PCC Insider

PCC Insider is the offi­cial blog of the Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago. Stay tuned for updates on PCC hap­pen­ings along with mem­ber insight on a range of pub­lic rela­tions topics.

Sept. 29 Understanding How Cross-Cultural Marketing Can Impact Your Communications Strategies

By Tuesday August 30, 2016

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Under­stand­ing How Cross-Cultural Mar­ket­ing Can Impact Your Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Strate­gies Sep­tem­ber 29, 2016 BREAKFAST WORKSHOP Today more than ever, pro­fes­sional com­mu­ni­ca­tors need to under­stand the mul­ti­cul­tural mar­ket to be suc­cess­ful. In honor of His­panic Her­itage Month, join us on Sep­tem­ber 29, 2016, for a PCC break­fast work­shop explor­ing how cross-cultural mar­ket­ing can impact your com­mu­ni­ca­tion strategies. […]

Sept.14 Make Connections with Chicago-based Reporters Representing National Media

By Monday August 15, 2016

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Gar­ner­ing pos­i­tive national media cov­er­age for your client or orga­ni­za­tion can’t be over­es­ti­mated.  PCC will bring together rep­re­sen­ta­tives of national news bureaus based here as well as top Chicago-based national free­lancers to share their edi­to­r­ial needs and the best ways to get their atten­tion. Panel mem­bers: Kyra Kyles, editor-in-chief of Ebony mag­a­zine Eliz­a­beth Camp­bell, Chicago […]

OCT. 28th: PCC’S PR Career Day — Insights Into PR Agency Jobs (free)

By Tuesday August 30, 2016

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Chicago PR Career Day — Plan Your Future in Pub­lic Rela­tions REGISTER NOW Date: Fri­day, Octo­ber 28, 2016 Time: 9 AM – 12:00 PM Colum­bia Col­lege 1104 S Wabash, Chci­ago Atten­tion stu­dents and recent grad­u­ates: AT CHICAGO PR CAREER DAY YOU WILL: •Hear tips on launch­ing a suc­cess­ful career •Meet senior lead­ers and recruit­ing coor­di­na­tors •Learn about career paths, oppor­tu­ni­ties and skills impor­tant to employ­ers PARTICIPATING […]

OCT. 19th Secrets to Staging Successful Chicago-Area Events that Generate Media Coverage

By Tuesday August 30, 2016

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Gen­er­at­ing media atten­tion for Chicago-area events or impor­tant announce­ments is highly com­pet­i­tive, but you can boost your odds by under­stand­ing how to get your event at the top of the assign­ment list. In Octo­ber, PCC will assem­ble a panel of the city’s lead­ing event experts who will share their secrets on ways to max­i­mize expo­sure and […]

VISIT THE NEW UPDATED PR OPEN JOBS

By Monday August 15, 2016

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VISIT THE NEW UPDATED PR OPEN JOBS Need a new job? Need to post a job open­ing? Need an intern­ship? Check out the PCC Open Jobs Board. New Open Jobs  Fea­tured newly posted jobs: CHICAGO ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY, REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL, Pub­lic Rela­tions Sup­port to In-House Agency PUBLIC RELATIONS SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,    Tay­lor John­son, Chicago DIRECTOR OF […]

Upcoming Events & Announcements

By Monday August 15, 2016

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 Sept.14th pro­gram reg­is­tra­tion is OPEN & sell­ing fast: “Make Con­nec­tions with Chicago-based Reporters Rep­re­sent­ing National Media.” Oct. 19 PCC Lun­cheon­SAVE the DATE details to fol­low! Oct. 25 Break­fast: The Hyper­local Future: Max­i­miz­ing Sub­ur­ban Media in Chang­ing Times SAVE THE DATE — details to fol­low! Oct. 28 Career Day Atten­tion Stu­dents & Recent Grad­u­ates! Chicago PR Career Day — […]

View the PCC 2016 Golden Trumpet Awards photo gallery

By Thursday June 9, 2016

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2016 Golden Trum­pet Award Pho­tos The 57th Annual Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago was an event to remem­ber with record-breaking atten­dance! Pho­tos from the event cap­tured by jean lachat pho­tog­ra­phy, and can be viewed on the PCC 2016 Golden Trum­pet Award Gallery on her web­site. Dis­counts on pur­chases will be offered through June 30th, 2016. CLICK […]

Looking for a Job? Look to the PCC for Productive Networking Opportunties and Job Postings

By Thursday August 21, 2014

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Look­ing for a Job?  Look to the PCC for Pro­duc­tive Net­work­ing Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Job Post­ings By David Brimm, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor and past PCC pres­i­dent  SEE OPEN JOBSNOW! PCC past pres­i­dent David Smolen­sky, COO for Res­olute Con­sult­ing, has some sound advice for PR job seek­ers: “While we adver­tise for junior level posi­tions, senior level […]

Make Yourself a Resource

By Monday July 19, 2010

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I’ve used this line a num­ber of times over the last year when speak­ing with stu­dents or recent grad­u­ates on the job hunt, but I find it to be extremely rel­e­vant. I may only be a few steps ahead of you, but I want to share ALL that I have learned dur­ing the time of […]

The Passing of a Mensch

By Thursday June 24, 2010

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When I shook Jeff Bierig’s hand at the June PCC lunch meet­ing, I never imag­ined it would be for the last time. He looked great, and we all thought he had beaten a ter­ri­ble dis­ease. But it was not to be. A real men­sch passed. I had known Jeff since we were in the same […]

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