Publicity Club of Chicago welcomes panel of Chicago television news decision-makers
CHICAGO (November 26, 2012) – The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) will host a significant panel of Chicago television news planners, editors and producers on December 5 for a conversation focused on how public relations professionals can tailor pitches to get their clients, companies or products on the air. The PCC monthly luncheon program will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago.
The program, “Getting on the Air: TV News Decision-Makers,” includes representatives of five Chicago television stations. Public relations pros will learn valuable ideas to help them take advantage of the broad audiences that television news delivers.
“Chicago’s morning news shows wake us up and get us moving. Late night newscasts are usually the last TV we watch before going to bed. With expanded programs and increasing competition for viewers’ attention throughout the day, we’ll get an update from the professionals behind the scenes about what drives content decisions and what role media relations plays today in helping get news on the air,” said Sue Markgraf, who along with Ashleigh Wayland of Resolute Consulting, Inc., organized the program on the behalf of the PCC Program Committee.
Markgraf is the PCC’s immediate past president, and founder and president of GreenMark Public Relations, Inc.
Confirmed panelists for the PCC program featuring television news decision-makers are:
- Terry Barthel, producer, “WGN-TV Morning News,” WGN-TV (CW 9)
- Jason Cooper, producer, “Good Day Chicago,” WFLD-TV (Fox 32)
- Pam Oliver, news planning editor, WMAQ-TV (NBC 5)
- Blanca Rios, news assignment editor, WLS-TV (ABC 7)
- Deidra White, news planning manager, WBBM-TV (CBS 2)
Charles Meyerson, consultant/adjunct professor, and former Chicago Bureau Chief, FM News 101.1, Chicago, will moderate the discussion.
The Dec. 5 luncheon program begins with registration and networking among Chicago communication professionals at 11:30 a.m., followed by a family-style lunch at noon. The program begins at 12:30 p.m. and concludes at 1:30 p.m. Audience members will be able to engage panelists during a question-and-answer period. Registration is at http://www.publicity.org on the Web. Early registration rates are available through 5 p.m. Nov. 30; late registration rates apply through 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Walk-ins rates apply the day of the program.
The PCC monthly luncheon series matches experts in communication fields with public relations professionals to discuss topics of significant interest. Recent PCC programs have featured experts in crisis communication, social media, and the magazine industry. The PCC will host leaders of Chicago public relations and public affairs agencies for its January 2013 program.
About the Publicity Club of Chicago
The Publicity Club of Chicago, founded in 1941, is the nation’s largest independent public relations membership organization, providing education and networking opportunities to Chicago’s outstanding public relations practitioners. Through monthly luncheons, professional development seminars, a premier awards program and additional events, the PCC is a practical resource for providing the tools, technology and tactics Chicago-area professional communicators need to implement high-quality programs and excel in public relations. Contact the PCC for information about membership, committees, advertising opportunities and a complete schedule of events: Web: http://www.publicity.org; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Office phone: 773/463‑5560
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