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May 13: Meet Tech-savvy Media Panelists


Join PRSA Houston this Thursday for your chance to pick the media brains of two of Houston’s tech-savvy broadcasters. Panelists will include Carrie Feibel, KUHF's health, science and technology reporter, and Doug Delony, senior web producer and resident "My Tech Guy" at Fox 26 news.


Deadline to register is tomorrow at 1 p.m.



Date:           Thursday, May 13, 2010

Time:           5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location:      United Way Community Resource Center

50 Waugh Drive


Contact:        Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717


Help Make PR Day 2010 Great

PRSA Houstons PR Day 2010 a one-day workshop and expo event – is scheduled for Nov. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. This year’s theme is PRSA: Promoting Relationships and Surviving Adversity.

Interested in networking and showcasing your communications talents to others in our community? Your time, talents and resources are still needed to make this year’s PR Day a hit. Join the PR Day planning committee at a planning meeting scheduled today at the United Way Resource Center at 50 Waugh Dr., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Committee contributions include programming, logistics, communications and more.
Contact: Lady Oliver or Paula Ruth, APR, 281-870-1717

Get Tickets, Tables for Excalibur Gala June 17


Invitations will be sent out next week, but there’s no need to wait! Reserve your seat online, now, for this year's Excalibur Awards Gala, emceed by KUHF station manager and chief operating officer Debra Fraser June 17 at the Junior League of Houston.


Individual Tickets

Before May 31:      
$75 members / $90 non-members


Between June 1 & June 14:            
$90 members / $105 non-members


After June 14:        
$115 members and $125 non-members



Purchase a table for your company or friends by May 15, and receive a $250 discount. After May 15, refer to pricing in the Sponsorship Packet. Contact Christina LaCanfora or  Ed Davis to purchase a table today.


Sponsorships Still Available

Several excellent sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsors who commit by May 15 will be included on the invitation. Download the sponsorship package, now, and get tapped into our network of hundreds of PR and communications professionals. Contact Christina LaCanfora or  Ed Davis for more information.


The Excalibur Awards Committee invites you to take advantage of recognizing your teams for their hard work by attending the Excalibur Awards Gala.


Visit the Excalibur Awards site for complete details.


Thanks to presenting sponsor

Thanks to in-kind graphic design sponsor


Thanks also to organizations who have already reserved tables




PR Foundation Challenges Houston to ‘SteP Up and SuppoRt’


Step up, take the lead and support the future of your profession. The Public Relations Foundation of Houston will host its annual silent auction June 17 in conjunction with the 2010 Excalibur Awards for Excellence.


You can directly impact future PR professionals by supporting the auction with a donated item or purchasing an item at the event. 


You will get a great product and support the Foundation, so it’s a win-win for everyone. Here are just a few of the great donations you can purchase at the auction:


·         St. Arnolds Brewing Company gift basket

·         Overnight get-a-way for two at the Houstonian Hotel

·         Chi hair care products from Farouk USA

·         Bowling party at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge

·         City-wide family membership to the YMCA of Greater Houston

·         Houston Texans jerseys from Gulf States Toyota

·         Ensemble Theater tickets

·         Performance tickets from the Houston Ballet

·         Membership to the Museum of the Fine Arts 


The Foundation awards a $3,000 scholarship to support a local, deserving student studying PR or communications each year. The Excalibur Awards auction is PRFH’s largest fundraising event.


To donate an item for the auction, contact: Tricia Bentley or Ania Czarnecka

Making It Happen: Integrated Strategic Communications in the Energy Industry 

PRSA Members - join AMA Energy and Marketing Strategy SIGs Friday, June 4 for a timely, interactive workshop and discussion about how to transition from tactical communications to developing strategic, analytical and tracking programs to deliver better results and reach critical audiences in and out of the energy sector.

During this three-hour jam-packed session, you will learn how a strategic and research-based approach can deliver more revenue, more brand value, better employees and more shareholder value. 

PRSA Members get AMA Member rate for this event! 


Come prepared to be inspired, energized and armed with the tools to transform your marketing efforts and industry perceptions.

Topics covered include:

  • How to create a sound business development strategy from market intelligence
  • How to evaluate market research and extract maximum insight out of the data
  • Simple fixes to get more return on your PR efforts
  • How to leverage your marketing efforts to resonate with more than just customers (students, general public, analysts, media)

Panelists will include:

·         David Bat, president, Welling and Company

·         Travis Harper, account manager, PR Newswire

·         Marina Kaplan, director, Strategy and Business Development, ConocoPhillips

·         Michele Wood, brand marketing manager, Statoil 

Advance Registration

$35 AMA Members

$55 Non-Members

$20 Students (ID required)

At the door pricing

$45 AMA Members

$65 Non-Members

$20 Students (ID required)



Date:           Friday, June 4, 2010

Time:           7:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

Location:      BMC Software - Citywest Building 2 Auditorium
2101 Citywest Boulevard, 77042
Visitor parking only at BMC campus

Contact:         Rebecca Castillo


Register online by Thursday, June 3, 2010, 12 p.m.


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Erin Schwartz
(713) 563-4920
Author: Erin Schwartz
Phone: (713) 563-4920
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