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.

Oct. 25th Breakfast: The Hyperlocal Future: Maximizing Suburban Media in Changing Times

By Tuesday September 20, 2016

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The Hyper­local Future: Max­i­miz­ing Sub­ur­ban Media in Chang­ing Times The Sub­ur­ban Chicago media land­scape has under­gone many changes just in the last 10 years, includ­ing new own­ers, edi­tors and print and online out­lets. At this net­work­ing event and panel dis­cus­sion, learn what types of sto­ries sub­ur­ban media out­lets are inter­ested in, and how can you best […]

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 […]


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: Free­lance PR, O’Connor Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Lake For­est Pub­lic Affairs and Mar­ket­ing Coor­di­na­tor, Advo­cate Trin­ity, Chicago Man­ager, News and Inte­grated Con­tent, DePaul Uni­ver­sity, Chicago Marketing […]

Upcoming Events & Announcements

By Monday August 15, 2016

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Oct. 25 Break­fast: The Hyper­local Future: Max­i­miz­ing Sub­ur­ban Media in Chang­ing Times Oct. 28 Career Day: Atten­tion Stu­dents & Recent Grad­u­ates! Insight into PR Jobs. Nov. 9 Lun­cheon:  Meet Chicago’s TV News Influ­encers Dec. 7 Lun­cheon: Save the date for this spe­cial end of the year pro­gram! Need a new job? Need to post a job opening? […]

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 […]

The Passing of a PR Pioneer: Betsy Plank

By Thursday May 27, 2010

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PCCers are sad to know that Betsy Plank passed away the week of May 24. We were for­tu­nate to have paid trib­ute to her with the Club’s Life­time Achieve­ment Award just last year. The Tri­bune obit head­line summed up her career: “PR exec­u­tive blazed trail for many others.”

The Fresh Face in the Agency

By Tuesday May 4, 2010

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So you’re in the door – what next? How can you stand out as a new assis­tant account exec­u­tive in the office? Do your research – You may have recently grad­u­ated, but you’ll still need to hit the books on a reg­u­lar basis. Many PR pros con­sider the AP Style­book “the Bible of PR.” Other […]

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