Eligibility & Membership Options

Eli­gi­bil­ity

Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago mem­ber­ship is open to those who devote the major­ity of their time to pub­lic rela­tions as defined by:

  • Deter­min­ing pub­lic opinion.
  • Coun­sel­ing man­age­ment on com­mu­ni­ca­tion activities.
  • Con­duct­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­grams other than sales, mar­ket­ing and product/service adver­tis­ing to pos­i­tively affect pub­lic opin­ion and/or policy.
  • Man­ag­ing related per­son­nel and resources.

Types of Membership

Res­i­dent Membership

  • Open to any per­son who meets eli­gi­bil­ity requirements.
  • Enti­tles you to full mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits, includ­ing vot­ing priv­i­leges and eli­gi­bil­ity to hold office.
  • Annual dues $250 (one year) or $475 (two years—save $25).
  • One-time $35 appli­ca­tion fee for first-time appli­cants. Past PCC mem­bers, re-apply for mem­ber­ship by Sept. 3 and we’ll waive the $35 new mem­ber fee.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als Membership

  • Open to any per­son who meets eli­gi­bil­ity require­ments but has com­pleted less than two years in the profession.
  • Enti­tles you to full mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits and priv­i­leges except to vote and hold office.
  • Asso­ciate mem­ber­ship is lim­ited to two years.
  • Annual dues $150 (one year) or $275 (two years—save $25). NEW PRICE
  • One-time $35 appli­ca­tion fee for first-time applicants.

Stu­dent Membership

  • Open to any full-time under­grad­u­ate stu­dent major­ing in com­mu­ni­ca­tions, jour­nal­ism, pub­lic rela­tions or Eng­lish who has com­pleted two full years of col­lege education.
  • Enti­tles you to most mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits and priv­i­leges. Stu­dent mem­bers are not eli­gi­ble to vote, hold office or receive a copy of the PCC media guide and mem­ber­ship directory.
  • Annual dues $75 (one year) or $125 (two years—save $25).
  • No appli­ca­tion fee.

Life­time Membership

  • Open to any per­son who has been an active PCC mem­ber in good stand­ing for 25 or more years.
  • Enti­tles you to full mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits, includ­ing vot­ing priv­i­leges and eli­gi­bil­ity to hold office.
  • Annual dues $100 (one year) or $175 (two years—save $75).

Cor­po­rate Membership

  • Open to any per­son whose com­pany pro­vides pub­lic rela­tions, mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, and/or inte­grated com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices or main­tains a 35 per­cent or more client rep­re­sen­ta­tion in these areas.
  • Enti­tles you to all rights and priv­i­leges of the club includ­ing vot­ing and hold­ing office.
  • Three lev­els of cor­po­rate mem­ber­ship and ben­e­fits are avail­able at annual dues lev­els of $500, $1,000 and $2,000. Learn more!
  • All employ­ees get the mem­ber rate for PCC lun­cheons (no limit)

Pro­fes­sional Sup­plier Membership

  • Open to any per­son whose com­pany pro­vides ser­vices to the pub­lic rela­tions field, main­tain­ing a min­i­mum 35 per­cent client rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the pub­lic rela­tions, mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing and/or inte­grated com­mu­ni­ca­tions fields.
  • Enti­tles you to full mem­ber­ship ben­e­fits and priv­i­leges and a spe­cial list­ing in the “Pro­fes­sional Sup­plier” sec­tion of the PCC media guide and mem­ber­ship directory.
  • Annual dues $275 (one year) or $525 (two years—save $75).
  • As part of your Pro­fes­sional Sup­plier Mem­ber­ship, up to three addi­tional mem­bers of your orga­ni­za­tion can join PCC at the reg­u­lar res­i­dent mem­ber­ship fee of $225 each. Mem­ber­ship is transferable.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als Group

  • Free mem­ber­ship for qual­i­fy­ing PCC members
  • Net­work­ing pro­grams, out­ings and activities.
  • Attend dis­counted, after-work events.
  • Develop pro­fes­sional and lead­er­ship skills.
  • Edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties for career growth.

More infor­ma­tion…

  • A $35 appli­ca­tion fee applies for first-time applicants.
  • The first-time appli­ca­tion fee does not apply to stu­dents or addi­tional mem­ber­ships for indi­vid­u­als with an orga­ni­za­tion that holds cor­po­rate or pro­fes­sional sup­plier membership.
  • NEW: A Pay­ment Plan is avail­able– 50% ini­tial pay­ment and 50% final pay­ment sixty days later. Pay­ment will have to be made by credit card and 2nd pay­ment will be charged automatically

PCC Mem­ber­ship Renewal: Renewal App.2014

PCC New Mem­ber Appli­ca­tion:New Mem­ber App.2014

PCC Past Mem­ber Reap­pli­ca­tion: Mem­ber­ship Re-App.2014

PCC Young Pro­fes­sion­als Group: Down­load it here!

Ques­tions? Con­tact the Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago at office@publicity.org or 773/463‑5560.

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