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Earning the APR is More Than a Spring Affair

April dictates lighter jackets, baseball and apple pie. It’s also APR month — not the financial term, but Accreditation in Public Relations. This month, communications professionals across the country are aspiring to add this three-letter credential to their moniker. Perhaps they are seeking a promotion, a way to refresh a bachelor’s degree (my reason) or […]

What We Learned from OCPRSA’s 2019 Meet the Influencers Event

The 2019 OCPRSA Meet the Influencers event, “Inside Tips, Best Practices and Winning Campaigns,” attracted a standing-room only crowd to the Lincoln Experience Center at Newport Beach Fashion Island last Thursday. Lisa Jammal, founder of Social Intelligence Agency, moderated the discussion, which featured Brittany Charnley, creator of The Cool Hip Mom blog, Lindsay Luv, celebrity […]

Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America Announces 2019 Board of Directors

Irvine, Calif. – The Orange County Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (OCPRSA) has announced the 2019 board of directors, the most diverse group of professional leaders ever assembled that reflects the diversity of the county. As a chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the largest national association of public […]

PR Trends: Storytelling Strategy in the Digital Age

Video and social media aren’t just tactics, but key pillars for public relations in the digital age, according to panelists at a recent workshop organized by the Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and sponsored by Taylor Digital. Big budgets can help but strategic execution and testing are where PR professionals […]

Acknowledging Diversity: One Student’s Mission to Move Up & Forward

For Black History month, OCPRSA is highlighting a Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) student from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Charla Batey, MBA, OCPRSA president-elect and communications specialist for Cox Communications, interviewed Tonjanae Watson about her passion for PR, diversity, and inclusion, and how she is combining all three as she finishes up […]

President’s Note: A Year in Review

As 2018 winds down and comes to a close I thought I would take a moment to reflect on the year we’ve had nationally and locally. The dichotomy of news headlines this year ranged from Royal weddings to midterm elections; the Parkland tragedy to a contentious Supreme Court confirmation. We have seen an attack on […]

Building Your Personal Brand: Cultivating a Persona that Opens Doors

Written by YoPro Committee Members: Matt Nixon of Think Together and Samantha Wilson of Powerhouse Communications The YoPRo Committee was proud to host a program titled “Building Your Personal Brand: Cultivating a Persona that Opens Doors,” giving attendees the opportunity to hear valuable tips and strategies from a talented lineup of branding experts. Whether it’s […]

Seven Steps to APR Success

By Robin Rockey, APR APR — Those three little letters communicate a powerful message about the public relations practitioners who earn them. The brief, yet mighty, designation signals that a practitioner is committed to the practice of public relations at the highest level and is motivated by a quest for lifelong learning. My APR Journey […]