Maximising the Media

How to get noticed by modern newsrooms

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22nd Feb 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Blackbird Private Dining & Events

Riverside Centre
123 Eagle Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000

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Is the press release dead? Does PR still work? What media are people consuming and how do you get your story on their plate? Have newsrooms changed? What is the best approach for working with modern newsrooms? How do you maximise the media “modern-style”? 

This event will explore the new ways that newsrooms operate (radio, print, digital and TV), their drivers and their priorities. We will help you discover the new definition of newsworthy, how to get your story in front of journalists, how to build relationships and how to add value to your journalist contacts.

Join us for networking and a panel discussion about maximising the media modern-style.

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    During this panel, you'll discover

    • The way modern newsrooms work

    • Different media opportunities available for you and your clients

    • How to get media coverage

    • How to establish thought leadership by leveraging modern newsrooms

    Who would benefit from attending

    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners and directors

    Panel of speakers

    Panel Facilitator: Megan Walker, Director, Market Savvy LinkedIn | Twitter: @MarketSavvyBris

    MC: Lisa Ma, Event Manager, Networx Brisbane LinkedIn | Twitter: @networxevents @lisama_

    Event hashtag is #nxbris

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    Ticket inclusions

    Your ticket includes networking with drinks & finger food prior to the presentation, facilitated networking, panel discussion, event giveaways, attendee list prior to the event. 


    Networx is information, introductions and inspiration.

  • Transport and directions

    Wilson's Parking Riverside Centre Car Park (closest carpark to Blackbird)
    123 Eagle Street, Brisbane
    Enter after 5pm and Blackbird can validate your parking ticket so that you only pay $7. No prior online booking is necessary, just remember to bring your ticket with you to validate at the event.

    Secure Parking Emirates Car Park
    175 Eagle Street, Brisbane
    Enter after 5pm, $13 if booking online

  • Giveaways

    [VENUE PRIZE] 1 x $250 Voucher to Blackbird Restaurant, courtesy of Blackbird Private Dining & Events

    [NETWORX PRIZE] 1 x FPV RC Drone Hexacopter w/ 720p HD Video Camera valued at $370, courtesy of Interpro Digital

    This 6 rotor FPV remote control drone has a built-in high definition camera that transmits live video to an LCD screen on the remote control. It also records 720p HD Videos and takes high resolution images and stores the files in the 4GB micro SD card (included) for later viewing on your PC or laptop. It has 4 channels with 6 axis gyroscope for stable flight and equipped with a 2.4GHz remote control capable of ranges up to 50 metres. Perform amazing 360 degree flips with a press of the button. The rechargeable battery will provide up to 6 minutes of flight time and charges in 90 minutes from the USB charger included.

    [NETWORX PRIZE] 1 x Double Pass to 'Growth Hacking Uncovered', 1 March 8-10.30am at Cloudland valued at $150, courtesy of Interactive Minds

    [NETWORX GIVEAWAY] Each attendee will receive a pair of socks, courtesy of Sock It Up. Sock It Up is on online subscription company - put your best foot forward every day of the week with their range of wild caught socks, delivered right to your door.

    [NETWORX GIVEAWAY] Each attendee will receive a sample pack of 10 pods, courtesy of Easy Pods. Their Nespresso®* compatible pods can be delivered to your home or office in convenient packs of 120, $59.95 with free delivery.

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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Anthony Frangi

Anthony Frangi

Managing Director & Founder, Pop Up Radio Australia

Anthony Frangi is Managing Director and Founder of Pop Up Radio Australia. He's also a Senior Media and Communications strategist with more than 30 years' experience in media management, programming, journalism and communication. 

Anthony was General Manager and Content Director for the Fairfax Radio Network in Brisbane between 2012 and 2015 and a Content Director, broadcaster and trainer for the ABC between 1988 and 2008. From 2009 to 2012 Anthony worked at The University of Queensland as a Senior Lecturer and Program Director for the School of Journalism and Communication. He created the first 24/7 online radio station for UQ and co-ordinated World Press Freedom Day Radio for UNESCO in 2010. Anthony continues his work at UQ today in teaching, research and programming and at the ABC in Queensland. 

