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    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Register

    Join PPRA for our first-ever media panel featuring top-tier freelancers from the Philly region. Learn how best to work with and pitch these reporters and discover how they each navigate the writing industry in 2019. You won’t want to miss this compelling discussion about how PR professionals can best utilize the abundance of freelancers in our region and beyond. The panel discussion will be moderated by Cari Feiler Bender, President of Relief Communications, LLC.

    Panelists Scheduled to Attend:

    • Denise Clay, Freelance journalist for Philadelphia Public Record, Philadelphia Sunday Sun and Philadelphia Magazine
    • Jenny DeHuff, Freelance journalist for Inquirer.com, Philadelphia Weekly
    • Tara Nurin, Freelance journalist for Forbes, Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast, VinePair, Munchies
    • Allie Volpe, Freelance journalist for The New York Times, The Atlantic, Glamour Magazine
    • Josh Weiss, Freelance journalist for Forbes.com, Hollywood Reporter, SYFY Wires
    Registration fee includes continental breakfast.

    Click here to download the printable registration form.


    Cancellations will be accepted in writing by October 22, 2019. No Refunds after October 22, 2019. No-shows will be billed.

    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Braithwaite Communications, 1500 Walnut Street, 18th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    Join fellow members to share pitches with Philadelphia Inquirer health reporter, Mari Schaefer. Mari will provide feedback on your story ideas related to healthcare, business, social justice, retail, or tourism, or any subject! Mari’s career includes more than 20 years at the Philadelphia Inquirer, starting with a role in the photography department. While Mari now covers evidence-based health and science stories, her diverse background in visual and written storytelling will add value to any pitch!

    In addition to Mari, PR colleagues of varying experience levels and industries will be on hand to share their suggestions and experiences to help you craft a strong pitch and media strategy. 

    Registration fee includes light refreshments.

    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rose Garden Ballroom, The Bellevue Hotel, 200 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Register


    Celebrate PPRA’s 75th Anniversary with a special evening reception in the Rose Garden Ballroom at The Bellevue Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. 

    Reflect on the early days of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association while looking ahead to the future. PPRA officially was founded in The Bellevue and we look forward to hosting another milestone occasion at this iconic destination.  

    Since 1945, PPRA has engaged with our city’s decision makers, advocated on issues impacting our profession, and celebrated the influencers and ideas that make our region great. We look forward to continuing this legacy and staying true to our roots while embracing this  ever-changing industry. 

    Mingle with friends and fellow members, make new connections with media and invite prospective members to be introduced to the welcoming community of PPRA. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and entertainment.

    Keynote speaker and more program details coming soon!

    PPRA Milestones

    Founded in 1945, PPRA is one of the oldest, largest private public relations associations in the country.

    In 1954, PPRA presented its first Gold Medal Award, which has been bestowed 65 times.

    In 1972, the first Hall of Fame inductee was honored. 45 people have been inducted. 

    In 2002, we added the Fast Track Awards and Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Awards. Eighteen people have received the Brodey Award and the Fast Track Award.

    In 2009, PRoactive Philly was launched to create a way that further enrich our community by offering pro-bono work. 

    In 2019, the organization launched “Drive for 75” its membership campaign leading to the 75th Anniversary Jubilee.



    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rose Garden Ballroom, The Bellevue Hotel, 200 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • 200
    Register

    Celebrate PPRA’s 75th Anniversary with a special evening reception in the Rose Garden Ballroom at The Bellevue Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia. 

    Reflect on the early days of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association while looking ahead to the future. PPRA officially was founded in The Bellevue and we look forward to hosting another milestone occasion at this iconic destination.  

    Since 1945, PPRA has engaged with our city’s decision makers, advocated on issues impacting our profession, and celebrated the influencers and ideas that make our region great. We look forward to continuing this legacy and staying true to our roots while embracing this  ever-changing industry. 

    Mingle with friends and fellow members, make new connections with media and invite prospective members to be introduced to the welcoming community of PPRA. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, and entertainment.

    Sponsorship levels range from $100-$5,000, and customized packages are available. 

Past events

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2019 Gold Medal Award Dinner Sponsorships
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2019 Gold Medal Award Dinner Honoring Derrick H. Pitts, Hon.D
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Student Program: Networking 101
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Studio Tour and Q&A at PHL17
Thursday, June 13, 2019 2019 Annual Meeting Celebration
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Pitch Perfect"
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "PRoactive Event at ArtWell"
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Channel Chat: The Inside Scoop on Philadelphia’s Broadcast Media Scene
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Gregg Feistman
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon Sponsorships
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Strategic Alliances: Public Relations and Sponsorships
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Members Only Tour: NBC10 and Telemundo62
Friday, April 05, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: Annual NYC Trip
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 Student Program - "Careers 101: From College to Career"
Thursday, March 28, 2019 Master Series: Facebook Advertising 201 - A Hands-On Workshop
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 PPRA Meet Up at History After Hours
Thursday, February 28, 2019 Members Only Tour: NBC10 and Telemundo62
Thursday, February 14, 2019 SEO: In the Know for 2019
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Pitch Perfect"
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Philly Ad Club's Annual Women in Advertising Event
Thursday, January 17, 2019 "Media Panel: Connecting with Diverse Audiences"
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 2019 Membership Directory Advertising
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Holiday Party
Thursday, November 29, 2018 "Meet the Editors"
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 "From Celebration to Crisis - And Back Again with Four PPRA Hall of Fame Members"
Thursday, November 08, 2018 MASTER SERIES: Spokesperson Media Training
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Get Social: How to Approach Online Influencers Now
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2018 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Sponsorships
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2018 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Honoring Meryl Levitz
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Behind the Mic at KYW Newsradio"
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Student Program: Networking 101
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 "Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour"
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Celebration
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsorships
Thursday, May 24, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Sponsorships
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Bonnie Grant
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Happy Hour with PPRA Member Mary Salisbury
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Student Program - "Careers 101: From College to Career"
Friday, March 16, 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: Annual NYC Trip
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 "Channel Chat: Who’s New, What’s Up, How’s it Changing?"
Thursday, February 22, 2018 Members Program: Presidents’ Week Mixer & Book Drive
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 "Crisis Comms Done Right: Experts Share Case Studies on How to Handle the Hot Seat"
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Philly Ad Club's Annual Women in Advertising Event
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 "Philly Loves Food: How to Serve Up Your Client’s Story"
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 "Holiday Survival Party"
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 2018 Membership Directory Advertising
Friday, December 08, 2017 "Fresh Inq: New Coverage Areas for Philadelphia’s Largest Media Network"
Friday, December 01, 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Season of Giving for Tree House Books"
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 "#PhillyDelivers: The Regional Effort to Land Amazon HQ2"
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Masters Series Program - "Social Media 201: Photography, Influencers, and Advertising"
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Sponsorships
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Honoring the Phillie Phanatic
Monday, October 23, 2017 "Unleash the Hidden Advantages of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter"
Friday, October 20, 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Building and Studio Tour of 6abc"
Thursday, October 12, 2017 "Video Made Easy for PR Pros"
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
Thursday, September 28, 2017 "Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour"
Monday, September 25, 2017 Student Program - "Networking 101"
Thursday, September 14, 2017 "We've Got an Axe to Throw"

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