Speaker Terry Hemeyer and PR Day 2005 Co-chair Susan Richardson
shake hands at the close of his presentation, "It''s a New World -
Communicating with a Public that Doesn''t Know or Couldn''t Care Less."
Patricia Chandler of Pate Engineering and exhibitor Jim Hauser of
The Hauser Co. smile for the camera.
PR Day Co-Chair Melanie Brenneman, Business Wire, takes a break for
a massage offered at the Business Wire booth during the afternoon of PR
Day, Sept. 14.
Ed Schipul (left), Schipul-The Web Marketing Company, responds to a question from
the audience during the opening PR Day session, "The Onlaught of Blogs," with fellow
panelist John Wagner (right), Wagner Communications. Schipul enabled the podcasting
of this session and two others. The PR Day luncheon podcast, Proving PR Value,
is open to everyone. PRSA Houston members can hear the blogging session and
Jeffrey Ory''s Campaigns on a Budget sessions through the PRSA Houston website,
www.prsahouston.org. This was PRSA Houston''s first attempt at podcasting, which
enabled a number of members to hear a portion of PR Day activities even though
Hurricane Katrina kept them away from the event itself. About 200 people attended
PR Day 2005.
What good is a conference without a great designing firm? Piland
Design, the official designer of PR Day 2005 printed materials, was an
integral part of the development process. Here, Karen Hunter stands next
to examples of their creative work.
In the hot seat! Proving PR Value luncheon panelists (l to r) Ned Walker, Graham Painter and Christine McGee prepare to take Q&A from the audience.