WMPRSA April Program: Meet the Media "Speed Pitching"

Join WMPRSA for a unique opportunity to meet personally with local media representatives on April 21, 2011.  WMPRSA’s annual “Meet the Media” event has always been one of our most highly attended programs. This month, we will welcome the return of our popular “speed pitching” format.  See the current list of media who have RSVP'd below the fold... Throughout the program, participants will meet one-on-one with members of the media during timed speed pitching sessions. For a few minutes, you will have the undivided attention of news directors, editors and reporters from local television and radio stations, daily, weekly and monthly publications and online outlets.

These three-minute meetings go fast – so, be prepared, plan your story pitches and maximize your time.

Arrive early to book those coveted appointments. The appointment sign-up sheets will be available at 11 a.m.  In the days running up to the event, WMPRSA will publish the list of expected media.

Register Here

Event Details:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Gainey Conference Center Cornerstone University 1001 East Beltline Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

11 AM – Registration/Lunch 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Speed Pitching

Cost: Member $25.00 | Non-Member $35.00 | Student $20.00  (Please note: There will be a $5 surcharge for day-of-event registrations/walk-ins.)

Media representatives who have RSVP'd as of Noon on April 13, 2011:

  1. Richard Blanchard Managing Editor Corp! Magazine
  2. Christine Kelso Executive Producer eightWest – WOOD TV
  3. Tim Gortsema Grand Rapids Business Journal4
  4. Meegan Holland Online Editor Grand Rapids Press
  5. Marty Primeau Managing Editor Grand Rapids Magazine
  6. Laura Caprara Grand Rapids Social Diary
  7. Val Lego Health Reporter Healthy You – WZZM TV
  8. Lindsey Smith Reporter Michigan Radio
  9. Vincent Duffy News Director Michigan Radio
  10. Joanne Bailey Editor On-the-Town
  11. Juliet Bennet-Rylah Managing Editor Rapid Growth
  12. Kathy Jennings Managing Editor Second Wave
  13. Deborah Wood Development News Editor Rapid Growth
  14. Lindsay Patton-Carson Associate Editor Revue Magazine
  15. Eddie Rucker Producer Take Five and Company – WZZM TV
  16. Michele DeSelms Anchor/Host The One Seven – WXMI TV
  17. Shelley Irwin Producer/Host WGVU Morning Show – WGVU AM
  18. Dan Boers Assistant News Director WOOD-TV
  19. Angela Klinske Editor in Chief Women’s Lifestyle
  20. Karie James Assignment Editor WXMI-TV
  21. Jennifer Pascua Weekend Anchor WZZM 13 News at 11 PM Weekend