PPRS is a professional society of more than 150 active public relations professionals throughout Central Pennsylvania. Our members represent various types of organizations with expertise in all facets of public relations.

The Pennsylvania Public Relations Society is now accepting applications for its 2018 Communication Scholarship. Please help us to spread the word among any qualified students!

We will choose one $1,000 scholarship recipient for 2018. All applicants must be full-time communication and public relations students and:

  • an upcoming junior or senior;
  • a legal PA resident and full-time student;
  • involved in extracurricular activities; and
  • a strong writer with at least a 2.75 GPA.

Application deadline: The application must be postmarked or e-mailed to PPRSscholar@gmail.com by end of day by March 12, 2018.

For more details and to print an application, please click here.

Questions? Please direct any questions to PPRS Student Development Committee Co-Chairs, Leslie Amorós & Sean Connolly, at PPRSscholar@gmail.com.

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Communications and marketing doesn't happen in a vacuum. The environment around our messages is often just as important as the messages themselves. Over the past year, as Americans discussed difficult realities about race and gender, marquee brands like Pepsi and Dove misjudged the environment

As PR pros, how can we ensure that our communications speak to diverse populations with clarity, sensitivity, and success? How can your clients or company communicate with a social conscience? 

Come to our February meeting to learn from Marcia Perry, owner of Perry Media Group, and Corinna Vecsey Wilson, president of Wilson500, about strategies you can employ to more effectively communicate with diverse external audiences and move people to action.



Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, 4901 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112


Click here to register.

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Most of us have mountains of data at our fingertips. Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, point-of-sale data, Google Analytics, and more are instantaneously and continuously presenting useful metrics to communications professionals. But are we using the data wisely and effectively? Are we analyzing the data at all? Have you ever wondered how you could act on the metrics available to you more strategically without getting bogged down in the vast amount of information?

Come to our 2018 kick-off meeting to hear from Alicia Lawrence, Content Marketing Consultant with WebpageFX, and John Bassounas, President, WildFig, to learn how you can harness data-driven insights to make more strategic communications decisions in 2018.


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