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Happy Money Monday! Personal Finance Seminar with Galia Gichon November 10, 2016

For the first time in eight years, Tin Shingle has an office on the Main Street of the small town in which it is headquartered: Beacon, NY. And what can you do with an office? Bring great people like you into it to make your life better! Tin Shingle readers and members live all over the United States (and across national boarders!), so you probably don't live in our city, so we have made sure to make our first workshop available to you to stream live!

More Editorial Calendars Added To Tin Shingle's Collection!

Ashley Broussard is in charge of collecting Tin Shingle's Editorial Calendars from magazines as they publish them, and her fingers have been flying! Now find 2017 Editorial Calendars for the following publications, with more being added!

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Allrecipes Magazine
Woman's Day
Traditional Home
House Beautiful
Good Housekeeping
Food Network
Boston Common
Bloomberg Businessweek
Food Network
House Beautiful

New Editorial Calendars Added to Tin Shingle's Database: Food Network and House Beautiful

Editorial Calendars for 2017 are trickling in online. We've got 2 of them for you: Food Network and House Beautiful, with more to come. If you're a Media Contact or an All-Access Member of Tin Shingle, you can log in now and find these Editorial Calendars in the Member Resources tab.

Tin Shingle's PR Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday, October 11, 2016


You've got big plans, let's make sure they happen! Tin Shingle's PR Challenge kicks off for the Fall/Winter season of your success on Tuesday, October 11th. The PR Challenge is a group of Tin Shingle members who meet virtually online, using our computer screens to see each other face to face. The group meets every other Tuesday for 6 sessions:
Oct. 11
Oct 25
Nov. 8
Nov. 22
Dec. 6
Dec. 20

What to Expect on Wednesday's TuneUp: Be Your Own Blogger

Tomorrow's live broadcast of the training TuneUp focuses on blogging - what to do with that blog on your website that sits up in your navigation, but you aren't sure what to fill it with. Below is a little video originally delivered on Periscope and saved here for you to see any time. Go sign up for the TuneUp, and I'll talk to you soon! (ps: if you're reading this after 9/28/16, then the recording of the TuneUp is in our TuneUp Training Center for you to stream).

Member Update: FamilyFun Added to Media Contacts, Plus Guidance On How To Pitch That Magazine

Today's Member Update focused on a new Media Contact available to members of Tin Shingle. We have republished it here to give you insight into what you could also be receiving every Monday to kick-start your week of promoting your business! Join Tin Shingle today if you haven't yet.

Thank You, David Pogue! How NOT To Contact You

In collecting Media Contact research for Tin Shingle member who requested it for FamilyFun, we discovered that super famous tech writer David Pogue had recently been published in FamilyFun. Being that FamilyFun is a smaller magazine, many of their writers are contributors, so the best way into a magazine like this is to get to know the contributors, their styles, and to pitch them directly with your product or service.

In perusing David's website, his writing style on Contact Us page did two things for us:


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