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.

June 2 Golden Trumpet Awards — Special Announcement!

By Sunday March 6, 2016

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SAVE THE DATEPICK YOUR SEAT! JUNE 2ND Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards Din­ner Don’t miss this excit­ing indus­try event The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago will host it’s 57th Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards on Thurs­day, June 2, 2016, at 5 pm, which hon­ors the most cre­ative and suc­cess­ful pub­lic rela­tions cam­paigns of 2015.   Every year over 500 attendees […]

June 29th Breakfast workshop: Size Doesn’t Matter: How Small PR Organizations Can Build Big Brands

By Tuesday May 10, 2016

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Size Doesn’t Mat­ter: How Small PR Orga­ni­za­tions Can Build Big Brands Join us on June 29, 2016 when PCC’s break­fast work­shop goes sub­ur­ban and tack­les the chal­lenge of build­ing a suc­cess­ful brand for your orga­ni­za­tion. It’s not just some­thing done by big com­pa­nies and global agen­cies. Every client and every orga­ni­za­tion has a story to tell, […]

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 […]

One year already?

By Wednesday December 22, 2010

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The past year has been the fastest one of my life, and it’s also been my first full one in the PR indus­try. I started my per­sonal blog while trav­el­ing to Aus­tralia in between my intern­ship and begin­ning my posi­tion full-time as an Assis­tant Account Exec­u­tive at JSH&A Pub­lic Rela­tions. I will always view the […]

Giving Back to my Alma Mater

By Monday September 27, 2010

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I was invited to speak as part of the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois’ Adver­tis­ing Week 2010. I’ll be on hand to offer advice on prepar­ing a win­ning resume-portfolio, find­ing a pub­lic rela­tions intern­ship and land­ing a full-time pub­lic rela­tions job in this econ­omy. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Media Stud­ies with a minor in Political […]

What we do is pretty great

By Wednesday August 18, 2010

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Includ­ing my intern­ship, I’ve worked at JSH&A Pub­lic Rela­tions for over a year, which is shock­ing to me. The time has lit­er­ally flown by and I came to a real­iza­tion fol­low­ing a recent client call. We had just hosted a mes­sage train­ing ses­sion with Trista Sut­ter for Purina’s “Tales for the Pet Lover’s Heart” campaign. […]

Media Meanderings: Illinois devalues the importance of good writing

By Tuesday July 27, 2010

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Isn’t it great that Illi­nois has so many pro­fi­cient writ­ers that schools can stop test­ing the writ­ing skills of ele­men­tary and junior high stu­dents? Think I’m kid­ding? A Chicago Tri­bune story reported that “Illi­nois is elim­i­nat­ing the state writ­ing exam for ele­men­tary and junior high stu­dents, pro­vok­ing con­cerns that writ­ing instruc­tion will taper off and […]

Media Meanderings: Mad Men discovers IM & PR

By Monday July 26, 2010

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As a huge Mad Men devo­tee I was delighted to see that the ad agency was pio­neer­ing inte­grated mar­ket­ing. Kick­ing off the new sea­son, ace copy­writer Peggy Olson decides to help spur sales for a ham brand by stag­ing a fight at a super­mar­ket over the last ham, and then alert­ing a reporter to the […]

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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