Celebrating Black Public Relations History [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Celebrating Black Public Relations History [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: Celebrating Black Public Relations History Presenter: Lori George Billingsley, The Coca-Cola Company, Neil Foote, National Black Public Relations Society, David Brown, Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication Moderator: Rochelle Ford, Ph.D., APR, Elon University Recap: The overarching theme of this session was viewing the intersectionality of who we are and not being ashamed of the experiences we go through. […]

Committee Confessions

Committee Confessions

It was Tuesday afternoon on October 2, 2018 and all across the country, the PRSSA National Committee was stirring. From Millersville, Pennsylvania to Athens, Ohio to Chicago, Illinois to Raleigh, North Carolina to Gainesville, Florida, phones lit up, suitcases remained empty and chaos ensued. Only one day before flying to Austin, Texas for PRSSA National Conference, the National Committee realized […]

The Austin Bombings [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

The Austin Bombings [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: A City on the Brink: The Austin Bombings Presenters: David Green, City of Austin Anna Sabana, Austin Police Dept. Angel Flores, Austin Homeland Security & Emergency Management Dept. Lisa Cortinas, City of Austin Recap: David Green, Anna Sabana, Angel Flores and Lisa Cortinas came together to share how they managed the Austin serial bomber in March of 2018. Each of […]

InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

National Conference Session Recap Session: InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses Presenter: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA, President, JKD & Company Inc. Recap: Applying and interviewing for a job can be a little stressful at times. In the session of “InterVIEW Your Strengths and Weaknesses,” Jane Dvorak reassures that there can be less stress by learning to utilize your network and learning […]

Financial Communications [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Financial Communications [National Conference 2018 Session Recap]

Session: The Fast-Paced World of Financial Communications Speakers: Kris Cole, Associate Vice President of Prosek Partners Recap: As someone who is not a finance person and can barely do her taxes, I went to the financial communications session. Conference is the time to learn new things so I figured, why not? Cole started off the session defining public relations versus […]

Go to National Conference. That’s an Order.

Go to National Conference. That’s an Order.

The PRSSA National Conference is the closest thing the public relations industry has to a super bowl. Featuring an all-star cast of guest speakers from the likes of Southwest Airlines, IBM and SXSW and wrapped up in one of the country’s coolest cities, this year’s Conference certainly won’t disappoint. So, as your PRSSA 2018-2020 National Professional Adviser— whose sole mission […]