The Importance of DEI efforts in a predominantly white profession

Historically, people of color have not been afforded the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Instead, we have been overlooked and overshadowed, even in our professions. As a Black woman in the public relations profession, I have witnessed firsthand the carelessness of non-Black professionals. I have sat on the side of disappointment, confusion, and annoyance […]

2021 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors Slate Announced

We are happy to announce our slate for the 2021 Board of Directors!  President: Allyson Johnson, APR Past-President: Kendall Horvatich President-Elect: Deeksha Kapoor Director of Operations & Research: Hyacinth Rucker Director of Finance: Mark Back Director of Communications: Victoria Owens Director of Member Services: Molly Zentz, APR Director of Membership: Bailey Briscoe Director of Professional […]

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 […]