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Meet the Living Legends [National Conference Recap]

Session: Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations Presenters: Bridget Coffing, chief communications officer, emeritus, McDonald’s Corporation; Mike Fernandez, global chair of corporate and financial practice, Burson-Marsteller; Moderator: Brian Price, digital marketing manager, Starwood Retail Partners Recap: Bridget Coffing and Mike Fernandez are two accomplished business professionals who both pushed through diversity boundaries in the […]

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How to Write a Killer Job Application [National Conference Recap]

Session: How to Write a Killer Job Application Presenter: Danny Rubin, vice president, Rubin Communications Group Recap: In this session, we learned ways to make ourselves look better to employers when submitting a job application, cover letter, etc. The session was informative, interesting and engaging, and provided lots of great tips and tricks. Rubin told […]

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Guiding Leaders and Uniting Firms and Chapters [National Conference Recap]

Session: Chapter Development Session: Drake University, “Not the Boss of You: A Guide to Leading Leaders” and Ohio University, “Two Halves of a Whole: Uniting Firms and Chapters” Presenter: Drake University and Ohio University Recap: Drake University spoke about their own Chapter struggles and what it takes to be a good leader. They walked through […]

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Knowing What to Say: A Political Guide to Public Relations [National Conference Recap]

Session: Knowing What to Say: A Political Guide to Public Relations Presenters: Anne Hathaway, president, Hathaway Strategies; Jane Jankowski, communications director, Hathaway Strategies Recap: Political public relations is a dynamic section of our industry. A winning campaign requires risks in strategy and a commitment to its foundation — the key issues and the candidate’s reason […]

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Becoming the Intern Guru [National Conference Recap]

Session: Become the Intern Guru Presenter: Lauren Berger, Intern Queen Recap: Lauren Berger isn’t called the Intern Queen for nothing. During her college years she completed 15 internships. Don’t worry though, she reassured the audience you don’t need so many to be successful. She’s just, as she so lovingly puts it, “psychotic.” Berger describes how […]

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The Sky Is Not the Limit [National Conference Recap]

Event: PRSA General Session Presenters: Derreck Kayongo, CEO, Center for Civil and Human Rights; Scott Kelly, astronaut, NASA Recap: When public relations students and professionals speak of diversity within the field, they are referring to the variety of backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities and ideas represented in the industry. However, at this year’s first PRSA General […]

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Why it’s Good to Be a Girl [National Conference Recap]

Session: Why it’s Good to Be a Girl Presenter: Holly Wagner, Public Relations and Product Placement Representative, Vera Bradley Recap: Women’s fashion company, Vera Bradley, lost “their girl.” Their target market was unidentifiable, ranging between women ages eight to 80, and many of their consumers could not identify with the brand’s colorful quilted designs when […]

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Using Sports as a Motive for Change [National Conference Recap]

Session: Opening Keynote Address Presenter: Allison Melangton, senior vice president, Hulman Motorsports Corporation Recap: You might not think that knitting and the Super Bowl go together, but Allison Melangton would disagree. Melangton, who currently works for Hulman Motorsports Corporation, has spent her career using sports as not only a method of entertainment, but also a […]

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GRowan Pains: Successfully Recruiting and Retaining Members [National Conference Recap]

Session: “GRowan Pains: Successfully Recruit and Retain Chapter Members” Presenter: Rowan University Recap: Rowan University used videos and skits to show the importance of retaining and growing your Chapter. Chapter leaders should reduce friction between current members to help retain new members. If new members see tension between current members, it will scare them away. […]

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Taking a Tour of Indy [National Conference Recap]

Event: Career Tours Organization: Visit Indy Recap: Career Tours are one of my most anticipated events of the PRSSA National Conference, and today was no exception. I had the opportunity to spend a couple hours today networking with Visit Indy Communications Coordinators Morgan Snyder and Lisa Wallace. Visit Indy is a tourism-based public relations organization. […]

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