PRSA Oregon announces 2021 Board leadership nominees

As we round the corner on 2020 (what a year!), we’re looking forward to welcoming a new PRSA Oregon Board leadership team to carry forth our mission, realize our vision, and broaden our impact in the coming year. Below is the full slate of candidates — be sure to vote by November 13, and tuneContinue reading “PRSA Oregon announces 2021 Board leadership nominees”

New Chapter APR: Ian Rollins, APR

Ian is a marketing and communications strategist for Samaritan Health Services, supporting Samaritan’s services in Corvallis and Benton County. His duties include media relations, internal and external communications campaigns for Samaritan initiatives, counsel to organization leadership, social media and website content management, relationships with external partners and community involvement. He has been in public relationsContinue reading “New Chapter APR: Ian Rollins, APR”

Steps to Inform your Communication Plan for Rural Oregon: Focus on Physical Distance, Internet Access, Service Availability   

By Michelle Walch What challenges and opportunities do PR professionals face in rural communities? The demographics are quite different compared to urban centers. Rural communities often don’t have good internet access, (although that is slowly changing). Physical distance figures into daily lives. Services (school, health care, etc.) are often limited. How do these factors affectContinue reading “Steps to Inform your Communication Plan for Rural Oregon: Focus on Physical Distance, Internet Access, Service Availability   “

Recovery takes time, but it happens

Written by Brad Hilliard, APR, President of PRSA Oregon PRSA members and fellow communicators, First and foremost, my heart and prayers go out to every one of you who have been forced to evacuate from the disastrous wildfires burning across Oregon and southwest Washington. My hope is that you and all of your loved onesContinue reading “Recovery takes time, but it happens”

Portland communicators mourn passing of KJ McAllister

By Tom Unger, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA The Portland area communications industry was shocked to learn of the untimely passing of long-time marketing and public relations professional Katherine “KJ” McAllister, who died July 25 at age 72. The announcement was made by her family in an obituary published Aug. 23 in The Oregonian. KJ worked asContinue reading “Portland communicators mourn passing of KJ McAllister”

You’ve realized you’re racist. Now what?

Blog written by Taraneh Fultz, APR and PRSA Oregon Board Member Hi. My name is Taraneh Fultz, I use she/her/hers pronouns and I’m a racist. Not what you were expecting? Well, that’s the point. White people benefit from systemic racism, and we – not black people – need to do the uncomfortable, sustained work toContinue reading “You’ve realized you’re racist. Now what?”

Let’s talk race

Written by PRSA Oregon Diversity & Inclusion Committee The tragic death of George Floyd has energized the Black Lives Matter movement across this nation and the world. White people are being forced to listen and see examples of systemic racism in the mainstream media, on public opinion platforms and in their neighborhoods for the firstContinue reading “Let’s talk race”

Three members of PRSA Oregon Chapter earned their APRs

PRSA Oregon offers a complimentary Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) prep course for chapter members, led by experienced coaches to guide Oregon chapter members through the program. The APR asserts professional competence; communicates professional expertise, plus personal and professional dedication and values; reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards; and sets professionals apartContinue reading “Three members of PRSA Oregon Chapter earned their APRs”