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January 7, 2019

Meet the Board Monday: John McCartney

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! To kick things off, we start with our fearless leader, 2019 President John McCartney.

 

Give me a P-R-S-A!

 

P: PERSON  

Who is John McCartney?

John is our chapter’s 2019 President. He’s also the Managing Director of West Coast at Wise PR. A Filipino …

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December 10, 2018

Guest Post: How Earned Media Management Optimized Comms Campaigns

Today, brands demonstrate the value of their comms and PR programs through vanity metrics such as reach, share of voice, or impressions. But as C-suite executives demand to see a direct correlation between PR and real business results, the industry requires a new approach. To become a true business driver, the comms profession must undergo a complete shift to embrace data as part of its storytelling craft. The answer lies in taking a systematic and strategic approach to earned media campaigns through Earned Media Management.

Earned media management provides a strong framework that delivers the much-needed tools and resources …

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December 9, 2018

PRSA-SF President’s Message – Thank You!

On behalf of the PRSA-SF board, I want to thank YOU – our members, future members, local students, partners, sponsors, and the whole PR community here in the Bay Area – for such a fun, memorable, and impactful 2018. As I reflect upon the year, I’m reminded of so many highlights, including:

 

  • Trying new things. In the Spring, we enjoyed partnering with the Oakland A’s for a sports PR and journalism panel and night at the ballgame, the first event of its kind in years. We also held a Personality Types program on leveraging your uniqueness for workplace success …

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October 11, 2018

Jingle, Mix & Mingle with PRSA-SF and AMA SF Holiday Party

Get in the holiday spirit with your friends at PRSA-SF and AMA SF at a special holiday party to benefit our friends in the Tenderloin! Mingle in one of San Francisco’s hottest lounges with marketing, PR and communications professionals from across the Bay. Learn about open positions and scout new talent for your organization.

Indulge in holiday cheer with light fare, complimentary drinks (depending on ticket purchased), dancing and photo booth fun. Participate in a silent auction to benefit the Tenderloin After-School Program, from which proceeds will go directly to the nonprofit group whose mission is to provide a …

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September 11, 2018

Tips & Tricks: What To Know For Thursday's Storytelling & Networking Event (9/13)

We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at this Thursday’s storytelling and networking event at PianoFight in San Francisco. We’re particularly excited as this event is unique for us – during the typical drinks and mingling, we’ll be taking volunteers to take the stage and share stories. The theme for the stories will be, “a turning point in your career.” Then, we’ll head into PianoFight’s small venue to hear those stories live, on stage!

 

As PR pros, we’re constantly telling stories, so you already know that a good story needs a clear setting, defined characters, a plot that’s …

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July 24, 2018

Member Profile: Isaac Kos-Read

Meet Isaac Kos-Read,

President, Kos Read Group, Inc.

 

We periodically feature veteran and new PRSA San Francisco members and tell the story of their public relations career. If you would like to suggest a PRSA San Francisco member for a profile, please send an email to info@prsasf.org.

 

Why did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides?

I joined PRSA to stay abreast of the crazy fast pace of change in PR. Every day it feels like there is a new tech platform or tool for telling better stories, managing …

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July 2, 2018

PRSA-SF Mid-Year President’s Message

A Message from John Vernon - 2018 PRSA San Francisco Board President

They say time flies when you’re having fun – at PRSA-SF, we must be having a lot of fun! While 2018 sure seems to be flying quickly, I’m excited to take a few moments to reflect upon a successful first half of the year, and to look forward to everything we have in store for the second half of the year.

At our board’s kick-off retreat in January, one of the goals I expressed as Chapter President focused on trying new things this year. This is something I’ve …

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June 26, 2018

Member Profile: Danielle Calhoun

Meet Danielle Calhoun,

Director of Platform Strategy, Weber Shandwick

 

We periodically feature veteran and new PRSA San Francisco members and tell the story of their public relations career. If you would like to suggest a PRSA San Francisco member for a profile, please send an email to info@prsasf.org.

 

Why did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides?

I'm passionate about (okay, maybe obsessed with) helping students unlock the secrets of how to work for an agency. While colleges are teaching the skills students will need, there's often a gap …

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May 14, 2018

Member Profile: Meghan Lynch Forder

Meet Meghan Lynch Forder,

Communications Consultant

 

We periodically feature veteran and new PRSA San Francisco members and tell the story of their public relations career. If you would like to suggest a PRSA San Francisco member for a profile, please send an email to info@prsasf.org.

 

Why did you join PRSA and what is one of your favorite benefits that the organization provides?

After nearly 15 years in the field, I finally joined PRSA after I completed my master's degree in strategic communications. Ironically, it wasn't until I had a formal education in communications and public relations that I …

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April 17, 2018

Up Your Game, Open Doors: Earn Your APR

“I get a gut check every week and am pulled outside of my silo.” 

“This really brings meaning to my work."

“I’m really learning now how to be successful!”

 

Real quotes. Real PRSA members. This is what PRSA-SF members are saying about the APR prep program they’re participating in this spring! It’s a valuable experience that they will tell you is changing their lives.  

What is the APR? It is the widely recognized and respected public relations accreditation credential, and we celebrate it every April during APR Awareness Month.

 

Up Your Game, Open Doors

Earning this designation …

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