Welcome to Our Newest Members!

PRSA–LA is thrilled to welcome the following new members: Valerie Allen Alaan Amman Henri Bollinger Lila Brown Eric Buchanan Chelsye Burrows Lisa Bustamante Louis DiCenzo Jerry Digney Audrey Eig Cheryl Gelling Gayle-Lynn Gordon Stephan Graham Renee Harrison Sylvia Hysen Rosaline Sepulveda Heather Mann Michelle Marron Harry Medved Kent Moore Steve Moyer Simone Nelson Nicole Player…

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Member News

The Pollack PR Marketing Group (PPMG) announced today, that LegalShield, the leading provider of legal services of affordable legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and small businesses, has retained the PR and marketing firm as its agency of record. Covering more than 1.6 million families and serving more than 4.1 million people across North America, in 49…

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Digital Industry Highlights

Welcome back to L.A. Connect’s monthly roundup of the hottest digital updates affecting public relations professionals and the industry at large. This month, the highly anticipated Snap Spectacles arrived. Along with other news from Snap Inc., the new camera glasses came with a lot of fanfare and plenty of user opinions shared online. Not to…

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Board Member Spotlight

PRSA-LA Board Member Alan Caldwell was recently featured in Cision’s “Behind the Headlines” series to discuss the critical steps for successful crisis communications, what it means for your brand to be human and how to improve communication through research. Below is an excerpt from his interview. What do you see as the biggest communication challenges…

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Event Recap: Cultural Cave-Diving: Bringing a Global Mindset to Communications

On Tuesday, September 13, more than 50 Los Angeles-area PR professionals gathered in The Vantage Dining Room high atop the Hollywood & Highland complex for PRSA-LA’s “Cultural Cave-Diving: Bringing a Global Mindset to Communications” program. The event featured a collection of highly-seasoned practitioners with deep expertise in global corporate communications and how to successfully navigate…

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Member News – Kamali Cruises to Director Post at Princess

Princess Cruises has appointed Negin Kamali to serve as its new director of public relations. Negin brings more than 15 years of experience in the public relations field developing communications strategies, creating innovative programs and managing campaigns for major consumer lifestyle brands. Prior to joining Princess, Negin served as executive director at the Los Angeles…

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New Members

PRSA–LA is thrilled to welcome the following new members: Edward Barrera Barrera Communications Fiorella Lia Canedo Stephen Ceasar Dick Jones Communications Angel Cook National American University Jessica Garcia Lana Haddad Long Beach Water Department Kristyn Male Eisner Pediatric Dan Minkoff Vanir Construction Management George Smith Payscout Julia Stamm Yurina Valiulis Covered California Kaylee Weatherly Long…

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Fast Track Your Career with an APR

“Becoming Accredited in Public Relations elevated my position in the company. I had already demonstrated some best practices with ongoing reputation management issues and several crisis communications situations, while delivering results with the strategic planning and execution of public relations activities. Yet, earning the APR grabbed the attention of our CEO and scaled my career. Soon after,…

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IPA Section Re-Launches Independent Practitioners Directory

PRSA Los Angeles’ Independent Practitioners Alliance (IPA) has re-launched the chapter’s directory of L.A.-area independent practitioners as part of its efforts to help professionals build their businesses through partnerships and solo opportunities. “The directory will help provide independent practitioners with new opportunities to work with the region’s larger firms and for building partnerships with other…

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Call for Entries: PRSA-LA PRism Awards

PRSA-LA is proud to announce the return of the PRism Awards— the Los Angeles region’s premier awards program recognizing excellence in public relations strategic campaigns and tactical programs. PRism Awards recognition is available to public relations agencies large and small, companies in the private and public sector, government institutions and independent practitioners who work in the Greater Los Angeles area or have recently completed…

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APR Spotlight: Veronica Hunt, APR

Veronica Hunt, APR is an account supervisor with PadillaCRT, a top 10 independent public relations company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. A Southern California native, Veronica has provided strategic counsel and expertise to clients in the healthcare, consumer packaged goods and Hispanic market segments. Her exceptional…

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Event Recap: Seven Ways to Build Your Business: Key Takeaways from PRSA-LA’s Independent Practitioners Alliance Luncheon

Earlier in June, PRSA-LA Independent Practitioners Alliance (IPA) hosted a luncheon for independent professionals looking to improve their current business. The conversation was led by Owner of Kohn Communications Larry Kohn and focused on ways to succeed in new business development and how to create opportunities for new business leads. Pulling from a thought provoking…

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