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October 2009

  1. 1. PRSA INK OCTOBER 2009 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! When? 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. Where? Southwestern Company 2451 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 (near Briley and Elm Hill) Pizza and drinks provided. RSVP to Trey Campbell Trey.campbell@southwestern.com Work: 391-2801 Cell: 364:2631 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?
  2. 2. 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 advice. 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 October 23. Questions? Call Susan Barnes, 615-662-6383, or e-mail sgbarnes1@bellsouth.net. 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
  3. 3. 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 lreed@perituspr.com 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 something new. • The Evolving Professional: Intended for professionals looking to improve their leadership/management skills. Click here to submit a presentation and become part of the Southeast’s largest PR conference! Presentations will be accepted now through Tuesday, October 20.
  4. 4. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the 2010 PRSA|GA Annual Conference Chairs: Jessica Riley jessica.riley@solvay.com 770.578.5637 Stephanie Stinn stephanie.stinn@lmco.com 770.494.0489 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 presentation. Web address to submit presentations: https://www.prsageorgia.org/conferences/home- conference.cfm 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 FIRMS
  5. 5. 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 Eye Institute. “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 www.odwyerpr.com. 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. Qualifications: 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 and interactive 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 Some travel 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
  6. 6. experienced team and the opportunity to grow. Free sodas, free massages and dogs welcome on most days. Email resume to: (please do not call) hr@archermalmo.com Public Relations Vice President/Group Account Director www.archermalmopr.com Joyce Redden Stanton & Associates 2715 Bransford Avenue Nashville, TN 37204 615.242.0067 FAX: 615.460.7574