PRSA-LA Welcomes New Members

During the past two months, PRSA-LA has added the following new members. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of membership in PRSA and PRSA-LA, please visit PRSA National’s member benefits page.   Welcome New Members: Alva Adams, Toyota Motor Sales Chris Arboleda Brian Bronk, Employers Group Stella Cho Phyllis Cohn, American…

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Join PRSA-LA @ Social Media Week for “L.A.’s Hometown Advantage for Branded Content” Panel

PRSA-LA is once again teaming up with Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA) to be part of our region’s most dynamic and action-packed series of events exploring the intersection of social media technology, creativity and business. This time we’re focusing on L.A.’s hometown advantage when it comes to content creation. It’s no longer enough to…

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Member News: Susan Tellem, Partners Launch AvoidTheApology.com

Long time PRSA member Susan Tellem, APR of Tellem Grody PR, has joined forces with father/son team Jonathan and Erik Bernstein of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc., along with Ohio-based attorney Mark R. Weaver of Communications Counsel, to launch AvoidTheApology.com. The consultancy is designed to help prevent the kind of embarrassing, reputation-damaging and financially harmful crises…

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Member News: Linda Martin Named Southern California Managing Director for Porter Novelli

PRSA-LA member Linda Martin, a partner at Porter Novelli, was recently named managing director of the firm’s Southern California office. In her new role, Martin will be responsible for talent management and strategic growth, reporting to Brad MacAfee, president, North America. Martin joined Porter Novelli in 2000. Over the past 15 years, she has served…

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A Taste of What You Missed: April IPA Luncheon Recap

For independent practitioners, the “personal touch” still rules in business development. Despite the numerous channels available today – blogs, mobile, web, social media and email marketing – the personal touch remains the most effective way for independent practitioners and freelancers to develop new business. That was the consensus from the speakers featured at PRSA-LA’s April…

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What Would You Do? An Ethics Dilemma: Competition

Part of our ongoing discussion on PR industry ethics…  COMPETITION Core Principle: Promoting healthy and fair competition among professionals preserves an ethical climate while fostering a robust business environment. Intent: To promote respect and fair competition among public relations professionals. To serve the public interest by providing the widest choice of practitioner options. Guidelines: A…

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PRSA-LA Welcomes New Members

During the past month, PRSA-LA has added the following new members. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of membership in PRSA and PRSA-LA, please visit PRSA National’s member benefits page.   Welcome New Members: Nazan Armenian, Consensus Inc. Amy Brownstein, PR StudioUSA Katherine Ducker, Emanate Nicole Dunn, Dunn Pellier Media Rebecca…

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Chapter Event (April 16): 25th Annual Kenneth Owler Smith Symposium — “Diversity in an Age of Convergence: Conversity?”

Diversity and Inclusion have long been topics of conversation in the PR/Communication profession. Despite numerous initiatives, many feel — and data suggest — that our ranks don’t adequately reflect the society in which we live. And now comes the era of convergence — an era that will be the most prosperous in our profession’s history,…

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PRSSA Elects Biola University Student as National President

Way to go! Biola University junior Laura Daronatsy has been elected PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) president for the 2015-2016 term, which begins June 1. Her election was announced on March 14 at the PRSSA National Assembly meeting in Portland, Oregon. Daronatsy currently serves as 2014-2015 editor-in-chief for PRSSA National publications, including the…

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What Would You Do? An Ethics Dilemma: Safeguarding Confidences

Part of our ongoing discussion on PR industry ethics…  SAFEGUARDING CONFIDENCES Core Principle: Client trust requires appropriate protection of confidential and private information. Intent: To protect the privacy rights of clients, organizations, and individuals by safeguarding confidential information. Guidelines: A member of PRSA shall: Safeguard the confidences and privacy rights of present, former, and prospective…

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PRSA-LA Welcomes New Members

During the past month, PRSA-LA has added the following new members. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of membership in PRSA and PRSA-LA, please visit PRSA National’s member benefits page.   Welcome New Members: Judy Allevato Claudia Anaya, CSU Dominguez Hills Christopher Brimble, PR Newswire Robert Deming Tony Ferguson, Publicist Amanda…

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PRSA-LA Study Shows the Public Relations Industry Contributes More Than $1.4 Billion to Los Angeles County Economy

The Los Angeles chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-LA) recently released its second independent economic impact report. The newest analysis reveals that the public relations industry contributes $1.4 billion to Los Angeles County’s economy annually, while each new public relations job creates one additional new job. The study, commissioned by PRSA-LA and…

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PRSA Western District Conference: Just Three Weeks Left To Register!

Yes. Everything Is PR. Social media…Big Data…Consumer marketing…Influencer relations…Reaching Millennials. It all involves public relations. Really. Introducing the 2015 PRSA Western District Conference, hosted by PRSA-LA and presented by General Motors. There’s just a few weeks left to register for THE PR professional development event of the year…the 2015 PRSA Western District Conference at LA…

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