March 2019 Print

Nonprofit Breakfast

Nonprofit leadership and communication utilizes many tools of the public relations wheelhouse, with a need to stay up to date in an ever changing landscape.

PRSA St. Louis is hosting a breakfast focused on new, practical techniques and tools to help communications professionals working in nonprofit organizations, as well as the agencies that provide services to these associations, overcome these challenges.

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Nonprofit Submission

In the spirit of the Nonprofit Breakfast and our overall goal for the year of celebrating St. Louis, we would like to partner with a local nonprofit organization. With so many deserving organizations out there we need your help narrowing it down.

Please take a moment to share with us which nonprofit organization you think needs our time and resources the most. The top submissions will be brought to a vote at the Nonprofit Breakfast. 

Take the survey here to submit your favorite nonprofit!

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Coming up in April…

Introduction to the APR

Have you been thinking about pursuing the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)? Would you like to learn more about the process and tips to help you succeed? April is APR Month and PRSA-St. Louis is holding an “Introduction to the APR for those interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the field of public relations.

WHEN: Thursday, April 18 5:30 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Common Ground Public Relations

COST: Free to attend, but RSVP required.

Attendees will have a chance to ask questions and review materials and resources for the APR journey. Information about a series of monthly classes designed to help APR candidates with key study areas will also be available. Classes kick off in May and will be facilitated by area APRs.

If you are an APR interested in facilitating a class, please reach out to Nina Kult at nina@commongroundpr.com.

Comprehensive PR Planning Workshop

Research, planning, implementation, success. The key to any public relations goal is a comprehensive plan that contains S.M.A.R.T. objectives, strategies, tactics and activities. PRSA-St. Louis presents a “Comprehensive PR Planning Workshopdesigned to help PR pros understand the components of a PR plan and then challenges attendees (in group settings) to put their skills to the test with a case study scenario. Plans will be critiqued by expert panelists Sandi Straetker, APR; Denise Bentele, APR; and Nez Savala, APR, followed by discussion.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 11:30 to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Common Ground Public Relations

COST: $35 members/$45 non-members (Includes lunch provided by Common Ground Public Relations)

Check out our future events page to stay up to date on upcoming events!

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Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

PRSA St. Louis members, enjoy 5% off the price of tickets to the Midwest Digital Marketing Conference with the promo code PRSA5. MDMC is the largest digital marketing conference in the Midwest! This year MDMC will be held at St. Louis Union Station April 16th, 17th, and April 18th, 2019!

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Member Spotlight

This month's member spotlight is on Andrew Friend. Andrew is new to the St. Louis area and to PRSA after only just graduating from UW-Stevens Point this past December with a B.A. in Communication with a Public Relations emphasis, but he is already making an impact on our local chapter through his attendance of every event since his arrival in the city. 

Andrew's favorite part of going into the public relations field is learning how to utilize stories to help a brand establish their identity. He says, "I think the reason public relations has such a strong pull for me is because the marketing side of the job is so personal."

He hopes his time with PRSA St. Louis will allow him to connect with other PR pros and develop his professional skills while finding a way to give back to the PR community.

Andrew has recently accepted the position of Email Marketing Coordinator with Enterprise Medical Recruiting.

Want to be our next featured member or know someone that deserves the spotlight? Let us know!

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New and Renewing PRSA St. Louis Members

Welcome to our new members!

  • Tamara Clinton, Metropolitan Sewer District

  • Laura Duffin, Metropolitan Sewer District

  • Kennedy Moore, StratCommRx

  • Sylvia Woods, EDGE Media Group LLC

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