The Perfect Pitch


Stay Tuned for More Information Regarding the Next
Perfect Pitch to Be Held in Spring 2019!


Grow Your Business Through Media Training, Strategic Discussions and Appointments

The Perfect Pitch is a biennial media training workshop dedicated to teaching you how to communicate with those who tell your stories. This year’s one-day workshop features media training, a panel covering online and social media influence, and real-life appointments with media from across the state. Build your network and hear from representatives from Great Lakes Publishing, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, The Columbus Dispatch, The Traveling Praters, Akron Life Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, TourismOhio, Inspire PR Group and more. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just getting started, this one-day workshop gives you the training, networking and trends you need to be successful in getting your stories told.

Media Training for New and Seasoned Professionals

The world of media is changing daily, and with shrinking resources and social media driving content you see on the evening news, gaining earned media coverage is challenging. Yet the importance of media and the value of third-party validation is only increasing. So how do you get the coverage you want for your tourism destination, while minimizing the impact of negative stories? In this comprehensive and interactive media training session, Katie Sabatino from Inspire PR Group, uses her first-hand experience as a TV news journalist to prepare you for engaging with today’s media. Following the training, you will have a better understanding of the role of media, how to identify newsworthy stories in the travel industry, how social media fits into the mix, and how to respond when a crisis occurs. Katie also will provide helpful tips on interviewing with reporters to help you stay on message. Some participants will even get to try their hand at a mock media interview to test their skills.

Learn About Cutting-Edge Trends and Best Practices on the Topic: Online and Social Media Influence

A panel representing a magazine, newspaper, blogger and the state tourism office are here to talk about online and social media influence. Learn about recent trends and best practices through an engaging panelists session where you get the opportunity to ask the experts all things digital.

Pitch Your Stories

After the morning training and working lunch, meet with representatives from Great Lakes Publishing, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, The Columbus Dispatch, The Traveling Praters, Akron Life Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and more. You will be sitting in 10-minute appointments to discuss your story ideas, develop relationships and work towards promoting your stories.