Let’s Talk PR and Podcasting! 

Event Start Date:
June 12, 2024
Event End Date:
June 12, 2024
Event Venue:
Zoom

Join the Maine PR Council on Wednesday June 12 from 12-1pm ET. We’ll be joined by guest speaker, Peter Woolfolk, founder of Communications Strategies, a Nashville-based public affairs and PR firm, and host of the award-winning Public Relations Review Podcast –ranked by Apple among the “top 1% of podcasts worldwide.”

LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

With listeners in 2,850+ cities in 147 countries around the world, Peter’s podcast offers valuable insights and expert content through practical discussions with public relations professionals, educators, vendors, and industry experts. The podcast has won a Parthenon Award from Nashville-PRSA and a GOLD Stevie Award from American Business Awards. The podcast is ranked among the “Best PR Podcasts” on multiple US sites. He was recently notified the podcast will receive a proclamation in late May from the Mayor of Nashville for its accomplishments.

During this session, Peter will discuss the development and growth of the Public Relations Review Podcast from its launch in 2019 to today. He’ll also reflect on some of his most memorable guest interviews, lessons learned, and strategies for leveraging podcast appearances for thought-leadership, followed by Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and gain actionable insights from one of the most respected voices in the public relations podcast space.

Registration is free for MPRC and PRSA members and students, and $10 for non-members. Reserve your seat for this virtual PR Power Hour with Peter Woolfolk!

AI for PR Tech-Talk: Pulse Software Demo with Co-founder Premila Rowles

Event Start Date:
May 22, 2024
Event End Date:
May 22, 2024
Event Venue:

Is your media list out of date? How can AI help you discover who is actually writing in your market niche today?

Join the Maine PR Council at 12:00 noon on May 22nd for an exclusive look at a new AI-powered PR platform called Pulse, built by AI researchers from MIT. Our guest speaker is co-founder, Premila Rowles, who will demonstrate how to use Pulse to create targeted media lists and uncover important journalist insights that can increase the effectiveness of your pitches.

When asked why she founded the company, Premila said: “After noticing how outdated all the existing PR databases were and seeing account executives send hundreds of pitches at once –half of them ending up in sp@m– it struck me how crucial it is to reach the right reporters at the right time. That’s where our journey began. We created Pulse to simplify the pitching process and save hours on research by enabling PR teams to find the most influential reporters, bloggers, and podcasters as quickly as possible.”

This MPRC program is a free event that will start with introductions and a 20-minute interactive demonstration (bring your keywords and she’ll put them in action) followed by Q&A. Attendees will receive a one-week demo link to try Pulse for free. So bring your lunch, bring your keywords and topic ideas, and learn how Pulse works so you can try it yourself and create dynamic lists of your own!

Register here:  https://meprcouncil.org/event-calendar/#!event/2024/5/22/ai-for-pr-tech-talk-series-pulse-software-demo-with-co-founder-premila-rowles

Maine PR Council Mixer & Social at Maine Beer Company

Event Start Date:
May 8, 2024
Event End Date:
May 8, 2024
Event Venue:
Maine Beer Company, Freeport, ME

Join MPRC members, board members, and colleagues for our first in-person mixer and networking event of the year on Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Maine Beer Company in Freeport. Known for its commitment to the environment, sustainability, and social responsibility, (and great beer!), a representative from Maine Beer Company will share insights about the company’s purpose of “Doing Good Through Great Beer.” 

Whether you want to expand your professional network or enjoy an inspiring evening with MPRC members, friends, and Maine Beer Company representatives and employees, stop by between 5:00 and 7:00 and join in the fun! Please register in advance to help us with headcount. Thank you.

Event Details:

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Location: Maine Beer Company, 525 US Route 1, Freeport, ME
  • Cost: Free for MPRC members and students; $10 for non-members and guests.
  • Agenda: Networking followed by brief remarks from our host at Maine Beer Company.

 

REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND!

AI and PR Half-Day Workshop: Sparking Curiosity and Removing Fear

Event Start Date:
May 29, 2024
Event End Date:
May 29, 2024
Event Venue:
Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, inside the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 5 Saint Anselm Drive Manchester, NH

This is not your typical Chat GPT workshop! Join us for an engaging in-person session as we explore the convergence of AI and PR.  No matter where you are on the AI experience scale, you will benefit.  Ideal for PR practitioners and agency professionals, this session will explore the use if AI in public relations, including ethical considerations, legal minefields and hands-on applications.

The workshop will feature AI experts from Boston, Maine and NH, including Mark McClennan, APR, Fellow PRSA, co-creator of the PR Council’s AI Code of Ethics, and author of the acclaimed PR book “Ethical Voices – Practicing Public Relations with Integrity.” Joining him is Rebecca Emery, APR, a seasoned PR leader and full-time AI marketing advisor, and Jim Schachter, New Hampshire Public Radio’s president and chief executive officer, who has decades of experience as a journalist and newsroom executive with some of the nation’s leading media organizations, including WNYC public radio, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

REGISTER HERE!

PLEASE NOTE: For attendees traveling from afar, discounted hotel rooms are available at the Doubletree Hotel in Manchester, NH for the night of May 28th – to register, book rooms with this link:  https://group.doubletree.com/jntkqe.  You can also call 603/625-1000 and let the agent know you are with the JJWPR group.  The room block expired on May 17th at midnight. Those arriving early have the option of participating in an informal dinner with colleagues, not included in the conference registration fee, on Tues. May 28th.

