WonkComms Breakfast Club: Getting your story on TV or Radio

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms?

WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community an regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big challenges of delivering communications in think tanks and research organisations.

Each Breakfast Club session covers a different topic and focuses on the practicalities of communications – whether you’re trying to improve email marketing or do better at engaging with Parliament.

Join us for the fifth session, ‘Getting your story onto TV or radio’ at 9am on 10 November 2016 at the Soapbox studio in central London.

Getting your stories onto TV and radio is a notoriously tough part of any communications manager’s job. Sometimes it can seem almost impossible, especially for smaller organisations to catch the attention of broadcasters. We’ll share our experiences of what works and discuss ways to ensure your story has the best possible chance of making the cut, drawing on the knowledge of senior communications professionals.

We’ll hear from Katherine Jarman, Media and Communications Manager at Nuffield Trust and former health producer at the BBC, who will give us top ten reasons why stories don’t make it on the air, and five practical tips. Then Kieren Walters, Head of News at IPPR, will speak before we open up the conversation for the remainder of the event.


WonkComms: it’s not about being the best, it’s about being better

Thursday 10 November 2016 from 09:00 to 11.00 
Soapbox Communications Ltd – 128 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW
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3 comments on “WonkComms Breakfast Club: Getting your story on TV or Radio
  1. Hi Leonara – could you tell me when the write up of the event is going to be on the website please? I did take some notes, but then thought yours would probably be better! If it’s not going to be put on the site I’ll write up my own. You’re welcome to use my notes if it#s helpful?

  2. […] the fifth WonkComms Breakfast Club, we drew on the knowledge of communications professionals including Katherine Jarman, Media and […]

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