PRSA Colorado Weekly Newsletter
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PRSA Colorado Weekly Newsletter

October 6, 2015

In This Issue
  1. National Bylaws Survey
  2. Board Nominations
  3. Reciprocal Judging
  4. Brand Journalism Luncheon
  5. PR Boost 2015
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National Bylaws Survey
Just prior to the PRSA International Conference in Atlanta, members of the Colorado Chapter Board of Directors will be representing our membership at the Leadership Assembly. The annual stakeholder meeting of PRSA, the Leadership Assembly is a vital part of governance for the Society, and where leaders from all sectors of PRSA come together to examine the issues facing our organization and the profession of public relations.

Your input is important to us! Delegates will debate and vote on amendments to the PRSA Bylaws, and we want to ensure your perspective is well represented.

Please take a moment to respond to the survey so we can bring your thoughts and concerns forward at Assembly. The two-question survey is available here. For additional information, you can find the complete documents at
PRSA Colorado Board Nominations
The PRSA Colorado nominating committee is pleased to announce candidates for the chapter's 2016 board of directors.

For the second straight year, the lineup includes more candidates than open positions, which requires a ballot at our annual meeting. PRSA Colorado members will vote at the Nov. 4 luncheon program, which you can register for here. Votes will be tallied and the 2016 board will be announced at the conclusion of the program.

Among our candidates for the 2016 board are five who hold APR designation. All have previous committee, board or chapter leadership experience and three are running for a second term.

The candidates:
President-elect - Renee Robinson, APR
Secretary - Suzanne Trantow

Assembly Delegate (Choose 2)
-Teresa Dougherty, APR
-Elisabeth Monoghan, APR
-Diane Mulligan, APR

Director (Choose 3)
-Deborah Deal-Blackwell, APR
-Michelle Ellis
-Kelly Janhunen
-Jessica Sidener

The nominating committee applauds and thanks each of the candidates for their past and current chapter service and for their willingness to take on a new leadership role.
Reciprocal Judging - Spots Still Available

Volunteering to judge awards is a rewarding experience, providing a chance to overview some of the industry’s best work and receive ideas and inspiration from other campaigns and components. Also, APRs can receive maintenance credits. We welcome all members of the PRSA Colorado Chapter with five years or more experience to participate in judging award entries for the Greater Salt Lake Chapter beginning in August and running through September. Watch for more information on
Between October 2 - 16, our Chapter will judge more than 100 award entries from Utah. Each entry must be judged by two PRSA members, including one accredited professional, so we are reaching out specifically to you. 

Judging is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Sign-up to be a judge at . 

2. Links to access electronic entries to be judged and judging forms will be sent.

3. Review submissions, complete and submit online judging forms.

As all judging is being done electronically this year, all you need to commit to is spending two-to-three hours to complete the process between Friday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 16. This means you have a full two-weeks to judge 10 to 15 entries.
Please contact Michelle Ellis for any additional questions
Brand Journalism Bootcamp Luncheon - Nov. 4

Enjoy lunch at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver while learning how to Incorporate brand journalism into your communications mix using a proven formula for success. Lisa Arledge Powell’s “Brand Journalism Bootcamp” will reveal the secrets and show you how to go from PR pro to brand journalist. Attendees will learn the top brand journalism tips, review award-winning case studies and learn how to avoid brand journalism's most wanted criminals!

Lisa Arledge Powell is President of MediaSource, named 2013 and 2014's Best Health Care PR/Marketing Agency by Ragan Communications. Lisa, a former television news reporter, specializes in brand journalism and works with the nation's top hospitals and brands to get their message to target audiences. As a journo-turned-PR pro and a member of the PRSA Health Academy, Lisa uses her journalism skills to teach the PR industry the perks of storytelling for a brand. Lisa also serves as the PRSA Health Academy Newsletter Editor and serves on the PRSA Central Ohio Executive Board.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown, 1450 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Early Registration before noon, October 23
$35 members; $49 Nonmember; $30 Students

Regular registration before noon, October 30
$45 members; $59 Nonmember; $40 Students

Late registration: after noon, October 30 and Walk-ins
$55 members, $69 Nonmember, $50 Students

This meeting includes the PRSA Colorado Annual Meeting:
Important Voting Issues, including 2015 slate of officers – all members are encouraged to attend

Register Now for PR Boost 2015

PRSA Colorado's annual community outreach event - PR Boost - is right around the corner, and we need your help! We're looking for top-level PR practitioners, with at least five years experience or their APR (the event will earn you a set amount of points) and who have a passion for public service to mentor area nonprofits in need of a little communications assistance. Learn more and register here.

Here are the basics:

WHAT: 7th Annual PRSA Colorado PR Boost event

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7:15 to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: WMDC OPM, 1961 Stout St., Ste. 16-111, Denver, CO 80294

Here’s how it works: We align PR pros with area nonprofits for two one-on-one sessions in which you’ll work together to mentor members from these organizations to help them achieve their communications goals.

It's a small commitment from you, but it means a lot to these nonprofits and the communities they serve.
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