Mindful Communicators Morning Recap

Written By Pamela Flasch May 8, 2019 I usually leave workshops INSPIRED! SCPRSA’s Mindful Communicators Morning was certainly at the top of that scale. Between the early morning mindset tweak and the late morning diversity exercise, it felt like my brain had been taken out, laundered on delicate, then polished and put back facing true […]

Public Relations Excellence Recognized at Annual SCPRSA Mercury Awards Event

FOR RELEASE AFTER 8:00 A.M. EDT April 12, 2019 Contact: Kim Keelor, APR, SCPRSA Chapter President kkeelor@thecitadel.edu Public Relations Excellence Recognized at Annual SCPRSA Mercury Awards Event CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 12, 2019) – The South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) hosted its annual Mercury Awards celebration on Thursday, April 11 […]

Ethics: There Should be an App for That

Written by: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, Fellow PRSA Ethics Officer, South Carolina PRSA Some actions are clearly wrong. No reasonable person could fail to identify that lying and cheating are unethical. Why then do these actions make headlines nearly every day? Isn’t it interesting that some individuals, including high-ranking politicians and economic leaders, disregard what should […]

ETHICS & PR: Rotary’s Four-Way Test is Fundamental for Communicators

Written by: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, Fellow PRSA Ethics Officer, South Carolina PRSA Many professional communicators are familiar with Rotary International’s Four-Way Test. We hear it recited at weekly Rotary meetings. We nod our heads in agreement and support, but do we model, respect, live, and lead by its ideas? The four, simple principles, created by […]

Preparing for a Crisis

By: Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, Fellow PRSA Sooner or later every organization faces a crisis. Preventing a damaging blow to your reputation requires a strategic crisis plan. While the plan needs to be catered to your organization and situation, they all have three things in common: You must be assertive. You must be tenacious. If you’re […]

Countdown is on … tips from judges

This post was written by Reba Hull Campbell I submitted my first Mercury Award entry almost 20 years ago. It was a single entry in the Silver Wing category for a project I was really proud of when I worked at SCETV. The project had been very successful in meeting its goals. But it didn’t […]

Award-Winning Tips for Mercury Awards Success

It’s the last week before your SCPRSA Mercury and Silver Wing entries are due. You’re either ready to submit or you’re in a complete panic about where to start. Trust me – I’ve been there! The deadline for this year’s entries is noon on Friday, Feb. 1. We’re pleased to be using OmniContests as our […]

ETHICS & PR: Holding High the Ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Post was written by Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR, Fellow PRSA Ethics Officer, South Carolina PRSA As we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is worth reflecting on the place he holds in American history. Along with our past Presidents Jefferson, Madison and Lincoln, King is recognized as one of our […]

Palmetto PR Today – Podcast

Almost all of us think about ourselves as being the kind of people who will always act ethically in our professional lives. But are ethics really so simple? And what is the difference between “morals” and “ethics” anyway? These questions and the values expressed in the Public Relations Society of America’s Code of Ethics are […]

Tourism in the Midlands

Post Written by Allie Santorum, Chernoff Newman Intern Oh, the places you’ll go… if you just stop long enough to explore. If you were asked to think of your ideal vacation spot in the state of South Carolina, it is safe to say most of us would choose one of our famous coastal destinations such […]