Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Get Free Media For Your Business!

Would you love more media coverage for your business?

Don’t know where to start, or want to try something different?

Getting quality media coverage is a vital part of building your business brand and sales. But many businesses of all sizes often don’t know how to get noticed by the media or think they don’t have a newsworthy story to tell.

Plus, journalists are constantly trying to find interesting people to write about and talk to – your business could be one of them!

Mark your calendars for 7:30am-9:00am Thursday 13 June at Whitsunday Green Golf Club on ‘Getting Free Media for Your Business’.

Hosted by the Whitsundays Chamber of Commerce and Industry, regional media outlets and specialists will answer your questions on how to get free publicity for your business, top tips for maximising your media exposure, and how to respond to media enquiries. 

Our expert line-up includes:

   • Rachael Smith, Editor in Chief of Mackay and Whitsunday Life Newspaper.
   • Deb Friend, Editor of Whitsunday News.
   • Paul O’Connor, General Manager of Star 101.9, 4MK and Kix MACKAY.
   • Tegan Philpott, former Chief of Staff for ABC Tropical North and current Stakeholder and Sponsorship Manager for CQ Rescue.

Start your day with like-minded local business owners and Chamber Board members and team, who will provide an update on Chamber activities and hear your views on current business priorities.

This event is open to everyone.

When: 7:30am-9:00am Thursday 13 June
Where:  Whitsunday Green Golf Club 
Register: Free tickets for Chamber members; discounted tickets ($18.25) for members of Tourism Whitsundays, Bowen Chamber of Commerce, and Bowen Gumlu Growers Association; and non-members $25. Register today. Visit the Chamber website or email

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