Feb. 2: "The Changing Face of News" with Houston Business Journal's New Editor Candace Beeke
Join PRSA Houston at its February luncheon to hear B. Candace Beeke, new editor of the Houston Business Journal, talk about the evolution – or revolution – of news and what it means for HBJ and the news industry. She will discuss what techniques business news organizations use to ‘push out’ the news to reach audiences.
Named editor in November 2010, Beeke was formerly editor of the weekly Business Review West Michigan since May 2008. She is the first female editor of the Houston Business Journal, and one of only a handful of women editors of the more than 40 business journals across the country.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Briar Club
Contact: Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717.
Thank you to our February luncheon sponsors
Other sponsorships are available for this event and every event
in 2011. Contact Paula Ruth, APR for more information.
Jan. 29: 25th Law & the Media Seminar
Terrorism & the Law: Suspect Policy
Join Houston-area attorneys, journalists and students at the 25th annual Law & the Media Seminar, Jan. 29, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Texas College of Law.
This year’s seminar - Terrorism and the Law: Suspect Policy – will take you behind the scenes of the biggest counter-terrorism cases of our day. Program highlights:
- Meet NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston
- Teleconference with Maher Arar, a computer engineer who came to public attention after he was rendered to Syria by American authorities.
- Interact with a panel discussion, including Michael Battle, former United States Attorney for the Western District of New York and former director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys; Professor Geoffrey Corn, South Texas College of Law, who is an expert in military law, national security and public international law; and Jack B. Zimmermann, criminal defense attorney, who has represented US service members charged with crimes against suspected Iraqi terrorists.
Download the registration form.
Accreditation Study Group Begins March 1
Is becoming Accredited in Public Relations one of your goals for 2011? No matter where you are in the process, you are invited to join the six-session Study Group that begins March 1.
This is the first in a series of events that will meet to review several topics:
· Tuesday, March 1 Basic Concepts of PR; Publics and
· Tuesday, March 8 Communications Theory and Diffusion
· Tuesday, March 15 Research and Research Methods
· Tuesday, March 22 Planning Process
· Tuesday, March 29 Law and Ethics
· Tuesday, April 5 Business Literacy
All sessions will be held at The Ammerman Experience (4800 Sugar Grove Blvd. Suite 400, Stafford, Texas 77477) from 6 to 8 p.m. Free visitor parking is available on the top level of the parking garage.
Click here to register.
Registration for this event includes the entire series. Please register in advance as materials will be sent only to those registered.
Save the Date! - APR Bootcamp coming to Houston Aug. 17 - 20
PRSA, in conjunction with PRSA Houston, will present an APR Boot Camp in the Houston area Aug. 17-20, 2011. This four-day intensive program allows qualified candidates to prepare and take part in the Readiness Review™. If advanced from the Readiness Review™, candidates may then take the computer-based Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations on August 20 at a local Prometric testing site.
The boot camp is designed to provide a setting that will meet the needs of busy professionals whose schedules don’t permit extensive preparation time. The first three days of the Boot Camp will take place at the United Way of Greater Houston.
Candidate pre-requisites include:
- Must be a PRSA member and/or a member of a Universal Accreditation Board participating organization
- Approved application and Examination fee of $385 must be received by PRSA National
- Must register for the Boot Camp one month in advance (required to clear Prometric examination authorization)
- Download and complete the Readiness Review Questionnaire one month in advance of the Boot Camp
Check the PRSA National calendar of events for registration details in May.
Registration Fees for members of UAB Participating Organizations:
Day 1 – Readiness Review Preparation $80
Day 2 & 3 - Computer-Based Examination Preparation $270
Full three days $350
More information about the Accreditation process.
March 1: PRSA Houston Rep to Take Part in PR News Conference
Register and receive a $300 discount!
Join PRSA Houston’s president-elect Ed Davis at PR News’ PR Measurement Conference, March 1, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Davis, director for Media & PR at United Way of Greater Houston, will participate in a panel discussion on “Media Measurement: From Mainstream to Social Media.”
This is a great opportunity to learn the must-know trends for 2011, how to establish measurement benchmarks and ensure your PR efforts are in line with the goals of the C-suite.
PR News is offering PRSA Houston members a discounted rate of $300 off its regular $895 rate to attend!
Don’t miss this one-day event packed with practical lessons in measurement - from measuring mainstream media to social media, linking PR efforts to business objectives, measuring employee communications, reputation management and how to make the most of your dashboard. Providing solid results of PR's role has never been more critical for communicators.
Don’t delay – register today! (Enter “SPEAKER” in the discount code box on the registration summary and payment page.)
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Thursday, Jan. 27
Creating a Social Media Policy to Fit Your Organization: Develop Guidelines to Lessen the Risk
Creating a social media policy or guidelines for your organization can be a daunting task. Many companies begin communicating in the social media landscape and then have to step back to build their policies. So, where do you start? Deirdre Breakenridge outlines what you need to know to develop a social media policy that fits your organization.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
Getting Ready for the APR Readiness Review: Increase Your Chances of Advancing
Distinguish yourself. Make 2011 the year you get your APR designation! Take your first step by learning how to prepare for your Readiness Review. Successful newly Accredited professionals and Readiness Review panelists offer insights and suggestions.
Participants earn 1.0 APR Accreditation Maintenance Credits for a teleseminar. For more APR Accreditation Maintenance Credits information, visit PRSA’s Accreditation page.
Great Marketing ROI for a Lousy Economy: An Integrated Approach for Senior-Level Practitioners
Capitalize on the down economy, despite limited budgets, with nimble strategies delivering powerful ROI. In this webinar, instructor David Warschawski will discuss the most cost-effective and dynamic tools on the market, from branding to social media, as well as how to orchestrate their application. Also, David will present case studies on integrated campaigns that succeeded in this business environment.
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Gretchen Krueger is now working for Aquent, under contract as a communications advisor to ExxonMobil Pipeline Company.
Welcome to Our New Members
(Dec. 23, 2010-Jan. 24, 2011)
Arlene Nowak, Sullivan Group
Wendy Olson, Spectra Energy
Ann Brimberry, APR (reinstated)
Robert Cahill (reinstated)
Melissa Foteh (reinstated)
Teresa Wong, Halliburton (reinstated)