Publicity Club of Chicago Panel to Discuss Social Media Trends for 2013
CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2013) – As the social media revolution continues to gain speed, the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) will host a discussion on “can’t miss” social media trends. This informative luncheon event will highlight the latest developments in social media and what is on the horizon for PR practitioners. The PCC monthly luncheon program will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago.
The program, “Social Media Trends for 2013 that PR Pros Need to Know,” features an esteemed panel of social media experts. Public relations professionals will have an opportunity to learn from those tracking the value of social media optimization and finding success for their companies/clients by using social media effectively.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Josh Anisfeld, Digital Director, Golin Harris
- Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder and Strategic Director, Orbit Media Studios
- Amy Guth, Social Media Manager, Tribune Media Group
- Lisa Larranaga, Social Media Manager, Cision USA, Inc.
- Michelle Molise, Principal, Molise PR
Debra Lawrence, Business Employer Solutions and Corporate Relations, Business and Career Services, Inc., Illinois workNet Center, will moderate the discussion.
“Social media has transformed the way PR and marketing professionals connect with the media and the general public,” said Jon Kaplan, PCC Board of Directors member and luncheon organizer. “Whether it’s pushing a client’s agenda, pitching reporters, helping teach a CEO how to tweet, or raising customer awareness of products and events, more and more PR campaigns revolve around social media. This distinguished panel is on the cutting edge of social media engagement. You’ll definitely want to hear what these experts have to say.”
The program begins with registration and networking among Chicago communication professionals at 11:30 a.m., followed by a family-style lunch at noon. The program begins at 12:30 p.m., and concludes at 1:30 p.m. Audience members will be able to engage panelists during a question-and-answer period. Registration is at http://www.publicity.org. Early registration rates are available through 5 p.m., Feb. 8. Late registration rates apply through 3 p.m., Feb. 12. Walk-in rates apply the day of the program.
The PCC monthly luncheon series matches experts in communication fields with public relations professionals to discuss topics of significant interest. Recent PCC programs have featured experts in television news, crisis communication, social media, and the magazine industry. The next PCC luncheon, “Hyperlocal: The Brave New News World,” will be held on March 6, 2013.
The 2013 PCC luncheon panel series is proudly sponsored by Cision. Cision’s software, services and tools help PR and marketing professionals around the globe tell their stories through media channels that are constantly evolving. To learn more, visit: www.cision.com.
About the Publicity Club of Chicago
The Publicity Club of Chicago, founded in 1941, is the nation’s largest independent public relations membership organization, providing education and networking opportunities to Chicago’s outstanding public relations practitioners. Through monthly luncheons, professional development seminars, a premier awards program and additional events, the PCC is a practical resource for providing the tools, technology and tactics Chicago-area professional communicators need to implement high-quality programs and excel in public relations. Contact the PCC for information about membership, committees, advertising opportunities and a complete schedule of events. Web: http://www.publicity.org. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office phone: 773–463-5560.