Webinar: Making Your Press Releases More Effective with Kathy Dempsey (Live)

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Date(s) - 07/31/2018
10:00 am CDT - 11:00 am CDT

Extra breaking newsAre you tired of sending press releases that don’t get picked up by the media? You’ll want to identify the reasons: Is your writing sub-par? Is your timing off? Are you sending the right information to the right outlets?

To learn how to successfully get the media to help you spread your library’s news, sign up for this webinar with Kathy Dempsey. She’s not only a library marketing maven, she’s also a member of the media who’s gotten thousands of press releases during her professional lifetime. This webinar will cover these topics:

  • Writing and proofreading basics
  • Press release templates
  • Being newsworthy
  • Forming media relationships and partnerships
  • Sending PRs and graphics; following up
  • Print vs. digital work

Stop wasting precious time working on PRs that won’t get picked up. Learn the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of reaching editors effectively.

Kathy Dempsey wrote the popular tome The Accidental Library Marketer and founded her own marketing consultancy, Libraries Are Essential. Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain respect and funding. Kathy has been the editor of Marketing Library Services newsletter for 24 years, and was formerly editor-in-chief of Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The ‘M’ Word. She’s an active member of the New Jersey Library Association, and Founding Chair of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference.

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Skill Level: Introduction & Beyond Basic

Can’t attend the live webinar? Click here to register to receive a link to the recording.

Registration is closed for this event.

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