5 things journalists hate – soundings from the Stempra North Conference

On Friday I attended the Stempra North Conference in Manchester and wanted to share the highlights from the media round table event which highlighted 5 things journalists hate. The round table included Rachael Buchanan from the BBC, freelancer Richard Gray and Oliver Moody from the Times. I would have preferred the tone to be a…

Nail that live media interview with these practical tips

Live media interviews can be tough. I’ve trained many colleagues who are experts in their field to successfully handle media interviews. I always say to anyone that I ask, that I wouldn’t be suggesting the idea if I didn’t think they were competent to be a great spokesperson. So from my experiences here’s how to nail…

Tips for being media friendly: Part 2

I received lots of great feedback from my first post on being media friendly. So I thought I would return with more tips and so this time it’s part 2: the revenge! Always ask for the deadline I missed this totally obvious one from my last post! It’s vitally important to know if you have…