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WEVA 'Take a Bridal Consultant To Lunch Week' Begins Jan. 9 with WEVA Lunch Kit Coming Soon
November 22, 2005

Sarasota, FL - To coincide with the annual start of the new wedding season, the week beginning January 9th has been designated as "Take A Bridal Consultant to Lunch Week" by the Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA).

“We are asking WEVA members to mark their calendar now to save the date,” said WEVA Public Relations Committee chairperson Kris Malandruccolo, owner of Elegant Videos By Kris (IL). Networking, she noted, is recognized as one of the best ways to develop a good business relationship.

"Through this new WEVA Public Relations Committee initiative, WEVA members will be provided with a free WEVA P.R. Lunch Kit after Thanksgiving that will have consultant contact information, a simple phone script, sample follow-up letter, outline of exciting industry "talking points," and a hand-out of professional wedding video guidelines for consultants. Plus, the results of the WEVA 2005 Nationwide Survey of Brides will be added to the kit as well. It's going to enable WEVA members to have informative and productive luncheon meetings with local wedding consultants around the country."

The new intra-industry promotion is the result of a proactive initiative created by the WEVA Public Relations committee to help foster greater awareness of the exciting new developments occurring in professional wedding video, as seen at WEVA EXPO 2005 where the concept for promotion was unveiled.

“We will be encouraging WEVA members to arrange plans so that many of the lunch meetings with local bridal consultants can be held starting Monday, January 9. The goal is for videographers to share with wedding planners information about new and exciting trends shaping professional wedding video, and their own work, and the wonderful results that can be achieved by working together," said Malandruccolo.

Kris notes, "The promotion is timed to take place right when the wedding industry, including bridal shows and the bridal media, traditionally spotlight new developments in wedding planning. Early January is ideal as that's the time when most wedding videographers want to be ready and available to book new business following the Christmas holidays, which traditionally is the biggest period for engagement announcements."

Along with Malandruccolo, the WEVA Public Relations Committee members include, Al Ritondo, Personal Touch Video (NY); Natalie Neal, Glass Slipper Productions (PA); and Mike Nelson, Remember When Video Productions (UT). Suggestions for the current initiative and ideas for new programs are welcomed by the WEVA Public Relations Committee and can be emailed to: Kris@ElegantVideosByKris.com

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Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA), is the largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers, and is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers worldwide through continuing education, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees and professional development training. For more information regarding professional videography and WEVA International activities and membership, including Wedding & Event Video Expo 2006 contact the association office at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com

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