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You've got the perfect pitch, and now you need to get it over the line. Join us on Tuesday March 6 for an invaluable insight into 'the other side' as Networx hosts a panel with the Media's Toughest Gatekeepers. We will cover a range of topics aimed at helping you make your pitch successful:
- How to get noticed: In the onslaught of emails that swamp any given journalist, editor, or producer, how can you make yours stand out?
- On the phone: The most effective way to keep their attention and pique their interest
- What to avoid: The common, and not-so-obvious, mistakes that hinder the success of your pitch
- Social media: How to get them on the hook in 140 characters or less
Have some questions of your own? Submit either by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter, @NetworxSydney.
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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.
Tim BurrowesEditor-in-chief, Mumbrella
Mumbrella editor-in-chief Tim Burrowes is obsessed with the media and marketing worlds. Every day the site covers the latest happenings in the Australian industry — from advertising agencies losing big clients to which TV show has just nabbed an exclusive interview and how the media industry is handling the loss of traditional income. The news is all online, independent and much of it is written by Burrowes.
Burrowes is a former editor of B&T magazine and the UK’s MediaWeek. He’s also editor-in-chief of Encore Magazine, a news site covering the Australian film industry.
Cathy MurraySenior Producer, TODAY
Cathy is currently a senior producer at the TODAY show where she has spent most of the past 15 years. Since her start in 1996 Cathy has been involved with most facets of the show from waking potential guests at five in the morning to the planning and production of our overseas broadcasts. Currently Cathy is involved with special projects/forward planning which can mean anything vetting potential interviews to planning coverage for the Royal Wedding or ANZAC day programming.
Cathy's origins are radio. She was with the CBC in Canada for ten years and worked in commercial radio when she first arrived in Australia 26 years ago. Cathy returned to radio for a few years (2006-2009) when producing Mike Carleton and Peter FitzSimons breakfast program and then later with Tim Webster ‘s program at Radio 2UE.
Tom IveyProducer for the Fitzy and Wippa Show, Nova 96.9
Tom Ivey has produced FM radio shows in every State in Australia. He began his media career working at Fox FM in Melbourne in 2002. Tom has worked with Southern Cross Austereo’s breakfast shows in Sydney (The Kyle & Jackie O Show), Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth, however most recently he has been working with dmg (Nova) in Melbourne & Sydney. Tom is currently the Executive Producer of Fitzy & Wippa – Nova 969’s breakfast show.
Juliet RiedenDeputy Editor, Australian Women's Weekly
Juliet Rieden is the Deputy Editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly joining the staff in January 2010. She’s been a journalist for 26 years working between the UK and Australia for a variety of magazines and newspapers as a writer and editor. Prior to The Weekly she was Deputy Editor of InStyle Australia and before that worked for a few years back in the UK for Associated Newspapers as a Senior Commissioning Editor at the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper and Entertainments Editor at The Mail on Sunday’s Night and Day arts and culture magazine. She first moved to Australia in 1997 as Deputy Editor of Foxtel magazine and subsequently worked as Deputy Editor of Inside Melbourne and Editor of three Time Out Guide books to Sydney, published by Penguin. Working as a freelance journalist in Australia, she contributed to publications including The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph and The Sun Herald and as a reviewer for TV Week magazine.