On Tuesday, Bre and I attended the latest media happy hour hosted by PRSA Phoenix. This event was hosted at O.H.S.O. Brewery in Paradise Valley, and even though it’s June, it was still perfectly comfortable out, especially with the shade and the fans that O.H.S.O. provided.
The media people in attendance were Tyson Milanovich of ABC 15, Stina Sieg of KJZZ, and Lisa Fuller-Magee of azfamily and CBS 5. Given the atmosphere, and that O.H.S.O. is a pretty popular dinner spot, it was a bit loud and difficult to hear the panelists. But with some quick thinking by PRSA Phoenix board member Diane Smith, we decided to do a sort of speed dating, where each of the media people spoke to seven to 10 people at once and then moved on to the next group. This allowed us to ask every question we had when it comes to pitching them. I actually think I preferred this method as opposed to the typical panel!
Some of the key takeaways from the event were:
Overall, I think it was a great event. Besides learning more about the media, I got to meet some new PR people as well as see some faces I already knew. Looking forward to the next one!