Message from President Meagan Coughlin, APR

Hello from PRSA Houston
On the first Monday of the month, I will share a president's message that highlights important PRSA Houston happenings. This message will be sent directly to your inbox, posted on this blog, via a video, and shared on social. Let's see what's happening this month!

How Can PRSA Houston Best Connect with You?
Engaging with you during the pandemic certainly poses many challenges. As things begin to slowly improve, what type of engagement works best for you? Take this short poll to respond.

April is APR Month
April is APR Month. Speaking from experience, earning the APR credential will change your life and it's worth the investment. If it's something you've been thinking about doing, I'll let you in on a little secret. The timing is never right. That is why you have to just commit and start taking the steps to do it. The good news is that we are here to help! We have an accreditation committee designed to help you with the process. How do you get started? Connect with our APR Chair Becky Best, APR by sending an email to [email protected] or visit our website.
April 15 Monthly Interactive Workshop
April's monthly interactive workshop, "The Future Is Audio: How to Build Brand Loyalty with the Sound of Your Voice," will take place on April 15 at 11 a.m. with Isha Cogborn, founder of the Epiphany Institute. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss why audio creates deeper connections than written communication; explore audio platforms like Clubhouse and Hello Audio with use cases; and conduct a hands-on brainstorm of how audio could help you achieve your goals. You’ll walk away from this session clear-eyed about the strategic value of audio, so you don’t miss the boat on game-changing opportunities or waste your time with shiny-object syndrome. REGISTER NOW

April 19 - PR  Day Virtual Conference Call for Speakers Deadline

PR Day is one full day of expert speakers and compelling discussions that cater to communicators at every stage of their career - from students to seasoned PR pros. It will be held virtually on June 24 and attendees will gain knowledge in these key focus areas: students and young professionals; tools and techniques; strategic planning and implementation; and leadership training. To apply to be a speaker, please review the presentation proposal guidelines and submit your application information in a Word or PDF document via email to PRSA Houston President-Elect Felicia Perez at [email protected] by April 19.

April 20 - Excalibur Awards Entries Open
PRSA Houston’s Excalibur Awards celebrate and honor outstanding public relations professionals, programs and tactics. In 2021, we will celebrate and honor the work of a challenging and unprecedented year, which highlighted PR in ways we haven’t seen before. We’ll recognize the Communicator of the Year, and the Young Professional of the Year, while one team will receive the 36th Annual Grand Excalibur Award. Award entries will open on April 20 and save the date for the Excalibur Awards event for October 7. We hope you’ll join us for this hybrid event (livestream and small in-person reception) to celebrate the successes of Houston’s top PR professionals.

April 23 Members-Only Event: In-Person Tour of McGovern Centennial Gardens

Join PRSA Houston for our first in-person event of the year for a tour of McGovern Centennial Gardens on April 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This event is for members only and is limited to 15 people. During the guided tour, explore the eight-acre, customed-made for Hermann Park gardens that include the Arid Garden, the Rose Garden, the Celebration Garden, the Woodland Garden, and an educational Family Garden, which produces seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees. Enjoy the opportunity to network with PR colleagues while casually strolling through one of our city's most beautiful greenspaces. Participants must follow the safety protocols required by the Hermann Park Conservancy.  REGISTER NOW

Job Bank
Our job bank is popping with new and now public relations and communications opportunities. Be sure to visit the job bank to see what's out there. Hiring? For members, it's $150 to post your job for three months. Take advantage now.

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