So, I think most of you know that one of my main jobs is as a publicist working with my friends Matt and Justine through our agency, Aid & Abet. Here’s a video of a Publicity on a Shoestring workshop Justine I did in March 2009 at the Women, Action and the Media conference. Here’s the link to part 2 of the video.
Right now we’re also in the process of writing a manual so yes, you too can publicize your own book or project if you can’t afford to hire us to do it for you.
Going to WAM 2009 usually inspires me to link to some of the great people I met and hung out with over the weekend. So here’s a few examples of the awesome people who were in Cambridge talking about women and media. I encourage you to check out all their projects!
- Doyle Canning, smartMeme Strategy and Training Collective
- Shana McDavis-Conway, Congressional Hunger Center
- Shira Tarrant, author of Men & Feminism
- Colleen Cronin, Rising Tide North America
- Brianna Cayo Cotter, Energy Action Coalition
- Deanna Zandt, technology consultant
- Andalusia Knoll and Sakura Saunders, Prometheus Radio Project
- Tara Bracco, Poetic People Power
- Lisa Jervis, author of the forthcoming cookbook, Cook Food
- Ben Mauer, Quilted
- Josh Breitbart, People’s Production House
Yep, I am winding down from my third (?) year attending the Women, Action, & the Media conference.
It’s difficult to know what to say about it. On one hand, I go to this conference for the same reason I go to every other conference – because of the people. Some of my friends from around the country are there, and there are usually some people I’d like to meet. But, as I’ve said in the past, I think the conference is a challenge because it appeals to several constituencies – women who make their own media, women who are employed (or want to be) by corporate media, bloggers and reporters, students and mavens, etc. In many ways, this diverse community is a benefit, I meet people I never would have otherwise, hear different perspectives, etc. But it’s also difficult for me to find people who I truly connect with politically, whose work closely aligns with mine. Tomorrow I’ll post some links to some of these great women.
I also have criticisms of the conference that are the same ones I have for every other conference. Read the rest of this entry »