Blind PRSSA Member Discusses Her Journey, Challenges in the Public Relations Industry

When many hear the term diversity, they jump straight to the category of race or other cultural identifiers. However, many times we don’t think about those affected by physical disabilities. I was fortunate to meet and spend an afternoon with Sena Pottackle, while I was volunteering at the PRSSA 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. [...]

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Exploring Diversity in Light of Public Relations

From education to the workforce and beyond, diversity plays a critical role in the world today.  But what are the factors of diversity, and how has diversity changed in public relations over the years? Jason Mollica, public relations and marketing consultant as well as president of JRM Comm, Inc., began his career in television and [...]

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Company Diversity in Tech, Media Industries Highlighted Through Reports

This past June, some of the world’s most influential tech companies released their employee diversity numbers. These statistics were released after years of criticism of lack of transparency with consumers and the general public. You can review some of the numbers from major companies such Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook. These numbers are broken down [...]

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November Twitter Chat Recap: Diversity Month — Looking Through a Different Lens

Thank you to everyone who participated in our November 2014 Twitter Chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSSA Vice President of Advocacy Eric Winkfield  (tweeting from @EM_Winkfield) and SVP, Director and Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Edelman Zing Shaw (tweeting from @zingshaw) for guiding the conversation. Join us on Dec. 9 at 9 [...]

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How To Incorporate Diversity Into Your Chapter Programming This Month

Happy Diversity Month! During November, PRSSA National will be providing many opportunities to join in on the conversation, but the learning doesn’t stop there. Here are a few ways to incorporate diversity into your Chapter meetings: Be sure to think holistically about diversity. When considering potential programming ideas during Diversity Month, it’s important to first [...]

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Eliminating Public Relations Stereotypes — Starting With Ourselves

Our profession is full of people with diverse interests, hobbies, tastes and styles. However, quite often the general public views us as coffee-drinking, social media addicts who love talking to everyone, all the time. While many public relations professionals do love coffee and always have a smartphone in hand (How else will we Instagram that [...]

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November 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The November 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “Diversity is [...]

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#PlankMentor Honoree Panel Inspires Students to Succeed

Event: #PlankMentor, DePaul University Presenters: Patrick Ford, Burson Marsteller; Wendi Strong, USAA; Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick; Lynne Sallot, University of Georgia; Jose Rivera, California State University, San Bernardino Recap: Before the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations’ fifth annual Milestones in Mentoring celebration on Oct. 30, public relations students from across the country gathered [...]

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Time is Key Variable in PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Formula

As we come to the end of PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month, I think it’s appropriate to look at those factors that hinder a Chapters’ ability to establish and maintain a close relationship with its parent Chapters and offer some thoughts on how to overcome those factors. I don’t know if time is the most important variable [...]

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Where to Meet Your Future Mentor

The end of October marks the end of this year’s PRSA/PRSSA Relationship Month. After connecting with your sponsor PRSA Chapters, I hope you fostered a better understanding of public relations in your local area while connecting with professional mentors. Now that you started, below are some more ways to meet public relations mentors Public Relations [...]

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