Event Details

Tuesday 21st February 2017
6pm - 9pm at Birmingham City University
Doors open at 5.30pm

Following the massive success of our previous Meet the Journalists event, BlueBoo is proud to announce our next event sponsored by EDGE Creative, a fully integrated Birmingham based marketing agency. This is the media event of the year for all business owners looking to find out how to secure publicity and pitch their story direct to journalists.

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Event Pricing

Recording of previous event

£59

40% discount

Instant Access to a recording of our last Meet the Journalists event in 2016
(Standard Price £99)
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Standard ticket

£49

Standard Ticket to Meet the Journalists event
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What happens on the day

During this event you will:

  • Meet The Journalists and get a chance to pitch your story
  • Find out how to increase your odds of being featured on all media channels such as TV, radio and print
  • Meet our Q&A Panel who are Journalists ready to answer your questions
  • Find out the biggest mistakes to avoid when pitching to the media (including ones that could get you blacklisted forever!)
  • Find out how to maximise your media coverage, target your media contacts easily and pitch and distribute your story
  • Find out the exact steps you need to take to approach the media with your story
  • Find out how to position yourself as The Expert and get into the Journalists 'little black book'

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Meet our speakers

Rupert Upshon

Assistant Editor - BBC

Assistant Editor at BBC WM. Previously news editor at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and 16 years working for the BBC. Rupert pretty much oversee’s everything the station does and he works with all programme teams. With a  background in journalism, and having run newsrooms at a number of local radio stations and worked online and in TV Rupert has produced, reported and presented radio programmes and bulletins and covered major news stories.

Evelyn Armstrong

Managing Editor Gem Magazine

Gem Magazine is a regional publication for Birmingham and Solihull. Evelyn has a background in Sales of over 20 years and 7 years of being Managing Editor of GEM Magazine Evelyn. She understands what readers expect to read in a lifestyle magazine that is targeted to a very specific audience.

Kevin Pashby

Producer BBC Radio WM

After a successful spell of bulletin reading on BBC WM 95.6, Kevin now produces the Danny Kelly mid morning show. He created the concept for the show which started in September 2014. Kevin has a great passion for consumer journalism and he still loves bulletin reading and maybe one day will return to this.

John Lamb

Editor Chamberlink

Director of Press and PR, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
John has been Director of Press and PR for Birmingham Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. He is also the Editor of Chamberlink and Vice President to Birmingham Press Club.

Tamlyn Jones

Business Journalists Birmingham Post & Mail

Journalist with Trinity Mirror’s publications the Birmingham Post & Mail, covering business in the city and wider West Midlands region.

He has a particular interest in writing about commercial and residential property, regeneration, conservation and heritage buildings but his remit covers all areas and sectors of business.

Llewela Bailey

BBC WM Breakfast Radio Host

Chairman Birmingham Press Club.

Previous evening news presenter for ITV Central News.

Gary James

Head of Sport, Made Television

Gary is Head of Sport at Made Television in the West Midlands, where he writes and presents a daily sports news bulletin.
Before joining the TV Station he worked as a freelance PR and Marketing Consultant, and prior to this spent 15 years working in commercial radio as a journalist and DJ.

Hear what our guests had to say

  • I’m really looking forward to meeting you at the Meet the Journalists event, you will get to find out what I need from you as a producer to get your story on air.

    Kevin Pashby
    Radio Producer for BBC WM
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Meet the Journalists event in Birmingham as it taught you how to pitch to local press and how to tweak your story to make it attractive to a journalist who might be on the other end of the phone or your press release.

    Sarah Ryan
    Dating & Relationship Expert
  • Since the first Meet the Journalists event I have started to work with Rachael and Blueboo Media monthly with incredible results. I have been featured in numerous publications and look forward to seeing more tangible success for this PR exposure.