Meet the Press: Sifted, The Startup Van and IDGUK

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You might well have spotted on our Twitter, that CEW is hosting a meet the press event on the 20th of February. If you’ve ever wanted to understand how to work with journalists, grab a free ticket here and join us for the evening.

Why talk to the press?
One of the most important things to get right as an early stage startup, or a company of any size, is getting your name out there to those that matter. A great way of achieving this is to be discussed or seen in the media, and getting in front of the right publication and respective readership is of the utmost importance.

Our upcoming event might just help with that, as we host our second Meet The Presssession. We have some great journalist friends that are giving up their time to chat and meet you, joining a panel hosted by our Founder Cathy White.

So who are the fine writers entering the fray?  
Amy Lewin, Reporter at Sifted - Amy covers startups for the amazing team at Sifted, the new publication backed by the Financial Times. Before covering the startup ecosystem at Sifted, she was the Features Editor at Courier.

Next, we have The Startup Van Co-Host Mark McDonagh. Focussed on Entrepreneur Entertainment, Mark and co-host Graham Hussey interview startups, hearing more about what they do, how they got there, and hear great advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.  Starting in the back of a VW van at Web Summit 2015 the team now records out of their very own studio, here in the heart of East London, delivering startup interviews on a daily basis through The Roundup and in-depth interviews with serial entrepreneurs on Behind the Curtain - both published through Facebook.

Our final panellist is  Scott Carey, Group Editor for IDGUK - the parent publication group for CIO UK, TechWorld and ComputerWorld UK to name but three. Prior to this Scott’s experience includes working as the Online Editor for London & Partners and the Editor of seatplans.com.

So if you want to hear about what makes a good story? How to get the media’s attention? How to build relationships? And many more important elements of pitching your startup… Come and join us.

As well as the upper echelons of tech and startup journalism being on the panel, there will be time for a Q&A where you can field your questions to our experts.

Want to ask a question in advance? Head over to Twitter and fire away - just add #AskThePress or tweet us @cewcomms. We will sift through them before the event and get your questions to our lovely panel. We can’t guarantee that all questions will be read out, but we will try our best.

Date: 20 February 2019, from 6 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: Mindspace Shoreditch - Floor 8, 9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP

Or, gold star if you can get there using just three words. ///brand.bricks.employ

BY DOUG HUNTER, ACCOUNT MANAGER AT CEW COMMS