March 2015 YPRSA e-Newsletter

 Survey Says! March 25 Session Explores Science of Surveys


Andy Smith

UNH Survey Center Director Andy Smith will discuss the most basic research tool – the survey – at the March YPRSA professional development seminar. He’ll explore how to determine when you need a survey, the right questions to ask, and how to design an effective survey. Examples of good and bad survey questions will be reviewed, and he’ll discuss pros and cons of various survey options.

This session will be held Wednesday, March 25 from 3-5 pm at New Hampshire Housing in Bedford, NH.

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Save the Date: Upcoming Chapter Sessions     

Media Roundtable, April 15:  YPRSA’s annual media roundtable will be held at Southern New Hampshire University April 15th from 4-6 p.m. Panelists include Jeff Feingold, NHBR;  Holly Ramer, AP; Jack Rodolico, NHPR; and Dave Sakowich, WMUR.

Inside Air Travel, May 20: Get an insider’s tour of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on May 20th from 2-4 p.m., followed by group discussion.

All workshop and professional development details available on our website!


Great deals: PRSA Membership Promotions   

February’s FREE Chapter Promotion Extended Until March 5!  

March Promotion: Free Section Membership 

New members who join PRSA as a Regular Member in March will receive a free one-year Professional Interest Section Membership of their choice. Current/renewing members pay only $40 for a new one-year Section membership.

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Read All About It: Northeast District Launches e-Newsletter

NE DistrictThe premier issue of the quarterly PRSA Northeast District News, the Northeast District’s first e-newsletter, was sent February 12th to the more than 1,000 PRSA members across the District’s seven states and eight chapters. PRSA Northeast District News also links to our District’s new website.

If you are a PRSA member and you did not receive the first issue, please contact your local chapter leadership. If you are not a PRSA member, these new resources give you two more good reasons to join!

Chapter Member in the Spotlight:  Amanda Flitter

Amanda Flitter

Amanda Flitter

Amanda Flitter has worked in nonprofit marketing and communications for nearly five years and has a special interest in social media content and strategy. In her current role as Communications Administrator, Web Content Manager at New Hampshire Housing, she writes content for and monitors social media, administers their external and internal websites, designs marketing materials, takes photos and videos of clients and projects, and creates press content.

She is an alumna of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, through which she volunteered full-time for two years in development and marketing capacities at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire and Families in Transition, both located in Manchester, New Hampshire. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, she holds a B.A. in English/Journalism and International Affairs. She currently serves on the Professional Development Committee for Yankee PRSA. When she’s not at her desk you can find her on a yoga mat or curled up with yarn and a crochet hook.

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Ethics Quiz: What Would YOU Do?

ethicsJoin 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:

Imitation is the sincerest form…

You are writing a white paper to support legislation your organization is advancing. You find a newspaper editorial online that makes the case for this legislative initiative perfectly.

May you use the arguments set forth in the editorial in your white paper?

Join the dialogue and post your answer, comments and questions on the YPRSA Facebook or LinkedIn  pages. A gift certificate will be awarded for the first correct response!


Assist a PRSSA Chapter with Survey  

Husson University’s PRSSA Chapter members are working on a national competition to promote DIRECTV’s refer-a-friend program. They have developed an online survey for people who have DIRECTV to complete. If you don’t have DIRECTV, you can help by sharing the survey on your social media sites.

2015 James Bradley Memorial Scholarship Applications Due May 1, 2015

The $500 scholarship will recognize the student’s academic achievements, leadership, and commitment to public relations. See application page for details.

Like Us on Facebook and Stay in the Know!    

Stay up to date with PR news of interest at the YPRSA Facebook page. Like us on Facebook and join the conversation! 

10 Ways to Maximize Your PRSA Membership 
Do you know how to make your PRSA membership work for you? Learn how.

Join PRSA in March and Receive Free Section Membership 

New members joining PRSA through March 31 will receive a free Section membership! See application page for details.   

The Power of the APR 

Interested in exploring how to acquire professional accreditation? Contact  Jane Law, APR or Rosemarie Rung, APR or Mary Ellen Hettinger, APR.

Looking for a Job?  

Visit the YPRSA Jobs Board to view regional job postings, like this one: Communications and Marketing Manager for UNH Cooperative Extension. Visit the PRSA Jobcenter for additional local, regional and national job opportunities.

Free Member Webinars

PRSA webinars are a FREE benefit of membership. Make the most of your membership – check out these upcoming live webinars – also available on demand:

Mar. 17 | Creating Powerful IMC Strategies and Linked Tactics

Mar. 24 | Eyes on the Prize: Future of Visual Communications

View the complete list of upcoming PRSA events >>   


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