CNN’s Abu Dhabi Bureau Chief Offers Words of Wisdom at MEPRA Networking Event

On July 3, Abu Dhabi’s PR community came together at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers for MEPRA‘s first social engagement in the capital this year.

The event was put together with the support of twofour54 Executive Communications Director, Paul Venn, Four Communications‘s Ray Ellington and MEPRA’s own Shane Dobbin and Carine Duvignaud.

The event was supported by both CNN Abu Dhabi and Sky News Arabia whose representatives each provided their unique perspective on the Middle East broadcast scene as well as some useful tips for PRs.

The video below captures the spirit of the event as well as the main observations from CNN Abu Dhabi’s new bureau chief, Phil O’Sullivan.

Phil’s top tips for PRs


Phil O’Sullivan, Abu Dhabi Bureau Chief at CNN

1. Watch the channel

2. Be Persistent

3. Introduce yourself and be social

4. Offer counter viewpoints

5. Tell a story

We also captured a few images from the event which you can download from Flickr!


About stephenking2012

In 2012 I volunteered to hold the position of Chair - Standards & Ethics Committee for the Middle East PR Association (@MEPRA_org). I have set up this account to assist in this effort. You may also like to follow my Blog or connect with me on LinkedIn. In any case, please do visit, and if you are not yet a member, please do sign up!
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2 Responses to CNN’s Abu Dhabi Bureau Chief Offers Words of Wisdom at MEPRA Networking Event

  1. mazen says:

    Some really good stuff on this blog Stephen!

  2. Pingback: Are you being searched? Top People Guiding Readers to My Blog! | A Journey Through PR Standards & Ethics

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