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 […]

3 Things to Consider Prior to Submitting Your 2020 Pinnacle Awards Entry

Each spring, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter gathers to recognize the best work in Indiana’s public relations industry with the annual Pinnacle Awards event. Entries encompass a myriad of skills, ranging from internal and external communication to social media to audiovisual and so much more. Students, industry professionals, members, and non-members alike are recognized at this […]

Thank You to Our 2019 PRSA Hoosier Sponsors

Members – please help me in thanking our 2019 PRSA Hoosier sponsors! Chapter sponsor and Pinnacles Award Title sponsor: Hirons Benefactor and Half Day with a Pro sponsor: BLASTmedia Email sponsor: Victory Sun Supporter sponsor: Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership®, Well Done Marketing Meet the Media In-kind sponsor: CVR This year’s sponsors helped elevate the PRSA […]

PRSA Hoosier Chapter Annual Meeting Proxy votes are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11!

The election of the 2020 Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors will take place at the Nov. 13 luncheon (which serves as the chapter’s annual meeting) by majority vote of the members in good standing who are present and voting, or voting by proxy. The PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board is asking its members to vote either in person […]

2020 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors Slate Announced

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter is happy to announce its slate for the 2020 Board of Directors! President: Kendall Horvatich Past-President: Emily Kibling, APR President-Elect: Allyson Johnson, APR Director of Operations & Research: Melissa Geitgey, APR Director of Finance: Tim Coxey, APR Director of Communications: Kristen Hay Director of Member Services: Molly Zentz, APR Director of […]

How to Recruit and Retain a PRSSA Chapter

Now that I have entered year three advising a PRSSA chapter, I have learned valuable lessons on what works and what doesn’t in recruiting and retaining a small chapter. PRSSA national requires 10 members to be an active chapter. Being naive year one, I felt this was not only achievable: it would be a piece […]

Student-Run Agency Awarded PRSSA National Affiliation

The McKinley Avenue Agency, Ball State University’s student-run strategic communications agency, was designated a Nationally Affiliated Firm by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). The agency is now one of 26 student-run firms with that distinction across the country. According to the PRSSA website, this distinction “represents the most accomplished and successful student-run […]

The Power of the Advocate

As public relations professionals, we are tasked with producing outcomes for our clients. We arm ourselves with market research. We study the competition, analyze trends, and develop and execute campaigns to inform and inspire our target audiences. In many ways, we are advocates. More specifically, and with a few exceptions, we are outside advocates who […]