Independence

We provide objective counsel to those we represent. We are accountable for our actions. Part three of our six-part series highlighting the PRSA Code of Ethics principles. By Lee Weinstein Twenty years ago, PR staff weren’t in most of the rooms where C-suite leaders were making important decisions. Today, smart organizations know that to succeed,Continue reading “Independence”

Dealing Honestly With Media When Your Client Doesn’t Want To Say Anything

By Vicky Hastings, APR @vickyhastings Why is it hard for some organizations to be transparent with media? Honesty is always the best policy, as everyone knows. Not only do consumers prefer brands that are truthful, the PRSA Code of Ethics calls for it. Many of us have faced situations in which an employer or clientContinue reading “Dealing Honestly With Media When Your Client Doesn’t Want To Say Anything”

Big Professional Goals for 2018? You Need a Mentor Strategy

It is easy to jot down a few goals each year, but how many of us actually take the time to figure out how we will accomplish those goals? Communicators know it takes research and planning to implement an organization’s big goals, and the same is true for your personal goals. As you plan howContinue reading “Big Professional Goals for 2018? You Need a Mentor Strategy”

PRSA Oregon Chapter Announces New Leadership for 2018

The Oregon chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announces its selection of the 2018 board of directors, following the Annual Membership Meeting and Elections held Nov. 8, 2017. 2017 signified a landmark year for PRSA, as the organization experienced a successful and historic merger that established the unified chapter of PRSA Oregon. DuringContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Chapter Announces New Leadership for 2018”

Congratulations to our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Elisa Williams!

In her day job, Elisa Williams is a communications consultant at Oregon Health & Science University with an extensive background in journalism.This year, she’s been instrumental in communicating PRSA Oregon’s transition from three regional chapters into one. Her dedication to the transition committee and enthusiasm for PRSA Oregon has earned her the title of VolunteerContinue reading “Congratulations to our 2017 Volunteer of the Year, Elisa Williams!”

PRSA Oregon Celebrates Banner Year

New 300-Member Chapter Marks Completion of Historic Merger, Hosts Two Signature Events to Close out 2017 Portland, Ore. – The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is in the midst of a major celebration as it caps off a banner year in the state of Oregon. The nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the growth andContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Celebrates Banner Year”

Meet the 2018 PRSA Oregon Leadership

2017 was an historic year of becoming PRSA Oregon – connecting with and understanding our community so that we can offer more robust programming and regional networking that best serves members across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Representative Leaders with Geographic Diversity In accordance with chapter bylaws the 20-person Nominating Committee assembled an outstanding slate ofContinue reading “Meet the 2018 PRSA Oregon Leadership”

PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon

PRSA Oregon showed its “Revolutionary Leadership” at this year’s PRSA International Conference (#PRSAIcon), Chapter Leadership Rally (#PRSArally) and National Assembly (#PRSAdelegates) held in Boston, Mass., Oct. 6-10. Ten PRSA Oregon members attended, two received industry awards, three advocated for members’ rights at Assembly and one networked with chapters from around the country at Rally, showingContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Shines at 2017 PRSAIcon”

PRSA Oregon Leadership Announcement

As many of you know, 2017 has been an incredibly busy, but also very successful year. CommCon 2017 was very well received, we piloted several new programs to serve our members, membership is up Year Over Year and we have successfully completed our merger to be one, statewide chapter. All of that being said, weContinue reading “PRSA Oregon Leadership Announcement”