September 2018 Print

St. Louis PR Educators Meet Up

St. Louis PR Educators Meet Up

September 25, 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Drunken Fish 
Westport Plaza, 639 W Port Plaza Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146

Do you teach Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Communication Research or Theory? Or another course similar to these such as Crisis Communication or Social Media Analytics? Or maybe you serve as communications director for a local school district or serve as an adviser to a PRSSA chapter?

St. Louis is home to many educators and professors in our region who are teaching our future PR practitioners. This is your opportunity to network with this esteemed group of PR Educators. We can share our tales of accomplishment and begin to build a brain trust of educators who share the best of the best with each other. Feel free to bring a copy of your favorite textbook or other teaching resources you find valuable!

September’s PRSA event will focus on the public relations educators and advisers in the St. Louis area who nurture the future professionals in the field. It will be a time for these educators to come together, talk strategy, discuss new trends and plan for what’s ahead.

There is no charge for this event (you pay for your own drinks and food), but please register so we know who's planning to attend.



$0.00 PRSA Chapter Member

$0.00 Non-Member

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Meet the Media Happy Hour

Meet the Media Happy Hour

October 17, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Llywellyn's Pub
17 W Moody
Webster Groves, MO 63119

How well do you know your local reporters, editors, bloggers and media decision-makers? Would you like to get to know them even better? Here's your chance to build stronger relationships with members of the St. Louis Media?

PRSA St. Louis is hosting a "Meet the Media Happy Hour" as a great opportunity to help facilitate the relationships between public relations professionals in the St. Louis area and the reporters, producers, editors and writers. Plus you get to network with other PR St. Louis tycoons!

Plan to bring plenty of business cards!

Registration fee covers appetizers for all (and drinks for media). Cash bar available for all non-media attendees.



$0.00 Media

$15.00 PRSA Chapter Members

$35.00 Non-Member

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PRSA ImPRessions Awards

PRSA ImPRessions Awards

November 15, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Vue 17
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd 17th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63117

You're invited to the First Annual PRSA St. Louis ImPRessions Awards

Hosted by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) St. Louis Chapter, this is an opportunity to celebrate our chapter’s 60+ year legacy and build community between our current membership and former PRSA presidents and leadership.

Our past presidents and PRSA Board will help select two prestigious awards including the President’s Award(non-PR professional) and the PR Rising Star Award (PRSSA student), both from the St. Louis Region. These awards will be announced at the ImPRessions Awards, emceed by Rene Knott from KSDK Channel 5.

PRSA President's Award: Non-PR Professional
The PRSA President’s Award is the highest honor the PRSA St. Louis Chapter can award a non-public relations professional. It honors a passionate and ethical St. Louisan who utilizes PR techniques to influence, engage and build relationships with key audiences in the St. Louis Metro Region and beyond. Nominations and the winner will be selected by the PRSA St. Louis Chapter’s past presidents.  

PRSA Rising Star Award: PRSSA Student
The PRSA Rising Star Award will be awarded to a PRSSA student in the St. Louis region who’s achieved early career successes, demonstrates outstanding leadership potential, possesses an enthusiasm for the future of public relations and is actively involved in the St. Louis community. The PRSA St. Louis Board will accept nominations from PRSSA Chapter Advisers who recognize exceptional students that meet this criteria. The current PRSA St. Louis board members will select the winner.

Attire: Formal

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Level Sponsor



$60.00 PRSA Member

$100.00 PRSA Member + Guest

$80.00 Non-Member

$130.00 Non-Member + Guest

$50.00 Student

$80.00 Student + Guest

$500.00 Table


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Ethics Awareness Month

Ethics Awareness Month

By Maggie Hallam
PRSA St. Louis Chief Ethics Officer

PR Ethics Counsel: Be Prepared

September is Ethics Awareness Month - and as public relations professionals who often serve as ethics counsel for our clients or company leadership teams, it’s important to always be prepared for any ethical dilemma, large or small.

Throughout September, PRSA’s Board of Ethics and Professional Standards (BEPS) will offer a variety of webcasts, blog posts and Twitter chats that address ethical dilemmas and best practices. Here is how you can participate in #EthicsMonth:

Familiarize yourself with PRSA’s ethics resources

  • PRSA’s Code of Ethics is designed to be a useful guide to PRSA members as they carry out their ethical responsibilities. Ethical practice is the most important obligation of a PRSA member – not just during Ethics Month, but every day of the year.
  • BEPS will post a series of #EthicsMonth blog posts – from how to conduct a personal ethics assessment to building relationships and credibility as an ethics counselor. Tune in to PRSay each week for the latest updates.

Participate in an #EthicsMonth Twitter chat or webinar

  • September 4 at 7 p.m. CST: Twitter Chat: “Ethics Counsel Today: No Boundaries” – Join PRSA and PR colleagues around the world as we examine and discuss the ways in which, and the reasons why, communicators today have to be ever mindful of varying perceptions of what constitutes ethical practice.
  • September 13 at 2 p.m. CST: Webinar: “How to Prepare an Ethical Personal Crisis Plan” – By the end of this webinar led by Debra Bethard-Caplick, MBA, APR, participants will be able to create a crisis preparedness plan, recognize key situations that require advance preparation, vet future career opportunities based on adherence to the PRSA Code of Ethics, and more.
  • September 18 at 7 p.m. CST: Twitter Chat: “PR Ethics Curriculum” – Join professors from Marquette University, Quinnipiac University, Auburn University and Baylor University to discuss public relations in higher education.

Assess your ethics knowledge and personal values

  • This 10-question Ethics Quotient Quiz tests your knowledge of the ethical practice of public relations.
  • Spend some time thinking about your personal values and potential workplace ethical dilemmas you may face. How would you handle it? How do you recognize and address unethical behavior on the part of an employer or client, without damaging your own career? What will you do if a job or assignment conflicts with your own values?

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Renewing members and new members

Renewing Members and New Members

Thank you to our renewing members!

  • Jill Alexander, APR, Fellow PRSA, University of Missouri – St. Louis
  • Merideth Daly, Webster University
  • Bryan Daniels, MA, Ameren
  • Kelly Ferrara, StratCommRx
  • Lorri Hackett, Lutheran Hour Ministries
  • Jennifer Korte
  • Drew Langenberg, Mercy
  • Heather McDorman, St. Charles Community College
  • Douglas McIlhagga
  • Cathy Orta, APR, Rockwood School District
  • Tressa Robbins
  • Brian Russell, Missouri American Water
  • Andrea Shea, Standing Partnership
  • Amanda Staggenborg, Missouri Baptist University
  • Tammy Stankey, The Doe Run Company
  • Victor Svec, Peabody
  • Shelene Treptow, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Lindsay Van Quaethem, City Block Communications LLC

Welcome our newest members!

  • Brynne Cramer, St. Charles Community College
  • Rachel Fuchs
  • Allison Izsak, Delta Dental of Missouri
  • McKenzie Magnus
  • Melissa Miller, Nestle Purina PetCare

2018 Triple Play Membership Offer

When you join PRSA from Sept. 1-Nov. 30, 2018, you will have three surefire ways to make industry connections. In addition to your national PRSA membership (with no initiation fee, a $65 value), you will also receive a Free Section* membership (a $60 value) and Free Chapter* membership (up to $100)! Use the code FALL18 at checkout!

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