Crisis Communication – More Important Now than Ever

When I started in public relations, way back in the early 90s, crisis communication was a small niche practice in PR firms. Most corporate and nonprofit organizations had crisis plans (in binders), but usually farmed out big events to specialists. Then, the golden rule was that you had between 12 and 24 hours to initially […]

Why A ‘Palms Up’ Approach is Best When Presenting

I think I got a B+ in public speaking freshman year at Butler. I can’t even remember. And it’s not that I’m bad at it, but we can all use a refresher and to continue to gather new ideas. The first PRSA Hoosier networking event I went to was about presentation – and the presentation […]

Internal Communications: Often Overlooked

Takeaways from the PRSA Employee Communications CONNECT18 Conference Despite studying communications in college and working in the field for 25 years, I didn’t truly understood the value and nuances of internal communications until three years ago, when I moved into an internally focused role. After decades of doing media relations, marketing communications, community relations, social […]

Why Get Your APR?

3 excuses for why I didn’t and 3 reasons I’m glad I finally did Like many, I graduated with my bachelor’s, went into the workforce, gained a ton of experience, and never had any problems climbing the ladder. I always rested on my experience, reputation and skills to help me succeed. Given what little I […]

Looking to Give Back? Use Your PR Knowledge for a Purpose

Are you a PR pro looking for new ways to give back? Have you ever thought to use your expertise to give back? Volunteer for PRSA’s Day of Service: PR for Purpose. On Saturday, August 4, from 9am to noon (ET), join other PRSA members, PR professionals, and nonprofits to make a difference in the […]

Information Centrality: Creating a Closed-Loop System of Communication

Product to market is a lengthy path. Different teams from concept, to design, to manufacturing, to field trails, to training, to product launch, to market—the process makes you think twice about the adverse effects of silos of information. And in large, growing companies, this problem is nothing new. You have dramatically different and growing teams, […]

2018 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Recognizes Excellence in Public Relations

INDIANAPOLIS—The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hoosier Chapter recognizes Indiana’s top communicators of 2017. The 2018 Pinnacle Awards was celebrated at Indiana Landmarks in downtown Indianapolis. The keynote speaker for the evening was Justin Mack, Indianapolis Star Breaking News Reporter and host of the live web show, The Drop. The Pinnacle Awards are the […]

Beyond Graduation: Launch Your Career with PRSA

To all the graduating students out there …   Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Starting your career is an exciting and nerve-wracking time, and PRSA is here to help you transition from student to professional. You are the future of our profession!   Your first step toward professional success is to join PRSA’s vibrant community […]

Don’t Miss the Pinnacle Awards on April 11

Join us for our annual Pinnacle Awards celebration, honoring the best work from Indiana PR professionals in 2017. This year, we are excited to feature Justin Mack, Indianapolis Star reporter and host of the not-too-serious, digital news segment The Drop. Before he announces the award-winning work from individuals, students and professionals from our chapter, he’ll […]

Research, Planning, and Now Implementation

In 2017, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter conducted a formal membership survey with the goals of determining current level satisfaction and engagement levels; gaining a tangible understanding of why members choose to join the Hoosier Chapter and why others in the industry do not; and prioritizing expectations of members relative to their membership and annual chapter […]