Publicity Club of Chicago Panel to Discuss State of Chicago PR Industry
CHICAGO (Jan. 3, 2013) – The Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC) will host a discussion by the leaders of some of Chicago’s largest, most prestigious public relations/public affairs agencies on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The conversation will focus on the latest developments, current trends and possible future direction of the PR industry and its practitioners. The PCC monthly luncheon program will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago.
The program, “The State of the Chicago PR Industry,” features executives from some of the most influential PR firms in the city. Public relations professionals will walk away from this event armed with projections of what’s to come in the New Year.
“Chicago’s public and media relations professionals are faced with exciting challenges – and changes – as we step boldly into a brand new year,” said Sue Markgraf, founder and president of GreenMark Public Relations and a past president of the PCC. “We’ll welcome the best of the best from our town’s leading PR firms as we together take out the crystal ball and project a bit on what may lie ahead for our industry, and the clients and businesses we represent. This panel promises to be exciting, thought-provoking and fun – just right to set the tone for our industry in 2013.”
Confirmed panelists for are:
• Erica Swerdlow, EVP & Midwest Market Leader, Burson Marsteller
• Rick Murray, President, Edelman Chicago
• Maxine Winer, Senior Partner & General Manager, Fleishman-Hillard Chicago
• Patti Temple Rocks, Managing Director, GolinHarris Chicago
• Claire Koeneman, EVP & General Manager, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Chicago
• Susan Howe, President, Weber Shandwick Chicago
Markgraf will moderate the discussion.
“PR professionals at every level will benefit from the expertise, insights and analyses they will offer on the current state of the industry, career development and the trends that will define our work in 2013 and beyond,” said Jon Kaplan, director of marketing and communications for the Safer Foundation and PCC board member.
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., Jan. 4. Late registration rates apply through 3 p.m., Jan. 8. 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 will be held on Feb. 13, 2013.
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.