22 November, 2017
We’ve really enjoyed curating the CharityComms PR conference – it’s great to see there are so many individuals and organisations producing innovative campaigns and thoughtful communications.
With just over a week to go, we’re looking at how to make the most of the event, with our top five tips:
1. Check out the delegate list – make contact with folks you want to meet
Your fellow communications professionals are a mine of information and potential support, so be brave, start some conversations and see where they lead.
2. Follow our speakers on social media
All our speakers are comms heroes with years of experience. Tap into this (and find out what they had for breakfast) by following them on social media.
There are some fab speakers from charities including the RSPCA, Care International UK and Macmillan cancer support. Get to know them.
3. Think about any challenges you’re facing and answers you want to get
You’ve already picked the sessions you want to attend. Now do a bit of prep. Think about how they apply to your current work and how speakers can help solve any issues you’re facing. Perhaps make a quick note of any questions you have to make the most of the session.
4. Use the #CharityPR hashtag and use it to see other people’s highlights
We’re a social bunch so there’s sure to be a great conversation going on using the #CharityPR hashtag. Join in, and tag us @amzpr and @CharityComms and share your favourite tip or fact, and hear what gems other people have picked up.
5. Make the most of the networking and the advice surgeries
We’ll be running a session on how charities can build trust and hosting advice surgeries throughout the day. Make sure you say hello and use it to pick our brains!
Kate Beard and Alice Lythgoe-Goldstein.
Follow us on social @amzpr