PRSSA Below the Border

PRSSA Below the Border

As Vice President of External Affairs, one of my favorite responsibilities is our international Chapter outreach. The Society currently has three international Chapters — Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Each was asked to give a brief summary of what public relations is like in their country and a little bit about their Chapter. I hope that through reading each one you […]

August Reading Round Up — Diversity, Podcasts, Crisis Communication and the fall issue of FORUM

August Reading Round Up — Diversity, Podcasts, Crisis Communication and the fall issue of FORUM

The fall semester has started, which means staying up-to-date on current events and industry news is more difficult. Luckily, the Progressions monthly reading roundup has all of the latest news and trends in one place. Here are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. 5 common grammar pitfalls Author: Steve Vittorioso Publication: PR Daily Brushing up on your […]

What Diversity on Campus Means to You: Kent State PRSSA

What Diversity on Campus Means to You: Kent State PRSSA

It seems like diversity is one of the hottest topics right now — and it should be. It’s important to interact with people from diverse backgrounds whose opinions differ from your own. For the 40,000 students that make up Kent State University’s eight campuses, diversity unquestionably plays an important role. Since the Kent State student body comes from a multitude […]

Learning How to C.A.R.E. [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Welcome Reception Presenter: Karith Foster, Founder, The Foster Russell Family Foundation, and CEO, Stereotyped 101, Inc. LLC Recap: Diversity can be a tough topic to talk about, but Stereotyped 101, Inc. LLC CEO Karith Foster doesn’t think it should be boring or painful. She coined the term “inversity,” which is a modern twist on diversity and inclusion where the […]

March Monthly Reading Round-Up — Diversity Champions, Teaching Ethics, Oxford Commas, Ad Stunts

Between midterms and spring break, it was tough to keep up with industry news in March. Below are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. The Power of Conferences in a Social-Media Age Author: Alexandra Samuel Publication: The Wall Street Journal While being on social media at conferences seems like it would disengage attendees, it actually has the […]

William B. Marks, APR, Fellow PRSA: A Mentor and Trailblazer in PR

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. William B. Marks, APR, Fellow PRSA, is a mentor, champion for education and trailblazer for the public relations industry. With over 30 years in the public relations industry, Marks has […]

Recap and Reflection: Ketchum Student Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

On Oct. 10, Ketchum’s Washington, D.C. office hosted a student-targeted panel discussion on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the field of public relations. The featured speakers were Sharon V. Jones, senior vice president, director of human resources and director of diversity and inclusion at Ketchum; Dianne R. Johnson, MPH, vice president of marketing and communications at Providence Hospital; Stella-Monica N. […]

Understanding the Role of Diversity

Diversity Month is a month dedicated to celebrating and embracing diversity within PRSA and PRSSA. In an effort to understand more about the role of diversity in organizations, I contacted Dr. Cheryl Jenkins, associate professor and graduate coordinator at the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi and co-author of ”Race and Media: Critical Perspectives.” “When […]