PCC Insider

PCC Insider is the offi­cial blog of the Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago. Stay tuned for updates on PCC hap­pen­ings along with mem­ber insight on a range of pub­lic rela­tions topics.

PCC November 12 Luncheon: Crisis Communications: Best Practices and Case Studies for Today’s PR Pros

By Friday October 10, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion on Cri­sis Com­mu­ni­ca­tions  CHICAGO (Octo­ber 10, 2014) – Is your pub­lic rela­tions team pre­pared for cri­sis? Do you have a cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tions plan in place? Whether you are deal­ing with a prod­uct fail­ure, pub­lic scan­dal, nat­ural dis­as­ter, health-related event, or any other inci­dent that puts your client’s integrity […]

Publicity Club of Chicago to Host 2nd Annual Chicago PR Career Day

By Tuesday October 7, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago to Host 2nd Annual Chicago PR Career Day  CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2014) – Last year, more than 115 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago’s first Chicago PR Career Day – a chance to meet agency rep­re­sen­ta­tives and learn what it takes to land that first job or intern­ship. This one-of-a-kind […]

PCC October 8 Luncheon: Rediscovering the Media Relations Power of Radio

By Thursday September 18, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “Redis­cov­er­ing the Media Rela­tions Power of Radio” How to Effec­tively Pro­mote Your PR Mes­sages to Radio News Direc­tors CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2014) – The dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion and rise of alter­nate com­mu­ni­ca­tion media has not less­ened the impact of tra­di­tional AM/FM radio. Radio broad­cast­ing con­tin­ues to be one of the […]

Looking for a Job? Look to the PCC for Productive Networking Opportunties and Job Postings

By Thursday August 21, 2014

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Look­ing for a Job?  Look to the PCC for Pro­duc­tive Net­work­ing Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Job Post­ings By David Brimm, PCC pres­i­dent   PCC past pres­i­dent David Smolen­sky, COO for Res­olute Con­sult­ing, has some sound advice for PR job seek­ers: “While we adver­tise for junior level posi­tions, senior level posi­tions are filled through net­work­ing and refer­rals. When […]

PCC September 10 Luncheon: The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Journalism

By Monday August 18, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “The Most Pow­er­ful Women in Chicago Jour­nal­ism”  CHICAGO (August 18, 2014) – Chicago is home to some of the most pow­er­ful women in tele­vi­sion, radio, print and dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism. Their jour­nal­is­tic skills, accom­plish­ments and tenac­ity helped them rise to the top of Chicago’s media world. Four of these […]

PCC Board of Directors~~Call for Nominations

By Tuesday August 12, 2014

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago’s Board Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mit­tee is accept­ing nom­i­na­tions from PCC mem­bers for its Board of Direc­tors, serv­ing a two-year term begin­ning Jan­u­ary 1, 2015. This active, work­ing board directs PCC pol­icy, pro­grams and activ­i­ties and chairs PCC com­mit­tees. Board mem­bers serve on a vol­un­tary basis. Board meet­ings are held […]

PCC August 13 Luncheon: How to Leverage Freelance Journalists to Get Coverage in Top Outlets

By Monday July 28, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “Chicago’s Lead­ing Free­lancers: How to Lever­age Free­lance Jour­nal­ists to Get Cov­er­age in Top Out­lets”  CHICAGO (July 28, 2014) – In today’s envi­ron­ment of over­worked reporters and smaller news­room staffs, media out­lets across the coun­try are rely­ing on free­lancers as a key resource. Some of the most influ­en­tial freelancers […]

PCC July 9th Luncheon: Demystifying Editorial Boards: A Conversation with the Agenda-Setters at Chicago’s Top Papers

By Thursday June 19, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “Demys­ti­fy­ing Edi­to­r­ial Boards: A Con­ver­sa­tion with the Agenda-Setters at Chicago’s Top Papers”  CHICAGO (June 19, 2014) – Meet­ing with an edi­to­r­ial board can be a win for your orga­ni­za­tion or client if you want a paper to become more famil­iar with what you do, neu­tral­ize a heated issue, […]

Publicity Club of Chicago Annouces 2014 Golden Trumpet Award Winners

By Thursday June 5, 2014

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­­­­­­­­Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Announces 2014 Golden Trum­pet Award Win­ners For­mer U. S. Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter Hon­ored with Spe­cial Award; Rick Jas­culca and Jim Ter­man Receive Life­time Achieve­ment Awards CHICAGO (June 5, 2014) – The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago (PCC) hon­ored the Mid­west and Chicagoland’s most cre­ative and suc­cess­ful pub­lic rela­tions cam­paigns at its 55th […]

PCC to Host Breakfast/Workshop: Educational Session on PR Metrics

By Monday May 12, 2014

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PCC to Host Break­fast Edu­ca­tional Ses­sion on PR Met­rics CHICAGO (May 12, 2014) – The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago (PCC) will host a “members-only” break­fast meet­ing on “PR Met­rics” from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., on Thurs­day, June 12, 2014.  The event, mod­er­ated by Daniel New­man, author of The New Rules of Cus­tomer Engage­ment: 6 Trends […]

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