HELP NEEDED TO JUDGE CLEVELAND PRSA’S AWARD ENTRIES
Calling anyone who wants to get involved, network, have fun and see what other PR
professionals are doing in another city!
That's right-it's time to judge the Cleveland PRSA chapter's entries for their annual awards
banquet. We will be judging the 133 entries they received for this year.
Show up one night, both nights or some of one or some of the other. It doesn't matter, we
would just love to have you involved!
Monday, October 19th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 22nd from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
2451 Atrium Way
Nashville, TN 37214
(near Briley and Elm Hill)
Pizza and drinks provided.
RSVP to Trey Campbell
OCTOBER LUNCHEON OCTOBER 27
When: October 27, 2009
Where: Sunset Grill – 2001 Belcourt Avenue
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00-members & students / $35.00-guests
Did the lack and flow of information drive Hamlet to revenge his father's death? Or did Hamlet
go crazy because he was unaware of the alliances and full disclosure by those closest to him?
Join PRSA and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival in a dramatic presentation of the key tenets
of PRSA's Code of Ethics. RSVP at the PRSA website. www.prsanashville.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR “QUALITY TIME WITH PR MINDS”
The public service committee needs volunteers from the chapter to work with nonprofit
participants, 9:00a.m.-10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. on November 17 for the “Quality
Time With PR Minds.” For a volunteer sign-up form, visit www.prsanashville.com/.
This is an opportunity to use your expertise for pro bono work. If you are accredited,
volunteering will count toward your re-accreditation points. Please sign up today if you can help.
We consider this a one-stop, one- to two-hour event where non-profits can receive expert public
relations counseling and advice they otherwise could not afford and Nashville PRSA members
can do a pro bono good deed quickly and conveniently. Think of it as speed-dating for PR
Date: November 17, 2009
Time: 8:30 a.m. registration and continental breakfast
Two sessions: 9 – 10 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.. (You can attend one or both.)
Location: Belmont University Massey Business Center
Cost: Free to non-profits. If non-profit representatives so choose, they may also attend the
PRSA luncheon immediately following the event for a cost of $35 per person. Roundtable
discussions will provide even more public relations advice.
PRSA members, go to www.prsanashville.com to complete a volunteer form. You may volunteer
for either or both sessions. You will receive information on your assigned non-profit(s) by
Questions? Call Susan Barnes, 615-662-6383, or e-mail email@example.com.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES 2010 SLATE OF OFFICERS
The PRSA Nashville Chapter Nominating Committee has recommended the following 2010
slate of officers:
President - Trey Campbell, APR
President-Elect - Heather MacDonald
Secretary - Todd Smith
Treasurer - Jackie Cavnar
Immediate Past President - Julie Davis, APR
Directors at Large - Amy Everett, Kearstin Patterson, Debbie McGraw, Meredith Libbey
Assembly Delegates - Bonnie Riechert, APR, Fellow PRSA and Teresa Corlew, APR
The Annual Meeting will be November 17, 2009 and all members will have the opportunity to
vote on the slate of officers presented. Additional information on the November meeting
location, time and topic has been sent to the membership.
Members of the Nominating Committee are: Marcia Colburn, Chair; Tom Adkinson, APR, Vicki
Bagwell, APR, and Julie Davis, APR.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR
The Young Professionals committee is hosting a happy hour at Allium Restaurant, 501 Main
Street, Nashville, TN 37206, on November 3 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. We'll provide the appetizers
and interesting conversation. Cash Bar. Appetizers are provided.
PRSA members – Drop in, have a drink and get to know the next generation of PR
professionals. You just might find your next top intern!
Students – Bring your resumes and take this opportunity to network with PR professionals.
Contact Lauren Reed with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 622-5541.
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: PRSA|GA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
You've spent years honing your skills as a PR professional. Now share your expertise with over
150 PR professionals from around the Southeast! The PRSA|GA Annual Conference
Committee is now accepting presentation submissions for the 2010 PRSA|GA Annual
Conference, scheduled for Thursday, May 6, at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta.
We are seeking presentations that fall into one of three tracks, including:
• Social Media: Intended to examine all forms of social media and how it applies to
communicators of all levels.
