Thursday, March 20, 2008

MarketWire Morning Mingle brings together students and professionals

On Wednesday morning, professional communicators from Kingston, Belleville, Peterborough, Quinte West, Prince Edward County and Cobourg enjoyed a chance to get together, share ideas and gain new insights into the field of public relations.

The breakfast was held at the Bay of Quinte Golf & Country Club and hosted by students in the Post-Graduate Public Relations Program at Loyalist College.

Keynote speaker Mark Hunter LaVigne of Hunter LaVigne Communications treated the audience to a great presentation entitled “Making Ink and Airtime in a Cluttered Media Landscape.”

“Today’s media move at the speed of light,” he noted, pointing out many effective techniques for capturing the interest of today’s news editors and reporters.

Official Sponsorship for the event was provided by MarketWire, while Mentorship Sponsors included Dr. Geoff Cudmore (Loyalist College), News Canada, PR Communications Inc., Royal Roads University and Thornley Fallis. Friend Sponsorship was provided by Quadra Research.

“I found the workshop quite informative, and yes this old dog can still learn some new tricks!” comments Gerry Fraiberg of Vision & Voice/Fraiberg Communications. “The MarketWire Morning Mingle was a good networking opportunity with a very knowledgeable and funny speaker.”

Thanks to all our participants -- and stay tuned for next year’s big networking breakfast event!

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