IW Scouts Media

Posted by Malcolm Cox on 10 November 2015 • 

As Media Development Manager I make sure that Isle of Wight Scouts keep a high profile in local press, sending regular press releases to local media.

Our main media targets are:

  • The Isle of Wight County Press
  • Isle of Wight Radio
  • On The Wight
  • Island Echo
  • The Beacon
  • Radio Solent
  • BBC Hampshire

Our Press releases are mostly of local content, although in my role as MDM I am part of the national press team and some releases are scheduled for simultaneous national release. Most County Press Releases come through me, although many groups send out reports of their own activities and events. Anyone needing help or advice preparing a Press Release can contact me, or I can prepare a specific release. It is important to make sure that all Press Releases are "on Brand", giving the correct message and refer to any current press campaigns.

I have recently started involving more of our Scouts in Media coverage, launching "The Wight Rovers Media Team" with a badge designed by the Isle of Wight Festival Graphics Team. Ideally I'd like a Scout from every secction of every group to become a member, ensuring that we can gather lots os stories to make up a newsletter. We've not had a newsletter for several years and I'm looking for a volunteer to help edit one for me. For more on the Wight Rovers look at the Team's page.

For media or corporate enquiries please contact: Malcolm Cox     mailto:mdm@isleofwightscouts.org.uk

Here are links to some of our recent on-line Press Coverage:

November 2015

http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/rapid-growth-for-isle-of-wight-scouts

http://onthewight.com/2015/11/09/young-people-benefits-isle-of-wight-scouts/

http://iwradio.co.uk/news/sharp-rise-in-number-of-isle-of-wight-scouts/

October 2015

http://iwradio.co.uk/news/photography-prize-for-isle-of-wight-scouts/