Speakers for 2012 PRCA Conference

December 29, 2011  |  News, Workshops  |  Comments Off on Speakers for 2012 PRCA Conference

Conference Speakers


Our team has been busy booking some of the brightest PR minds to make this year’s conference a must-attend event.  This year’s ensemble is wicked smart and ready to share!

Jay Hurt.  Jay is Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News Channel, a division of NBC News that provides coverage for all NBC affiliates nationwide.  In that role, he oversees all of News Channel’s editorial and technical operations in Washington, managing six studios for NBC that provide live national programming daily for NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.  He’s worked directly with many of NBC’s on-air talent, including Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Willard Scott, Lester Holt, Campbell Brown, the late Tim Russert, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell and numerous other members of the NBC News team. And here’s a bonus — he’s a native of Florence.  (Connect with Jay on Linkedin).

Keith Trivitt.  Associate Director of Public Relations for PRSA overseeing national advocacy initiatives, and co-founder of PRBreakfastClub, a group of PR folks in one capacity or another who share a penchant for social media.  Former Executive VP of Sternberg Strategic Communications. (Follow Keith on Twitter or link with Keith on Linkedin

Kellye Crane.  Kellye has been a successful independent PR consultant for more than 15 years, and enjoys helping others down this career path.  An accomplished, award-winning communicator with more than 20 years of experience in strategic public relations and marketing communications, Kellye Crane has offered strategic planning, social media, press/influencer relations, technical writing and marketing communications services to some of the world’s largest companies, including ADP, BellSouth, The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.  She writes a blog at SoloPRPro, founded #SoloPR Twitter chat and is Chair of Social Media Club Atlanta. (Follow Kellye on Twitter or friend Kellye on Facebook ).

David McNally.  Former award-winning American Forces Network (AFN) broadcaster, Dave is now a writer, photographer and social media specialist telling the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command story.

Angela Sinickas.  A pioneer in the field of organizational communication measurement, Angela’s prolific publications and speaking engagements have made her name synonymous with measurement of organizational communication. Angela and her measurement work have been cited in Harvard Business Review, Investors Business Daily, HR Magazine, Executive Solutions, PR News, Journal of Communication Management, Ragan Report and Communication World, among many other publications.  She’s also the author of what has, industry-wide, come to be regarded as the definitive source of information on conducting organizational communication research: How to Measure Your Communication Programs. (Connect with Angela on Linkedin or on Twitter or through her business website at Sinickas Communications ).

Are you excited?  We hope so!  Watch for the launch of our registration website very soon. And keep an eye out as we continue to book for this year’s conference.


Early Membership Renewal Could Get You A Scholarship to PR:RECHARGE

October 12, 2011  |  News, Workshops  |  Comments Off on Early Membership Renewal Could Get You A Scholarship to PR:RECHARGE

NAPRCA Members, it’s that time of year again! Time to renew your North Alabama chapter PRCA membership!

Early renewal for 2012 continues through December 31, 2011. Renew now and you will automatically be registered to win a scholarship to the 2012 PRCA State Conference in Huntsville!

Click here to download a PDF of the 2012 renewal invoice and credit card payment form for Active Renewal ($105). Complete the form and mail the invoice and payment to:

P.O. Box 598
Huntsville AL 35804 

*Please make checks payable to PRCA –or—fax/mail credit card form with a copy of your invoice directly to the State PRCA office.

If you’re not a member, now is a great time to download an application and join.  Not sure?  Here’s are some great reasons to consider membership.

Active members ($105) are full-time PR practitioners or those who have responsibility for organizational PR activities.  Associate members ($125) are persons with an interest in PR but whose duties exclude them from the direct practice of PR. Sustaining members ($25) are those who have retired from a PR career.

Membership questions? Contact Tracy Cieniewicz by email tracyc@ucphuntsville.org  or phone (256) 859-4900.

Are You Ready to PR:RECHARGE? PRCA State Conference in Huntsville April 15-17 2012

October 12, 2011  |  News, Workshops  |  Comments Off on Are You Ready to PR:RECHARGE? PRCA State Conference in Huntsville April 15-17 2012

Watch for information on speakers, networking and discounts!

Did You Go to the Branding Workshop?

September 22, 2011  |  News, Workshops  |  Comments Off on Did You Go to the Branding Workshop?

Dave Fletcher from the New York-based firm, The Mechanism did a great job with his “Deconstructing Brands” workshop.  Lots of examples and lots of interaction made for a mind-expanding session!  We’ll see if we can get an upload of some slides for you soon. 

In the meantime, if you went — why not add a comment to this story and give us some feedback?  We’d love to hear your thoughts about this professional development opportunity and what you liked or didn’t like abou the format so we can continue to improve.

Also, Dave says a good way to reach him is @davefletcher on Twitter so make some good branding connections!

2011 Professional Development Speaker, Dave Fletcher

August 19, 2011  |  News, Workshops  |  Comments Off on 2011 Professional Development Speaker, Dave Fletcher

For nearly two decades, The Mechanism’s Founding Partner, Dave Fletcher has explored a wide range of media – including print, video, photography and interactive design – as well as developed brand identity systems, promotional materials, environmental graphics, packaging and publication designs for a global list of clients.

A visionary in the interactive and design profession, Mr. Fletcher has earned recognition from creative associations and publications including: AIGA, The Public Relations Society of America, HOW Magazine, and I.D., the International Design Magazine, and his work is featured in several noted graphic design books and magazines. His philosophy of information delivery through the creative process has been discussed in both academic & international business publications.

Dave was a featured judge in HOW magazine’s Interactive Design Annual, and I.D., the International Design Magazine’s Interactive Media Design Review. He has spoken extensively as a keynote and general session speaker, and has participated in panel discussions for HOW magazine, AIGA, the Public Relations Society of America, and The New School in New York City.

Dave is on the board of the New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC–NY)—the leading advocate of the Internet as a global communications infrastructure.