WMPRSA 2014 Calendar of Events

Save the date for WMPRSA in 2014 - our calendar of events is now available: FEBRUARY 20 | PROGRAM How to Get Hired Find out, from the people who do the hiring, how to land a job in the toughest job market in decades.

MARCH 20 | PROGRAM Meet the Media WMPRSA’s annual “Meet the Media” event with its popular “speed pitching” format has always been one of our most highly attended programs.

APRIL | SPECIAL EVENT PRoof Awards Our annual award program showcases the best practices and campaigns from our industry.

MAY 22 | PROGRAM Video Production More than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute - so how do you stand out?

JUNE 19 | PROGRAM How to Get Started in Freelancing Learn from our seasoned panel how to turn freelancing into a portfolio-building opportunity, a way to transition between jobs or a life-long calling.

JULY TBD | PROGRAM PR, the Pyramid Scheme and the Meanwhile Hear how public relations helped local entrepreneur Tami VandenBerg built the brands of two unique Grand Rapids bars –Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme.

AUGUST TBD | PROGRAM National PR Campaign Case Studies A look at successful PR and social campaigns from local brands with a national presence, told through the lens of the brands and their agency partners.

SEPTEMBER 18 | PROGRAM Launching GR’s Downtown Market One year in, Grand Rapids' Downtown Market has firmly established itself as a popular destination for West Michigan's burgeoning epicurean community. Find out how PR helped drive their successful launch.

OCTOBER 23 | PROGRAM Pitching Morning Producers Get the inside track on pitching the highly visible morning newscasts in West Michigan from our panel of morning show producers.

NOVEMBER 20 | PROGRAM MLive All Access Attend this panel discussion and speed-pitching opportunity with dozens of reporters from across the MLive Media Group outlets - The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On The Town.

WMPRSA programs are held at Eve Lounge inside The B.O.B. located on 20 Monroe Ave.  Advance registration is requested though walk-ins are accommodated. WMPRSA members benefit from a reduced price.


WMPRSA members: Purchase the nine-program luncheon series for $175 and save $50 – the cost of two luncheons! [NOTE: Luncheon series does not include the PRoof Awards.]