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.

Publicity Club of Chicago Hosts Luncheon Discussion: Generating National Business Headlines

By Thursday January 29, 2015

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Feb­ru­ary Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “Gen­er­at­ing National Busi­ness Sto­ries” How to Effec­tively Pro­mote Your PR Mes­sages to Local Bureaus CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2015) – Get­ting your client’s sto­ries cov­ered by national busi­ness news out­lets can have tremen­dous reach, gar­ner­ing national – or even inter­na­tional – expo­sure. Three of the most influ­en­tial Chicago […]

Publicity Club of Chicago Calls for Entries for its 56th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards

By Tuesday January 6, 2015

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Calls for Entries  for its 56th Annual Golden Trum­pet Awards   CHICAGO (Jan. 1, 2015) – The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago (PCC), the nation’s largest inde­pen­dent pub­lic rela­tions mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion, is call­ing for entries for its 56th annual Golden Trum­pet Awards. The cer­e­mony, sched­uled for Thurs­day, June 4, 2015, at the […]

Publicity Club of Chicago Brightens the Holidays with Scholarship Awards

By Tuesday January 6, 2015

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Bright­ens the Hol­i­days with Schol­ar­ship Awards   CHICAGO (Jan 6, 2015) – To help pre­pare four promis­ing Chicago-area stu­dents for careers in pub­lic rela­tions, the Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago (PCC) made the hol­i­days a lit­tle brighter by award­ing them with schol­ar­ships. The awards were pre­sented at the club’s monthly lun­cheon meeting […]

PCC Board of Directors for 2015~~Nomination Update

By Monday November 24, 2014

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PCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS ~ NOMINATION UPDATE The Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago’s Board Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mit­tee is pleased to announce the fol­low­ing can­di­dates for the PCC Board of Direc­tors, and is accept­ing addi­tional nom­i­na­tions from PCC mem­bers for its Board of Direc­tors. Named to two-year terms, board mem­bers serve on a vol­un­tary basis to direct PCC […]

PCC December 3rd Holiday Luncheon: A Conversation with Executives from Top Agencies–Discover Why Chicago Leads the Nation in PR Creativity

By Monday November 24, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Hol­i­day Lun­cheon and a Con­ver­sa­tion with Exec­u­tives from Top Agen­cies Dis­cover Why Chicago Leads the Nation in PR Cre­ativ­ity  CHICAGO (Nov. 24, 2014) – As we step into 2015, PR pros need to be pre­pared to launch effec­tive cam­paigns based on their knowl­edge of the cur­rent trends, lat­est devel­op­ments and future […]

PCC November 12 Luncheon: Crisis Communications: Best Practices and Case Studies for Today’s PR Pros

By Friday October 10, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion on Cri­sis Com­mu­ni­ca­tions  CHICAGO (Octo­ber 10, 2014) – Is your pub­lic rela­tions team pre­pared for cri­sis? Do you have a cri­sis com­mu­ni­ca­tions plan in place? Whether you are deal­ing with a prod­uct fail­ure, pub­lic scan­dal, nat­ural dis­as­ter, health-related event, or any other inci­dent that puts your client’s integrity […]

Publicity Club of Chicago to Host 2nd Annual Chicago PR Career Day

By Tuesday October 7, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago to Host 2nd Annual Chicago PR Career Day  CHICAGO (Oct. 7, 2014) – Last year, more than 115 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago’s first Chicago PR Career Day – a chance to meet agency rep­re­sen­ta­tives and learn what it takes to land that first job or intern­ship. This one-of-a-kind […]

PCC October 8 Luncheon: Rediscovering the Media Relations Power of Radio

By Thursday September 18, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “Redis­cov­er­ing the Media Rela­tions Power of Radio” How to Effec­tively Pro­mote Your PR Mes­sages to Radio News Direc­tors CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2014) – The dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion and rise of alter­nate com­mu­ni­ca­tion media has not less­ened the impact of tra­di­tional AM/FM radio. Radio broad­cast­ing con­tin­ues to be one of the […]

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, PCC pres­i­dent   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 posi­tions are filled through net­work­ing and refer­rals. When […]

PCC September 10 Luncheon: The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Journalism

By Monday August 18, 2014

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Pub­lic­ity Club of Chicago Hosts Lun­cheon Dis­cus­sion: “The Most Pow­er­ful Women in Chicago Jour­nal­ism”  CHICAGO (August 18, 2014) – Chicago is home to some of the most pow­er­ful women in tele­vi­sion, radio, print and dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism. Their jour­nal­is­tic skills, accom­plish­ments and tenac­ity helped them rise to the top of Chicago’s media world. Four of these […]

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