A truly inspiring day of practical media training to give you the tools to successfully promote your work and your organisation.

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The Melting Pot, 3-5 Rose St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

For bookings and info:
T: 0207 324 4774
E: jelliott@talkaction.org

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Matthew Davis

Facilitated by:

Matthew Davis

As Founding Director of 3C Consult Create Communicate, Matthew Davis has worked with, among others, Save the Children, Comic Relief, BBC Media Action, Greenpeace, the Marine Conservation Society, EDF Energy, South Downs National Park Authority and Friends of the Earth.

For these years Matthew was also a guest lecturer in environmental communications at Birkbeck University.

Before setting up 3C, Matthew worked for global environment
NGO WWF for eight years, as Climate Change and Marine Campaigns Director, Communications Director for WWF's global species programme and Head of Press & Campaigns.

Matthew is also a published songwriter and children’s writer.

This short course teaches how to improve your communications to create positive media interest (national, local, specialist & social media) and gain public support.

You will learn core media processes to help you with communication skills, campaigning and community outreach publications.

Participants will learn how to prepare and package media stories and examine any issues that might arise. You will learn how to communicate your story in a way that sets the media agenda, positively promotes your organisation and improves public relations.

During the day you will look at how to make the media work for you. You will understand how media and journalism can increase the success of a campaign.

The training day includes:
• What makes a story; when and where to place stories
• Knowing your audience
• Accessing, influencing and inspiring different demographics
• Messaging methods to feel confident in constructing media stories
• Media processes as you develop and ‘sell’ your story
• Writing skills (press releases, comment pieces, newsletters, publicity & letters to the editors)
• Social Media & digital media as a messaging and campaigning tool
• Dealing with negative media (crisis management)
• Feeling confident in developing and evaluating a media strategy

Who should attend?
The course is designed for people working at local, national or international level. The programme will help local government, not-for-profit, NGOs, Social Enterprises, NHS staff or a business looking to maximise the impact of their media activity. Whether you’re an experienced media officer looking for new ways to work or you’re looking to start a new media campaign, this day will give you the support you need.

£425: Corporates & Large Businesses
£328: Large Charities, Small Businesses & Public Sector
£180: Smaller Charities (under 15 staff) and Individuals

Bespoke/Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners, activists and the unemployed. Please contact jelliott@talkaction.org for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch & Fair Trade refreshments.

For bookings and information please contact Jonathan on:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
Email: jelliott@talkaction.org

"Extremely useful to get in a room and discuss what works around the media. Talk Action provides this in a down-to-earth and effective way."
Terry Macalister
The Guardian

Informative, thought provoking and confidence building.
Catriona Hay
Hampshire County Council

Training on messaging and communication was spot on. I now have a tool for life for future communications plans.
Anna Birney
Forum for the Future

Thank you for the quality of tuition which I put into immediate action...press releases resulted in TV broadcasts.
Simon Bates
Natural England