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How to gain coverage when you have no ‘news’

South West networking group

10 February 2017

How do you get in the news if you have an amazing set of services to help support people affected by disease but no ‘new’ upcoming services to make a splash about?

Or if you have a fantastic brand campaign coming up, which will really help highlight the incredible work your charity does, but no news hook and minimal budget to help get it into the newspapers?

At this event we be explored this common plight for many charity press offices, hearing top tips for getting coverage even when you don’t have any new news.


Telling Tales (and not just shiny new ones!)
Myra Johnson, director of communications and Katrina Kelly, communications officer, Together For Short Lives

Catching the editor’s eye
Steve le Fevre, TV and radio broadcaster and director of Lefevre Media

Read Steve’s top tips on writing a press release: Wow them with your press release

About the South West Networking Group

The South West Networking Group is a network of comms professionals working in UK charities and not-for-profit organisations in the South West of England and Wales.

Meeting three times a year in Bristol, each event focuses on a different comms topic with presentations, group discussions and networking. These events are a great opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

If you’d like to be added to the South West Networking Group mailing list please contact Sarah Cutress.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the South West Networking Group, presenting at a future event or joining the steering group, please contact Vanessa Weddell.