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.

Aug. 10 Visual Storytelling — How to succeed on Snapchat, Instagram and more

By Saturday July 16, 2016

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One of the social media sto­ries of 2016 is the strong increase in pop­u­lar­ity of Snapchat, and brands and orga­ni­za­tions are scram­bling to tell their sto­ries to this new audi­ence. The plat­form is hugely pop­u­lar among younger users – Mil­len­ni­als and Gen Z. We’ll also touch on how to excel in another ris­ing visual-focused platform, […]

July 13 Luncheon How to Connect with Chicago’s Top Business Journalists

By Monday June 20, 2016

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago   How to Con­nect with Chicago’s Top Busi­ness Jour­nal­ists From tech­nol­ogy to real estate and non­prof­its, no mat­ter what type of busi­ness your client is in, it’s cov­ered in Chicago’s busi­ness pages. This can’t-miss panel will fea­ture a dis­cus­sion with reporters and edi­tors from the Chicago Tri­bune, the Daily Her­ald Business […]

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 […]

Did you win a PCC gold or silver trumpet?

By Tuesday June 7, 2016

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PCC 6.2016 GT Ad — Dupli­cate Awards (1) YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH BLING When you win a Golden Trum­pet — it’s time to cel­e­brate. Order your dupli­cate awards todayand share the vic­tory with your clients and col­leagues.* Con­tact the PCC Office: DOWNLOAD DUPLICATE TRUMPET ORDER FORM   I’m here to help! Dave Brimm, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Pub­lic­ity Club […]

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 […]

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