BIG Surprises Coming For ANN's Annual Coverage of the NBAA
The NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) is
nearly upon us, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely that
some of you may have some news/announcements to make.
The Aero-News Network, the aviation world's DAILY/REAL-TIME news
and information service, is going to be webcasting live from the
floor of NBAA2008 with the industry's most aggressive roster of
LIVE Online News, as well as Audio and Video programming, in the
business. An expert assemblage of ANN's top journalists, including
ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell (who is chomping at the bit to get
a look at some of the many rumored new products scheduled to be
unveiled this year), have been assigned to generate hundreds of
stories about the event, and to work on many more for future
distribution to the hundreds of thousands of people (all over the
world) who read, view or listen to ANN every day, as well as the
many International syndication partners we work with.
This year, ANN is pleased to announce that we will be working,
in partnership with two of the most respected names in journalism
to make sure that ANN's expert coverage not only get to everyone of
importance to aviation… but far beyond. We're taking these
steps in order to bring aviation programming to the widest and most
valuable audiences imaginable. Other partnerships, currently under
consideration, may also be in force by then, as well.
'Want to make a timely impact? As usual; ANN's team of expert
aero-journalists will be covering the Convention from top to
bottom; and we'd like to let you lead the news, with your
announcements in Aero-News on the day your news breaks, rather than
a day late. We're inviting you to send your advance news and
announcements to us; with the date (and the time -- Eastern Time --
if critical) you plan to release the information. Our news
publication system can be set to release stories within a second of
a scheduled release time, so we can honor embargo agreements with
uncanny accuracy. This way, we can help you reach the largest
number of potential readers, as fast as possible.
We would like to invite you to submit your press materials and
news packages to us prior to the Expo in order to allow our team to
do as much advance preparation as possible and to get a feel for
the stories that will be prominent this year. The sooner we get
such data, the more we can do with it, and the more likely it is
that you'll find yourself featured in a future ANN newscast, Audio
Aero-Cast or Aero-TV Webcast. Submissions are strongly encouraged
by E-mail though postal "snail mail" is acceptable so long as it is
received in our office ASAP. No aviation entity currently gets to
as many people, every day, as ANN is doing now, so we encourage you
to get in contact with us if you think you might have a story idea
or a subject worth covering.
If you have any story ideas or suggestions as to how we might
augment our coverage of this event, please be sure to bring it to
our attention ASAP, so that we make the proper assignments for
ANN's Special Event coverage has been a distinguishing feature
of our organization since DAY ONE. No one does as much with special
coverage of aviation's pivotal events as ANN, and we continue to
set the bar higher each time we tackle an event. It's a tough,
exhausting, brutally intensive process -- and read by hundreds of
thousands of Aero-News readers all over the world.
Of special interest, this year, is the increasing
presence of ANN's tremendously popular Aero-TV programming. As
you may know, ANN introduced the aviation world to a sneak-peek at
Aero-TV at AirVenture 2007 -- and the business hasn't been quite
the same since. The very conservative 'beta' version of Aero-TV
resulted in the production of over 20 Video Aero-Casts during the
week long event and the shooting and production of dozens more and
our work at Oshkosh 2008 blew the doors off the business. No one
presented as comprehensive or as expert a slate of NewMedia
offerings at Oshkosh as did Aero-News and Aero-TV... and we're
looking to treat NBAA2008 much the same way. Amazingly, there
were well over 100,000 video views in the first 2 weeks of our Beta
presentation, while viewer activity has continued to GROW,
DRAMATICALLY, since then.
These Aero-Video products can be played on your laptop or PC as
well as downloaded to a Video iPod, PDA (or other video device) for
viewing at a later time. ANN's Aero-TV Aero-Casts are HIGH-QUALITY
video products shot in HDV (no kidding, see for yourself at http://www.aero-tv.net), and
produced by expert aviation and video journalists. They feature
excellent production values as well as exciting content and insight
-- with an overall quality unmatched in the industry.
So… since ANN will be Aero-Casting LIVE from NBAA2008,
and if you have news worthy of an Aero-Cast, we urge you to get in
touch, RIGHT AWAY, with ANN's Jim Campbell, for possible
If you need any additional detail, feel free to contact ANN's
Publisher, Jim Campbell, directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our
main office number is 863-299-8680. ANN's cell number is
863-860-5790, though the toll-free 800-356-7767 number will forward
to us when away from the office.
Here's what we'd like you to help us with:
- Please send us (to email@example.com)
- Your advance announcement, with as much background as you can
- In the absence of an advance announcement, a mutually agreeable
appointment or briefing time by which we can work with you, as
early as possible, to get the requisite information on news you
plan to release at NBAAA2008.
- Information as to the availability of B-Roll or other video
footage... or your assistance in helping us gather same prior to
the beginning of NBAA2008. Important breaking news may allow us to
dispatch a mobile news team to your location to gather advance
B-Roll and stock footage in order to properly prepare for the
release of such news.
- A photo, or photos (the more, the better -- .jpg
- The requisite quotes from the responsible person in your
organization or the chance to interview them for same.
- The authorized release date (and specific time, in EDT, if time
sensitive) of your submission.
- Booth/display numbers/ID or other location information.
- Name and number(s) of your contact person(s) (and cell number,
We'll take it from there!
Thanks -- we'll see you at the show!
Jim Campbell, Editor-In-Chief