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Nearly 300 of the Philadelphia metropolitan area’s top PR industry movers and shakers are PPRA members – a distinguished network of communications professionals available exclusively to those who join. 

We help practitioners of all levels advance their careers by providing access to growth opportunities and professional development resources. We celebrate and spotlight our members at every stage of their careers. We connect our talented pool of PR pros with members of the media, with businesses, and with each other. We are homegrown—a highly engaged, connected community that knows the Philadelphia market better than anyone else. We give back to—and take great pride in—the region that we serve.

Membership Benefits

During the 2021-22 year, we are pleased to continue offering dynamic virtual events, while also bringing back in-person opportunities to be together, while of course, monitoring COVID-19 guidance. We will hold monthly members-only programming; host exciting local and national speakers (we recently welcomed Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money, Regan Stephens from Food and Wine, Elizabeth Wellington from the Inquirer, and more); offer timely educational programs; and provide opportunities to network, job search, and discuss news of the moment.

Membership to PPRA includes access to reporters and editors, exclusive programming, mentorship, and experts’ insights on current trends and best practices, and more.

  • Exclusive Programming: Interviews with local and national writers, and special conversations shared only with PPRA members
  • Monthly Members-Only Opportunities: 1-2 offersing per month, including:
  • Pitch Perfect: Work with a group of peers—and sometimes members of the media—to share pitch ideas, gain feedback, and discuss strategy
  • Member Roundtables: Learn from featured members, including our Hall of Famers!
  • Job search support, including options to share your skills and career interests
  • Special Partnership with Pipeline Philly - monthly community coworking!
  • Significant Programming Discounts: Receive the member rate for events throughout the year, including the Hall of Fame luncheon honoring PR maven Cari Feiler Bender!
  • Media Directory: Access to local and regional print, broadcast, and digital contacts
  • Leadership Opportunities: Members can join PPRA committees and serve on leadership positions within the board of directors
  • And we are hoping to bring back our NYC trip (virtually or in-person) to meet with national media contacts
  • Media Panels: Hear from pros about how they develop a story and pitch the media
  • Education Programs: Dynamic topics ranging from digital communications to personal branding, see below for the fall lineup
  • Timely Conversations: PPRA will convene conversations around important topics related to the news and current events
  • PPRA Perspectives: An interview series sharing voices and insights from national communications leaders
  • Discussions and workshops related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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What do our members
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“PPRA for me has been a constant and a dependable network of friends and colleagues, who have been resources for information, collaboration and new business leads. Even though I have been a member for almost 30 years, PPRA’s speaker’s luncheons and special events provide me with new and current information that I can adapt to my business and clients.”

Lawrence Rubin, PPRA Hall of Fame 1997 President, Rubin Communications PPRA Past President 1987 - 1988 

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