Saturday, December 27, 2008

RockStock Committees

Rockstock is quickly arriving and we need members to help make it a success! Please read the committee descriptions below and contact Emily Coleman ( with your committee preference. This is a great resume building opportunity, not to mention a great way to put classroom knowledge to work. Committee descriptions are as follows:

Sponsorship Committee: research possible sponsors, create sponsorship packet, pitch to sponsors, follow up with sponsors, and make sure the sponsors are getting everything negotiated in the contract

Marketing Committee: Create and design promotional materials, market ticket sales, sell the tickets, design t-shirts and tickets

PR/ Media Relations Committee: create news pitches, pitch to various media, write press releases, develop a press kit, write band biographies, act as media liaisons

Finance Committee: keep record of all the money, create a budget for what each committee can spend, develop a spread sheet for each committee

Artist Talent Relations Committee: form relationships with different bands, listen to cds and vote on who will perform, act as stage directors

Vendors/ Venue Committee: deal with any legal issues, research possible vendors, police’ bouncers, design the layout, research companies to rent the stage/lighting/sound

Monday, November 10, 2008

It is that time of the month again. I hope everyone is able to come out for the November PRSSA meeting. Check out the information below and come on out!


Join PRSSA in discussing the success of Charleston-based company, Stella Nova. Laran D'eustachio and Jen Daubleran will discuss their role in the phenomenal growth of this health and beauty company. Featured in Elle, Lucky, InStyle, Vogue and Day Spa magazines and on The Learning Channel’s “A Makeover Story” and ABC’s “Makeover Mondays”, Stella Nova uses public relations and marketing to remain a leader in their industry. Learn what it takes to work for a company that is recognized as the region's top beauty brand.

WHO: Students interested in a communications-related field

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Maybank 306

Contact Emily Coleman ( or Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain ( for more information about PRSSA or the November meeting.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello Everyone! Our next chapter meeting is just around the corner and I hope that everyone can make it out! For those of you who have been emailing about the video post, we will have the meetings posted but are still working out the kinks. Keep looking! As soon as the first video is posted an email will be sent to memebers to check it out. Below is the information for the next meeting on October 15th:

October meeting of the PRSSA...
PR for the Dogs: Inside the Charleston Animal Society Campaign

Who: PRSSA's (Public Relations Student Society of America) October professional development meeting; all interested students are invited to attend!

What: Guest speakers, Claire Gibbons and Lauren Curler from Rawle Murdy, will lead a discussion on their most recent public relations campaign for the Charleston Animal Society. Learn more about Rawle Murdy - "one of the country's best marketing communications firms" - at

When: Wednesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Maybank 306

How: Just come as you are! Check out for more information on the College of Charleston chapter of the PRSSA.

Please contact Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain (chapter advisor) at, or Emily Coleman (chapter president) at, with questions.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Welcome to CofC PRSSA!

Welcome to College of Charleston's Public Relations Student Society of America Web page (so it's really a blog, but we have to get out to the world somehow!). As the 2008 summer break winds down, your PRSSA e-board is hard at work to make this year bigger and better than the rest. With many new and exciting ideas ahead, we hope to have a very memorable year. That being said, we need everyone's feedback into how things are going and what we can be doing to make things better, so please give us any feedback you see fit.

This semester we will be meeting in Maybank 306 at 5:30 p.m.

Our first meeting/ open house night will be September 10th. I hope everyone can come out.

If you are interested in attending the meeting and have not yet joined the club, please email Emily Coleman at with the email heading 'Wanting more PRSSA Information.'

Hope everyone's summers have gone well!