• Tools and Tactics: Intended for those who want to refresh their skills or learn
• The Evolving Professional: Intended for professionals looking to improve their
Click here to submit a presentation and become part of the Southeast’s largest PR
Presentations will be accepted now through Tuesday, October 20.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the 2010 PRSA|GA Annual
SPEAKER NOTE: Speakers presenting at the 2010 PRSA|GA Annual Conference will not
receive compensation for their presentation nor will they receive travel expenses related to their
Web address to submit presentations: https://www.prsageorgia.org/conferences/home-
PR & MARKETING SEMINAR OFFERS VALUE, EDUCATION AND NETWORKING
Public Relations & Marketing Seminar 2009
Oct. 22, 2009, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday Center for Continuing Education – Chapel Hill, NC
Presented by the North Carolina Chapter, Public Relations Society of America
Association Participants: IABC Triangle, PRSA Charlotte and Nashville Chapters, Raleigh
Public Relations Society
The 8th Annual Public Relations & Marketing Seminar is the only full-day seminar of its kind in
the Southeast and offers a reasonably priced, high-quality program for public relations,
marketing, advertising and communications professionals.
Presentation and round-table topics will include: accreditation, branding, business development,
client satisfaction, co-marketing, crisis management, change management, consumer PR,
integrated pitches, interactive marketing, media pitches, social media, sustainability and more.
Hear from top executives from these and other organizations: Business Wire, The Catevo
Group, Cree, Fleishman-Hillard, French/West/Vaughn, Glaxo SmithKline, Ignite Social Media,
Luquire George Andrews, RLF Communications, S&A Cherokee, Morningstar Communications,
RDU International Airport and WakeMed.
$240 for members of participating associations
$295 for non-members
PERITUS NAMED ONE OF NATION’S TOP HEALTHCARE PUBLIC RELATIONS
Peritus, one of the region’s largest and fastest growing PR agencies, was recently named 64th in
the nation for healthcare public relations in O’Dwyer’s ranking of PR firms. The agency boasts
two decades of experience across the healthcare spectrum from payer to provider including
hospitals, doctors, pharmaceuticals, insurers and non-profit patient advocacy groups.
“Healthcare is one of the most important issues facing our country today,” said CEO Timothy
Mulloy. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s top firms in this segment and
we remain committed to advancing our clients’ goals.”
Peritus represents such healthcare industry clients as the Pharmaceutical Researchers and
Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Pfizer, Almost Family, Inc., and John Kenyon American
“In this complicated and constantly changing arena, clients need sound guidance and a team of
reliable experts that deliver results. That’s why so many healthcare institutions have turned to
Peritus,” said Steve Bryant, who was recently named Director of the firm’s healthcare practice.
Details about the ranking can be found in the October issue of O’Dwyer’s PR Report or at
Peritus was recently named a “Top 100” Public Relations Firm by O’Dwyers and was
recognized in 2009 as one of the Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing companies. To learn more about
Peritus visit www.perituspr.com.
JOB OPENING IN MEMPHIS
Archer>malmo public relations, located in Memphis, is seeking a seasoned, proven public
relations professional to oversee planning and execution of PR strategy for one of the agency’s
largest and most prestigious clients. This is an immediate opportunity for a team-focused leader
with considerable experience in developing and managing business strategy and client
relationships. The position reports to the chief PR officer.
15-20 years of experience preferably with a PR agency, but client-side experience is welcome
Experience in team management, exhibiting strong management principles
Demonstrated experience developing and executing results-driven public relations plans across
various audience segmentations
Experience with financial and budget management of client account
The ability to work effectively with other discipline groups such as advertising account service
Must be a self-starter with ability to produce high-quality written materials, such as client
correspondence, PR plans and media communications
Experience with wireless communications is strongly preferred
BA/BS degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a related field
MA or MBA degree a plus
What we offer: A highly integrated, cross-discipline agency and a reputation for being one of the
“25 Best Small Companies to Work for in America,” a wide variety of clients, a talented and
experienced team and the opportunity to grow. Free sodas, free massages and dogs welcome
on most days.
Email resume to: (please do not call) email@example.com
Public Relations Vice President/Group Account Director
Stanton & Associates
2715 Bransford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204