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Township Government and Media Relations Part 1: Establishing a Proactive Media Relations Strategy

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September 25, 2019


Township Officials of Illinois


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Working with the media can play an integral part of being a township official. Establishing and developing an effective working relationship with media professionals (television, radio, print, blogs, etc.) can enhance the day-to-day work of a township official and help in crisis situations. Sign up for part one of a two-part series with valuable insight into how to be proactive in your media relations strategy to deliver your key messages effectively. Part two of this series, focused on reactive communications and how to successfully handle crisis situations, will be shared at this year’s TOI Annual Educational Conference November 10-12, 2019.

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Ryan P. McLaughlin

Ryan McLaughlin is president and CEO of Mac Strategies Group. Since launching in 2008, McLaughlin has directed the firm’s... Read More

Jerry Crabtree
Associate Director / Education Coordinator

Associate Director/Education Coordinator Jerry B. Crabtree answers questions from township officials regarding proper... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Media Relations Part 1 - Video
Media Relations Part 1 - Handout
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This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction. Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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