#nxsyd breaks the media mould & turns 10

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Everything you love about #nxsyd in one place, for a super-charged evening of celebration, networking and discussion with our favourite media personalities. This is an over 18 years of age event.

14th Mar 2016

6:00pm - 9:00pm

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Ivy Sunroom

Building 1, Level 3, 320 / 330 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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#nxsyd will break the media mould and toast a mega 10 years of delivering informative and inspirational networking seminar events to communication pros all over Sydney. We want to say a HUGE thank you for your ongoing commitment to #nxsyd and so we’re putting on a soiree and insightful panel pow-wow with our favourite media stars. You will be greeted by our lovely #nxsyd team and enjoy exquisitely crafted food by our venue partner, Merivale and its team of hot chefs, and drink to your heart’s content. Plus, there’ll be special guests of the #nxsyd alumni and a juicy take home bag brimming with everyday essentials.

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    A #nxsyd party is nothing shy of an informative panel discussion and back by popular demand our media panel will tell you how it is. From the winning combination of creating compelling and impactful pitches to receiving OMG responses and getting your story heard, our panel will tell you how to front the media pack. We’ll force the panel to divulge one step further to show you the link between powerful pitching and the importance of understanding your audience which should leave you clearing any doubt and uncertainty you have in your sell-in. We all possess a strong voice so learn how to harness your pitch and be the best you can be. 

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    If you tick any of the below topics then this event is FOR YOU:

    • Get the low down from the horse’s mouth about the current media landscape
    • How media assess a PR pitch
    • Insights into receiving an event invitation, spokesperson or sponsorship opportunity
    • Tips on nurturing media contacts
    • Advice on when/how to present a story idea
    • How to best work with media in a time of urgency
    • Pet PR hates from journalists
    • Success stories – how bravery lands opportunity
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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Tom Ivey

Tom Ivey

NOVA 96.9FM Executive Breakfast Producer for Fitzy & Wippa

With over 10 years of developing and implementing entertaining Breakfast radio content, Tom Ivey, Executive Producer of NOVA’s Fitzy and Wippa Breakfast show has a creative flair for ensuring listeners tune in by delivering on trend, entertaining and hilarious segments.

Tom’s experience in Breakfast radio spans an impressive background from the likes of; The Kyle and Jackie O Show, SA FM, 92.9 Perth and B105.

Victoria Owens

Victoria Owens

TODAY show Senior Producer

Victoria Owens is the Senior Producer of the TODAY Show at Nine Network Australia, which focuses on news, issues affecting the Australian population, and personal stories affecting their homes. Prior to this, Victoria was a news reporter at 2GB, one of the largest FM radio stations in Sydney. From this role Victoria then went on to become the Producer of A Current Affair.

In her current role, Victoria helps to put a clear and accurate show to air each day whilst keeping abreast for new and compelling content. Victoria’s strong passion for the media industry has her thriving in whichever task she is assigned to.  In her current role, Victoria loves how every day is different whether its meeting someone new or developing her skills. Victoria’s #nxsyd tip: Don’t be afraid to start a conversation and say yes to opportunities knocking on your door.

Melissa Hoyer

Melissa Hoyer

Entertainment editor-at-large at news.com.au

Melissa Hoyer, Entertainment Editor-at-Large at news.com.au is undoubtedly one of Australia’s leading and most respected lifestyle, fashion and pop culture journalists.

Melissa is a commentator in all areas of the media, whether it’s commentating on hard hitting news, the Emmys, the Oscars or fashion weeks around the world Melissa’s bold approach coupled with a stellar black book of contacts will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Sally Rawthorne

Sally Rawthorne

Journalist at Confidential

Sally Rawsthorne is the journalist at The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential and her role revolves around finding out the truth behind the spin. Prior to this role, Sally worked at Thomson Reuters where she was a legal writer and reporter. Sally then went on to work at Mediaweek as a Deputy Editor and freelance journalist. In this role Sally covered a number of articles for Australian and international publishers, both in print and online, covering law spectrum, social justice, fashion, women's issues, current affairs and news, food and the environment.

Sally finds nothing more satisfying than finding out the truth of any topic and then reporting it. Her favourite and most memorable PR stories include the ones where she’s pitched a great, exclusive story and images which she later receives gratitude for.

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