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OCPRSA Member Spotlight: Annie Sullivan, Kristin Daher, Janelle Kruly, Cathi Douglas & Christie and Ted Nguyen

OCPRSA continues to be amazed at the accomplishments of its 300+ members. To honor our members’ achievements, we recently launched an “OCPRSA Member Spotlight” section in our weekly INBOX newsletter. The new feature highlights news about OCPRSA members’ career growth, updates about OC PR agencies, local company news, and more. Below are the Spotlight Stars […]

Senior Leadership Roundtable: Leading During a Pandemic

It’s not unusual for communications professionals to work remotely. But the coronavirus pandemic has made for exceptional and unusual circumstances. Leading a team can have its challenges even without a health crisis, but with one – it’s not just about the work or the deadlines. IMW President Chris Bretschger shares how he and his agency […]

Wash Your Hands and Be Kind to Strangers

Wash your hands and be kind to strangers, advice we may have dismissed as standard practice before the coronavirus (COVID-19) reared its ugly head. But is it? By now, we are all aware that we need to wash our hands for at least 20 seconds. The World Health Organization (WHO) published a video with almost […]

OCPRSA Best Practices for COVID-19 (coronavirus) Communications

By the time you’re halfway through this blog post, we expect the COVID-19 situation will have evolved. This pandemic is certainly pulling all the levers in communication pros’ repertoire. Whether you’re just starting your career or a seasoned pro, sharing best practices can keep us sharp and innovative. Here are a few we hope you […]

OCPRSA Answers the Call to Help Orange County Nonprofit Working Wardrobes

by Elena Bosch, OCPRSA Community Service Chair In the early morning hours of Sunday, Feb. 2, a four-alarm fire engulfed one of the area’s most prominent nonprofits, Working Wardrobes, destroying the Irvine-based headquarters and three decades of history helping job seekers find stable employment and job training. Many members of our OCPRSA community were contacted […]

YoPro “Meet the Agencies” Event

OCPRSA’s Young Professionals Group (Yo-Pro) hosted the “Meet the Agencies” event on Thursday, May 30, featuring leaders from top Orange County marketing and PR agencies. This event at California Southern University in Costa Mesa, Calif. was intended to advise those starting their careers in public relations and marketing. Panelists were Kristin Daher, president and chief […]

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 […]