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The Art of Conflict and Crisis [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Special Session: The Art of Conflict and Crisis and Spring Exhibition Presenter: Dr. Raquel Perez, Aileen Izquierdo, and Heather Radi–Bermudez Recap: At the beginning of the session, the presenters clarified the difference between a conflict and a crisis. A conflict is the inevitable incompatibility of goals while a crisis jeopardizes an organization’s reputation. The […]

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Live Your Purpose: The Living Legends of Public Relations [National Conference Recap]

Session: Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations Presenters: Nick Ashooh, APCO Worldwide; Patrice Tanaka, Joyful Planet LLC; moderated by Brian Price, Starwood Retail Partners Recap: Nick Ashooh and Patrice Tanaka covered not only their personal experiences in public relations but also their wealth of advice for PRSSA members as growing professionals. Their insight and […]

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Community From Tragedy [National Conference Recap]

Special Session: Community From Tragedy: The Story of the Boston Marathon Bombing Presenters: T.K. Skenderian, Boston Athletic Association, Heather Abbott, Marathon Survivor Recep: In this session, we gained a first-hand perspective on the tragedies that struck the Boston community on April 15, 2013 and how from a tragedy can rise a new-meaning. While communicating during […]

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White Hats On! Navigating Crisis Communications [National Conference Recap]

Session: Mitigating and Gladiating: Crisis Management Presenter: Judy Smith, Founder and President of Smith & Company Recap: Olivia Pope, the main character of the hit television drama Scandal, is an inspiration to countless aspiring public relations professionals. In the moments when we must handle crises, many of us do as Olivia and her team at […]

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Beyond the PR Stunt [National Conference Recap]

Session: Beyond the PR Stunt: Creativity in PR Jobs You Didn’t Know Existed Presenter: Michael DiSalvo, Vice President, Ogilvy Recap: Michael DiSalvo challenged society’s and students’ view of public relations in his engaging session about finding creativity in unlikely and some of the most, in his words, “uncool” sectors of the industry. DiSalvo highlighted that […]

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Chapter Development Session [National Conference Recap]

Session: Eastern Michigan University: How to Grow your Chapter on a Non-Traditional Campus Presenters: Abby Cousineau, Hope Salyer, Josie Bobeck and Madison Harmon Recap: In this session we learned how to maintain and grow a strong PRSSA Chapter on a non-traditional campus. What is a non-traditional campus? A non-traditional campus is a commuter school, a […]

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Celebrity Focused PR [National Conference Recap]

Session: Celebrity Focused Public Relations Presenter: Rita Tateel, President, The Celebrity Source Recap: Rita Tateel, president of The Celebrity Source, presented the Celebrity Focused Public Relations session at the Public Relations Student Society of America 2017 National Conference. She began by providing us with a definition for the term celebrity and described how many celebrities […]

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PRSA General Session [National Conference Recap]

Session: PRSA General Session Presenter: Morgan Spurlock, Recap: To be a good storyteller, “You have to be ready and willing to take criticism,” Spurlock said as he showed photos of him as a 10-year-old ballet dancer, growing up in West Virginia. The second thing you need to be a good storyteller according to Spurlock is […]

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Sports PR [National Conference Recap]

Session: Sports Public Relations Presenter: Nikki Barjon, The Barjon Group Recap: What’s the key to a winning team? A successful coach with a game plan. The same goes for getting your public relations career up and off the ground. To get to that game winning moment or championship ring you need to prepare a game […]

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Tips from New Professionals [National Conference Recap]

Session: Tips from New Professionals Presenters: Laura Daronatsy Fooks, Communications LPD Associate, Lockheed Martin; Chad Furst, Communications Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton; Andrea Gils, Marketing and Communications Manager, University of Kentucky International Center; Veronica Mingrone, Digital Analyst, Canvas Blue Recap: Laura Daronatsy Fooks, Chad Furst, Andrea Gils and Veronica Mingrone, all accomplished new professionals, offered […]

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