Now Open: 2021 Committee Recruitment!

Calling all volunteers! It’s time to begin recruitment for volunteers to help lead our Chapter in 2021. There are so many opportunities, and lots of variation in the types of positions available. This is a great way to get involved in the Chapter, network with peers, and give back to your profession. You can view […]

PRSA Hoosier Chapter Recognizes Indiana’s Top Public Relations Pros

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter honored some of Indiana’s best public relations, communications and marketing practitioners on Aug. 19 at the 2020 Pinnacle Awards, which was hosted virtually for the first time in the program’s history. The Pinnacle Awards are the chapter’s annual awards program that highlights some of the best […]

Financial hardship program helps PR professionals retain PRSA membership

COVID-19 has been tough on individuals, families and employers. Sectors of the public relations industry may have seen significant losses since March. The economic and personal repercussions of COVID-19 have impacted many in our profession. PRSA has announced a financial hardship program for renewing members. If you have been laid off or temporarily disabled due […]

Striving for Balance: Navigating PR and Life during a Global Pandemic

(Hello, type-A personality!) By the time I’m ringing in the New Year, I try to have working editorial calendars approved by clients and a draft strategic plan to help me reach my personal goals for the coming year. In normal times, those plans ebb and flow a bit but, generally, they provide a great framework […]

PRSA Hoosier Chapter Changes Due to COVID-19

On June 3, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s board voted to approve a COVID-19 Plan created and presented by the Hoosier Chapter Executive Board. The policies, procedures and precautions outlined in the PRSA Hoosier Chapter’s COVID-19 pandemic response plan are intended to help ensure the health and safety of our members, as well as ensure the […]

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter resolves to do our best as advocates

At the recent PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board meeting, president Kendall Horvatich and Allyson Johnson shared the following statement with the board: Allyson and I want to start the meeting by acknowledging the events going on in our country at the moment, and while she and I cannot understand what it feels like to be a […]

Being Tested: Writing for THIS Crisis

As public relations professionals, we are being tested and I have bad news for you. Either we are failing as individual professionals or a disproportionate number of decision-makers have chosen to ignore our counsel. Either way, we have a problem. I offer grace to all of us during the first weeks because all of us […]

How Communicators Can Help Inform the Public During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) blog PR(Say) recently shared some great information to guide communicators in helping inform the public during the COVID-19 Crisis. Below is an excerpt from this blog posting: Crisis situations impact businesses, industries, associations and organizations of all sizes. While the circumstances surrounding a crisis vary greatly, there are […]

PRSA Hoosier Chapter and COVID-19 Precautions

Dear PRSA Hoosier Chapter members, Out of precaution and for the safety of our members, we are going to adhere to the CDC recommendations and postpone all events through May 10 including the Pinnacle Awards previously scheduled for late April. This action also mirrors the action of PRSA National and other Chapters across the U.S. […]

WIIFM v. Paying It Forward

No One Succeeds Alone Show of hands: If we were to rename our profession today, would you still call it “public relations” or would you call it “relationship management”? You can put your hands down. We are in the business of managing relationships through a variety of tools and mediums that have evolved from those […]