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Media Pitching 101: How to Gain Coverage for Your Event

In a typical PR classroom, media pitching is a hot topic of discussion. While you can have as many talks about it as you want, you never really get the hang of it until you do it yourself. Reporters want newsworthy stories — but they’re not opposed to having some fun. If you’ve got a […]

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Career Roadmap: Becoming an Event Planner

Do you think you have what it takes to become an event planner? If you’re motivated by working in a fast-paced environment and can manage details, you might be on the right track. Eventbrite has outlined the following steps to help you become an event planner. Step 1: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree. Management and communications-focused […]

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The Woman Behind New Year’s Eve in Times Square: A Q&A with Liz Hart

Cue the lights, camera and action. Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of the the iconic New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square? I had the pleasure of talking with Liz Hart, supervising producer of the New Year’s Eve in Times Square Official Live Stream Show with Live X. Hart shared how […]

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How Your PR Skills Can Help You Plan Your Next Event

  One of the best parts about studying public relations is becoming equip with an array of skills that transfer into several different business areas. One of these areas is event planning. Whether you work as a public relations professional for a nonprofit, agency and everything in between, you will most likely come across a […]

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To Bid or Not To Bid: Benefits of Hosting a Regional Conference Part Two

One of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences a Chapter can have stem from hosting a Regional Conference. Here are a few more reasons why your Chapter should consider taking that leap and bidding to host: 1. Weight Training for Your Chapter  Giving your Chapter the opportunity to host a Regional Conference strengthens the […]

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To Bid or Not To Bid: Benefits of Hosting a Regional Conference Part One

One of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences a Chapter can have is hosting a Regional Conference. I may be a little biased, but here are just a few reasons why your Chapter should consider taking that leap and bidding to host: 1.     Event Planning 101 Most of the time, people see event planning […]

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Let’s Party! Five Steps to Planning a Successful Holiday Event

If the mere thought of planning a holiday get-together causes weeping and gnashing of teeth, take a minute to pull yourself together, put on your favorite holiday tunes and start planning. Establish the vision and purpose. Every event, no matter how small, needs a clear vision and purpose. Is your event to thank volunteers for […]

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Ramp up Recruitment by Taking Your Chapter to a Sporting Event

It’s that time again. It’s the first time you get to see your favorite sports team. The excitement peaks as the stadium comes alive. Imagine the thrills of experiencing this with your PRSSA Chapter. Taking your members to a sporting event has the potential to change the dynamic of your Chapter for the better. During […]

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A BluePRint to Planning the Perfect Event

There is often so much to take in to consideration when planning an event that it can rapidly overwhelm you. Below is a blueprint to help you plan the perfect event, whether it is a Chapter meeting, fundraiser or networking social. 1. Get the Event Approved. When hosting an event through PRSSA or any other […]

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