Hello PRSA Colorado members. It has been awhile since I have provided an update through the blog, but we have been hard at work on behalf of our valued members.

We kicked off the year with a bang, set the Gold Standard in PR by celebrating our Gold Pick Award winners, and have had several successful professional development and networking opportunities. Last week, we held our annual professional development Summit. The caliber of speakers was top-notch and the day was an overall success.


As we enter Q4 2016, PRSA Colorado has a lot of great opportunities in the works.

GOLD PICK JUDGING: PRSA Colorado is looking for volunteers for Reciprocal Awards judging. This year, our chapter judges’ campaigns and components from our fellow chapter, PRSA Nebraska for their Paper Anvil Awards. It’s all on a volunteer basis and we are looking for judges – both APR and non-APR to help us judge Friday, Oct. 21 – Friday, Nov. 4. The good news: it’s digital so you can do it from anywhere and you can glean new ideas that can benefit your own programs and career. Plus, get an inside look at some of 2015’s best PR campaigns. Each judge will score approximately three award entries. To learn more and sign up, visit bit.ly/PRSAjudge.
Q4 2016 UPCOMING EVENTS: Our chapter volunteers have been hard at work to make sure you end the year with a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities to effectively plan and prepare for 2017. You can find more details on all of these events on our website, PRSAColorado.org, but here are a few highlights.
o Our October 19 luncheon features BusinessWire’s VP of Web Communication Ibrey Woodall with a session on “How to Conquer the Online Newsroom”. This luncheon also serves as our annual meeting where we will vote in our 2017 Boards of Directors. Be sure to join us.
• Our November 16 luncheon will feature Fireside Production’s Naomi Binkley with a presentation on “Video and how it can help you reach your PR goals,” showcasing tips and real examples to help PR professionals.
• Stay tuned for more details on our December Holiday Party, a great time for networking and celebration.

We are also planning another Master Practitioners event in Q4, so be sure to stay connected to PRSA Colorado and take advantage of all that we are bringing to you as part of your valued membership.

FAIR & ETHICAL CAMPAIGN CHALLENGE: As we approach the November 2016 election, the Colorado Chapter has undertaken two important initiatives:
o THE Fair & Ethical Campaign Challenge: We firmly believe that Colorado’s political, business and community leaders have an obligation to the public to share information that motivates people to get involved, speak truthfully and with transparency and in doing so, engender trust. So, we are challenging Colorado’s political campaigns to uphold the highest standards of ethical practice in every facet of their campaign communications. Colorado Congressional campaigns have been asked to sign the Fair & Ethical Campaign pledge obligating them to abide by the PRSA Code of Ethics in their campaign communications
o Political Forums Partnership: Together with Denver7, Denver Press Club, and the Denver Post, the Colorado Chapter is planning issues forums leading up to the November 8, 2016 local and state election. Please join us. Learn about the issues, the positions of your representatives, and get involved! All events are free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 29, 2016: Forum #1 Colorado $12 Minimum Wage Amendment.
Location: Denver Post Auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Ave. | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016: Forum #2 Amendment 69 – Colorado Cares
Location: Denver Post Auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Ave. | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016: Forum #3 Election Day ‘Post Mortem’
Location: Denver Post Auditorium, 101 W. Colfax Ave. | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Great things are happening at PRSA. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to a productive Q4!

Nicole Yost
Chief Communicator at Fyn PR
2016 PRSA Colorado President


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *