Breakfast Networking: Mastering the Media

Breakfast Networking: Mastering the Media

How to get yourself, or your company noticed by the media, and the benefits that free and authoritative publicity can bring your business.

Dates 27 Sep 2018 - This event is in the past.
Opening times 8.00am - 10.00am
Venue Future Business Centre, King’s Hedges Road, CB4 2HY
Organiser name Sara Baxter
01223 760135

Event details:

Breakfast Networking: Mastering the Media

Mentions in the media can be the finest form of publicity, costing you nothing but reaching a potentially large audience.

The session will give you insights into how TV, radio, newspapers, magazines and websites work, what journalists want from a story, and how to lure them into covering your business.

It’ll also feature the art of ensuring maximum impact for your message, by making it work for all media outlets, from the mainstream to the online world.


About the Speaker

Simon Hall is an author, journalist and communications consultant. He has been a broadcaster for twenty-five years, mostly as a BBC Television, Radio and Online News Correspondent, covering some of the biggest stories Britain has seen. Simon works as a communications consultant for the University of Cambridge, and a range of businesses, helping them with branding, marketing, and their media profile, both conventional and social.

His books - the tvdetective series - are about a television reporter who covers crimes and gets so involved in the cases he helps the police to solve them. Seven have been published. Simon has also contributed articles and short stories to a range of newspapers and magazines, written plays, and even a pantomime.

Alongside his novels and stories, Simon is a tutor in media skills and creative writing, teaching at popular Writers’ Summer Schools such as Swanwick and Winchester, for the National Association of Writers’ Groups, at universities including Cambridge and Exeter, on cruise ships and overseas.

Simon has also become sought after as a speaker, appearing at a variety of prestigious literary festivals. His talks combine an insight into his writing work, along with some extraordinary anecdotes from the life of a television reporter, including the now notorious story of What to do when you really need a dead otter.



  • 8.00am                Registration and networking over breakfast
  • 8.30am                Speaker: Simon Hall
  • 9.30am                Further networking
  • 10.00am              Event close


To attend:

Any Cambridge Network member may attend, there is a small charge of £15+VAT for members. Register by clicking on 'Book Now’. Please log in first using the link at the top of this website where you should be recognised as a current member.


Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, please sign in to the website, or register as a user before clicking ‘Book Now’. You may wish to join as a member from £50+VAT and come along to many other events for free or at member rates!



In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.


The Series

If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, or have a topic you’d like to learn more about please get in touch with Louise Rushworth or Sara Baxter!


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