October President’s Report: Leadership Slate & PD Conference

Dear SCPRSA Members: It’s hard to believe that it’s already Fall! The South Carolina Chapter of PRSA has had a great 2010 program year so far, highlighted by a well-attended Mercury Awards Banquet and Spring Development Conference as well as dynamic monthly programming in all three regions. With 2011 just around the corner, a committee […]

Get CONNECTed on November 5

Are you ready to beef up your PR skills – while keeping it lean on your wallet? SCPRSA and IABC-SC have your recipe right here! This November, both organizations have teamed up to create one of the largest events for communications professionals in the state: CONNECT 2010. For just $75 for members (until October 15) […]

Check Out FREE Member Resources

Your PRSA Membership is bringing you even more value! Check out some of the great (and FREE) resources available to you, just for being a member! Discover PRSA’s Free Webinars and Podcasts. Don’t forget to take advantage about PRSA’s free educational and training webinars that provide cutting-edge professional development to public relations practitioners. Available live […]

Why PR Matters in a Down Economy

by Brett Turner, APR Since October 2008, many people — clients, colleagues, PR pros, students, etc. — have asked me what they should do to survive in the economic downturn. The answers vary for each group and individual, but the basic facts remain the same. Here are my top 10 reasons why public relations matters, […]

My APR Journey: Sniffles, Studies and Scheduling

by Jacque Riley, APR My journey toward the APR started with nasty bout of bronchitis and walking pneumonia in October 2009. There’s nothing like a high fever and some forced downtime to make you evaluate where you want to go in life! Besides, researching the APR process online offered a respite from daytime television and […]

August President’s Report | 2011 Leadership

It’s hard to believe that the year is more than halfway over! In the past few months, SCPRSA has hosted a dynamic Mercury Awards and Spring Professional Development Conference – with a special visit by our national PRSA Chairman, Gary McCormick of HGTV – and hosted engaging luncheon presentations from Greenville all the way to […]

SCPRSA Member Profile: Alice Grey Harrison, APR

The SCPRSA Member Profile features outstanding members and practitioners, and gives us a chance to find out what’s going on at your company and in your corner of the state. This month, we’re proud to feature … Name: Alice Grey Harrison, APRPosition: Marketing Communications ManagerCompany: Dixon Hughes PLLCYears in Current Position: 2 Education: BA University […]

Midlands Luncheon Recap: The Campaign to Increase South Carolina’s Cigarette Tax

The South Carolina General Assembly in May overrode Governor Mark Sanford’s veto of legislation to increase the state’s lowest-in-the-nation cigarette tax by 50 cents. At the heart of this victory was an extensive, multi-faceted communications campaign. In June, Midlands’ public relations professionals gathered at the Capital City Club to hear from a seasoned PR professional […]

Spring Conference speakers deliver wealth of insight, advice

The 2010 Spring Conference offered attendees perspectives from three PR pros on topics ranging from social media and the value of PR partnerships, to mounting a successful fundraising campaign. Below are some of the ideas and approaches offered by each of the three speakers, Donnie Henderson, Gary McCormick, and Andrea Moody. Donnie Henderson, cofounder of […]

It’s Not Too Late…

…to register for this Friday’s Spring Professional Development Conference in Columbia! Enjoy great networking with professionals across the state while giving your public relations career a jump start with diverse sessions featuring a great roster of speakers: Gary McCormick, Director of Partnership Development, HGTV | “Preparing for the New PR Landscape” Andrea Moody, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. […]