Here’s your guide to tak­ing full advan­tage of year-round edu­ca­tion, net­work­ing, recog­ni­tion and more for the Chicago region’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­try through Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago.

Our cal­en­dar of events below is your at-a-glance guide to all upcom­ing PCC programs—including our pop­u­lar Monthly Lun­cheon Series, key Golden Trum­pets dates and dead­lines and our net­work­ing events.

We also post events from our mem­bers and other orga­ni­za­tions of inter­est to met­ro­pol­i­tan Chicago PR, mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­fes­sion­als. Con­tact us with your name and event details to request your listing.

Cal­en­dar events also are pro­moted through the PCC email list. Stay up to date and sign up for our free email updates today.

Want to sug­gest a topic or speak­ers for an upcom­ing PCC pro­gram or add an indus­try event to our cal­en­dar? Drop us an email and let us know what you’re thinking!

Upcom­ing Events

PCC’s Speed Pitching Event May 5th — Don’t miss your chance

Date: May 05, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“How Fast Can You Pitch?”  
The eas­i­est pitch you will ever make!
Thurs­day, May 5, 2016

5:30 — 7:30pm at Edel­man Chicago

REGISTER for PCC’s May 5th How fast can you pitch?

Back by pop­u­lar demand — this event is sure to sell out — again! PCC is host­ing a third speed-pitching & net­work­ing event May 5th. Tak­ing a cue from speed dat­ing where the goal is to make a “con­nec­tion,” PCC’s “speed pitch­ing” and net­work­ing event will help. You’ll get a chance to intro­duce your­self, talk about your clients or your orga­ni­za­tion, and dis­cuss story ideas.

Pitch media rep­re­sen­ta­tives with your sto­ries, or just intro­duce your­self and make a future connection.
  • Tom Bar­nas |  Pro­ducer | WGN-TV
  • Michael Hei­de­mann |  Pro­ducer |  WGN Radio Win­trust Busi­ness Lunch
  • NEW Cheryl V. Jack­son |  Con­tribut­ing Writer |  Chicago Tribune
  • NEW Dometi Pongo News Anchor, WVON Radio
  • Blanca Rios | Pro­ducer | WLS-TV
  • Lizzie Schiff­man Tufano | Senior Edi­tor | Chicago
  • Ashok Sel­vam | Senior Edi­tor | Eater Chicago
  • Dei­dra White | News Plan­ning Man­ager | WBBM-TV

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PCC May 11th luncheon PR Analytics: If you are not measuring it — you can’t manage it

Date: May 11, 2016

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

PR Ana­lyt­ics: If you are not mea­sur­ing it — you can’t man­age it.

The fact of the mat­ter is that mea­sure­ment is a cru­cial piece of PR.

PR Mea­sure­ment:  Beyond Impres­sions and Share of Voice

For years, busi­nesses, orga­ni­za­tions and agen­cies have tried to rely on impres­sions and Share of Voice to mea­sure the impact of PR cam­paigns. Thank­fully, new dig­i­tal tools have given rise to a new set of ana­lyt­ics that help PR lead­ers pro­vide more pre­cise feed­back on the effec­tive­ness of campaigns.

Panel mem­bers:

  • Karen Laine, Senior Account Exec­u­tive Google Ana­lyt­ics 360 Suite
  • Andy Cresto­d­ina, Orbit Media Ser­vices, Co-Founder & Strate­gic Direc­tor, Speaker & Author — a sought after speaker on all things analytics
  • Pauline Draper Watts, Exec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent at Edel­man, Global Lead — Mea­sure­ment and  Ana­lyt­ics, Named to PR Mea­sure­ment Hall of Fame
  • Tracy Saman­tha Schmidt, Founder of Socially Authen­tic, for­merly Direc­tor of Social Media Strat­egy, Crain’s Communication
  • Mod­er­a­tor:  Raschanda Hall, Direc­tor of Global Media Rela­tions, Busi­ness Wire. Pres­i­dent, Chicago Chap­ter, National Black Pub­lic Rela­tions Soci­ety, Inc.


Date: May 11, 2016

Time: 11:30 am — 1:30 pm

Loca­tion:  Mag­gianos, Chicago

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MAY 11th New ways to Mea­sure the ROI of your pub­lic rela­tions and social media programs

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June 2 PCC Golden Trumpet Awards Gala

Date: June 02, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm


JUNE 2ND Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards Dinner

Don’t miss this excit­ing indus­try event

The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago will host it’s 57th Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards on Thurs­day, June 2, 2016, at 5 pm, which hon­ors the most cre­ative and suc­cess­ful pub­lic rela­tions cam­paigns of 2015.   Every year over 500 atten­dees enjoy a night of cel­e­brat­ing accom­plish­ments of the best and bright­est PR campaigns.

For details click below:


Gold Tie Optional

gold tie

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June 29th Breakfast workshop

Date: June 29, 2016

Time: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Save the date — details to follow

Sub­ur­ban location.

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