to keep it lively, engaging and fun.”
We won’t be able to attend, but we trust you, readers, to let us know how it goes.