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How a Powerful Handshake Led to Being President at a Global Agency

By Laura Moy, a recent graduate of DePaul University From waiting tables, becoming an overnight DJ and now the President of Golin’s Central Region, Ginger Porter’s story is one of grit, optimism and out-of-the-box thinking. For many college students the concept of “adulting̶...

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PRSA Chicago Emboldens the PR Industry to Step Up on Diversity Efforts

2020 has been a challenging year for so many reasons. One of the key issues highlighted this past year is the continuation of systemic racism and inequity across America. Looking closer at statistics in the public relations industry, I was shocked at our collective lack of diversity. Only 8.3 perce...

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How a crisis workshop just two weeks before a fire at a zoo helped them communicate effectively.

On November 29, 2019 a barn on African Safari Wildlife Park (ASWP) caught fire killing 10 exotic animals. It was Thanksgiving weekend, and everybody was with family miles away from the park. Only the general manager was on site and he immediately called 911 and one of the owners, Holly Hunt. Without...

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Five Keys to Driving a Connected Culture

By Virginia Devlin, CEO, Current Global Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but does that apply to your professional life, too? For our more than 200 global employees, who have developed strong, interpersonal relationships in their offices and across our network, it is critical that we mainta...

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Practicing PR as an Independent Practitioner during COVID-19 

By Joyce Lofstrom, MS, APR As PRSA Chicago members transitioned to at-home offices during the COVID-19 pandemic, independent PR practitioners were already in place with their business office ready to go. Yet, this new reality offers consistent challenges for so many in the profession.  Follow...

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Communicators Jump into Action: COVID-19 and Crisis Communications.

The future is changing in ways no one anticipated and so has the role of every organization’s communications team. COVID-19 is keeping communicators on their toes, from being in the background to being the only source of updated information in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. While the econo...

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COVID-19 and the Role Played by Communicators: PRSA Chicago Webinar Recap

By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude) Controversy continues to surface regarding just about every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in these waning days of April, it’s readily apparent that controversy related to the virus and its impact on society and our way of life will cont...

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