• 14
    Nov
    2014

    To celebrate the accomplishments of women who are raising the bar in public relations, WWPR will host its 25th annual Washington PR Woman of the Year Award Luncheon on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel. The Woman of the Year Luncheon, established in 1990, is WWPR’s signature event fostering camaraderie among women in public relations, culminating in a must-attend event that honors the achievements of those who have reached a pinnacle in the profession.

     

    The finalists for the WWPR’s 2014 Washington PR Woman of the Year Award are:

    Susan Matthews Apgood- News…

  • 06
    Nov
    2014

    At some point during our educational or professional careers, most of us have been introduced to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey’s all-encompassing code to leading a successful life and optimizing your potential. While following all seven steps can have beneficial results, it was habit five, Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood, that struck me as an apt lesson for any online community manager to take to heart given its simplicity as a powerful…

  • 05
    Nov
    2014

    This program features roundtable discussions led by experts discussing topics and issues of the day facing nonprofit PR professionals. You will have an opportunity to participate in four roundtable discussions with topic leaders, share best practices and ask questions in a small group environment. Topics include:

    • Integrating Storytelling into Your Communications – Katie McBreen, VP, Communications & Public Affairs, National Retail Federation
    • Five Steps to Improve Your Website – Ray Van Hilst, Director, Client Strategy &…
  • 04
    Nov
    2014

    If your office is anything like ours is today, then you’ll know what I mean when I say these elections are truly digital. From #ShowYourSticker selfies to clicking the “I Voted” button on Facebook, it’s clear that we’ve moved from “all politics are local” to “all politics are online.”

    Don’t believe me? Check out these two pieces of evidence:

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  • 08
    Sep
    2014

    You’d think we’d have the hang of it by 2014, right?  But as social media continues to evolve, so do the tools we use to participate and the audiences that we try to reach.  This can be even more challenging for advocacy professionals where social media is often just one of a long list of responsibilities.

    So we were thrilled to have Colin Delaney present to a packed room on how social media can help with advocacy at