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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Baker’

A Bunch of Entertainment Journalists Will Give You Free Pitching Tips Tomorrow

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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):

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BusinessWeek Staffers Used Ning To Communicate During Acquisition

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Former BusinessWeek Community Editor Shirley Brady spoke last night about internal communications at the publication as news came out it would be sold. It was eventually acquired by Bloomberg in mid-October. Bradey was a panelist at mediabistro.com’s “Social Media and the Customer: Focus on Community Management” event.

She said long time BusinessWeek reporter Steve Baker, “set up a private Ning network to keep people in the loop of what’s happening with the sale.” The network has been helpful, as BusinessWeek alumni have joined and it has stayed active even after the sale, she said.

Baker tells PRNewser the group has several hundred members and it’s now functioning “largely as an alumni network.” In terms of attracting people to the network, Baker said, “it’s much easier to attract people to a community they already belong to [i.e. BusinessWeek] than to create a new one.”