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Tuesday, April 08, 2003


meetups: local media

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, April 08, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Hey Meetup organizers,

the Meetup crew has offered to assist in getting local media coverage for Dean meetups. The benefits of increased press attention are obvious - increase Dean's exposure, especially in the context of his emergent grass- and net-root support base. Myles from writes:

In short, we can help drive local media coverage for those so inclined to actively pursue press attention. Internally, we're already in hot pursuit, but with an active 'street team' of ad-hoc publicists in 100s of cities and small towns, the impact of the messaging can be that much greater.

If folks would like email me with their locations, I can try to send them some top-line media contacts in their areas.

You can reach Myles via email at


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