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Ethics in Professional Sports

It’s hard to turn on ESPN these days without hearing the latest scandal that has surfaced in one of the main professional sport leagues. We’ve seen it in the NFL with Deflategate, many times in baseball with PED and steroid use and with former LA Clipper owner, Donald Sterling in the NBA. Yes, there seems […]

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Sports and Social Media: an Evolving Partnership

It’s no secret that social media has influence in our everyday lives. With the help of the new digital age we now live in, people can connect with loved ones and see things from all over the world in a matter of seconds. People can go from their daily routine to a viral internet sensation […]

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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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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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PRSA Sections Series: Pros Comment on Challenges, Benefits of Entertainment and Sports PR

If you have ever wanted to know more about the different types of public relations careers straight from professionals, then the PRSA Sections Series is here to help. The PRSA Sections Series highlights the 14 different PRSA Professional Interest Sections. Each month, professionals will answer questions about their specific subcategory of the industry. Our seventh […]

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Get Off the Bench: Sports Public Relations [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Get Off the Bench: Sports Public Relations Presenter(s):  Beth Marshall, Senior Director of Public Relations, Atlanta Braves Nzinga Shaw, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Atlanta Hawks Rebecca Timms, Senior Manager, Communications, United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company Recap: For fans, sports often only last for a season; for active and aspiring sports public relations […]

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City Series: Public Relations Thrives in Sacramento — America’s Most Diverse City

We are an indomitable city. We are the farm-to-fork capital of the world. We are Sacramento Proud. Welcome to Sacramento, America’s Most Diverse City and the state capital of California! Sacramento is a diverse city, not only in its people, but in its cultures and opportunities. Our job market is booming with public affairs and nonprofit […]

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First Annual #PRSSABowl Recap

With the launch of the first annual #PRSSABowl to accompany the big game, members discussed commercials from a public relations standpoint. Check out the recap below to see what members said about their favorite and least favorite commercials of the night. [View the story “First Annual #PRSSABowl Recap” on Storify]

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Ramp up Recruitment by Taking Your Chapter to a Sporting Event

It’s that time again. It’s the first time you get to see your favorite sports team. The excitement peaks as the stadium comes alive. Imagine the thrills of experiencing this with your PRSSA Chapter. Taking your members to a sporting event has the potential to change the dynamic of your Chapter for the better. During […]

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Sports PR: Get Your “Shine” On [National Conference]

Editor’s Note: The PRSSA 2013 National Conference was in Philadelphia from October 25-29. All National Conference posts can be found here. Imagine you are the most passionate fan of your favorite professional sports team. Your family has been season ticket holders your entire life, you know the stats of every player. You eat, sleep and breathe that team. […]

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