Date and time: Wed, May 29, 2024 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location:

Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, inside the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, 5 Saint Anselm Drive

Manchester, NH

Organizer: Yankee Chapter PRSA, (603) 228-1231, info@yankeeprsa.org

 

 

 

 

PR Club & PRSA Networking Night with Diane Darling

Event Start Date:
April 3, 2024
Event End Date:
April 3, 2024
Event Venue:
Bell in Hand Tavern, 45-55 Union Street, Boston, MA

Join PR Club and PRSA Boston for a networking event led by Diane Darling, a renowned speaker, thought leader, and coach around networking and communication skills. We’ll cover how to enhance your networking skills, foster your existing professional relationships, and expand your professional connections. This event is for all levels, whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to deepen your industry relationships or a newcomer eager to establish your presence.

REGISTER HERE

Speaker: Diane Darling

Diane Darling is a consultant, keynote speaker, instructor, and leadership coach with over 20 years of experience in researching, developing, and educating on the role of professional networking strategies in individual career development and business performance. She offers one-on-one leadership coaching and strategic consulting tailored to meet the specific needs of various industries, including accounting, architecture, law firms, and higher education. McGraw Hill has published Diane’s networking strategies in over nine languages, including her popular books, The Networking Survival Guide and Networking for Career Success.

Diane’s passion for networking and public speaking started at an early age when she attended six schools before her senior year of high school. Her experience of learning to make friends and connect with strangers has become a lifelong skill, and one that she now teaches to others. She overcame her fear of public speaking by taking acting and standup comedy classes, which has contributed to her success and is incorporated into her teachings, especially for introverts. Diane has traveled to all seven continents and approximately 60 countries, enriching her understanding of human encounters and communication.

Tour of Phillips Exeter & Networking Social

Event Start Date:
April 11, 2024
Event End Date:
April 11, 2024
Event Venue:
Lamont Art Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy

DATE:  Thursday, April 11, 2024

TIME:   4:15 p.m. for walking tour; 5-7 p.m. for networking social

WHERE: Meet at the Lamont Art Gallery on campus (11 Tan Street, Exeter, NH) at 4:15 p.m. for a walking tour of campus (parking available along Tan Lane or on Front St.)

WHAT:  Networking social with appetizers and beer, wine & soft drinks at Lamont Art Gallery.  A great opportunity to see what’s new at Phillips Exeter Academy and meet fellow PR and communications professionals!

REGISTER HERE TO JOIN US!

Networking Social: March 26

Event Start Date:
March 26, 2024
Event End Date:
March 26, 2024
Event Venue:
Common Man Concord, 25 Water St., Concord NH 03301

Come enjoy cocktails & conversation with fellow PR professionals. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers will be available. PRSA members and friends are welcome.

We are grateful to the Common Man Family of Restaurants for their hospitality and generous support of this event.

Location: The Common Man Concord, 25 Water Street, Concord, NH 03301

Date and time: Tue, Mar 26, 2024 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

REGISTER HERE

2024 PRSA Northeast District Conference – Save the Date!

Event Start Date:
November 15, 2024
Event End Date:
November 14, 2024
Event Venue:
Marriott Syracuse Downtown

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, November 15, 2024

PRSA Northeast District Conference

The Central New York Chapter will host the 2024 PRSA Northeast District Conference in November 2024 at the Marriott Syracuse Downton.

Check here for additional info as it becomes available.

 

2024 PRSA ICON – Save the Date!

Event Start Date:
October 15, 2024
Event End Date:
October 17, 2024
Event Venue:
Anaheim, CA

SAVE THE DATE!

PRSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (ICON) 2024: Oct. 15-17, 2024

CLICK HERE FOR INFO & EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS

Damar Hamlin and American Heart Association Pave Way for Nation of Lifesavers During American Heart Month

Event Start Date:
February 29, 2024
Event End Date:
February 29, 2024
Event Venue:
Virtual

Damar Hamlin and American Heart Association Pave Way for Nation of Lifesavers During American Heart Month

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February 29, 2024 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

The American Heart Association was recently awarded the Grand Prize in Ragan’s PR Daily’s Media Relations Awards for “Media Relations Campaign of the Year” (large campaign category), for the remarkable work during the 2023 American Heart Month.

As more than 65,000 stadium fans and millions of television viewers watched in horror when Damar Hamlin collapsed on the football field from sudden cardiac arrest on Monday, January 2, 2023, the American Heart Association was tying the bow on its CPR-focused American Heart Month campaign scheduled to launch four weeks later.

The media pros at the nearly 100-year-old voluntary health organization instantly recognized the sudden relevancy of their message and the unique opportunity to help ease the powerless feeling many have after witnessing a sudden cardiac arrest by empowering people to learn Hands-Only CPR. In less than 24 hours, they retooled the planned media relations campaign for immediate launch in an all-hands-on-deck effort. The media calls started on Monday night, continuing for weeks, with more than 700 requests in the first 10 days.

The expanded campaign focused on providing accurate CPR information and education, while becoming an ally for the Hamlin family and engaging partners to amplify the lifesaving Hands-Only CPR resources.

Hosted by the Association/Nonprofit and Entertainment and Sports Sections. Paid registration for nonmembers of these Sections includes the live webinar and video playback for one month.