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August 2015 Corporate & Employee Communications SIG - Inspiring Employees and Driving Engagement

August 2015 Seminar: How to Respond to the Media in a Breaking News or Crisis Situation


Register Now for the August Monthly Meeting - Get Tips for the Big Pitch: National Media Heats Up Annual Media Lunch

Thursday, August 13
11:30 am Registration & Networking
Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch & Program
Maggiano's Buckhead
  • Jim Van Anglen, Deep South Editor, Associated Press
  • Jim Burress, Senior Reporter, National Public Radio
  • Jonathan Serrie, Correspondent, Fox News
  • Anita Sharpe, Atlanta Bureau Chief, Bloomberg

Summertime in Atlanta means it’s time to heat things up with one of our most popular programs of the year - our annual media day. This year we thought big and have assembled a panel of journalists whose reporting reaches across the nation and beyond. Our panelists will discuss trends in reporting and share insights into the types of stories that will help you put your companies and clients in the spotlight. If you pitch, this is a meeting you don’t want to miss. The panel will be moderated by Kathy Barbour, APR and National PRSA 2015 Chair.

Register Now for the July Pre-Luncheon Seminar: "What to Do When the Gumbo Hits the Hot Pot”: How to Respond to the Media in a Breaking News or Crisis Situation

When:Thursday, August 13
9:15 am - Registration, 9:30 - 11:00 am - Seminar
Where: Maggiano's Buckhead

Speaker:  Dr. Joseph V. Trahan, III, APR, Fellow PRSA

From traditional news conferences to tweets, "What to Do When the Gumbo Hits the Hot Pot” will provide comprehensive instruction on how to respond to media in a breaking news or crisis situation. This interactive seminar, which is appropriate for public relations professionals at all career levels, will teach participants how to craft key messages, provide resources to handle difficult situations in an ever-changing digital age, and evaluate timely and relevant examples of crisis communications.



Now Accepting Nominations for The Order of the Phoenix

Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday July 31

The Order of the Phoenix was established in 1986 by PRSA Georgia to recognize and honor distinguished public relations professionals for their career achievements, significant contributions in the field of public relations and for exemplary community service. Chapter members inducted into the Order of the Phoenix alsoenter the PRSA Georgia Hall of Fame, created in 1988 by the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia in cooperation with PRSA Georgia.

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore to Keynote PRSA International Conference in Atlanta

Receive the best Conference ROI! Register by September 18 and Save $300!

Jim Cantore, Meterologist and Host, The Weather Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the PRSA International Conference in Atlanta November 8 -10. One of the most recognized faces in weather, Cantore has covered every major weather event of the past 25 years with his animated, tenacious style, including Hurricanes Katrina and Irene, as well as Superstorm Sandy.

At the PRSA 2015 International Conference, enhance your personal and professional network, while engaging with some of the world's most influential companies and organizations that call Atlanta home. Connect with thousands of colleagues and over 150 industry experts from all career levels, sectors, work environments and industries for three days of practical insight and networking.


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