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If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to participate in our Member Survey and get entered to win a $25 Common Man gift card. Each year we strive to provide you the utmost value in your Yankee Chapter PRSA membership. We need to hear how we can make the Yankee Chapter better serve you!
Breaking Down Barriers: Improving the Relationships Between PR Professionals & Journalists
“The conflict between Romeo and Juliet can be compared to the relationship between journalists and public relations professionals. They rely on one another, but there are many forces that split them apart,” says blogger Adreanne Peters.
Join us on Wednesday, April 15, for our annual Breaking Down Barriers Media Panel featuring:
- Jack Rodolico, Health & Science Reporter at NHPR
- David Sakowich, Assignment Director at WMUR-TV
- Jeff Feingold, Editor at New Hampshire Business Review
- Holly Ramer, Reporter at the Associated Press
Panelists will discuss how to break through the clutter, how to make your pitch stand out, the best way to connect with them, and more.
Date: Wednesday April 15, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Banquet Hall, 2500 North River Road, Hooksett, NH 03106
Bradley Scholarship Applications Due May 1
Undergraduate students, who will achieve “sophomore,” “junior,” or “senior” grade level by fall 2015, or graduate students at an accredited, degree-granting college or university in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont who have a declared major in a public relations-related field, are encouraged to apply for the James H. Bradley Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Yankee Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The $500 scholarship will recognize the student’s academic achievements, leadership, and commitment to public relations. Deadline: May 1, 2015.
Chapter Member in the Spotlight: Ashley Januszewski
Among Yankee PRSA’s newest members is Ashley Januszewski, Digital Media Specialist for NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF). Ashley’s career began shortly after her graduation from Merrimack College in 2011 when she worked for an e-commerce company in Nashua. Today, Ashley is primarily responsible for the digital strategies associated with marketing NHHEAF and its sister agencies. From shepherding a recent web redesign to creating unique email campaigns, social media integration and leading several design efforts, Ashley’s diverse skills are making a big impact in helping NHHEAF to support New Hampshire’s college bound families.
Ashley’s membership in Yankee PRSA is directly related to her desire to help NHHEAF communicate effectively with diverse public audiences and increase its national customer base. A natural leader with charisma and great sense of humor, Ashley is eager to learn more about opportunities for involvement in the Chapter.
When not collaborating with the Community Engagement team at NHHEAF, Ashley visits with friends, family (including her three younger sisters) and Pomeranians. As a new homeowner, Ashley has discovered a love of gardening and home decorating. An outdoor enthusiast, Ashley enjoys the beauty of New Hampshire.
Ethics Quiz: What Would YOU Do?
Join the conversation in our monthly ethics feature, “What Would You Do?” The scenario posed is similar to what you may find in the APR exam, and tests your ability to identify the best PR approach to address a situation. Here’s this month’s scenario:
You work for a public relations firm. A trucking client requests that your firm dedicate a person to their account. You are assigned for six months to this client and will work in their trucking office full-time.
How do you introduce yourself to a local reporter doing a business story on the company?
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Apr. 14 | Google Analytics for PR Pros
Apr. 30 | The Power of Brand Journalism
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