How to Use the Media to Boost Your Business

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A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Mary Murtagh Media.

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Getting your business featured in newspapers, BBC News online and trade magazines is publicity that money simply can’t buy.

Learn how to secure valuable editorial coverage on the half-day ‘How to Use The Media to Boost Your Business’ workshop which covers:

* The media lowdown: deadlines, ‘churnalism’, how the media is changing

* What journalists want

* Top ten tips for press releases

* How to use the news agenda to get noticed

* Using a news hook to get the media's attention

* How to take great photographs that journalists will love

* Tip and hints on how to wow journalists


This half-day workshop is aimed at startups, entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to dip their toe into the world of PR. Please note that booking priority will be given to new enrollees & those who have not yet reached their 12 hours of support. If you have already received 12 hours support, you will be placed on a waiting list & offered a place should any be available nearer the time.


Award-winning journalist Mary Murtagh has spent 15 years as a reporter on the UK’s biggest regional papers. She knows what makes the media tick and how to attract their attention.


The event is on Monday 11 February, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Tea & coffee will be provided during the session


This event is free but you must be enroled with The Big House. Space is limited. Make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.


You must be eligible to enrol with The Big House to attend this workshop. The Big House programme supports pre-start, start-up, growth & SMEs in the Creative or Digital sectors across Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. If you are not already enrolled with us, you will find the appropriate form at Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event (in colour please), as it will be required when signing in. If you do not work in the Creative or Digital sectors, you will not be able to enrol or access this training - please email info & we can refer you to another partner for support.

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NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Monday 11th February 2019

9:30am - 12:30pm GMT

Accelerate Places, The Poynt
45, Wollaton St
England, NG1 5FW, United Kingdom

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