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February 25, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Jenna Watson

Here's our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays’, a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors. In this installation, we bring you Director of Membership, Jenna Watson.

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As a small town gal from Shasta County in Northern California, the SF Bay Area has proven an exciting adventure after attending college in San Luis Obispo and traveling abroad for a few seasons. For me, the SF Bay Area has offered a multitude of ways to get involved, get plugged in …

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February 12, 2019

Win over influencers, grab attention, drive growth - oh, and make your life easier

'Why are you busy with PRSA all the time?' a friend might ask. ('What's PRSA?' my mom might say, wondering what exactly it is I do for a living.)

I'll tell you why I'm so involved with PRSA: because the people I meet, the skills I gain, and the community we form takes all of us to the next level. And I'm writing today to share some (amazing) webinars coming up that are free to PRSA members. 

Pro tip: want to use these events to really set yourself apart? Share what you learn! Write an article on LinkedIn sharing key …

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February 4, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Andrea Mahoney

Here's our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays’, a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors. In our fifth installation, we bring you our Secretary, Andrea Mahoney.

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I’m Andrea and I am the chapter’s Secretary. Previously, I was Director of Sponsorships, and no matter the role, I’ve found it rewarding to help the organization live its mission and vision, and increase its success in the Bay Area. Also, it’s another way for me to support my beloved Bay Area! My parents …

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February 1, 2019

Guest Post: Are You Prepared for the Next Communications Crisis?

The top seven crises to grace The Holmes Report’s “Top 20 Crises of 2018” span allegations of a CEO’s embezzlement, a sex scandal, the world’s second-largest cybersecurity breach and the knowing use of cancer-causing ingredients in consumer products. Unfortunately, one of these crises could happen to any of our clients or companies. Are you and your team prepared for the challenge?

While the decisions and behaviors of senior executives who make the types of decision that result in scandal are not our fault, it becomes the responsibility of the communications team to mitigate the fallout and communicate with affected stakeholders. …

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January 29, 2019

Guest Post: The Skills of the Future Communicator

In the last 10-15 years, a whole host of new occupations have sprung up, from app developer to social media manager to Uber driver. These jobs simply didn’t exist until cultural, social and technological changes deemed them necessary.

A new report from Davos acknowledges that learning and employment ecosystems are currently built for a world of work that is no longer reflected in reality. By 2022, it’s estimated the core skills required to perform most roles will change by 42%. To respond learning must be lifelong and skills-based, and cannot end with a graduation ceremony.

The Challenges for the PR …

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January 28, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Scott Wintner

Here's our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays’, a series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors. This year, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter is led by a dynamic, passionate group of PR pros who are committed to help advance the profession and the professional in this foggy city! In our fourth installation, we bring you our Treasurer, Scott Wintner.

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I'm Scott and I currently serve as Treasurer. After three years on the board in the combined Secretary/Treasurer role, I'm …

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January 21, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: John Philip Vernon

Here's our latest edition of ‘Meet the Board Mondays’, a new series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors. This year, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter is led by a dynamic, passionate group of PR pros who are committed to help advance the profession and the professional in this foggy city! In our third installation, we bring you our Immediate Past President and Director of Ethics, John Philip Vernon.

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My name's John and I'm the Immediate Past President of PRSA-SF! …

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January 16, 2019

The Importance of Earning your APR

Anyone can claim to practice public relations. Anyone. Edward Bernays, a 20th century pioneer in the field, bemoaned this development. It seems little has changed. If anything, the market is even more crowded with self-proclaimed "public relations experts."

So, as a public relations professional, what can you do? How do you differentiate yourself from the legion of individuals who claim to practice public relations?

You get educated. You seek training and professional development opportunities. You work to deepen your understanding of the rich tapestry that is public relations.

That’s why you joined PRSA in the first place. And that’s …

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January 14, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: Aida Zepeda-Torres

Welcome to ‘Meet the Board Mondays’, a new series to help you get to know your 2019 Board of Directors. This year, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter is led by a dynamic, passionate group of PR pros who are committed to help advance the profession and the professional in this foggy city! In our second installation, we bring you our Director of Awards and President-Elect (2020), Aida Zepeda-Torres.

 

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Hi! I'm Aida Zepeda-Torres and I'm this year's PRSA SF Bay Area Director of Awards …

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January 7, 2019

A Message from the President

I recall the time when I first moved to the Bay Area in 2013 from New York. Given that I was so new to the area, I wanted to network with as many people as possible to get a better understanding of the landscape and to make new connections. One of the individuals who I would later meet a few years later was Michele Horaney. She was Chapter President at the time in 2015 and we met for coffee at the Nespresso Cafe over by Grant and Geary in SF.  I recall Michele letting me know about the PRSA-SF Bay …

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