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IN-HOUSE EDITORIAL WORKSHOP LINE-UP

  • Converting editorial strengths/weaknesses into eye-opening sales presentations.  This session
    begins with a discussion of a 40-point approach to editorial content evaluation.  Participants apply the
    system to their publication vs. competitors and also compare findings vs. analysis done by workshop
    leader.  Following the exercise, audio visuals based on recent competitive analysis projects show the
    variety of revealing information possible through comprehensive editorial strength/weakness review.
  • Editorial marketing strategy from soup to nuts.  This session is an ideal complement to the
    strengths/weaknesses session.  Through a series of self-scoring profiles, participants have an
    opportunity to understand whether their current editorial marketing arsenal is fully loaded.  Topics
    covered include monthly newsletters, audio/visual shows, editorial "portfolios," advertorials, complaint-
    handling techniques, reader involvement devices, field presence, publicity, lots more!
  • A realistic approach to establishing editorial performance benchmarks.  In the editorial arena,
    productivity measurement is often elusive.  Today's age of diversified job responsibility and high
    technology hasn't made things easier.  Even so, editorial managers must establish realistic workloads
    and recognize the ten most common performance inhibitors.  This session, based on several recent
    projects, offers practical advice on how to get the job done.
  • Show business -- raising the level of convention exploitation.  This session kicks off with a self-
    scoring profile examining possible strengths/weaknesses of current show coverage practices.  Wide-
    ranging program covers everything from advance planning to creating at-show events to publishing a
    show daily.  Also discussed:  how to make at-show issues into editorial showcases.
  • 'No mercy' editing refresher course.  The most common and not- so- common editing snafus are
    illustrated via exercises pulled from publications in your field.  Special focus on raising the information
    level of headline/deck/lead packages.  Seven possible obstructions to effective head/deck/lead writing
    reviewed.  Practical Research IQ Test probes common pitfalls to be skirted when writing about statistics.
  • One-on-one critique sessions.  Recommended as alternative to company-wide seminar.  In this case,
    workshop leader meets with individual magazine staffs to review editing strengths/weaknesses . . .
    plus report results of competitive analysis involving toughest competitors.
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