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Gatesman+Dave Provides Perspective on Advertising

By Dave Kwasnick So in pondering what makes an ad great, one word popped into my mind. “Poltergeist.” Yeah, I didn’t see that coming. Allow me to explain. But first, do you remember the movie? (The original please, not the remake.) “Carol Ann.” “Don&rsqu...

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Pittsburgh, the new Silicon Valley?

First there was Google, now there is Facebook.  Just as Google is celebrating their 10th year in their Pittsburgh office, Facebook announced that they will also begin building an office in the Steel City.   Pittsburgh, which has been ranked in the top 60 best places for business and ...

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Pittsburgh PRSA hosts annual Renaissance Awards

By Autumn BarszczowskiOriginall published on Her Campus - Point Park: http://bit.ly/1Qj4Pvl When told that he was a Public Relations group’s “Communicator of the Year,” Mayor Bill Peduto joked that it is probably because he is always available. He said folks can di...

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My First PRSA Event – PRSA Pittsburgh’s 2016 Renaissance Awards

By Valerie Bennett Once a year, the professionals of our industry gather to celebrate the accomplishments of fellow agencies and their peers. This gathering is known as the PRSA Pittsburgh’s 2016 Renaissance Awards and took place last Thursday at Hotel Monaco.  The Renaissance Awards ar...

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PRSA Pittsburgh Celebrates Outstanding Work, Individual Practitioners as Part of Annual Award Show

Held at the Hotel Monaco, the Renaissance Awards were emceed by Leah Lizarondo, founder of Brazen Kitchen and cofounder of 412 Food Rescue. Mayor William Peduto was in attendance for his win as Renaissance Communicator of the Year, as were many of the region’s top public relations and commun...

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#PRin2016: PR Is More Than Just A Workstream

By Steve Radick Originally published on PRSAY: http://bit.ly/1lUnR2V We, PR professionals, have to stop thinking of ourselves as the “earned” bubble of the PESO model. If and when we do, we’ll realize that while we’ve been focused on writing press releases, pitching the medi...

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To Grad School or Not to Grad School??

By Bob O’Gara, Professor PR, Advertising and IMC,Point Park University  rogara@pointpark.edu        First the obvious disclaimer:  I teach at the grad level and undergrad level at Point Park University.  That said, after 25 years I am generally on top of t...

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PRSA Pittsburgh announces 2016 Board of Directors

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is pleased to announce its 2016 Board of Directors. The new team is comprised of board veterans, new members and everyone in between. Together they will continue to advance the field of public relations in the Pittsburgh area t...

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The Renaissance Awards are Pittsburgh's Golden Globes

Just casually hanging out with our social media coordinator and president at last year's Renaissance Awards. The Renaissance Awards are basically the Golden Globes of Pittsburgh-based social gatherings for communicators. Sure, that may be a very narrow category, but we take pride in the distinction...

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Member Spotlight: Julie Leslie

Meet Julie Leslie, a Designer at Gatesman+Dave, a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency located in the South Side of Pittsburgh. 

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