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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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National Conference Twitter Chat Recap: Countdown to Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2016 National Conference Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Conference Coordinator Hannah Riffle (tweeting from @h_riff) and Vice President of Public Relations Josh Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the […]

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5 Takeaways From the PRSSA 2016 Leadership Rally

After a long journey from Lima, Peru to Phoenix, Arizona, I had the opportunity to attend the PRSSA 2016 Leadership Rally. Below are five takeaways from this year’s Leadership Rally. Encourage your members to endorse the mission and vision of the organization. As leaders, we always want our members to feel the same enthusiasm and […]

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City Series: Public Relations Thrives in Indianapolis, the Crossroads of America

If you’re like many public relations students, you may feel you should move to a big city such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or Atlanta to have a flourishing career after you graduate. I thought that, too. I went straight to New York City after graduation to work at a public relations agency. However, […]

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Edelman Agency Tour: Know Your Story [National Conference Recap]

Event: Agency Tours Organization: Edelman Recap: My first morning of the PRSSA 2015 National Conference was spent participating in the agency tours. My agency tour was held at the Edelman Atlanta office in Midtown Atlanta. Edelman was founded in 1952 and is currently the world’s largest independently owned public relations firm. Edelman boasts an incredible […]

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PRSA General Sessions: Jim Cantore and John Lewis [National Conference Session Recap]

Do What You Love and You Will Never Work a Day in Your Life Event: Weather or Not: Making Connections in the Dynamic Media World Presenter: Jim Cantore, Host and Meteorologist, The Weather Channel Recap: When Jim Cantore was in high school, in the event of snow, he would stay up all night to shovel […]

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