Blog Archives

Meet your new blog coordinator and board member: Jordan Mitrik!

Hi everyone! Allow me to introduce myself (via computer, tablet or phone screen). My name is Jordan Mitrik and I am honored to serve as a member of PRSA Pittsburgh’s board as the Chapter’s blog coordinator. I am a 22-year-old Pittsburgh native and a recent college graduate. I attended...

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The power of Facebook in tragedy

By: Chelsea Cummins Image via Pulse Orlando I remember sitting in church and going to check my phone as the service began to wind down. I was expecting a text from my sister, but what I received was a notification that the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history had occurred in Orlando.&nbs...

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Create Content for Humans, Not Machines

By Steve Radick, PRSA Pittsburgh President [This post originally appeared on steveradick.com] Let me preface this post by saying that I’m the current Director of PR and Content Integration at an agency. I’m telling you this so that I can tell you this – I really hate conten...

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Practitioner Profile: Jeff Krakoff

Tell us about your academic background I graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations and am still very connected to the University. While in college, I had to work and pay my way through school; I’m so proud of the ed...

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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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