There’s still time – you can order your Early Bird tickets to the Montana Communicators Conference until 11:30 p.m. this evening, April 30! Get your tickets now for this amazing professional development opportunity! Sign up for free mentoring sessions in the morning, and join us for talks on public relations strategies and ethics by national PRSA Chair Tony D’Angelo; storytelling and branding by Kathy Weber-Bates; and social media influencer marketing by Hillary Folkvord. Invest in yourself, network with peers from around the state, and boost your career! Tickers here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montana-communicators-conferen…
Join us on May 19 for the Montana Communicators Conference!!
Press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRSA Montana chapter announces first annual Montana Communicators Conference: State Chapter invites PR and Communication professionals and students to attend May 19 event in Helena
KALISPELL, Mont. (April 18, 2018) The Montana Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) today announced its first annual Montana Communicators Conference from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on May 19 at the Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel in Helena.
The conference is a new opportunity for communication professionals throughout the state to discuss ideas, challenges, and strategy, and for students to meet working professionals and learn about careers in the field.
The Montana Chapter of PRSA, relaunched this year, comes at a time when more entrepreneurs than ever before are setting up shop in the state. For the fourth year in a row, the Kauffman Foundation ranked Montana as the number one state for entrepreneurial activity.
This rise in entrepreneurship spurred the Montana Chapter’s resurgence, according to Christina Ragsdale, APR, a Missoula resident who serves as president of the Montana Chapter.
“Our timing to re-establish the Montana PRSA Chapter, as waves of professionals flock to the state to foster new businesses, is fortuitous” Ragsdale said. “We look forward to building our chapter for our members and the organizations and communities they serve. “
“This unique event is just another extension of the ways we can educate and support each other. We are excited to have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with other PR and Communications professionals and students, and to share knowledge,” added Amber Conger, president elect of the Montana Chapter.
PRSA Chair Anthony D’Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA will fly out from New York for the conference. He will present PRSA’s strategic priorities for delivering value to its members, all of whom must navigate a rapidly evolving profession to build fulfilling careers. Spotlighting data on what’s most important to members, he’ll provide insights into the society’s strategies for a successful future, based on enhancing the profession and the professional during his keynote speech.
Kathy Weber-Bates from Red Ants Pants will be discussing purpose driven branding with a deep dive into the case study of the Red Ants Pants Music Festival.
Hillary Folkvord, owner of the Sacajawea hotel and author and curator of a lifestyle blog called Lady H, will speak about the importance of harnessing influencers for social media marketing.
The inaugural event will pair impactful speakers with networking and mentoring opportunities and promises to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for communications professionals across Montana.
For more information about attending the Montana Communicators Conference, visit eventbrite.com/e/montana-communicators-conference-2018-tickets-44569460456
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About the Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the public relations community. Learn more about PRSA at www.prsa.org.
The Montana Chapter of the PRSA was established in 1996 and officially relaunched in 2018.
March monthly virtual meeting and new live webinar:
All webinars are recorded. Once you have registered and paid for the webinar, you can download it from a link after the initial presentation.
- Chapter meeting: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22. Members will receive an email invitation to the meeting.
- Live webinar by Claire LaBeaux. 10:30 a.m. Thurs. March 22 ($20 members, $30 non-members). For tickets, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maximizing-a-limited-budget-for-leveraged-outreach-tickets-42545877866
Join us for our February monthly virtual meeting and a new live webinar!
- Chapter meeting: 10 a.m., Thurs. Feb. 22 Members will receive an email invitation to the meeting.
- Live webinar by Kerry Shearer: 10:30 a.m., Thurs. Feb.. 22 ($20 members, $30 non-members). If you would like to sign up for the webinar, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-wildfires-crisis-communication-tickets-42442308086
March monthly meeting and new live webinar