I BLAME THE MEDIA FOR CAUSING ALL THIS FUSS
HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS PRESS BALL AND MEDIA AWARDS 2016 LAUNCHED
It’s only October and already the media is full of talk about an event that is not happening until February.
We haven’t even organised our Hallowe’en costumes yet, bought our fireworks, started Christmas shopping, or began hoarding Easter eggs, yet we keep hearing about the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards.
Now it’s been brought up, HIPBMA will be held on Friday, 5 February 2016 at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness.
Around 300 of the region’s journalists, public relations managers and their guests will be in attendance, so make sure you book early to ensure you place at the 2016 event.
As usual tickets - priced £25 for journalists and £35 for corporate guests - will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and only after payment has been received (post-dated cheques are accepted).
To ensure the Press Ball is maintained as primarily a media occasion, only journalists and PR managers based in, or regularly working, in the Highlands and Islands may book tickets. Any non-media corporate table must primarily be made up of PR managers and partners and must contain at least one regional journalist, and preferably more.
The ticket price will include a complimentary drink on arrival, three-course meal and a ceilidh featuring our resident band The Black Isle Peas.
We will also be having our usual fundraising activities in support of four local charities.
The Drumossie has offered a special B&B rate of £40 per person sharing a twin/double room or £70 for sole occupancy of a twin/double room. This will also operate for the ‘shoulder’ nights of 4 and 6 February.
Guests are reminded they are responsible for reserving their own rooms. The hotel can be contacted at 01463 236451/ 0844 879 9017 or www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/new-drumossie-hotel/
To attend the Highlands and Islands Press Ball and Media Awards, or to find out more about the event, please contact John Ross at email@example.com or 01463 724593.
For enquiries specific to the Highlands and Islands Media Awards, please contact Gordon Fyfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07880 783707
Look forward to seeing you there
Chairman, Highlands and Islands Press Ball
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