Media relations 101 for entrepreneurs

My colleague Jane Allison and I got to spend a morning with entrepreneurs participating in the 2018 Lion’s Lair competition organized by the Innovation Factory in Hamilton, Ontario. We offered up media relations advice to an amazing group of job creators, prosperity builders, problem solvers and change makers. Jane and I have been running freeContinue reading “Media relations 101 for entrepreneurs”

Start spreading the news: 8th annual media relations summer camp recap

Update: The Fit Active and Beautiful Foundation story pitch was published in the Hamilton Spectator June 21. The Innovation Factory story pitch was published June 27. The Wellwood story pitch was published June 28. The Mohawk Sustainability Office story pitch was published July 2. The Opening Hearts story pitch was published July 14. Staff and volunteers from 21 non-profits andContinue reading “Start spreading the news: 8th annual media relations summer camp recap”

Recap and evaluation of the 2014 Media Relations Summer Camp at the Hamilton Spectator

UPDATE: The pitch by Live Different was published in the Aug. 2 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. The pitch by the Salvation Army’s Lawson Ministries was published in the July 9th edition of The Hamilton Spectator. The pitch by the organizers of the BRIGHT Run cancer research fundraiser was published in the July 11th editionContinue reading “Recap and evaluation of the 2014 Media Relations Summer Camp at the Hamilton Spectator”

7th annual media relations summer camp for Hamilton community builders June 24 & 26

Volunteers, staff and board members with Hamilton nonprofits, community groups and associations are invited to the 7th annual media relations camp June 24 and 26 at The Hamilton Spectator. With help from local PR pros, campers will polish, practice and then pitch story ideas to a panel of Spectator editors and reporters. Some of theContinue reading “7th annual media relations summer camp for Hamilton community builders June 24 & 26”

5 questions worth asking Hamilton residents

Courtesy of Neighbourhood Centers and borrowed from The Metropolitan Revolution, five appreciative inquiry questions worth asking Hamilton residents that focus on strengths & assets rather than problems & deficiencies: What’s good about Hamilton and your neighbourhood? How do you know you are home? What attracted you to Hamilton and your neighbourhood? What would make youContinue reading “5 questions worth asking Hamilton residents”

Recap & evaluation of the 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp at The Hamilton Spectator

Thanks to the 22 nonprofits and community groups from Greater Hamilton that took part in the 6th annual media relations summer camp at the Hamilton Spectator June 25 and 27.  The camp is offered free of charge as a thank-you to community builders who are making Hamilton a better place to call home. The campContinue reading “Recap & evaluation of the 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp at The Hamilton Spectator”