10 06, 2022

GVPRSSA Alumnae Win Inaugural Kelly Rossman-McKinney Leadership Award

By |2022-06-10T17:39:30-04:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: Alumni, APR Program, Events, Leadership, PR News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Soon after crossing the commencement stage this past April, two GVPRSSA alumni have one more thing to celebrate. Former GrandPR CEO, Jesse Schmitt, and former GVPRSSA VP of Public Relations, Rebekah Banasik, are the inaugural recipients of the Kelly Rossman-McKinney Leadership Award. These two truly embody the spirit of the late Kelly Rossman-McKinney through their [...]

28 10, 2020

Event Planning Amidst a Pandemic w/ Kelsi Horn

By |2020-10-28T21:03:39-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, Podcast Recap, PR Hangover|0 Comments

 Who’s Our Guest? Kelsi Horn is an entrepreneur, pageant queen and change agent. She is a skilled event planner and public relations professional. Kelsi has worked with a variety of clients including top names in entertainment, business and politics. She is passionate about bringing ideas to life and being a part of helping others [...]

19 09, 2019

A Look into the PR of Events Venues

By |2019-09-17T17:22:58-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Shelby Cassel (@cassel_lynn) As we all know, Public Relations plays a role in every industry. When I started my position as a special events coordinating intern at the new venue, The High Five GR, I was excited to tackle PR in this unique environment. I have now completed my summer internship and am well into [...]

20 02, 2019

Grand Rapids Agency Tours

By |2019-02-20T02:01:50-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Tour|0 Comments

By: Stephanie Seneker (@stephseneker)    Grand Valley’s PRSSA Chapter had the amazing opportunity to tour two firms in Downtown Grand Rapids last week. These tours are a wonderful opportunity to grow and network with professionals in the local area. Whether you are planning on staying in Grand Rapids post-graduation or moving to a different city, meeting [...]

9 01, 2019

Marketing in the New Year

By |2019-01-09T20:56:48-05:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Tips|0 Comments

By: Emily Anderson (@EmilyTsuda)    2018 has come and gone and it’s time to welcome a new year with new marketing goals for companies and organizations. For some, the new year may bring exciting goals and prepared launches. However, for the ones that may be expecting a slow January, here are some ideas that might bring [...]

12 12, 2018

PR for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

By |2018-12-12T04:31:33-05:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Branding, Events|0 Comments

By: Madison Farhat-Tomaszewski (@madisonfarhat)    Lights, camera, ACTION! PR in the fashion world is an exhilarating, fast-paced field where the hours are long, and the work is indeed extensive. It is a hands-on job, 24/7 keeping up with the latest trends to continue to obtain that highly-valued brand name. The fashion industry is not a minor [...]

17 10, 2018

10 Takeaways from PRSSA ‘Art of PR’ National Conference

By |2018-10-17T01:24:33-04:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

A week and a half ago, GV PRSSA traveled to Austin, Texas, for the PRSSA National Conference. After a wild weekend down in the south, “Art of PR” had us fixin’ to spill the beans on our biggest takeaways! Trevor Bryan: NetWORK The most beneficial piece of PRSSA National Conference for me has been the opportunity [...]

10 10, 2018

Event Planning: How to Plan and Execute for Success

By |2018-10-10T19:37:49-04:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Events, Tips|0 Comments

By: Haley Patterson (@HPATTERSON07)    The Importance of Planning Event planning is one of the many important tasks that fall under the umbrella of public relations. When planning an event for a client, it’s important to be focused and understand how to make the most of the event for your client. The most important thing to [...]

5 09, 2018

Expectations for the Year

By |2018-09-05T13:02:09-04:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Events, PR Hangover|0 Comments

By: Courtney Fogle (@courtnxyfogle) and Brooklyn Wilson (@brookwilson97)   This year, PRSSA has a lot of exciting things planned. The E-Board has been working hard all summer to ensure another valuable, stimulating and entertaining year. Our latest episode of PR Hangover featured three of our 2018-19 PRSSA Executive Board members- Chloe English, Brooklyn Wilson, and Morgan [...]

2 07, 2018

“Change for Good” Hackathon with Andrew Pattee

By |2018-08-15T12:26:44-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

By: Brooklyn Wilson (@brookwilson97)    Cannes Lions recently hosted a two-day “Change for Good” Hackathon at their 65th International Festival of Creativity. Together with Amazon, Huge and international advocacy platform Global Citizen, Cannes Lions invited teams from across the globe to build solutions that would further six Global Citizen campaigns, including: No Poverty, Food & Hunger, [...]

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