The new year presents a great opportunity to push ourselves in new and different ways, and your Central Iowa PRSA Board of Directors is pleased to unveil exciting changes designed to enhance your membership. Read more from our 2018 Chapter President, Dr. Kelly Bruhn, APR here.
Join us for the first PRSA Central Iowa program of 2018!
By 2019, it is estimated that 80 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. The problem? Most of us don't know how to make quality videos.
In this hands-on workshop, Drake University associate professor Chris Snider will provide tips and tools for making compelling videos using your smartphone. You'll learn about core video techniques as well as apps and hardware to turn your phone into a high-end production machine.
About Chris Snider
Chris Snider is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. He teaches classes in multimedia, social media and web design. Prior to joining Drake, he was a digital editor at The Des Moines Register and editor of Juice Magazine. Read more about Chris on his website.
Committee Volunteers Needed!
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are huge to you, your family, and your community. It can help reduce stress, present networking opportunities, allow you to learn new skills and improve your overall health and well-being. And, PRSA Central Iowa has an opportunity for you to get involved!
The OctoPRfest and awards committee is looking for volunteers. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in the coordination of OctoPRfest by working on communication pieces, soliciting speakers, help awards chair coordinate awards and work closely with the sponsorship committee.
If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact Teresa Roof, APR.
2018 Young Professionals Goal: Create your personal brand
Whether you’re a freshman in college or in the early stages of your career, make it your goal this year to develop your personal brand. Read more.
APR Course Begins in January
One of the benefits of being a member of the Public Relations Society of America is the opportunity to earn your Accreditation in Public Relations. The new year means new opportunities to showcase your knowledge of the public relations profession by earning your APR.
Register online by clicking here.
Have questions and want to learn more? Contact Patricia Howard, APR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Chapter members, Dawn Buzynski, Executive Director of Public Relations at Strategic America and Jeff White, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy at Flynn Wright on their recent feature in the 12/15/17 issue of the Des Moines Business Record, speaking on cyber attacks.
Will you become the Chapter’s next Fellow?
Nearly three decades ago, PRSA strived to honor the ‘best of the best’ in the public relations field. Learn about the application process to become a Fellow PRSA. Learn more.
Get to know our members!
Interested in learning more about members of the PRSA Central Iowa Chapter? We'd like to introduce you! This month, get to know the Chapter's Newsletter Co-Chairs, Ashley Dalsing and Taylor Rookaird. Read more about them here.
In each issue of this newsletter, we recognize PRSA Central Iowa Chapter members who are celebrating milestone PRSA anniversaries. Congratulations to the following individuals who will celebrate milestone anniversaries this month:
Aaron Michael Potter, Cambridge
Shawne Ungs, APR, Karwoski & Courage Public Relations
Emily Abbas, APR, Bankers Trust
Richard Tremain, APR
Mary Ellen Kimball, APR, Kimball & Associates
Make sure you're keeping your account information up-to-date. Log into your PRSA account to check or update your information.
The PRSA Central Iowa Job Bank has a list of many current positions available in the Des Moines metro. If your organization is interested in posting a position, rates are $25 for member postings and $50 for non-member postings. Members can also post unlimited jobs for an annual cost of $100. For posting your job or getting Job Bank questions answered, contact Erin Campbell.
Below are some of the listings on our website:
Digital Marketing Analyst - Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Assistant Marketing Strategist - Strategic America
2018 Internship, Tournament Administration - Principal Charity Classic
Media Relations Coordinator - HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Social Media Strategist - Principal Financial Group
Senior PR/ Content Strategist - Principal Financial Group
Plan your 2018 career advancement and training with the following professional development opportunities:
Click here to view the entire library of on-demand webinars.
3/22/2018 - 3/23/2018: Secrets of a Media Relations Master
4/4/2018 - 4/6/2018: APR Boot Camp
4/11/18 - 4/13/2018: Counselors to Higher Education (CHE) Senior Summit
4/25/18 - 4/27/18: Health Academy Conference
5/6/18 - 5/8/2018: Counselors Academy
5/16/18 - 5/18/18: Employee Communications
6/3/18 - 6/6/2018: Travel & Tourism
6/14/18 - 6/16/18: Public Affairs and Government (PAG)
You can check out all PRSA professional development opportunities here.
To access minutes, you must be logged in to the PRSA Central Iowa site. From there, go to the "Member Area" on the right side, then use the left-hand navigation to access "Board Meeting Minutes." Scroll down the page to find the most recent meeting minutes. The website will prompt you to download the minutes.
This is a great way to stay informed of Chapter happenings.
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