Webinar: How to Prepare a Personal Crisis Plan

Be Prepared to Be Ethical PR practitioners must sometimes make tough decisions when faced with job-related dilemmas. How do you call out unethical or even unlawful behavior on the part of employer or client – without damaging your own career at the same time? By the end of this course participants will be able to: […]

The Value of a Free Press

Thomas Jefferson famously deliberated that he’d rather have newspapers without a country than a country without newspapers, and for good reason. An independent press ensures that citizens stay informed about the actions of their government, creating a forum for debate and the open exchange of ideas. It is one of the pillars of our democracy. Please […]

Call for Judges: 2018 VOX Awards

As part of our annual awards program, we need PRSA Hoosier chapter members’ help to judge entries for our reciprocal chapter – PRSA Memphis. Much like our Pinnacle Awards, the Memphis chapter’s VOX Awards recognize outstanding public relations work happening in the mid-South area. Awards are given to overall campaigns as well as individual tactics. […]

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 […]