Friday, October 21, 2011

PR Panel

Hello Everyone!
Midterm grades are in and fall semester is officially half way over, crazy isn't it? I hope everyone had a wonderful fall break and that this post finds you rested and ready for what this half of the semester has to offer. Your PRSSA officers have some fun plans for fall including some volunteering options and fundraising opportunities but the first thing we have planned is our Professional Panel coming up this Wednesday, Oct. 26th. We will be hosting two fabulous Charleston Professionals; Adam Temple and Will Bryan.
The two come from very different PR fields so together they should be able to answer a wide range of questions from different interest groups.
Will Bryan is the Associate Director of Athletics Communications at College of Charleston and the primary contact for baseball, volleyball, and swimming. Bryan, a Charleston native, attended Davidson College before earning his masters in sports management from St. John’s University in New York. Prior to coming to CofC, Bryan worked in the athletic department at St. John’s as the primary contact for men’s lacrosse and women’s track & field and cross country. Bryan has also worked in media relations for the NFL's Carolina Panthers in 2008, as well as a research associate for Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal, and as a media relations volunteer with the NFL's New York Jets and Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla.
Adam Temple is the Managing Director at JDA frontline, a strategic communications and public affairs firm with offices both here in Charleston and in Washington, D.C. He obtained his degree from University of Tenessee-Knoxville in 2001. Prior to Working for JDA Frontline, Temple worked as the Press Secretary for John McCain's 2008 campaign and as Press Secretary for U.S Senator Jim DeMint.
We are so excited and grateful that these two awesome people have agreed to give us their time so that we can benefit from their knowledge and experience. Please come prepared to ask questions.
Speaking of questions, as always feel free to email me at with any that you may have.
As a reminder, the membership deadline for PRSSA dues is today! However, Dr. Ruth has agreed to accept dues and applications until 5:00pm on Monday. If you're not ready to commit, there will be another opportunity to become an official member in the Spring. However, if you're really interested in being a part of this organization we urge you to get in the applications and dues asap so you can start cashing in on the member benefits.
See ya'll Wednesday!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Update

Hey Everyone!
All of the officers were so thrilled with the turnout for our field trip to Rawle Murdy on Wednesday. You guys asked some great questions and I hope you all enjoyed the tour and learned something new about the world of public relations and marketing.
The field trip may be over, but we have a lot more in store for ya'll this month. The first thing I want to highlight is this month's PRSA luncheon at Virginia's on King. On October 18th at 11:45 am (lunch served at noon) the Charleston chapter of PRSA will be hosting a seminar titled "What's Your Google Ranking" featuring Melissa Allan, Communications Manager for Motley Rice LL, sharing her secrets for search engine optimization.
The price for students is only $15. Those of you who are familiar with Virginia's know that's a really great deal! As always the PRSSA strongly urges you to attend these luncheons if you can. Not only is it a great deal for fabulous food but it's an incredible networking opportunity.
The second thing I want to mention that we have planned for this month is our PR professional panel. Within the next week there will be a post specifically dedicated to this panel but heres a little sneak peak. We will have local professionals from different areas of the PR world ready to talk about the journey from a college degree to a successful career. We'll have someone representing political PR, sports PR, and the non profit sector.
One final reminder, PRSSA annual membership fees are due by October 21st. If you would like to become a full member of our organization please submit your membership application and member fees to Audrey Horne asap. If you need a copy of the application let me know and I will be sure to get you one.
As always feel free to email me at with any questions you have! I hope everyone has a fabulous friday, a wicked weekend, and a fantastic fall break!