What is the often-overlooked secret to practicing media relations? Focusing on the relationship part of the equation. Understanding a reporter’s needs can help you mold a story to meet their goals. And sometimes, it is just good to put a face with the name.
PPRA has assembled a cross-section of Philadelphia’s best journalists for this mix-and-mingle event. Our friendly admission price includes the opportunity to mingle with some of Philadelphia top journalists, light hors d'oeuvres and two tickets for adult beverages.
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Networking is one of the most important aspects of building your brand. PPRA wants to help budding public relations professional put their best foot forward by hosting Networking 101, an introduction and guide to networking.
This event can event that can open doors to the next step in your career. Networking 101 allows students to ask questions and get answers from professionals that were once in your shoes and are now thriving in their careers.
The evening will begin with remarks from keynote speaker Ernest Owens, award-winning journalist and editor for Philadelphia Magazine's G Philly and CEO of Ernest Media Empire, LLC. At just 26 years old, Owens has amassed a network, built a brand and will speak on how networking plays a role in his successes.
Following remarks from Ernest Owens, PPRA Hall of Famers, Past Presidents and members with various PR expertise will be in attendance to provide their tips and tricks for networking, as well as engage with students during the speed networking portion of the event.
The speed networking portion of the event allows you to put all of the tips given by Ernest Owens and other PPRA members directly into practice. The professionals confirmed for attendance are:
Only $20 per person! Includes program and light refreshments!
Back by popular demand—PPRA is offering Media Pitching Confidential again!
This is your opportunity to polish your media pitches with the help of seasoned PPRA colleagues, working in small groups and a relaxed, supportive member-to-member environment.
Bring your media pitches. Let PPRA provide you with new perspectives and ideas from experienced pros.
Who should come? Anyone who is struggling with an important pitch or who isn’t sure which media outlets to target, or which journalist to pitch at a coveted outlet since the latest round of staff changes.
Media Pitching Confidential is perfect for new and mid-level professionals, but PR practitioners at all levels are welcome to attend.
RSVP now! Only 15 spots are available.
No food or drink will be provided at the event. Attendees are welcome to bring their own.
The Philadelphia Public Relations Association proudly presents its 2018 Gold Medal Award to Meryl Levitz.
At the helm of VISIT PHILADELPHIA since its inception in 1996, President and CEO Meryl Levitz has excelled in building the region’s image, driving visitation and boosting the economy. In fulfilling the mission of the region’s official tourism marketing organization, she has helped change perceptions about Philadelphia as a fun place to visit, built lasting and impactful partnerships and put Philly on people’s must-visit lists.
Recognized nationally for their tourism marketing work, Levitz and her team have worked hard to entice visitors—a record 43.3 million of them from the U.S. in 2017—to stay overnight during the week, weekend and all year long. They do this through advertising, public relations, web and social media tactics, hotel marketing and research.
These efforts have grown the regional economy by creating jobs, boosting local businesses and generating tax revenue. In 2017, tourism generated $11.5 billion in economic impact and supported 98,300 jobs for Greater Philadelphia residents.
This year's Gold Medal luncheon offers a tremendous opportunity to gain exposure for your business while honoring a fellow public relations professional. Sponsoring this signature PPRA event will give you visibility among 150+ of Philly's top PR, media, and business influencers at the event.
Sponsorship levels range from $100-$5,000, and customized packages are available. Click here for sponsorship information.
Registration Fees:$69 for PPRA Members$79 for Non-Members$690 for a Table of 10
The 300+ member Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) is honoring Meryl Levitz with its prestigious 2018 Gold Medal Award on October 17, 2018 at the Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel. The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on our community and brought national recognition to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc.
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