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INN Marketing + Branding for News Workshop

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm UTC-5

Top branding consultant Eric Poerschke and Voice of San Diego’s Mary Brown team up in a special training session designed to help you apply the best marketing and branding techniques in business to news publications -- and do it in context so your branding work can drive membership and other revenue strategies supporting news. In the afternoon Mary will build on that with a session in how to use these marketing and branding positions to build or strengthen membership programs.

This session is for: executive directors, COOs, and development directors. This training is appropriate for those developing a strong brand statement and marketing approach for the first time as well as established publications seeking to refresh or review key marketing messages.

INN members are welcome to attend Marketing + Branding News as a stand-alone session.

Capacity: 40

Cost: Free for INN members, but members must register by April 30. Any remaining seats after that date will be offered to non-members for a fee.


9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:  Market positioning: your audience, your competitors, your media landscape. Identify how you are positioning your organization. Who is your target audience and what kind of relationship do you have with them? What sets your publication apart?

12:30 - 2 p.m.: Lunch on your own.

2-3 p.m.:  Your story. Does your current brand properly represent your new story? How do you apply this story in everything you do to build audience, revenue and other support?

3:-4:30 p.m.:  Is membership right for you? Do you have a loyal audience who appreciates your work and recognizes that you’re producing it? How does your marketing and branding carry through to features on your site and your member benefits?

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Breakouts sessions - More on marketing; distribution strategies, membership and related tech tools.


June 15
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States