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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Upcoming Event (6/16): Independent Practitioners Alliance Luncheon Presents Rewriting the Script for Success: Five Steps to Business Development

“If you build it, he will come” might work for a baseball movie featuring Kevin Costner, but independent public relations practitioners know it takes a better strategy than that to attract a new client. Join us for lunch with Larry Kohn, owner of Kohn Communications, to learn how he has coached business owners on how…

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Upcoming Event: Recognizing and Addressing the Undetected Crisis: Unconscious Bias and the PR Practitioner (6/28)

Join PRSA-LA on Tuesday, June 28 for our special luncheon titled “Recognizing and Addressing the Undetected Crisis: Unconscious Bias and the PR Practitioner.” We’ll focus on how to identify and address the unconscious prejudices we all have in one form or another based on our past experiences and beliefs. The discussion will feature keynote speaker Hugo Balta,…

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PRSA-LA Welcomes New Members – May 2016

PRSA-LA is thrilled to welcome the following new members: Ben Alkaly Loyola Marymount University Brea Burkholz Princess Cruises Candy Carlson Pasadena Tournament of Roses Sheena Davis WJLA—TV Risa Jensen Sarah London Grayling Madeline McClurg Mike McNutt Shirley Miller Abigail Money-Waldo Cedars-Sinai Katherine O’Neill Brenda Urban Klick Communications Grecia Velazco California State University Sacramento Paula Verkuylen…

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Event Wrap-Up: The Evolution of PR in the Digital Landscape

By: Michelle Mockler On May 17, PRSA-LA partnered with the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA-LA) and the Black Public Relations Society (BPRSLA) to produce the first-ever event collaboration among the associations, “The Evolution of PR in the Digital Landscape” panel discussion. The panel was moderated by Ayanna Henderson, director of digital marketing and social media…

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PRSA-LA Hosts 4th Annual PRSSA One-Day Conference

By Alicia Mistry, Director of Professional Development, CSUN PRSSA PRSA-LA hosted the 4th annual PRSSA One-Day Conference on Saturday, April 9 at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). More than 70 students from 12 PRSSA chapters were represented at the event, most from California, and a few students from Arizona State University (ASU). PRSSA students started the day mingling with other chapter…

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Upcoming Event: The Evolution of PR in the Digital Landscape (5/17)

PRSA-LA’s next chapter event, produced in partnership with Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA-LA) and Black Public Relations Society (BPRS), is coming up May 17.  Titled “The Evolution of PR in the Digital Landscape,” the event will be a deep dive into all things digital, featuring a panel of experts from the Greater Los Angeles area.  Save the date…

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