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The Accidental Expert Connects with PRSA on Social Media

At the beginning of his presentation to a crowded room of PR folks, Brendan O'Hallarn, public relations specialist at Old Dominion University, had one important message:“Warning: Social Media Expert”It was a good warning and PRSA Hampton Roads members and guests paid close attention as o...

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The Pilot’s Publisher Talks to PRSA about News, Newspapers and The Digital Dive

A new website is just a week from being launched for HamptonRoads.com. That was the breaking news from Pat Richardson, the publisher of The Virginian-Pilot and president of Pilot Media, who came to speak at the monthly luncheon of PRSA Hampton Roads in April. She also shared some insights on th...

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6 Steps to Obtaining Your APR

So you've made the decision to pursue your Accreditation in Public Relations (APR).  To help, Below, here are 6 steps to obtaining your APR. 1. Do your research. -Reach out to other APRs. Ask for informational interviews. -Visit the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), the administrating ...

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The drive to digital and multi-tasking journalists topped the talk at the 2015 Media Panel

The demands of digital and the changing roles of those in the newsroom were the central themes of the 2015 Media Panel held March 18th at the Kroc Center in Norfolk.  This annual gathering of local news professionals is our chapter's opportunity to pick the brains of front-line journalists and,...

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2015 PRSA Hampton Roads Media Panel

SAVE THE DATE for the 2015 PRSA Hampton Roads Media Panel - Wednesday, March 18th, featuring: Katrice Hardy, The Virginian-Pilot, LaSalle Blanks, WVEC, Morgan Chase, WHRO/WHRV and Tara Bozick, Daily Press. This is our chance to talk to folks inside the newsrooms about how they work, what trends to...

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Roger Phelps Talks to PRSAHR about Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies at Stihl

What does it take to get an organization like treehugger.com to say nice things about a brand known primarily for chainsaws? Relationships and a good plan. Thank you to Roger Phelps for sharing the story of STIHL and how the company has made the connection between its strategic communications goals...

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2014 Pinnacle Awards

Congratulations to Pinnacle Winners On June 18, PRSA Hampton Roads celebrated the winners of our 2014 Pinnacle Awards and the P. Lee Starkey Public Relations Practitioner of the Year Award. Congratulations to all the honorees!  Our 2014 winner of the P. Lee Starkey Public Relations Prac...

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