wrapping your arms around the media


Archived Webinar

  • Title:
    Hugging the Cactus: Wrapping Your Arms Around the Media    
  • Date:
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  • Time:
    1 p.m. ET
  • Cost:
    Legislators: Free
    Legislative staff: Free
    All others: $89

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Hugging the Cactus: Wrapping Your Arms Around the Media   
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 
1 p.m. ET/ Noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT/ 10 a.m. PT


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Archived Recording of Event Now Available



Though there are fewer reporters covering capitols today, they still need comment and reaction to breaking news. If you’d rather hug a cactus than talk to a reporter, then this Webinar is for you. Hear the reasons why you should work with the media and how you can make your next encounter less prickly.


Gene Rose is executive vice president of the strategic communications firm Marmillion + Company, where he assists clients with his experience as a national media director, video producer, speechwriter and journalist. He began his career as a reporter for newspapers in Michigan and Missouri. Following that, he spent nearly 15 years with the Missouri House of Representatives, where he led the legislative chamber’s public information activities. He later directed the National Conference of State Legislatures Communications Division. Members of the National Association of Government Communicators elected Rose to a two-year term as president in 2006. He’s been recognized for writing, video, speech writing and video awards by the National Newspaper Association, the Missouri Press Association, the National Association of Government Communicators and the Telly Awards.

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