Media Relations Forum Keynote Presenters: Chris LaPlaca, ESPN and Roger Conner, Catholic Charities USA

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The PR News Media Relations Forum will be held next Thursday, June 17, with a pre-conference workshop on June 16 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and will include speakers from leading corporations, agencies and nonprofits. Attendees will leave this one-day Forum equipped with a smarter, more cost-effective PR plan that harnesses the power of media relations.

The PR News Media Relations Forum will provide in just one day a new, and easy to implement playbook for communicators.

The PR News Media Relations Forum will be held next Thursday, June 17, with a pre-conference workshop on June 16 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and will include speakers from leading corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The forum is designed for all communications professionals looking for proven and cost-effective strategies to manage their organization's reputation through the media and will bring together top communicators to share the latest and smartest tactics and strategies for communicating with both mainstream and citizen journalists in an increasingly fragmented media landscape.

Registration information can be found here: http://www.prnewsonline.com/forum.

Speakers represented at the Forum include:

Keynoters, Chris LaPlaca, SVP, Corporate Communications, ESPN and Roger Conner, Senior Director of Communications, Catholic Charities USA
Stephanie Anderson, OSRAM SYLVANIA
Howard Arenstein, CBS Radio News
Johna Burke, BurrellesLuce
John Deveney, Deveney Communications
Andrew Gilman, CommCore Consulting Group
Karen Hinton, Hinton Communications
Laura Howe, American National Red Cross
Chris Mainz, Southwest Airlines
Ed Markey, Goodyear
Sarah Martin, CSC
Colin Moffett, Weber Shandwick
Glen Nowak, Centers for Disease Control
Geoffrey Phelps, Coyne PR
Mark Phillips, USO
Brian Regan, Access Communications
Doug Stanglin, USA Today
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times
David Warschawski, Warschawski
Colleen Wilber, America's Promise Alliance
Gary Wells, Dix & Eaton
Yanique Woodall, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

The media landscape has morphed into a 24/7 always-on atmosphere that brings opportunity and challenge to communicators on a daily basis. Identifying the key influencers, staying on message, getting attention amid the clutter online and offline are the keys to success. Even more critical to the success of a PR practitioner and media relations leader is knowing how much time and resources to allocate to initiatives, and how to measure the impact efforts are having on the media. In one day, this forum will provide the tools and next practices to accelerate any media relations program.

The forum will address the most critical media relations issues and new opportunities facing communications professionals. Including: Media Training, Social Media, Blogger Relations, New tools and Technologies, Crisis, Measurement, Community and Budgeting.

"With social media, nontraditional online influencers and a true 24/7 communications landscape, media relations is more complicated yet more exciting than ever," notes Diane Schwartz, vice president and group publisher of PR News. "The PR News Media Relations Forum will provide in just one day a new, and easy to implement playbook for communicators."

For more information go to http://www.prnewsonline.com/forum.

The PR News Media Relations Next Practices Forum, sponsored by BurrellesLuce, is a much-anticipated information-packed event that is sure to sell out weeks in advance. To register visit http://www.prnewsonline.com/forum or contact Rachel Smar at rsmar(at)accessintel(dot)com. For sponsorship information, contact Diane Schwartz at dschwartz(at)accessintel(dot)com.

PR News is published by Access Intelligence LLC. The PR News family of products also includes the weekly PR News publication, PR Webinars, PR Guidebooks, PR News Workshops, Platinum PR Awards, PR People Awards, NonProfit PR Awards, 15-to-Watch, CSR Awards and more. Visit us at http://www.prnewsonline.com.

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