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The official blog of PRSA Oregon

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Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards

Friday, October 7, 2022 at the Oregon Zoo CommCon 2022: Reemerging! The rumors are correct – we are REEMERGING this fall for a not-to-be-missed Communicators Conference (CommCon) and Spotlight Awards.  And, for the first time, we’ll be celebrating the Spotlight Awards during the conference for one fabulous day that is sure to inspire and re-energizeContinue reading “Save the Date! CommCon 2022: Reemerging! and Spotlight Awards”

The pros and cons of proposed 2022 bylaw changes

Dear PRSA Oregon chapter member, We’re asking you to weigh in on a very important topic this year. Your chapter board of directors has set an online vote of membership to ask you whether the current requirement that chapter presidents be accredited in public relations (APR) should be removed, so that non-APR professionals can serveContinue reading “The pros and cons of proposed 2022 bylaw changes”

April is APR month

Did you know April is APR Month? Each April, PRSA celebrates the credential, shares stories of success from those who have earned their accreditation in public relations, and provides information to members who may be interested in pursuing their own APR or APR+M. Check out these resources: A new APR website and brochure featuring information on the benefits ofContinue reading “April is APR month”

Upcoming Event: Storytelling with Data and Analytics

Want to explore the creative elements of data and analytics, including how to best present research in a developed narrative for your audience? Join us April 15 for Storytelling with Data and Analytics: The Creative Aspects of Research from noon to 1 p.m., PDT. Register in advance. We’ll look at how to tell a storyContinue reading “Upcoming Event: Storytelling with Data and Analytics”

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The false binary of internal vs. external communications

By Lori Friedman We live in a world where one tweet can quickly transform an “internal” issue into an external one. If there is a wall that separates the internal from the external it is tissue-paper thin. Lately I’ve been wondering if the very idea of external vs. internal communications is a false binary, orContinue reading “The false binary of internal vs. external communications”

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Explore Your Blind Spot

If you signed up for this session with Eric T.B. Lomotey that we previously scheduled in March, we have good news. We’ve rescheduled for May 13. Lomotey will discuss individual and systemic bias and the ways in which they reinforce a lack of diversity; as well as methods to challenge oneself and utilize their individualContinue reading “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Explore Your Blind Spot”

Join us in Bend

Are you ready for some in-person community building? Join PRSA Oregon for a casual in-person meetup of marketing and communications professionals. There’s no formal programming — simply pop by to meet some like-minded locals. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a college student exploring career opportunities or a seasoned pro. This meetup is hosted by PRSA Oregon’sContinue reading “Join us in Bend”

Treat your PRSA volunteer service as seriously as your paid work

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer Coordinator (and past chapter president) Second in a two-part series. If you decide to volunteer for PRSA or any other community organization, I have a few words of advice that will hopefully help you make the most of your experience. But first, let’s take aContinue reading “Treat your PRSA volunteer service as seriously as your paid work”

Event: Explore diversity, persisting systemic and individual problems

We’ve rescheduled this event for May 13! Click here to register. Join us March 18 with Eric T.B. Lomotey to discuss individual and systemic bias and the ways in which they reinforce a lack of diversity; as well as methods to challenge oneself and utilize their individual privileges with the hope of creating more inclusive,Continue reading “Event: Explore diversity, persisting systemic and individual problems”

Interview with Tom Unger, President & CEO of News Writing Pro Consulting

This week we welcomed Tom Unger, President & CEO of News Writing Pro Consulting, an independent communications consulting firm in Milwaukie, Oregon. We interviewed Tom regarding his recent article in PRSA’s national publication, Strategies & Tactics, entitled “Ten tips for successfully navigating the approval process gauntlet.”

Who benefits most when you volunteer for PRSA? You do!

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer Coordinator (and past chapter president) First in a two-part series. I had worked as a news reporter for 10 years when I decided to change professions in 1989 and seek employment in public relations. I was living in Los Angeles at the time. I didn’tContinue reading “Who benefits most when you volunteer for PRSA? You do!”

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Friday Coffee Chat: Let’s talk about the professional you

Grab a cup of joe and join in this informal zoom discussion to exchange ideas about how we as PR professionals move forward in our careers. What kind of professional development do we seek and why? What about a proactive career plan? What wisdom will we share and learn? Attend this casual networking and discussionContinue reading “Friday Coffee Chat: Let’s talk about the professional you”

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