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Parman and West Join Forces to Honor Summar

This article was originally published in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville newsletter. You can find it here. Two 1994 University of Tennessee Public Relations alumni, Travis Parman and Mary Beth West, have joined forces to honor Dwayne Summar by increasing funding for the existing Dwayne Summar Public Relations Endowment. Their $35,000 collaborative gift will enrich the […]

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City Series: St. Louis Is More Than Flyover Country

When searching for a job in public relations, St. Louis is probably not at the top of your list. Often overshadowed by nearby Chicago, St. Louis is truly more than “flyover country” and has much to offer both young and seasoned professionals. It’s more than the home of America’s largest monument, the Gateway Arch, or […]

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Ending the Stigma on Mental Health

The stigma behind mental health is increasing with the number of individuals who have these conditions, and there is a serious lack of education about it. As of right now the mental health definition among the public is in bad shape, and who better to fix this reputation than public relations students? “Mental health includes […]

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March Twitter Chat Recap — Strategic Planning

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Twitter chat this evening. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, PRSA Chair Jane Dvorak (tweeting from @JKDJane) 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 story “March Twitter Chat — […]

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Why I Quit my Job and Went on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Last summer I did something crazy. In the midst of a heated job search, I quit my existing job, put my belongings in storage and embarked on a cross-country road trip with a fellow PRSSA National Committee alumnae. Fortunately, this alumnae knows me well enough not to question my seemingly out of character actions and […]

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How Virtual Reality is Influencing PR

Virtual reality (VR) was one of the top technology trends of 2016 and has continued growing into the new year. As VR continues to become accessible to more people, it leaves public relations professionals wanting to find new ways to implement virtual reality to their clients’ campaigns. VR transfers users to new worlds, from the […]

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Black History Months Honors Terrie M. Williams, PR Practitioner and Mental Health Pioneer

This article is part of a mini-series celebrating the first-ever Black PR History Month, showcasing individuals of color and the influence they’ve had on the public relations industry. Read more here. This month celebrates the accomplishments of African-American innovators, visionaries and revolutionaries who have paved the way for modern society’s most impactful advancements. Today we pay […]

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City Series: Phoenix, the Bustling City with Lots to Offer

I moved to Arizona from Minnesota when I was 9 years old. At the time, my knowledge of the “old west” was gleaned from what I saw on television or in the movies. I envisioned riding a horse to the one-room schoolhouse, miles away. And that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Our bustling […]

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This Is What Makes the Super Bowl So Super

Super Bowl LI was quite the game. From that stunning comeback to Lady Gaga’s performance, it certainly had millions of people talking, tweeting and engaging on social media. But millions of people weren’t just talking about the game — some of the public relations campaigns and ads sparked conversations as well. One of the biggest […]

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Getting Outside the Classroom: How Agency Tours Provide Young Pros With Valuable Advice

Agency tours offer a chance for students to peek into their future careers and get inspired. Meeting with professionals gives the organization access to advice from people who are active and knowledgeable in the industry. Last semester, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire PRSSA Chapter traveled to Minneapolis to check out two communication powerhouses: Lola Red […]

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