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Chad Melis (TIUM Founder) to Speak at the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference

We’re happy to announce, Chad Melis (TIUM Founder) will be speaking on Tara Nurin's PR Panel (This Ain't No Fake News: Effective DIY Media Outreach Wins Friends and Influences People) with Jay R. Brooks & Bryan Roth at the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio, TX. The seminar will be part of the "Marketing & Social Media" track on April 20th, 2020.

Seminar: This Ain't No Fake News: Effective DIY Media Outreach Wins Friends and Influences People

Date: 04/20/2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: 214

You don’t need a million-dollar marketing budget to attract positive press. If you have some creativity, patience, and a few writing chops you can get your name in the news without spending money on pricey ad buys or public relations agencies. What will you gain? Free advertising, control of your marketing message, and, if done right, higher sales and customer loyalty.

In this fun hands-on workshop, you’ll hear from top beer writers and brewery public relations pros what to do and what not to do when interacting with the media. Learn – and practice how – to cultivate relationships with local and (inter)national journalists, write your own news release, promote an event, get booked on a TV morning show, and ensure that when you have a story to tell, you know exactly how to engage enthusiastic reporters to tell it.

Learning Objectives:

Understand importance of proper press communications by sharing “best-of” and “worst-of” examples among speakers and audience members

Discuss how to articulate a variety of marketing messages (i.e. beer release, event, expansion, etc.)

Learn basic dos and don’ts of emailing press releases to reporters

Explore best practices in establishing and nurturing relationships with journalists (i.e. press trips, beer mail, deskside chats, etc.)

Review a yearly calendar to brainstorm ideal dates to pitch brewery staff as experts and guests for TV or radio shows and media interviews

Click HERE for the full list of seminars at the conference.


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