PRSA Oregon honors aspiring PR pre-professionals

For nearly two decades, the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication has called upon our the PRSA Oregon chapter to jury the Jack Ewan Award for Outstanding Public Relations Senior. This year, we were also invited to judge the Liz Cawood Award for Service to UO PRSSA and the Community. A member ofContinue reading “PRSA Oregon honors aspiring PR pre-professionals”

From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!

It’s been a productive start to 2019 for PRSA Oregon’s board of directors. I’m excited about the enthusiasm, energy, and great work being done by the chapter’s leaders and committee volunteers. The PRSA Oregon board just finished its 2019 strategic plan. That plan is a built around a vison of PRSA Oregon as a thrivingContinue reading “From Our President: A Great Start to 2019!”

Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!

This year, We’re pleased to welcome two keynote speakers, Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens. Chuck is a strategic communication thought leader, an advisor with top employee communications platform socialchorus, and host of the Icology and Culture, Comms, and Cocktails podcasts as well as the Chuck Chats series with bananatag. Suzanne is the Editor of the Portland Business Journal, Portland’s leading business-focused publication. Suzanne spent seven years as a seniorContinue reading “Don’t Miss Out on CommCon Earlybird Savings! Chuck Gose and Suzanne Stevens announced as 2019 keynotes — Join us May 3!”

Rhonda Morin, APR: Accreditation boosts credibility tenfold

By Jean Kempe-Ware, APR Member, PRSA Oregon Membership Committee and APR Coaching Team As a member of a Maine Wilderness Rescue Team and an emergency medical technician, she hung by ropes off cliffs and carried the injured on litters down mountains. As a cyclocross racer, she navigates barriers, jumps off platforms and sprints through mudContinue reading “Rhonda Morin, APR: Accreditation boosts credibility tenfold”

Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Oregon chapter seeks dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for its Communicator’s Conference 2019 (“CommCon 2019”). This annual chapter event also serves as the Portland, OR-area’s premier strategic communications conference, and we invite you to submit a presentation proposal that would afford you the opportunity to demonstrate your expertiseContinue reading “Call for Presenters! CommCon 2019”

Why Volunteer?

Whatever the reason you volunteer – learning, networking, mentoring, career growth, social engagement, bettering the community, an overactive hypothalamus – it is, indeed more blessed to give than to receive. Take it from your 2018 PRSA Oregon Chapter Volunteer of the Year. “I volunteer for all these reasons and more,” said Madeline Turnock, APR, strategicContinue reading “Why Volunteer?”

Words from a new APR

“I am so proud!” Jaimee Mayfield Fox just earned her accreditation in Public Relations from the Universal Accreditation Board.    “It’s all worth it,” she says. “You have to believe in yourself. But you also have to put in the work.” Jaimee is Multnomah County Health Department’s HR Communications Manager. She started as a countyContinue reading “Words from a new APR”

Manage Your Brand! Lessons Learned from the PRSA North Pacific District Conference

Prioritizing Your Personal PR by Mary Ann Albright We devote so much time and energy to building and protecting our employer’s reputation that our own personal brand can risk becoming the proverbial cobbler’s children with no shoes. At the recent PRSA North Pacific District conference in Seattle, Nicole Leverich made the case for why it’sContinue reading “Manage Your Brand! Lessons Learned from the PRSA North Pacific District Conference”

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”