Build Your Platform! PR & Marketing 101
By Ilija Sekulovski
Producer, publicist and writer Kambri Crews gave this workshop at the West Virginia Writer's Conference and the feedback was phenomenal, so she's bringing it to Q.E.D.
You're a performer, writer, artist, business owner, musician, athlete, you name it and you want to be noticed for how awesome you (and/or your work) are?
You must toot your own horn loudly and often.
This 1.5-hour workshop* taught by publicist and producer Kambri Crews will give dozens of very practical, easy to follow tips and ideas ranging from how to write a press release, who to contact at media outlets and how to build a "platform". You'll also receive various samples of press releases & "pitch" letters Kambri has used to promote her personal appearances, her memoir and clients. You'll talk about pitching the media, using social media, keeping track of your contacts and so much more.
If you've taken the PR class before and are in need of a refresher, admission is $10. Select "Returning Student" in the dropdown box below.
*Depending on the number of questions during class. Kambri will have at least 30 minutes after class to mix and mingle and answer more questions offline if that's your thing.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST STUDENTS:
"I applied many of the things you taught me in your PR class and they are already paying off…
It's helped get my name and my new album out there and is getting me work. All things I'd hoped for. You're tools really helped me apply the ideas I had that made my stand-up and album unique." — Liz Miele, Comedian
"Anytime someone has asked me for PR advice or suggestions in the past month, my response has been "Take Kambri's next class!" I cannot stress enough how knowledgeable and open Kambri is, generously sharing the expert tips she has accumulated over years of working in PR. These aren't vague or general suggestions; what Kambri discusses in class are completely implementable and realistic techniques to getting your work noticed. This is the real deal!" – Elizabeth Yuko, PhD. – Bioethicist
I have a background in PR and Marketing, but marketing my own projects has always been a challenge. Kambri broke down the ins and outs in a way that I could easily map out my next steps. I'm looking forward to putting what I learned (and what I already knew) into practice in a new way! — Katie C., Comedian
"Kambri's PR & Marketing 101 Class is jam-packed with detailed information on getting the word out there, effective means of communication and organization, and clever tips to reach the media contacts that are right for you and your project. Kambri is an experienced communicator and this workshop helped me become one, too. Highly recommended for anyone with a brand and a small budget." – Peter M., Producer & Solo Performer in NYC
Kambri was extremely welcoming and generous, even sharing personal stories that backed up the theory behind the marketing/PR class. The mark of a good teacher, she was interested in each of our backgrounds and how she could make the class more personalized and helpful to each of us. As for the new Q.E.D. space, it's absolutely gorgeous and very well thought-out. I can't wait to take more classes there and see how it becomes a popular go-to place in Queens." – Kelly M., Astoria
"Taking Kambri's PR class has completely revolutionized the way I handle comedy producing. Her tips and strategies have taught me how to take my shows to the next level. Shortly after taking her class and implementing her teachings, I have had write ups and interviews in publications I wouldn't even think of and am approached almost daily for producing help or advice. The one piece of advice I always give? Take this class." – Tovah S., Comedy Producer