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Get to Know Kenita Bowers, Our Newest PRSAHR Board Director

Kenita Bowers (in photo above with daughter Koi) is a lifelong Norfolk resident who worked at WAVY TV before going into public relations. She recently became the newest director of the PRSAHR Board. Read on for a fun Q&A with Kenita:  What do you do for a living, and where? I am t...

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Time Again for PRSAHR to Step up and Help Out

We know finding the time to volunteer can be a challenge. But again this year, PRSA is offering you an easy way to put your PR skills to good use for a local nonprofit.  Friday, Sept. 11, is the date for the 2015 United Way Day of Caring. As we have the last two years, local PRSA members will b...

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PRSA Hampton Roads Announces 2015 Pinnacle Award Winners

June 11, 2015 – The Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America announced its 2015 Pinnacle Award winners today for the best public relations programs and tactics in the region. PRSA also recognized Kevin Gaydosh as the public relations practitioner of the year. Gaydosh, ...

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Board Member Profiles - Becky Lawson

Meet Becky Lawson PRSA Hampton Roads Chapter Membership Chair  Becky decided she wanted a career in public relations when she was at attending Tidewater Community College and met someone in the field. She liked the dynamic of the job as it provided opportunities to do a wide-range of duties. Sh...

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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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