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Meet Ben Butler: A Q&A with the New PRSSA National Professional Adviser

Ben Butler, APR, is the founder and client services director for Top Hat— an award-winning marketing communications firm in Pittsburgh. In his past life, he served as a public relations specialist for a motorsports complex, the National Vice President of Public Relations for PRSSA, Director of Inbound Partnerships at an inbound marketing agency (GuavaBox) and Head […]

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Seven Truths: Trends That Will Affect Your Work as Students and Professionals [Leadership Rally Recap]

Saturday’s Keynote and case study speaker was Keith Burton of Grayson Emmett Partners. His presentation covered seven truths that he believes are affecting students and professionals in the industry. The seven truths, according to Mr. Burton are: 1) Average is officially dead. The field of public relations is moving and changing quickly. If older models […]

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Keynote Speaker, Scott Thornburg, APR [Leadership Rally Recap]

On the last day of PRSSA’s Leadership Rally, all attendees heard from Scott Thornburg, PRSA National Board Director-At-Large. Currently, Scott lives in San Francisco, CA and is the Senior PR Manager at Sojern. Sojern is a big-name travel data company that utilizes programmatic buying and machine learning technology. First, Scott discussed his upbringing and the […]

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The First PRSSA International Regional Conference in Lima, Peru

Greetings from the first ever PRSSA International Regional Conference in Lima, Peru! This conference, held from April 19-20, was one that truly embodied the South American spirit while maintaining public relations principles. From the technological set up, to the Peruvian style lunches, to the presenter tables set up outside the conference theytruly delivered a conference […]

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To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents

To All Incoming PRSSA Presidents, I didn’t decide to run for President of my Chapter until the deadline to submit our names to the ballot — but I am so glad that I did and have had the opportunity to lead my Chapter this year. I have grown so much because of this role and […]

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Seven Things Everyone Should Do When They Come to Austin

Austin is a huge city full of weird people, delicious food and great music. There are so many things to do in Austin but never enough time so I have compiled a list of some Austin MUSTS. Here are the seven best things to do while you are in Austin. 1)    Check out the live […]

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Leadership Summits: Hosting and Growing Through an Event

Executive board members and rising leaders of the PRSSA chapters at Florida International University (FIU), the University of Southern Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF) came together for the first Southeast PRSSA Leadership Summit February 10. For the half-day summit, UF PRSSA invited PRSSA chapters across the southeast region to make the trek […]

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Do Yourself a Favor

What do a seasoned professional, a novice practitioner and a college student all have in common? They can all benefit from having a . Whatever stage you’re in your career and whatever your age, you can always gain from the knowledge others have to offer. It’s important to have someone invested in your career success […]

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PeeR Mentoring

When you think of a mentor, you probably imagine someone established in their career with a keen sense of the PR landscape and a respectable list of connections. This past year, thanks to PRSSA, I’ve developed a different kind of mentor/mentee relationship—one with a peer and fellow Regional Ambassador. Lenie and I became fast friends […]

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How to Retain Your Members

It seems like just yesterday that every PRSSA Chapter was pulling out all the stops to recruit new members. Well, it’s been six months and therefore it’s time to start that process all over again. But this time, there’s something else at stake — retaining the members you already have. Students are able to join […]

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