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This Friday, March 13, is your last chance to enter the 2020 Awards of Excellence race. Featuring a diverse program of 24 categories, the completely revamped awards celebrate everything from best use of media relations to non-profit communications.
Plus, this year, we’re also recognizing outstanding teamwork with the introduction of our new Organizational Excellence category. Both agency and in house teams are encouraged to celebrate their hard work and achievements and show us why they deserve to be named Team of the Year.
All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET. Please note, as the regular deadline has already passed, an additional $100 late fee applies to all entries.
Visit cprs.ca/awards to enter this year.
This year, the 13th day of March is also the 11th hour to save $235 on passes to Transformation 2020, the CPRS National conference, May 24-26, in Québec City. CPRS and Global Alliance members, sign up by Friday, March 13, 11:59 p.m. ET
to lock in the lowest rate on full conference passes before regular rates kick in.
Need more time? Email Elodie Comte-Trotet at firstname.lastname@example.org
before the weekend to request an invoice, which you’ll have until April 1 to pay.
Visit our website to see our constantly transforming speaker lineup, including our newest addition, John Parisella, Senior Advisor, Business Outreach, NATIONAL Public Relations
. Join John this May, when he’ll share key learnings from his extensive career in politics and public relations, including his views on ways to improve the relationship between Quebec and the rest of the country.
Cette année, ne jouez pas de malchance le vendredi 13 mars et dépêchez-vous d’économiser 235 $ sur le laissez-passer de Transformation 2020, la Conférence nationale de la SCRP, du 24 au 26 mai à Québec. Les membres de la SCRP et de la Global Alliance ont jusqu’à cette date à 23 h 59, heure de l’Est, pour profiter de ce tarif réduit sur le laissez-passer de l’ensemble de la conférence avant que le tarif régulier n'entre en vigueur.
Vous avez encore besoin de temps? Écrivez un courriel à Élodie Comte-Trotet à l'adresse suivante email@example.com avant la fin de la semaine pour demander une facture, qui vous donnera jusqu’au 1er avril pour payer.
Visitez notre site Web pour connaître notre liste de conférenciers en constante évolution, y compris le dernier ajout, John Parisella, conseiller principal, relations avec les entreprises, chez NATIONAL relations publiques. Joignez-vous à John en mai, alors qu'il partagera des leçons essentielles apprises au cours de sa longue carrière en politique et relations publiques, notamment ses points de vue sur la façon d’améliorer les relations entre le Québec et le reste du pays.
Renseignez-vous et confirmez votre présence sur scrp.ca/transformation.
This month, our PR matters series has not one, but two new entries, each featuring a former CPRS National president sharing thoughts on the importance of ethical public relations in Canada.
First up, Renee McCloskey, APR, FCPRS discusses her 25-year involvement with CPRS, including what she feels sets the Canadian Public Relations Society apart from other professional associations. Listen Here.
Then, hear from Daniel Granger, CM, LLL, MBA, ARP, FSCRP, who provided a francophone perspective on the current trends in PR and how ethical public relations impacts his daily work. Listen Here.
Missed an episode? Catch up on the complete PR Matters playlist today at cprs.ca/PRMatters.
Don’t forget to sign up to see Terry Flynn, PhD, APR, FCPRS LM as he embarks on his cross-Canada tour to discuss the Science and Practice of Social Trust and Misinformation. Starting tomorrow, catch him at one of these upcoming stops to learn 7 steps to build trust, combat misinformation and change minds:
There’s no denying it — whether it’s a fender-bender or a major collision, car accidents can be scary. But as hard as it is to go through an accident, sometimes dealing with the fallout can be just as bad.
Between documenting details, police reports, and dealing with insurance, the aftermath of an accident can be anything from a minor inconvenience to a logistical nightmare. And according to the latest reports, only 50% of Canadian drivers are prepared to go through the claims process following a crash.
To help you out, CPRS’ insurance partner, PROLINK, has put together a list of all the things you should and shouldn’t do after an accident.
CPRS members looking to pick up a few tips from their peers across Canada this year, make sure to register for one of these upcoming webinars for free in the Bill Rees Learning Centre at cprs.ca/learn.
Brand Protection – Where Law Meets Public Relations, presented by Colin Pendrith and Vincent Power, APR, FCPRS. March 24, 1 p.m. (ET)
Each month, local societies across the country offer CPRS members and their fellow practitioners some of the best Professional Development and networking events around.
Along with our PD tour with Terry Flynn, here’s a look at what else is coming up over the next few weeks:
CPRS Toronto (March 12) Passport to PR Winter Edition
CPRS Hamilton (March 26) Member Appreciation Event
CPRS Vancouver (April 8) Stop Annoying Journalists & Think Like One Instead: Get Media to Cover Your Pitch
Have an event you’d like to promote? Send us the details and we’ll include it in our next edition and in our listings of events across the country.
The CPRS Job board is a great tool for those looking for their next big break to find openings across the country, and where employers looking to recruit the best talent can post jobs themselves.
Here are the latest Public Relations and Communications Management jobs that have been posted from across the country:
Supervisor of Media Services – City of Toronto
Communications Consultant – Niagara College
Call for Online Instructor – Writing for Public Relations
Senior Communications Officer – Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation
Communications Manager – Telus
Communications Specialist – Niagara College
Communications Specialist | Spécialiste des communications – Ministry of Francophone Affairs
Marketing and Communications Specialist – OECM
Digital Communications Specialist – City of Pickering
Director, Communication – Boyden
Brand & Communications Manager – Elim Village
It's three in the afternoon, and a journalist asks you to comment on a scandalous story they plan to run the following day. Ignoring the request or stalling should never be an option, says Lindsey Haswell, head of legal and communications at e-scooter company Lime. This situation is a founder's worst nightmare — but it can be avoided.
If sunshine is the best disinfectant, the opposite is also true: dark, hidden corners are great places to grow something truly horrible. Few problems improve with age, and public health crises are no exception. Transparency is “job one” for leaders in a crisis. Be clear what you know, what you don’t know, and what you’re doing to learn more. You can’t manage a secret, as the old saying goes.
We're in the midst of transformative changes that are altering business and industries in very significant ways. Known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0, this revolution is responsible for a tremendous metamorphosis in the way our workplaces and the world works just as was experienced in the previous three revolutions. In the 1770s, the First Industrial Revolution ushered in mechanization.
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If personalization isn't driving your PR strategy, revisit your goals, metrics and customer data.
Consumers today expect brand experiences to be designed just for them, and the real-time data available today helps PR professionals deliver unique messages to a micro-targeted audience. Here are a few ways you can bring personalization to your PR programs.
Logistics and infrastructure play a vital role in the growth of an economy. Logistics as a sector has undergone massive transformation over the past decade, especially with the introduction of e-commerce, and has earned a fair share of consumer facing innovations and development. Therefore, in the face of intense competition, and opening up of global markets, focus on building and positioning a logistics brand becomes critical.
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