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July 25, 2019

PRSA San Francisco Bay Area Launches Chapter Award Program; Opens Call for Entries

Read about our awards program in Bulldog Reporter.

The Public Relations Society of America San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (PRSA-SF), one of the five founding PRSA Chapters, has launched its inaugural awards program. The awards recognize the San Francisco Bay Area’s best public relations and communications programs and the brightest professionals who bring them to life. Open to all public relations professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area, PRSA members and non-members alike, the call for entries runs through August 31, 2019.

The inaugural program is open to public relations and communications professionals from agencies, in-house teams, and nonprofits. Materials for consideration must have …

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July 23, 2019

Meet the Media: Megan Hernbroth of Business Insider

As part of PRSA’s mission to advance the PR profession and the professional, we bring you our next Meet the Media Q+A profile. In this Q+A, we speak with Megan Hernbroth, Startups & Venture Capital Reporter at Business Insider to learn more about the work she does on a daily basis, how to best work with her and her hobbies and interests.

How did you get into journalism?

I joined my high school newspaper, The Wildcat Chronicle, my freshman year and worked up to become the editor-in-chief by my senior year. I loved writing, editing, and managing our little team …

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June 10, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Y'Anad Burrell

In our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays,’ a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors, we bring you PRSA-SF Bay Area Director-At-Large, Y'Anad Burrell. In her day job, she's Founder and President of Glass House Communications.

Give us a P-R-S-A!

 

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a native San Franciscan and fortunate to have four generations of family still living in here in the Bay Area.  I started in the field of public relations representing clients in the entertainment industry over ten years ago, and …

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June 3, 2019

Guest Post: Nothing Gained, An Inexhaustive List of Bad PR Assumptions I’ve Made

What you don’t know can hurt you. But what you don’t know you don’t know can be even worse. It’s a cliché, but a useful one. And it has proven itself true time after time as I make every conceivable and inconceivable mistake in my PR efforts. It’s the same lesson, over and over again, in different flavors: don’t make assumptions.

In the hopes of giving the PR professionals out there some insight into the minds of their clients, I’d like to share with you some of the key assumptions that only hindsight has taught me not to make.

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June 3, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Mitchell Friedman

In our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays,’ a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors, we bring you PRSA-SF Bay Area Director of APR, Mitchell Friedman, EdD, APR. In his day job, he's a Visiting Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, an Adjunct Professor at USF and a consultant, trainer, and coach on individual and organizational issues.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a native New Yorker, which I proudly proclaim even after living in the San Francisco Bay Area …

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May 13, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Mike Sanchez

In our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays,’ a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors, we bring you PRSA-SF Bay Area Director of Student Affairs, Mike Sanchez. In his day job, he's an Account Executive at Edelman.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I was sculpted by the Central Valley – the non-Hollywood, hard-working, blue-collar region which, with its fertile soil, feeds America. I was born and raised in Newman, CA – a tiny town of about eight thousand people. Newman instilled a powerful sense of …

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April 30, 2019

Path to APR: Q&A with Beverly Butler

Path to APR: Q&A with Beverly Butler

Tell us about yourself and your professional life — Wells Fargo, Firemans Fund, etc. 

My career has been a bit unconventional.

I started out in television news in Michigan (writer, producer, reporter) straight out of college (with my theatre degree in hand!). Next I was executive producer at a video/film production company, and from there I went to corporate America. I headed up marketing communications for Brooks Shoes and Apparel (a Division of Wolverine Worldwide best known for Hush Puppies), and moved to Boston to be VP of Marketing Rockport Shoe Company prior …

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April 29, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Ellen Kiehl

In our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays,’ a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors, we bring you PRSA-SF Bay Area Director of Social/Events, Ellen Kiehl. In her day job, she's Communications Lead at Affirm.

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Tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve been involved with PRSA for a number of years and joined the board last June. A St. Louis native, I moved to San Francisco nearly five years ago after graduating from Texas Christian University where I studied strategic communications and minored …

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April 26, 2019

Meet the Media: Marisa Kendall of The Mercury News

As part of PRSA’s mission to advance the PR profession and the professional, we bring you our next Meet the Media Q+A profile. In this Q+A, we speak with Marisa Kendall, Housing Reporter at The Mercury News to learn more about the work she does on a daily basis and to learn more about her hobbies and interests.

How did you end up in journalism?

I've wanted to be a journalist since I was 16, when I got my first internship at my local weekly newspaper: The Wellesley Townsman in Massachusetts. From then on, I kept working to make …

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April 22, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Brooks Wallace

In our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays,’ a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors, we bring you PRSA-SF Bay Area Director of Communications, Brooks Wallace. In her day job, she's West Coast Lead at Hollywood Agency.

 

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Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi, I’m Brooks Wallace, a new board member this year. A Boston native, I moved to SF two years ago to build out our agency’s west coast office and to enjoy a California lifestyle! I should explain that despite our agency's name, we don't …

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