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HOST AGM and Media Panel - How to get free or low cost publicity

We are hosting a panel of experts from various local media to give you advice on how to obtain free or low cost publicity for your business through local media.

Confirmed speakers:


Kerry Slavens is the editor-in-chief at Page One Publishing, directing the editorial content of YAM magazine, Victoria's lifestyle magazine, andDouglas magazine, Victoria’s business magazine. Previous to joining the Page One team, Kerry was co-owner and creative director of Artemis PR & Design, an award-winning Victoria public relations and advertising agency that served local, national and international clients for 14 years.

 From the time Kerry graduated from the University of Victoria's writing program, she has immersed herself in every aspect of writing and communications: as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor; as the editor of an online magazine; as a ghost writer for high-profile CEOs and self-help writers; and as a creative director managing a team of graphic designs and writers to create successful marketing and advertising campaigns. She has also taught writing at Western Academy of Photography in Victoria and the College of the Rockies. 

Dan Kahan from Shaw Cable

For the past 27 years, Dan Kahan has worked in radio, advertising, marketing, television and comedy.  For the past 13 years, Dan has been a producer/reporter/videographer, editor and storyteller at Shaw TV in Victoria, and still loves to perform standup comedy.

Alan Perry, Talk Show Producer, CFAX Radio

Alan has been on the air at C-FAX 1070 Radio in one role or another since 1971, when he started as a volunteer student reporter. He rose up to News Director before taking a break from full-time in 2004, to care for his ailing mother. Alan has won 34 news awards – more than any other radio reporter in BC. He’s currently a weekday C-FAX afternoon talkshow producer and regular fill-in talkshow host.Alan also hosts C-FAX “Tech Talk”, a live two-hour technology-focused talk show from 10 to Noon each Saturday morning.

We are also having an AGM with reports on this day and if you are interested in participating on our Organizing Board for[masked] please let me know as soon as possible.

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  • Lowell Ann F.

    Lots of very practical advice.

    September 15, 2014

  • Neil D.

    Most informative. Speakers were highly knowledgeable on this subject of real importance to any organization. They were very straightforward and insightfu, with lots of good practical points. Great idea.

    September 14, 2014

  • Juan N.

    It was a great panel. All three gave us great advice to apply either in business or personal life. I would say that we learned some secrets about the art of communication. Thanks!

    September 14, 2014

  • Larry E.

    This was an excellent panel. To be able to meet local media editors and personalities was a great idea.

    September 13, 2014

  • Gayle M.

    Sorry for the late cancellation. I have paid the meeting fee online due to the last minute change. Thank you for continuing to be a very well group!! I really appreciate the organizing boards efforts.

    September 12, 2014

    • Gayle M.

      Marilyn, the fee is for HOST as I was very late in cancelling my attendance. Put it in the coffers. Hope the meeting went well.

      1 · September 12, 2014

    • Marilyn H.

      Thanks Gayle.

      September 12, 2014

  • Julia W.

    Kerry, Dan, and Alan - thanks so much for really useful information we need to know when trying to reach out to various media channels to help get our stories noticed and featured. Special thanks to Alan for offering a slot on his radio show for the computer club I belong to (

    September 12, 2014

  • Denise W.

    very good, very informative yet casual

    September 12, 2014

  • Dean

    Sorry, got tied up with a client this morning...

    September 12, 2014

  • Jodi S.

    Sorry, I couldn't make it this morning, got a migraine in the night and feeling sick. Will try to make it either tonight or next month.

    September 12, 2014

  • Jodi S.

    I am signed up for the Friday host and AGM for 9:45am. I haven't been to one before, and thought I would check before Friday morning. Do I bring cash for the meeting, or pay online? Please let me know.

    I am looking forward to going.

    Thank you,

    Jodi Sturgill
    Office Services for You

    September 11, 2014

  • Drew M.

    Holobod Systems got accepted into the VIATEC Experience Techtoria event on Sept 11-12... so I likely will not be able to make it, but will try. Check us out if you want [] and if you show up on Friday for the Pitch Pit... give our team a yell of support. Vote YES for augmented reality.

    September 11, 2014

  • Lowell Ann F.

    will do Barbara. I recall this is the time we were going to do an intetview on Google Plus Hangout On Air :-)

    September 6, 2014

    • Barbara S.

      Later in the September would be great. Thank you for the opportunity!

      September 6, 2014

  • Ramona M.

    I wish I could make this one but I will be out of the country. I hope somebody takes excellent notes that they're willing to share with me in November or December when I'm back to HOST.

    September 6, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    So sorry to miss this meeting as this month will be the tenth anniversary of my business, Video Links Productions, and it would have been great to celebrate with my business friends who have been so supportive for the past decade. Unfortunately, I will be away celebrating a milestone birthday with a long-time friend in Ontario. Someone please keep good notes to share with me!!

    September 6, 2014

  • Susan M.

    I am so sorry to miss this.. it will be such a great meeting, but I will be in the USA that week.

    August 7, 2014

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