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    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    For: College students and new communications and PR professionals

    The job market is rarely predictable, but even more so during the current pandemic. Join us for a session with experts in the public relations, communications, digital marketing, and human resources to explore how to pivot in your job search, while gaining important skills, building your resume, making critical contacts, and pursuing a meaningful career.

    This fast-paced session will begin with a panel discussion, followed by audience questions, and ending on a breakout room networking session with the experts.

    • 5:30: Panel (predetermined questions)
    • 5:55: Audience questions
    • 6:15: breakouts (will include board member room hosts and experts)
    • 6:15-6:30: Add-on session with Gregory Jerome, stylist and image consultant

    Moderator

    Chris Lukach, President, AKCG – Public Relations Counselors

    Speakers

    Human resources expert:

    • Sherita Nzali, Human Resources, technology space

    Communications panelists:

    • Kera Armstrong, Executive Director of Internal Communications, Comcast
    • Deirdre Hopkins, Director of Communications, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University
    • Ann Marie McDonald,Vice President of Communications, Wells Fargo
    • Meagan Sloan, PR Senior Account Director, Brownstein Group

    Breakout rooms will also include PPRA members and board members.


    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Can Search Engine Optimization be a true cousin to PR and help you prove the worth of your earned media placements?

    Philadelphia-area SEO expert Laura Amy thinks so. She has been partnering with a firm owner, who happens to be her real life cousin, to produce strong SEO results, based on earned media placements.

    Join PPRA on Tuesday, April 27 at 5 p.m. as we welcome Laura and her cousin,  Annie Scranton of PACE Public Relations, for an hour long presentation on leveraging media placements for SEO benefit.

    We'll learn;

    • Success stories. How PACE Public Relations has achieved strong placement in Google searches as a result of SEO.
    • Various programs that you should be utilizing for SEO
    • The importance of content and how to optimize your blog posts to boost rankings and traffic 
    • How to do keyword research and how to analyze, through keywords, where, your website is ranking for.


Past events

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Embracing Linkedin as a Valuable PR and Marketing Tool
Thursday, March 18, 2021 Broadcast: What’s NEWs in Philly Media?
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Print/Online: What’s NEWs in Philly Media?
Thursday, February 11, 2021 PPRA Members-Only Virtual Happy Hour
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Why the E in DEI – Incorporating Equity in PR and Diversity & Inclusion Work
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Facebook Advertising 2.0
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 2020 Gold Medal Awards
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 2020 Gold Medal Award Sponsorships
Thursday, November 19, 2020 The New Language of COVID-19: Messaging and Marketing During a Pandemic
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Expert Series: Spotlight on Hospitality & Events with Kory Aversa, interviewed by Ernest Owens of Philadelphia Magazine
Thursday, October 22, 2020 PR and Politics: Lessons for Communicators During Election Season
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Taco Tuesday Happy Hour: The Great Pumpkin by Rosy’s Taco Bar
Thursday, October 01, 2020 PPRA Members-Only Virtual Happy Hour:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 PPRA 101: Why Should You Join?
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Back-to-School in the time of COVID-19
Thursday, August 20, 2020 Digital First: A Conversation with Philadelphia’s Media Outlets
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 MEMBERS ONLY - PPRA Virtual Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 2020 Annual Meeting – Virtual Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Digital First: A Conversation with Philadelphia’s Media Outlets
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 A Discussion of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Public Relations and Beyond
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 A State of the Industry: Communications in Philadelphia and Beyond
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 The Ins and Outs of Pitching Long Leads
Thursday, May 28, 2020 Video from Home: Top Videography Tips from a Pro
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Media Communications & Marketing: Hospitality in Crisis - Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 INSTAGRAM LIVE: Q&A for College Students
Thursday, April 30, 2020 MEMBERS ONLY - PPRA Virtual Happy Hour
Thursday, April 16, 2020 Social Media During a Crisis: Insights and Best Practices From the Pros - WEBINAR
Friday, April 03, 2020 MEMBERS ONLY: Conversation with a Twitter Comms Lead - WEBINAR
Friday, March 27, 2020 How to Be Successful and Happy While Working Remotely - WEBINAR
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Segment Producers: How to Pitch Them, What Content They Want and More! - WEBINAR
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Members Only Tour: NBC10 and Telemundo62
Thursday, February 27, 2020 Pitching Podcasts: Why You Should & Where to Start
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Center City Proprietors Association (CCPA) Happy Hour Breakfast
Thursday, January 16, 2020 75th Anniversary Jubilee
Thursday, January 16, 2020 75th Anniversary Jubilee Sponsorships
Monday, December 16, 2019 2020 Membership Directory Advertising
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 More Than A Spokesperson: Using Thought Leaders to Drive Business Goals
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 A Good Influence? Marketing Your Brand in the Age of Influencers
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: “Pitch Perfect with a Philadelphia Inquirer Reporter”
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Media Panel: Your Guide to Working with Freelancers
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2019 Gold Medal Award Dinner Honoring Derrick H. Pitts, Hon.D
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2019 Gold Medal Award Dinner Sponsorships
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 Sponsorships
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Gregg Feistman
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 Honoring Meryl Levitz
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2018 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Sponsorships
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 Sponsorships
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Celebration
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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