WWPR Annual Meeting 1/22; Thought Leadership Panel 2/5

Jumpstart the New Year by attending the WWPR Annual Meeting and Board Induction on Thursday, January 22, 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m., at the National Press Club! Network with other PR pros, meet the new WWPR board of directors and learn how to make your best qualities shine through from our keynote speaker,  Matthew Kohut, partner at KNP Communications and co-author of best-selling book, Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential.
Purchase Compelling People when you register and get it signed by Matthew Kohut at the event.

Cost: $45 for WWPR & PRSA members; $60 for non-members.

Join WWPR, the Johns Hopkins University MA in Communication program and ColorComm for a panel discussion about raising the profile of an organization or its leadership as a thought leader for a topic or industry. The Thought Leadership Panel will be held on Thursday, February 5, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., at the Johns Hopkins University Washington, DC Center.

Cost: Free to members of WWPR, ColorComm, PRSA and JHU students/alumni/faculty; $20 for nonmembers. Light refreshments will be provided.


Join the 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards Committee Today!

Become a pivotal part of the 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards by joining the committee today! Take part in planning this signature event with opportunities in media relations, sponsorship and partnership building, social media development and more.

Email ela@wwpr.org to join today!

Are you interested in joining other WWPR committees as well?  See the complete list of committees and contact details at http://wwpr.org/committees/.


The B Hive: INFOGRAPHIC PR Trends to Look for in 2015

By Beth Stewart, WWPR Marketing Communications Committee Member

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PR in Politics: So You Want to Be President!

The Role of Public Relations in Politics is a monthly column written by WWPR member Margaret Mulvihill, examining the role of PR in politics.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Washington Women in Public Relations


Countdown To 2016

We are only half-ways through the first month of the new year, and yet, the Presidential campaigns are stealthily underway. Political operatives shiver in the anticipation of an election that is twenty two months away. We are all gearing up to represent our political candidates, with tactically-placed stories in all the appropriate places. Carefully choreographed television appearances, brilliant radio discussions on the topical issues of the day, well-chosen public sightings. Nothing, no opportunity for publicity will be ignored. Although it’s early days yet, those of us who have traveled this road before, already have the entire twenty two months penciled-in on the giant tear-off wall calendar. We’ll begin with monthly exposures, stepping it up to weekly as the months go by, until our candidate is front and center in the daily media by  November 2016.  It’s a lot like building with Lego, each story carefully constructed on the back of the one preceding it. It’s more than communications, it’s a form of artistry!


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November/December 2014 New Members

Michelle Allen NASTAD
Tomeika Bowden DC Public Charter School Board
Derika Crowley Georgetown School of Continuing Studies – Public Relations & Corporate Communications
Theola DeBose DC Public Charter School Board
Maggie Easterlin Stratacomm
Shelley Feist Partnership for Food Safety Education
Sarah Kana American University
Philippa Levenberg LEVICK Strategic Communications
Amanda Ott American Society of Anesthesiologists
Maureen Salazar BRG Communications
Alyssa Shames VeriSign, Inc.
Brynn Boyer Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
Arianna Christopher George Mason University
Katie Feldman Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Ashlee Lawson Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy
Catherine Llamido National PTA
Rachel Pugh Georgetown University
Amaia Stecker CUNA


November/December 2014 Renewals

Elizabeth Y. Adegboyega-Panox St. Columbia’s Episcopal Church
Colleen Bayus Cascades Technologies Inc.
Karin Bloomquist Georgetown University
Melissa Braunstein www.melissabraunstein.com
Allyson Burns Case Foundation & Revolution
Jessica Everhart Student
Kara Frank Adfero Group
Maria James
Laura Keiter Media Matters for America
Tammy Lemley North American Network
Nancy McCormick-Pickett American Chemical Society
Sara Neumann C.Fox Communications
Richard Strauss Strauss Radio Strategies
Jacqueline Temkin Total Wine & More
Rae Trotman IR+Media
Susan Apgood News Generation, Inc.
Stephanie DuBois National Community Pharmacists Association
Jacki Flowers Office of Minority Health Resource Center
Stephanie Fu SLF Strategies
Dawn Jakutowicz Dougherty & Associates (DAI), Inc.
Mary LoJacono MLo Communication Consulting
Stacie Manger The Aluminum Association
Jamie Nolan Stratacomm
Kelsey Pospisil News Generation, Inc.
Jennifer Schleman American Hospital Association
Jontice Small


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