Ethics and Values are More than Just Words

For more than 20 years, I was a watchdog on society as a nationally awarded journalist in different newsrooms across the country. My eyebrows would raise, questions would bubble up in my head and many conversations would start with, “How could they let this happen?” Not every story ended up with a valueless villain thank […]

The Great Resignation: What to look for in your next agency role

Whether you call it “The Big Quit” or “The Great Resignation,” as a PR pro, you’ve likely felt the pinch of this year’s acute talent shortage. You might even be considering making a move yourself. And, if you’re reading this, a move to any agency — or between agencies — might be on your radar. […]

Being a delegate is an honor

Nearly 20 years ago when I was transitioning from a career in broadcasting to working in public relations and marketing, somebody pointed me toward PRSA. I wish I could remember who that was (20 years is a long time) because they did me a tremendous favor. Rubbing elbows with members of the Hoosier chapter has […]

Hotel Tango supports Pride Month with specialty bottles

We’ve all become increasingly aware of Pride Month in recent years. Some know the history that started with the Stonewall Riots in June 1969, and others just know that June is a time to show your, or your organization’s, support for the LGBTQ community. As awareness has grown and as support for LGBTQ causes has […]

Why pursuing the APR is absolutely worth the time and brain space

Right now, you probably have an inbox full of unread emails, a checklist of to-dos yet to be completed and a boss asking you for an update on a project you haven’t been able to start. Maybe this is just me, but I digress. Point is: You’re busy, possibly stretched very thin in your professional […]

Why Mental Health Month Matters 

As companies return to work after over a year of working from home, a lot can be said about the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on our mental health. Whether you had to work around children and their school schedules, ended up with a barking dog in your camera more often than you would […]

COVID-19 and the PR Industry: A Year In Review 

PR professionals need to be able to face unpredictability head-on, and this past year has certainly put that to the test. Since March 2020, PR practitioners had to drop everything they knew about their industry and re-strategize. With businesses closed, people working from home, and an unprecedented world health emergency, PR practitioners struggled but adapted […]

Celebrating the women of public relations

When you think of public relations, a few names come to mind. Of course, you have the founder of PR, Edward Bernays, or even PR giant Harold Burson. Though many of the big names in this field are male, PR is a women-dominated field. Take Rosie the Riveter, for example. Rosie was created to represent […]

Pinnacle Awards Open for Submission

The 2021 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Pinnacle Awards opened March 10 for entry submissions. The annual awards program recognizes the best work in Indiana’s public relations industry. The Pinnacles Committee is hard at work on making this year’s event one to remember, with plans for a hybrid in-person and synchronous online celebration set for June 2. […]

What D/E/I will mean for us as a chapter this year

For the past few years, the Hoosier Chapter PRSA has had an Advocacy board role and committee covering both Ethics and Diversity/Multi-cultural Affairs. As was true for many organizations, these areas received some focus, but neither was at the forefront of everyone’s mind on a daily or even weekly basis. Then came 2020, and the […]