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”

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”

Review: Give and Take – A Revolutionary Approach to Success

This review first ran in the June 3 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success By Adam Grant Viking $29.50 I stole the idea and then Jane Allison kicked it up a notch. Back in 2008, the good folks at the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction asked if I’dContinue reading “Review: Give and Take – A Revolutionary Approach to Success”

Meet the Hamilton Spectator’s 2013 media relations summer campers

Thanks to everyone who applied for the Hamilton Spectator’s 2013 media relations summer camp (#mediacamp).  The free annual camp for local nonprofits and community groups will run June 25 and 27. Campers, with the help of PR pros volunteering as camp counsellors, will polish, practice and then pitch story ideas to a panel of reportersContinue reading “Meet the Hamilton Spectator’s 2013 media relations summer campers”

Apply today for 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp in Hamilton

NOTE: As of May 3, we only have 12 spots left. Nonprofits and community groups from Greater Hamilton are invited to apply for the 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp presented free of charge by the Hamilton Spectator and Mohawk College. This year’s camp runs Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27 from 9:30 a.m. toContinue reading “Apply today for 2013 Media Relations Summer Camp in Hamilton”

Media Relations Summer Camp Roundup

Jane Allison, the pretty remarkable Manager of Community Partnerships with The Hamilton Spectator, and I are more than happy to share our media relations summer camp gameplan with other communities that are looking to bring nonprofits & local media together. 2012 MEDIA RELATIONS SUMMER CAMP: Nearly two dozen campers from 13 community building organizations inContinue reading “Media Relations Summer Camp Roundup”

Register online for 2012 Media Relations Summer Camp

Register online for the 2012 Media Relations Summer Camp. The camp, being held July 10 and July 12 at the Hamilton Spectator, is offered free of charge to nonprofits and community groups in Greater Hamilton. Application deadline is June 15. Up to 12 organizations will be selected to attend the camp, with up to 2Continue reading “Register online for 2012 Media Relations Summer Camp”

Media relations summer camp July 10 & 12 for Greater Hamilton nonprofits & community groups

We're looking to start spreading the news about community builders who are making Hamilton an even better place to call home.  The 2012 media relations summer camp takes place Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12 at The Hamilton Spectator. It's a free-of-charge, hands-on crash course in media relations for nonprofits, community groups and associations.Continue reading “Media relations summer camp July 10 & 12 for Greater Hamilton nonprofits & community groups”