Blog Archives

Communicator Tour Recap + Upcoming Programming

Young Professionals Communicator Tour Recap The first Communicator Tour of 2016 was a huge success! Nearly 40 students and young professionals gathered at American Eagle’s headquarters in the South Side on May 3 for an evening of engaging discussion and invaluable networking. The panel discus...

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GIFs, Memes, Hashtags and Celebrities: What content can brands create and share and what should they avoid?

Using Google Images can cost you thousands of dollars. A Jewel-Osco ad about Michael Jordan results in a decade-long lawsuit and millions of dollars in legal fees and settlements. A Tweet triggers a $6M lawsuit. With every high-profile lawsuit, #socialmediafail hashtag, and cease-and-desist letter, ...

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Practitioner Profile: Jeff Donaldson

Practitioner Profile:  Each month, we will feature public relations and communications practitioners from the Pittsburgh area as a way to highlight their experience and share their insights and learnings gleaned during their professional careers.  We also will feature local executives who ...

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Nuggets & Tots and other Board Meeting Topics

By Samantha McClintock It wouldn’t be a PRSA Pittsburgh Board meeting without a little wine, a lot of planning and at least one board member calling in from a loud, crazy location. Some of our board members call in covered in sand and saltwater, while others call in covered in tater tot ...

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We need your help

Are you looking to get more involved with PRSA Pittsburgh? Do you like websites? Boy, do we have an opportunity for you. I’m going to be blunt – our current website isn’t great or even what I would consider good. It serves our purposes, but we’re well aware there is room for...

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Event Recap + What's In The Works

Event Recap: Stop Pitching and Start Helping – PRSA Pittsburgh Joins Forces with ONA Pittsburgh Public relations professionals hate pitching. Reporters, editors and writers hate being pitched. But here we are, driving each other crazy day after day anyway. How can we stop that? On Wednes...

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Meet a Member: Ellen Dietrick

Twitter | LinkedIn  Where do you work/what do you do? I work at Havas PR -- a PR agency that specializes in B2B. A typical day for me involves corresponding with a wide variety of clients -- scheduling meetings, writing press releases, developing social content, creating reports and pr...

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Why I’m glad I went to a ‘grad school dark’ place 

Grad school was always on my radar, but I never thought about the exact time I’d return to school. When I was still getting my bachelor’s, I made jokes about going back to school when I hit ‘grad school dark.’ See, I made that joke fully expecting to graduate and be successfu...

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Welcome, Soon-to-Be Graduates, to PRSA Pittsburgh

By Meredith Klein As we prepare to welcome the newest class of PRSSA graduates to the ranks of PRSA Pittsburgh, I wanted to get a better understanding of what the transition from PRSSA to PRSA is like.  As vice president of the chapter, and after serving as young professionals co-chair for t...

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Stop Pitching and Start Helping: PR and Media Can and Should Be Working Together

By Elizabeth Bacheson Public relations professionals hate pitching. Reporters, editors and writers hate being pitched. But here we are, driving each other crazy day after day anyway. How can we stop that?  On Wednesday, March 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Sharp Edge Bistro downtown, members of PR...

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