50th PRism Awards Featured in L.A. Business Journal

PRSA-LA’s 50th Annual PRism Awards celebration was featured in the January 5th issue of the Los Angeles Business Journal. Several photos from the event lead the “L.A. Business Seen” section, which highlights the region’s most prominent business events (scroll down for photo caption info). Additional 50th PRism Award photos, along with highlight videos, news stories…

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President’s Message: December 2014

  Julian Myers — veteran entertainment PR pro and long-time PRSA-LA member — was fond of saying, “I don’t give a damn about yesterday, and I’m not all that interested in today. I always look forward to tomorrow!” Julian passed away earlier this year at age 96, but continued to work full time and run…

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Bicoastal Hangout with PRSA-NY Wrap-Up

  On November 13, PRSA-LA teamed with PRSA’s New York Chapter (PRSA-NY) for a first-of-its-kind bicoastal “Hangout” featuring top tier journalists. The panel discussed the “do’s and don’ts” of pitching and securing editorial coverage in leading entertainment media outlets. It included Andrew Wallenstein (Variety) and Patrick Stinson (Made in Hollywood) in Los Angeles, and Steve…

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Member Benefit: Access PRSA Webinars Live and On-Demand

Among the most valuable benefits PRSA members enjoy is free access to more than one hundred live and on-demand webinars covering a wide selection of professional development topics. Though not a substitute for in-person attendance at PRSA-LA chapter events, these online enrichment sessions offer PR professionals an opportunity to cultivate knowledge and skills on a…

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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:   Patti Albright, The Guidance Center Lisa Belsanti, City of West Hollywood Fabiola Brenes-Gonzalez, Wells Fargo…

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President’s Message: October 2014

  It’s crunch time… The 50th Annual PRism Awards show is just a few weeks away. It’s the biggest night of the year for the PR industry in L.A., and we have a stellar show planned for November 19 at the Hollywood Roosevelt. On tap to emcee is the great John O’Hurley—best known for playing…

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Finalists Announced for 50th Annual PRSA-LA PRism Awards

Finalists and special honorees for the 50th Annual PRism Awards were announced recently by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-LA). The awards will be presented at the PRism Awards Golden Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, November 19 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This year’s awards ceremony will be emceed…

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President’s Message: August 2014

That was fast… Summer has come and is just about gone in what feels like the blink of an eye—and there’s no time to reminisce. We have several dynamic events planned for September, and you’re invited to take part in all the action. It starts just after Labor Day with our next Independent Practitioners Luncheon…

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Chapter Event (September 5): Independent Practitioners Luncheon – Protecting Intellectual Property for PR Professionals

Creativity is serious business in Southern California. Creative occupations represent one out of every eight jobs in Los Angeles and Orange counties and have an annual economic output of $230 billion. Protecting that creativity is an equally serious business, and public relations practitioners need a firm grasp of how intellectual property laws apply to them and…

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Call for Volunteers: Quality Time with PR Minds

Calling all PR professionals who want to give back! If you have at least two years of PR experience and are interested in donating your time and creativity to some very worthy nonprofits, then join PRSA-LA for Quality Time with PR Minds as we celebrate 10 years of service to local communities on Saturday, October 25,…

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PRSA-LA Welcomes New Members

During the past month, PRSA-LA chapter membership has grown to include 20 new members. In keeping with past practice, we’re highlighting their names here in L.A. Connect as our way of saying welcome. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of membership in PRSA and PRSA-LA, we recommend that you visit PRSA…

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President’s Message: July 2014

It’s the middle of summer, it’s hot and we have a lot going on. Earlier this week, we staged a great panel discussion focused on digital storytelling in the automotive industry. Thanks again to our sponsor–Chevrolet–for turbocharging the evening with its “Win a 2014 Corvette Stingray for a Week” raffle. Just around the corner, we…

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