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How to Write a Media Pitch Journalists Won’t Hate

I’m a recovering journalist … a veteran of almost 20 years as a daily newspaper reporter and editor. Now, I interact with reporters and editors almost daily, and the art of the media pitch has changed considerably in the past 10 years. So, I asked our leading writer, Libby Baldwin, to give us a bit of an update on story pitching tips and techniques. All PR people, listen up! – Andrew Bowen, APR, CEO of Clearview Communications + PR

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September 12, 2018

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​This guidebook will help you:

  • ​Develop compelling key messages
  • ​Manage the media interview process
  • ​Strengthen your presentations
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    ​​Learn essential components of crisis communications

DISCLAIMER: The media interview and presentation tips in this guidebook are excerpts from Clearview’s executive training curriculum. They represent only a fraction of the knowledge you will need to be effective in either situation.

Complete preparation for a media interview or presentation requires much more work and study, with guidance from a communications professional at Clearview Communications/The Message Masters, 

For your confidential consultation, please call Clearview Communications/The Message Masters at 813-258-9123 or e-mail

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September 9, 2018

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​Techniques to ​Help ​You ​Excel in ​Media ​Interviews and ​Presentations

​The Guidebook for Communicators is an authoritative source that will:

  • Show you how to develop compelling key messages
  • Teach you how manage the media interview process
  • Provide valuable tips to strengthen your presentations
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September 9, 2018

Four Leading Cyber-world Specialists Provide Valuable Data Security Defense Tips

Data Security Panel Presentation at Centre Club Friday, Sept. 14

Cyber policy lawyer, CIA expert and two IT security auditors share knowledge in panel, Led by Andrew Bowen, APR, of Clearview Communications + PR


TAMPA, Fla. – Four leading cyber-world specialists who help businesses develop defenses against data breaches and deal with the culprits will headline a cybersecurity luncheon panel open to the public at The Centre Club, located on the 8th Floor at 123 S. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa, on Friday, Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Entitled Barbarians at Your Gate: How to Defend Against and Manage Cyber Attacks,” the event will feature two leading IT security compliance specialists, a nationally recognized legal expert in data privacy and policies, and a former U.S. Army and CIA cyber security operator.

The panel, led by top public relations professional Andrew Bowen, APR, of Clearview Communications & PR Inc., will provide the audience with:

  • Real-world knowledge about established procedures necessary to effectively audit your IT security processes
  • Updates on the tough new General Data Protection Regulations required for managers of consumer data, and how-to guidance on data privacy policy development
  • Examples of potential future data security breach efforts by sophisticated data thieves, AI, and rogue nation states


  • Tom Hofer, a former CIA and U.S. Army cyber-defense specialist
  • Lisa Shasteen, Esq., a nationally recognized cybersecurity policy and data privacy attorney
  • Eric Ratcliffe, an IT security and compliance specialist at data security audit firm 360 Advanced
  • Brad Lyons, an IT security and compliance specialist at data security audit firm 360 Advanced
RSVP to Member Concierge at 813-286-4040 or

Members and Non-Members are $25 all inclusive for program and lunch.

Thought Leaders @ Centre Club is open to The Centre Club members, the public at large and the press. The event attracts top executives from diverse industries and government to share perspectives and wisdom. To sign up for future speaker announcements, contact or 813-805-0202. The Centre Club, a member of the ClubCorp Family, offers a premier private club setting for business and social events.


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Andrew Bowen, APR, is an accomplished public speaker who can provide inspirational, educational, motivational or informative presentations that add value to your audience's event experiences.

Although he can customize presentations on a wide array of areas of interest, Bowen's most in-demand subjects include:

  • Your agenda, n​ot theirs: How to survive and thrive in a media interview
  • Are you brand or generic? Develop an objective-driven marketing plan
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Andrew Bowen, APR
Founder and Senior Public Relations Counsel, Clearview Communications & Public Relations
Andrew Bowen, APR (Accredited in Public Relations), is Founder, Principal and Senior Counsel at Clearview Communications and Public Relations Inc./The Message Masters, a multi-disciplinary PR/Marketing firm Bowen founded in 2002. He has been a trusted crisis counselor for more than 25 years. 
Bowen is a veteran of two decades as a reporter and editor in the news media and is a former press secretary to an elected official.  His professional PR experience includes positions as Senior Vice President at two international marketing/advertising/public relations agencies, Ketchum Worldwide and Fletcher Martin Ewing.
Michelle M. Griffith, APR
Michelle M. Griffith, APR
Strategic Partner
Michelle M. Griffith, APR (Accredited in Public Relations), with a broad-based business/entrepreneurial background, has more than a decade of experience providing senior level marketing, communications, public relations, event management, crisis communications/reputation management services for a wide array of organizations, individuals and companies worldwide. 
She has specific expertise in gender- and cultural dynamics-focused media interview skills and presentation coaching. Experienced on both sides of the camera, she is an accomplished senior media trainer and keynote speaker.  

Jennifer McLucas
Senior Account Executive & Trainer

Jennifer McLucas is an experienced communications counselor and public relations professional who formerly served in executive positions with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, The Goss Agency, The Headline Group and WickedWest PR. With more than two decades leading and managing corporate and consumer communications, she’s most often called upon to craft strategic communications plans, focusing on brand positioning and messaging, crisis communications and organizational message oversight.  
Jennifer coaches C-level and team leaders to communicate clearly and with precision during crisis, change events, earnings calls, employee town-halls and the like. She works with sales teams to better articulate and leverage differentiators to increase revenue. Her experience spans a variety of industries, from craft beverages, cultural tourism, nonprofits and healthcare to high-tech, education, entertainment and sporting events.
Shannon Fish
Assistant Account Executive
Shannon Fish is responsible for the daily execution of the online brand presence for Clearview/The Message Masters and select client campaigns. Across all client business verticals, Shannon provides a fresh perspective to the creative process when developing ROI driven digital campaigns. Prior to joining Clearview, she had already established herself as a digital marketing specialist for the real estate industry.
Shannon is a graduate of Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology. She is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society Alumni.
Susan K. Asher
Content and Technical Writer
Clearview staff member Susan K. Asher has 22 years of experience in the public relations profession, primarily as a news, feature, commentary, marketing content and technical writer. Asher's career includes writing positions with Nuspire, Armor, Dimension Data NTT, Dell Secureware and more.  
During her career, Asher provided PR strategies, promotional materials and press kits, media relations, special event planning, crisis communications and newspaper reporting for clients in the media as well as in the legal, financial, education, entertainment, fashion and medical industries. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Georgia State University.   

John Dunn
Senior Account Executive

John Dunn served as Public Relations Director for Tampa General Hospital for 21 years. Prior to that, he was Director of Communications for Time Warner Cable Network in Tampa, Communications Director for the City of Tampa and Press Secretary for Tampa Mayer Sandra Freedman. John was a reporter at The Tampa Tribune for six years.  

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When the reporter’s first question was one we’d rehearsed, it really boosted my confidence.

Derek V. Smith, CEO, ChoicePoint,
Alpharetta, GA

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