Call for Pitches for IACP Conference Pitch Slam Sessions


Looking to sharpen your pitching skills? Or, sell an idea or story at IACP conference? Join us for two incredible pitch slams hosted by editor Matt Rodbard of TASTE and PR master Jennifer Baum of Bullfrog + Baum, and get advice on pitching from the pros. Read on for more details on how to submit your pitches. Haven’t bought tickets to attend conference yet? Head here.

PITCH US! A Two-Part Editorial Pitch Slam

Sunday February 25 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Writers, do you have a story idea you’re itching to find a home for? Join us for our live Editorial Pitch Slam. Panelists Matt Rodbard of TASTE, Erin DeJesus of Eater, Amanda Shapiro of Bon Appetit’s Healthyish, and Kevin Sintumuang from Esquire, are always looking to assign smart stories for their publications — and are happy to advise on pitches for local outlets.

Here’s how it works: Please send a concise pitch to by February 19 with the subject line “Editorial Pitch.” In your pitch, explain why you’re best suited to writing the piece and which publication you would target this pitch to. And, if you’re not sure, all the more reason to share and get the feedback from our insightful panelists.

Keep in mind, your pitch may be shared anonymously with session attendees (not all pitches will be shared), so the editors can discuss its strengths, weaknesses, and questions they might have. Stories may be acquired on the spot, so we’re looking for your very best ideas.

Please Look at My Client!: A PR Pitch Slam

Sunday, February 25 | 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Calling all publicists, communications professionals, and small business owners! Do you have a story idea about your client, organization, company, or product that you want to pitch to a media outlet, or perhaps you have already pitched it but with a radio silent response? This team of expert editors and a PR pro are here to help.

Our panelists Jennifer Baum of Bullfrog + Baum, Daniela Galarza of Eater, and freelancers Dan Dao, Richard Morgan, and Andrea Strong will discuss what kind of ideas they’re always looking for, which ones they delete immediately, and show you how to find an “editorial” angle in your subject, so your pitches don’t sound too promotional.

Here’s how it works: Please send a concise pitch to with the subject line “PR Pitch” by February 19. In your pitch, make sure to explain what type of media outlet you might hope for (i.e. a local blog, a national publication, a newspaper food section, an online media outlet, etc). A handful of pitches will be chosen to share anonymously with session attendees on a screen, so the panelists can discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

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