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    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Independence Live, 1919 Market St., Philadelphia, PA

    Student Program - "Networking 101"
    Monday, September 25, 2017
    5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Registration/Refreshments
    6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation
    7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Speed Networking

    Independence Live
    1919 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    First impressions are lasting! Learn from the best of the best on how to get the most out of networking. Many PPRA Hall of Famers and Past Presidents will be in the mix for a valuable speed networking session after a presentation from a branding expert, Melissa Alam.

    This is your chance to meet someone who can really help you in the next step of your career - whether you are a college student, starting your public relations career or a mid-level manager who needs a boost.

    A speed networking session let's you put Melissa Alam's tips into practice. Below is the list of confirmed professionals that you will get the chance to meet.

    • Kera Armstrong, Senior Director of Internal Communications at Comcast Corporation and Past PPRA President
    • Lisette Bralow, Founder of VIN Partners, LLC and Past PPRA President
    • Matt Cabrey, Executive Director at Select Greater Philadelphia and PPRA Hall of Fame Member
    • Sharla Feldscher, President, Feldscher Horwitz Public Relations and PPRA Hall of Fame Member
    • Bonnie Grant, Executive Director, PHL Life Sciences and PPRA Past President
    • Mark A. Tarasiewicz, Executive Director of Philadelphia Bar Association, PPRA Past President, and PPRA Hall of Fame Member

    Melissa Alam, a Temple alum who started her own branding firm, will be our guest speaker to kick-off the program. She will share how she successfully created a brand for herself. During her speech, she will conduct a brief workshop so you will be able to craft a statement to take with you for the second portion of the evening, speed networking.

    Registration Fees:
    Only $15 per person!  Includes program and light refreshments.

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • U-Bahn, 1320 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Media Mingle
    Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour

    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    U-Bahn
    1320 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    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 happy hour, snacks and two tickets for an adult beverage.

    Currently committed to appear:

    • Fabiola Cineas, Business Editor, Philadelphia Magazine
    • Vince DeFruscio, Producer, CBS3
    • Stephanie Farr, Philly Culture Reporter, Philadelphia Media Network
    • Victor Fiorillo, Senior Reporter, Philadelphia Magazine
    • Danya Henninger, Cuture Editor, Billy Penn
    • Ayana Jones, Reporter, Philadelphia Tribune
    • Jennifer Logue, Features Editor, MetroPhiladelphia
    • Kristen Johanson, Reporter, KYW Newsradio
    • Josh Middleton, Time Out Philadelphia
    • Lindsey Nolen, Associate Editor, Newspaper Media Group (publishers of several area weeklies)
    Registration Fees:
    $25 for PPRA Members
    $40 for Non-Members
    Registration fee includes light appetizers and two drink tickets per person. Cash bar available for additional drinks.



    • 4 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Brownstein Group, 215 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

    PPRA MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM
    "Media Pitching Confidential"

    October 4, 2017
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    The Brownstein Group
    215 S. Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Struggling with an important pitch? Not sure which media outlets to target -- or which journalist to pitch at a coveted outlet since the latest round of staff changes? Have a pitch letter that’s too long but you don’t know where to cut?

    We’ve all been there!

    Polish your pitches with the help of PPRA colleagues working in small groups and a relaxed, supportive member-to-member environment.

    Media Pitching Confidential is perfect for new and mid-level professionals, but PR folks 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.



    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    "Video Made Easy for PR Pros"
    October 12, 2017
    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Philadelphia Bar Association
    1101 Market Street, 11th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    Digital media experts Andre Smith and Ashley Barnas will lead a hands-on training session designed to show PPRA members how to produce high-quality videos on smart phones. This workshop is designed to improve smart phone video skills to help members promote their organizations, especially with limited resources.  Participants will learn to complete a quick and easy video with a few tricks. 

    Registration Fees:
    $35 for PPRA Members
    $50 for Non-Members
    $25 for Students
    Additional $5 for Walk-ins



    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 6abc, 4100 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131

    PPRA MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM
    "Building and Studio Tour of 6abc"
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    4:30 p.m.
    (Happy Hour to follow)

    6abc
    4100 City Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    PPRA is offering members an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the 6abc building and Action News studios. Members will take a full walk-through of the facility, including the newsroom, brand-new studio and much more. At the end of the tour, guests will sit in on a live newscast.

    Following the tour, Kristy Sevag of Sevag Public Relations, the licensed public relations firm for 6abc WPVI, will join PPRA members for a happy hour at B2 Blue Fin (401 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd, PA) to network and answer questions about the studio tour.

    Space is very limited.  Register today!

    Registration Fees:

    FREE for PPRA members!  Happy hour is pay as you go.



    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Quorum Conference Center, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    "Unleash the Hidden Advantages of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter"
    How to make your platforms work smarter 
    (so you don't work harder)
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Quorum Conference Center - University City Science Center
    3711 Market Street, Suite 800
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    Ever feel like using LinkedIn is a lot like driving a rental car? You understand the basics, but you feel mystified on how to take things to the next level. LinkedIn can be a powerful strategic tool -- far beyond the common uses as a job board and the occasional promotional channel. Learn how to leverage the real advantages of this platform – including lead generation, strategic recruitment and content marketing. Work smarter, not harder, to make a social media splash. Join us as leading experts discuss ways to ramp-up your social media efforts on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and more to meet all your personal, professional, business and recruitment objectives.

    Registration Fees:
    $35 for PPRA Members
    $50 for Non-Members
    $25 for Students
    Additional $5 for Walk-ins

    • 8 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148

    "2017 Gold Medal Award Honoring the Phillie Phanatic"
    November 8, 2017
    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Citizens Bank Park
    Diamond Club
    One Citizens Bank Way
    Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Prepare yourself for a Phantastic time as PPRA awards its Gold Medal to the Phillie Phanatic live and in person. Lots of Phun, Phestivities, and special Phan-action for one and all! Don't miss it!


    Registration Fees:
    $69 for PPRA Members
    $79 for Non-Members
    $690 for a Table of 10



    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • WeWork, 1601 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Masters Series Program
    "Social Media 201:
    Photography, Influencers, and Advertising"

    Thursday, November 16, 2017
    8:30 - 10 a.m.

    WeWork
    1601 Market Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Click here to download a printable registration form.

    With Social Media in constant flux, staying on the cutting edge of technology, trends, and tools can set PR professionals and their organizations apart from the rest.

    For our next Masters Series event, four of Philly's top social media experts will offer demonstrations, best practices, and tips on how to take your digital presence to the next level. The experts will cover: how to create great social media photos, how to identify and engage with social media influencers, and the ins and outs of crafting social media advertisements to create results.

    Confirmed panelists:

    • Albert Lee, Instagrammer, @urphillypal
    • Michelle Conron, Public Relations Director, Cashman & Associates
    • Grace Stasky, Ads & Analytics Manager, ChatterBlast
    • Jackie Kollar, Director of Digital Strategy, ChatterBlast

    Registration Fees:
    $35 for PPRA Members
    $50 for Non-Members
    $25 for Students
    Additional $5 for Walk-in Registrations

Past events

14 Sep 2017 "We've Got an Axe to Throw"

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