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    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, Suite 215, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Register

    Networking is one of the most important aspects of building your brand. PPRA wants to help budding public relations professionals put their best foot forward with Networking 101, an introduction and guide to networking.

    This event can open doors to the next step in your career. Ask questions and get answers from professionals who 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 success.

    Following remarks, PPRA Hall of Famers, Past Presidents and members with PR expertise will provide their tips and tricks for networking, and engage with students.

    The speed networking portion of the event allows you to put all of the tips you've just learned directly into practice. The professionals confirmed for attendance are:

    • Ashley Berke, Vice President of Communiciations, The Philadelphia Orchestra
    • Matthew Cabrey, Executive Director of Select Greater Philadelphia and PPRA Hall of Fame Member 
    • Jamila Davis, Public Relations Specialist, Office of Housing and Community Development 
    • Cathy Engel Menendez, PPRA Hall of Fame Member
    • London Faust, Account Executive and Digital Media Manager, Bellevue Communications
    • Sharla Feldscher, President, Feldscher Horwitz Public Relations
    • Marissa Reale, Assistant Account Executive, Braithwaite Communications  
    • Nina Scimenes, Communications Manager, Spectra & PPRA President

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

    Click here to download a printable registration form.
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Brownstein Group, 215 South Broad St., 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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    Back by popular demand—PPRA is offering Media Pitching Confidential!

    This is your opportunity to polish your media pitches with the help of seasoned PPRA colleagues, working in small groups in 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.



    • 2 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • KYW Newsradio, 1555 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Register

    Step behind the mixing board at KYW Newsradio with PPRA for an exclusive, members-only tour of the KYW Newsradio building and studios. Members will have the opportunity to take a guided walking tour of the facility led by David Yadgaroff, SVP and Market Manager for Entercom Philadelphia, who will answer your questions and provide insight into the behind-the-scenes workings at this iconic radio station. Then we'll sit down with an assignment planner or program director to learn how this well-respected and far-reaching media outlet curates stories and assigns its reporters.Registration includes a light breakfast.

    Registration Fee:
    PPRA Members Only!  $10 per person include light breakfast and tour.


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    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.


    SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

    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



    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Register

    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.

    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.


    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ArtWell, 100 W. Oxford St Suite E-1200, Philadelphia, PA 19122

    Watch for more information soon!


Past events

12 Sep 2018 "Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour"
5 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Celebration
5 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsorships
24 May 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
17 May 2018 2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Sponsorships
17 May 2018 2018 Hall of Fame Luncheon Honoring Bonnie Grant
12 Apr 2018 Happy Hour with PPRA Member Mary Salisbury
10 Apr 2018 Student Program - "Careers 101: From College to Career"
16 Mar 2018 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: Annual NYC Trip
6 Mar 2018 "Channel Chat: Who’s New, What’s Up, How’s it Changing?"
22 Feb 2018 Members Program: Presidents’ Week Mixer & Book Drive
20 Feb 2018 "Crisis Comms Done Right: Experts Share Case Studies on How to Handle the Hot Seat"
1 Feb 2018 Philly Ad Club's Annual Women in Advertising Event
10 Jan 2018 "Philly Loves Food: How to Serve Up Your Client’s Story"
3 Jan 2018 "Holiday Survival Party"
19 Dec 2017 2018 Membership Directory Advertising
8 Dec 2017 "Fresh Inq: New Coverage Areas for Philadelphia’s Largest Media Network"
1 Dec 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Season of Giving for Tree House Books"
28 Nov 2017 "#PhillyDelivers: The Regional Effort to Land Amazon HQ2"
16 Nov 2017 Masters Series Program - "Social Media 201: Photography, Influencers, and Advertising"
8 Nov 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Sponsorships
8 Nov 2017 2017 Gold Medal Award Luncheon Honoring the Phillie Phanatic
23 Oct 2017 "Unleash the Hidden Advantages of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter"
20 Oct 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Building and Studio Tour of 6abc"
12 Oct 2017 "Video Made Easy for PR Pros"
4 Oct 2017 MEMBERS ONLY PROGRAM: "Media Pitching Confidential"
28 Sep 2017 "Media Mingle: Meet Philadelphia Journalists at Happy Hour"
25 Sep 2017 Student Program - "Networking 101"
14 Sep 2017 "We've Got an Axe to Throw"

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