Panel Discussion: Ethics in PR

Ethics in PR: From Academics to Action Join us as area PR experts discuss how to move the PR Code of Ethics from ideals to actions. You’ll hear from experts in the foundations of PR ethics – and what makes the practice of PR inherently ethical. Speakers will raise the question: can or should PR pros act as the ethical conscience of the organizations they serve. We’ll have an opportunity to brush up on timeless topics like disclosure, conflict of interest, accountability and other traditional ethical issues, as well as newer challenges the profession faces in today’s digital age. Register now for this important discussion.

NEW THIS YEAR!

WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan are extending a special reciprocal rate on luncheons for members this 2016 season!  If you are an active WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan member, you will receive the member rate for both WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan luncheons moving forward.  It’s a win, win! Use PROMO CODE: WMPRSA when registering for either a WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan event to take advantage of this members-only benefit!

When

Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST Lunch/registration: 11:30 am - noon Program: Noon - 1 pm 

FEES: Chapter Members $25 Nonmembers $40 Students $20

Click here to register

Members are also eligible for our special subscription rate! Save $75 dollars off the series - the cost of three luncheons! Click HERE for more information and to subscribe. If you've already paid for January,contact us for an adjusted invoice.

Please RSVP by February 12.

WMPRSA Event: Get Social!

Panel Discussion: Get Social! Feeding the social media content beast can be a chore - but it doesn't have to be! Hear from social media managers on how they ideate new content, track and report analytics, host open and positive conversations, and stay current on trends.

Panelists: 

Kristin Coppens, Social Media Specialist - Spectrum Health Andrea Robyns, Marketing Technology Director - Experience Grand Rapids

John VanderHaagen, Public Relations Specialist - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Chris Zoladz, Account Executive & Lead Social Media Strategist - SeyferthPR

NEW THIS YEAR!

We're offering special, limited space, members-only consultations before and after the program. You can RSVP for this free consultation with one of our panelists or a local professional when registering for the event. Use the 30-minute appointment consultation however you'd like... brainstorm content ideas, review current strategy, seek recommendations on strategy or content - it's up to you! These limited opportunities are first-come, first-served. With only eight slots available, they will fill up fast, so don't delay in registering!

WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan are extending a special reciprocal rate on luncheons for members this 2016 season!  If you are an active WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan member, you will receive the member rate for both WMPRSA and AMA West Michigan luncheons moving forward.  It's a win, win! Use PROMO CODE: WMPRSA when registering for either a WMPRSA or AMA West Michigan event to take advantage of this members-only benefit!

Click here to register!

FEES: Chapter Members $25 Nonmembers $40 Students $20

Members are also eligible for our special subscription rate! Save $50 dollars off the series - the cost of two luncheons! Click HERE for more information and to join.

Please RSVP by January 15.

WMPRSA Nonprofit Workshop September 9

Don't miss the WMPRSA's 2015 Nonprofit Workshop, featuring tips, tricks and case studies from industry experts. The cost is $60 and includes a continental breakfast and three one-hour sessions. The event is Sept 9, 2015, from 7:45 a.m.-noon, at the GVSU Eberhard Center at 301 West Fulton in downtown Grand Rapids.

Topics include: media relations, social media, event management, media training, donor and board communications and branding. Check out the speakers and RSVP: http://bit.ly/1IciDTO

Business Beat Media Roundtable - June 18, 2015

Got a business story to pitch? This is the program for you. Join your PR and communications colleagues on Thursday, June 18 for the WMPRSA “Business Beat Media Roundtable.” Get the inside track on pitching business publications in West Michigan from our panel of business reporters and editors. When: June 18, 11:30 am- 1 pm

Where: Eve Lounge at the B.O.B.

Fees: Members $25

Nonmembers $35

Students $20

RSVP: By Noon, June 12

Click here to register

Upcoming Event: Why APR?

Have you ever thought about earning your PR Accreditation? As a PR Pro and member of WMPRSA, you are invited to join us for an informal event to learn how you can Craft Your Flight for a 2015 APR Journey. Mix and mingle, have a flight of craft beer on us, and learn more during an informal Q&A session at 6 pm.
When: Tuesday, April 14 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: Grand Rapids Brewing Company, private room, 1 Ionia Ave., downtown Grand Rapids
Cost: Only what you’d like to consume beyond the first flight.
Questions: Contact Christine Hoek, APR, WMPRSA APR Chair, christine@articulate-pr.com
RSVP by Monday, April 13.