Pitch perfect: Developing and conveying the narrative across platforms to media

When: 03/27/2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Byron's South End

How do you do explain your business to media in a compelling and head-turning way? What is the narrative that captures the media's attention? Getting your story across is hard in a world exploding with competing destinations, social platforms and changing industry trends. In Pitch Perfect, Andrew Nelson, award-winning writer and editor for National Geographic Travel, takes you behind the scenes and into the thought process of writers and editors in print, online and in the studio. Speaking from his own experience in the travel realm, Andrew shares pro tips for getting great press as he reveals what the media really want and how to find the perfect pitch that wins you the media attention you deserve. Andrew will take us on a journey in travel media, and will demonstrate how his pitching techniques work across sectors. Watch a short video here.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Maggie Akers MVA Public Affairs Guest
Natalie Alexander Cline Design Associates Guest
Natalie Bailey LGA Member
Lex Ballard U.S. National Whitewater Center Member
Susan Banta Citi Member
Louise Bhavnani Charlotte Water Member
Will Boye Yellow Duck Marketing Member
Emily Boykin The Creative Group Guest Katie Herbert
Ashley Brown Atrium Health Member
Sonja Burris Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau Member
Liz Chandler Luquire George Andrews Member
Brittany Clampitt City of Charlotte, Communicati Member
David Coburn Luquire George Andrews Member
Laurie Cole Consultant Member
Jennings Cool SPARK Strategic Ideas Guest Julie Parrotta
Andrea Cooper self-employed Guest
Tenille Dellinger UNC Charlotte Member
Erin DeWaters Retail Business Services 2019 Lunch Package
Devyn Doyle Luquire George Andrews Member
Chris Duncan UNC Charlotte Continuing Education Member
Pollyanna Falk SPARK Strategic Ideas Guest Julie Parrotta
Barry Finkelstein Luquire George Andrews Member
Laura Finley Golin Member
Jennifer Frost Charlotte Water Member
Debbie Fuchs North Carolina Zoo Member
Darius Givens Charlotte Housing Authority Guest Cheron Porter
Jimmy Grappone Skyecroft Realty Group Member
Christy Jackson UNC Charlotte Member
Suzanne Jeffries Mecklenburg County Government 2019 Lunch Package
Raymond Jones Media Ink Communications Member
Kirsten Khire UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business 2019 Lunch Package
Melinda Law Johnson & Wales University Member
Heather Lumpp Mower Member
NiCole Lynch UNC Charlotte Member
Tyona Mack Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau Student
Kristi Marion North Carolina Zoo Member
Caitlin Mauk UNC Charlotte Member
Kevin McCarthy Public Relations Counsel Guest
Stacey McCray Luquire George Andrews Member
Kristen Moore CRVA Member
Ferris Morrison Bank of America Member
Kristen Mulgrew Creative Circle Guest
Marie Neal Alacrity Services Guest
Brittany Nelson Sherpa Guest
Todd Overpeck EnPro Learning System Member
Julie Parrotta SPARK Strategic Ideas Member
Cheron Porter Charlotte Housing Authority Member
Kim Reynolds Publix Super Markets Member
Clare Rizer Luquire George Andrews Member
Carol Roach Huron Consulting Member
Molly Ruggere CRVA Member
Caitlin Ryan Mower Member
Grace Satterfield The Creative Group Guest Katie Herbert
Lauren Sawyer N/a Guest
Cynthia Shah-Khan TVPRgirl Consulting Member
Ashley Simmons Moore & Van Allen Member
Julie Smith ECS Southeast, LLP 2019 Lunch Package
Lisa Smith Tropical Foods Guest
Peter Smolowitz Mower 2019 Lunch Package
Meagan Soffera TIAA 2019 Lunch Package
Ann Stawski Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Member
Kristin Steele MiddleM Creative Guest
Samantha Story Goodwill 2019 Lunch Package
Natasha Suber Monarch Member
Megan Talley Novant Health Guest
Melissa Tanferno Monarch Guest Natasha Suber
Laurie Tardif Cedar Fair Guest
Philip Tate Luquire George Andrews (LGA) Member
Justin Taylor Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 2019 Lunch Package
Krista Terrell Arts & Science Council Member
Kasia Thompson Cabarrus County Member
Rebecca Toy Rebecca Toy Member
Heather Toye Alacrity Services Guest
Donald Upton 21CCSOM Member
Leigh Wainwright ZAPATA Guest
Lafeea Watson Bank of America 2019 Lunch Package

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