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.

Sept.14 Make Connections with Chicago-based Reporters Representing National Media

By Monday August 15, 2016

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Gar­ner­ing pos­i­tive national media cov­er­age for your client or orga­ni­za­tion can’t be over­es­ti­mated.  PCC will bring together rep­re­sen­ta­tives of national news bureaus based here as well as top Chicago-based national free­lancers to share their edi­to­r­ial needs and the best ways to get their atten­tion. Panel mem­bers: Kyra Kyles, editor-in-chief of Ebony mag­a­zine Eliz­a­beth Camp­bell, Chicago […]

VISIT THE NEW UPDATED PR OPEN JOBS

By Monday August 15, 2016

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VISIT THE NEW UPDATED PR OPEN JOBS Need a new job? Need to post a job open­ing? Need an intern­ship? Check out the PCC Open Jobs Board. New Open Jobs  Fea­tured newly posted jobs: o   Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager — Chicago Bulls o   Senior Account Exec­u­tive PR & Social Media — CBD Mar­ket­ing Jobs added reg­u­larly Over 25+ […]

Upcoming Events & Announcements

By Monday August 15, 2016

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 Sept.14th pro­gram reg­is­tra­tion is OPEN & sell­ing fast: “Make Con­nec­tions with Chicago-based Reporters Rep­re­sent­ing National Media.” Oct. 19 PCC Lun­cheon­SAVE the DATE details to fol­low! Oct. 25 Break­fast: The Hyper­local Future: Max­i­miz­ing Sub­ur­ban Media in Chang­ing Times SAVE THE DATE — details to fol­low! Oct. 28 Career Day Atten­tion Stu­dents & Recent Grad­u­ates! Chicago PR Career Day — […]

Aug. 10 Visual Storytelling — Get the PCC Members Only summary

By Saturday July 16, 2016

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PCC Pan­els Pro­poses that Visual Sto­ry­telling is a Potent Tool for Brand­ing and Com­mu­ni­cat­ing Your Mes­sage By Susan Swartz, Senior Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager, Coun­cil of Res­i­den­tial Spe­cial­ists So what’s all the buzz about Snapchat and Insta­gram and why should it mat­ter to you? That’s the ques­tion that PCC mod­er­a­tor L’Oréal Pay­ton, Media Rela­tions Man­ager, Girls Scouts of […]

View the PCC 2016 Golden Trumpet Awards photo gallery

By Thursday June 9, 2016

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2016 Golden Trum­pet Award Pho­tos The 57th Annual Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago was an event to remem­ber with record-breaking atten­dance! Pho­tos from the event cap­tured by jean lachat pho­tog­ra­phy, and can be viewed on the PCC 2016 Golden Trum­pet Award Gallery on her web­site. Dis­counts on pur­chases will be offered through June 30th, 2016. CLICK […]

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, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and past PCC pres­i­dent  SEE OPEN JOBSNOW! 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 […]

One year already?

By Wednesday December 22, 2010

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The past year has been the fastest one of my life, and it’s also been my first full one in the PR indus­try. I started my per­sonal blog while trav­el­ing to Aus­tralia in between my intern­ship and begin­ning my posi­tion full-time as an Assis­tant Account Exec­u­tive at JSH&A Pub­lic Rela­tions. I will always view the […]

Giving Back to my Alma Mater

By Monday September 27, 2010

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I was invited to speak as part of the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois’ Adver­tis­ing Week 2010. I’ll be on hand to offer advice on prepar­ing a win­ning resume-portfolio, find­ing a pub­lic rela­tions intern­ship and land­ing a full-time pub­lic rela­tions job in this econ­omy. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Media Stud­ies with a minor in Political […]

What we do is pretty great

By Wednesday August 18, 2010

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Includ­ing my intern­ship, I’ve worked at JSH&A Pub­lic Rela­tions for over a year, which is shock­ing to me. The time has lit­er­ally flown by and I came to a real­iza­tion fol­low­ing a recent client call. We had just hosted a mes­sage train­ing ses­sion with Trista Sut­ter for Purina’s “Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart” campaign. […]

Media Meanderings: Illinois devalues the importance of good writing

By Tuesday July 27, 2010

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Isn’t it great that Illi­nois has so many pro­fi­cient writ­ers that schools can stop test­ing the writ­ing skills of ele­men­tary and junior high stu­dents? Think I’m kid­ding? A Chicago Tri­bune story reported that “Illi­nois is elim­i­nat­ing the state writ­ing exam for ele­men­tary and junior high stu­dents, pro­vok­ing con­cerns that writ­ing instruc­tion will taper off and […]

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