Anthony is author of two books, 'Radio Toolbox - A guide to getting started in radio in the digital age', published by AIBD in 2010 and Palgrave Macmillan in 2012, and 'So you want Media Coverage', published by UQP in 2002. His next publication titled "Business Presentations" is due for release in mid 2017. Anthony is highly regarded in the private and public sector as a speaker and trainer in media, communications and personal development. In December 2015, Anthony was invited to speak at the UN Regional Workshop on Social Media & Disaster Risk Management in South Korea.  His dedication to helping the community has earned Anthony state and national media awards, including the coveted Queensland Tourism Award for Radio.

LinkedIn | Twitter: @frangiman @popupradioAU

Olivia Maragna

Olivia Maragna

Co-Founder, Aspire Retire Financial Services

Olivia Maragna is one of Australia’s most respected and independent financial experts. She was featured on Channel Nine in the headline story of the Federal Budget with Ross Greenwood and Laurie Oakes and was invited by the ABC’s 7.30 Report as a panel expert leading up to the last Federal Election.

Olivia has been recognised as a driving force in the finance industry and has been named one of the top 10 most financial influencers in Australia, sharing the list with the likes of David Koch, Ross Greenwood, Alan Kohler and Mark Bouris.

In 2003, she co-founded Aspire Retire, one of the industry's highest award winning financial advisory firms, servicing clients Australia wide.

Olivia has made a habit of breaking through barriers and has been presented with a Hall of Fame Award for Business Achievement, awarded the Australian Financial Review’s Top 10 Emerging Leaders for 2014, the WIFS 2013 Financial Planner of the Year and the 2012 AFA Adviser of the Year, the youngest and first female to ever win the award. 

In a career punctuated with Australian ‘firsts’ and major business awards including the Young Business Woman of the Year, MYOB Business of the Year and the AFA Australian Female Excellence Award, Olivia has always been driven by making a difference to everyone she encounters.

In recognition of her business achievements and community involvement, Olivia has been chosen as one of eighteen of Australia’s most inspiring female leaders in the Leadership in Focus Forum and represented Australia in a Global Forum in Switzerland. 

Olivia currently serves as a judge for the Telstra Business Awards, is the finance columnist for Fairfax Media Publications, has a money segment on ABC radio and appears on Channel Nine talking money.

Olivia has been featured on the front cover of six National magazines and has been published/featured in hundreds of articles in mainstream media across TV, print and radio.

LinkedIn | Twitter:  @oliviamaragna @aspireretire

Randal Killip

Randal Killip

Marketing Director, Media Stable

Randal Killip is the Marketing Director at Media Stable – a vetted online directory of Australian Experts from all industries, sectors and backgrounds. It is a source of content, ideas, opinions and commentary for all media across radio, television, newspaper and online. He has over 15 years’ experience working as a senior manager at several leading media intelligence providers including Rehame Media Monitoring Services, Cubit Media Research, and currently as Marketing Director for Media Stable.

Through his career he has provided communications and marketing advice to some of Australia’s largest firms, government departments, agencies and leading commentators, assisting them in cross-channelling their external marketing across all mediums, from traditional to the new media. A leading authority in the measurement and delivery of communications and messaging, Randal provides unique insights in how business, organisations and governments can cut through the noise and reach their target audience.

LinkedIn | Twitter:  @randal0k @Media_Stable

Panel Facilitator: Megan Walker

Panel Facilitator: Megan Walker

Director, Market Savvy

Megan Walker is the Director of Market Savvy, a Brisbane marketing consultancy that works with businesses, health practices and not for profits to drive growth and profits. Megan has over 20 years marketing experience and is degree qualified in the areas of business, communications, corporate writing and marketing (Master Business Marketing). She is a Certified Practising Marketer as recognised by the Australian Marketing Institute and is a Certified Hubspot Partner. Megan’s marketing approach is practical with an emphasis on identifying the right target audiences for each client and attracting and adding value to those audiences to achieve sustainable reach and returns. She is also passionate about elevating the status of marketing, eliminating gimmicks, negativity and wasted resources.

FacebookLinkedIn | Twitter: @MarketSavvyBris

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