February 26, 2014

LAST CHANCE -- EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR PF READERS: March 9 Gridiron Reprise Tickets!

Gridiron_Club_(logo)For 126 years, Washington's Gridiron Club of national journalists has held an annual show featuring satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows.

Now the Gridiron's Sunday afternoon performance, traditionally given for friends and family, is open to Potomac Flacks’ influential readers.

The 2013 Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 9, in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. The reception, which includes an open bar, begins at 2 p.m. and the reprise starts at 3 p.m. The program will end by 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $80.

ORDER NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT: Email carolstevens6@gmail.com with "Potomac Flacks" in the subject line. (PF exclusive)

February 04, 2014

LAST CHANCE -- EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR PF READERS: Gridiron Reprise Tickets!

Gridiron_Club_(logo)For 126 years, Washington's Gridiron Club of national journalists has held an annual show featuring satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows.

Now the Gridiron's Sunday afternoon performance, traditionally given for friends and family, is open to Potomac Flacks’ influential readers.

The 2013 Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 9, in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. The reception, which includes an open bar, begins at 2 p.m. and the reprise starts at 3 p.m. The program will end by 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $80.

ORDER NOW BEFORE THEY SELL OUT: Email carolstevens6@gmail.com with "Potomac Flacks" in the subject line. (PF exclusive)

January 23, 2013

SPECIAL OFFER FOR PF READERS: Attend the 2013 Gridiron Reprise

The following is a special offer specifically developed for readers of Potomac Flacks.

GridlogoFor 126 years, Washington's Gridiron Club of national journalists has held an annual show of satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows.

Now the Gridiron’s Sunday afternoon performance, traditionally given for friends and family, is open to readers of Potomac Flacks.  This is a great chance for you to make contacts and watch the reporters and editors you interact with daily in a very different setting.

The 2013 Gridiron Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 10, in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. The reception, which includes an open bar, begins at 2 p.m. and the reprise starts at 3 p.m. The program will end by 5 p.m.

These special, limited availability tickets cost $80. They can be ordered through Paypal below and will be distributed at Will Call beginning at 1:30 on the afternoon of the show. Please include a name for Will Call pickup with your order.

To place your order: Click here.

For questions or requests for non-Paypal orders, contact GridironSundayShow@gmail.com. (PF exclusive offer)

October 24, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Special Discounted PF Rate for MediaMatch Event Tuesday Night

OnPointStrategies_logoPotomac Flacks is proud to have secured a last minute, discount rate for our readers.

MediaMatch is an intimate event featuring top bookers, producers, editors and reporters. You’ll hear from these insiders just what kinds of pitches get their attention…and why so many others leave them cold.

Then you’ll get one-on-one time with whichever media pros you think are most likely to be interested in your pitch. These journalists are also looking for new sources and fresh voices.

This is a great - and very unique - opportunity to build stronger relationships with senior members of the local and national media.

We'll have syndicated columnist Bob Franken, Real Clear Politics' Carl Cannon, the Hotline's Reid Wilson, SiriusXM's Tim Farley from POTUS, Atlantic Online's Garance Franke-Ruta, C&E's Shane D'Aprile, a freelance booker for 60 Minutes, Good Morning America and other broadcast shows, and a host of local print and broadcast media. These connections should prove invaluable in the short and long term. 

What: MediaMatch—One on One with Top Bookers, Hosts, Producers and Editors
When: 7 pm to 9 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011
Where: Mary Graydon Center, American University (room information will be provided with your registration packet)
Cost: $75 (promo code "PF" gets you this discount from the regular $175 registration fee)

You should attend MediaMatch if you are an expert in your field, or have a compelling story worthy of media exposure.

Media participants include national and local producers, bookers, editors and reporters. We've just added:

  • Senior Booker for ABC's Good Morning America
  • An Emmy-winning booker for 60 Minutes and others
  • A regular Southern Living contributor
  • Bob Franken, syndicated columnist
  • CBS's executive producer for local content

They'll be joining a great line-up, including:

  • Sirius/XM's POTUS
  • ABC7's Let's Talk Live, Arch Campbell Show and 9:30 newscast
  • CBS
  • 94.7 FreshFM
  • Real Clear Politics
  • Hotline
  • Campaigns & Elections magazine
  • Capitol File
  • Washingtonian
  • EnergyNOW! television program

For more info, visit http://www.onpoint-strategies.com/mediamatch.htm or email cfindlay@onpoint-strategies.com.

Register: http://mediamatch.eventbrite.com/  (Brought to you by PF)

April 20, 2011

Actress Geena Davis to Help the Girl Scouts Launch New Media Campaign

Girl Scouts The Girl Scouts of the USA is leading the charge to promote healthy and positive images of women and girls in the media, and they’ve got some star power behind their efforts.

On Wednesday, April 27th, Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis and former FCC commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate are joining the Girl Scouts of the USA, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and The Creative Coalition to launch Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls – to kick start a National Conversation about the issue.

Geena Davis Member of the commission include Katherine Schwarzenegger (daughter of Gov. Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver), model Emme, NBC Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman and Seventeen Magazine Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket, among others.

Join Geena and Debi – along with teenage Girl Scouts – for a free discussion about how the media portrays women and girls.  And yes, there WILL be Girl Scout cookies! 

The event will be held April 27, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. at the National Association of Broadcasters (1771 N Street NW). 

To RSVP, email: advocacy@girlscouts.org.  For press questions email Jill Bader: jbader@girlscouts.org.  (PF tipster)

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