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Martin Sixsmith to Deliver Conference and Workshop at the PR Showcase

22 August 2003, London, UK

Martin Sixsmith to Deliver Conference and Workshop at the PR Showcase

Writer, Presenter and Journalist Martin Sixsmith to Deliver ‘Lessons From Spin’ Conference Session at the PR Showcase 2003


Writer, presenter and journalist Martin Sixsmith will be delivering a conference session on the government’s relationship with the public at this year PR Showcase 2003 http://www.prshowcase.net.

Sixsmith will be presenting the conference entitled “Lies, Spies and Old School Ties”, along with David Bickford, former advisor to MI5 and MI6 to PR, public affair affairs and investor relations delegates on the first day [Tuesday 23 September 2003] of the PR Showcase.

From 1980-97, Sixsmith was a BBC Moscow and Washington correspondent and Newsnight producer. From 1997-02, he worked as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling and Stephen Byers.

Martin Sixsmith, comments, "Spin is today's hot political potato, and Tony and Alistair have frequently burned their fingers on it. At the PR Showcase, I will be looking at the titanic battle between my two former employers, the BBC and the Government, and trying to explain why Number Ten have failed to learn the lessons from so many mistakes".

Richard Weston, Managing Director at Evensis, the event company organising PR Showcase 2003 comments, “We have assembled fantastic speakers for the delegates over the two day event who have a wealth of knowledge to share. There are a variety of conferences and workshops that will satisfy everyone’s requirements, including traditional and digital PR which is all delivered by experienced and respected speakers.”

For further information about this session visit http://www.prshowcase.net/seminars.html.

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This press release in available in PDF, plain text and Word formats. Photographs are available of the PR Showcase team.

About PR Showcase
http://www.prshowcase.net

The fourth PR Showcase http://www.prshowcase.net takes place in London on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 September 2003.
This is a unique combination of conferences, workshops, exhibition and networking opportunities bringing together professionals on both sides of the industry – agency and in-house.
The PR Showcase programme has been organised with the help of Leeds Business School's Centre for PR Studies http://www.lmu.ac.uk/lbs/pr/index.htm and is presented in association with PR Week http://www.prweek.co.uk, the Publicity Club of London http://www.publicitycluboflondon.co.uk and the support of its commercial partner web analytics tracking agency WebtraffIQ http://www.webtraffIQ.com.

About Evensis
http://www.evensis.com

The Evensis team are a creative, dynamic and visionary event management team who are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for their clients. They are a pro-active and inspiring group of people who share a firm belief in the importance of communication, research and building relationships. Evensis organise everything from large-scale conferences, exhibitions, seminars and business events, to launch parties, awards ceremonies and themed parties.

Evensis will orchestrate every aspect of an event, from finding the perfect venue to organising audio-visual support, from invitations to post-event follow-up. In short, Evensis ensure that all events they manage run without a hitch, leaving their clients free to concentrate on their core business. Evensis has the experience, resources and skills to deliver cost-effective and first-rate services.

About Martin Sixsmith – Writer, presenter and journalist
http://www.prshowcase.net/speakers-ws1.html

Martin is fluent in French and Russian, after an Oxford, Harvard the Sarobourne and Leningrad education. From 1980-97, he was a BBC Moscow and Washington correspondent and Newsnight producer. From 1997-02, he worked as Director of Communications and Press Secretary to Harriet Harman, Alistair Darling and Stephen Byers. Now he is a writer, presenter and journalist.


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