Communications Day is a free, annual event open to current members of the Law Society with an interest in developing or building upon their media skills.
The event is an initiative of the Law Society's Public Relations Committee. It aims to provide insight into the role and needs of the media (particularly local media), tips on creating or pitching a media story, and advice on media engagement techniques.
The following presentations were delivered at the most recent Communications Day on 18 May 2017.
Sinead O'Donnell and Johnny Fallon of Carr Communications provided helpful advice on engaging local media, conducting an effective media interview, using social media to amplify your message, and answers to common questions about representing the profession:
Andrea Gilligan from Newstalk also provided some key insights into how the typical newsroom operates, and 'pitching' a story to journalists with that in mind:
Communications Day is held annually in May. If you are interested in attending a future Communications Day, keep an eye out on the Law Society website, social media channels or eZine for registration details.