Welcome to 2017, New Pros!
While some of us may continue to write “2016” when we write dates on press releases and meeting agendas, it is very much 2017. None of us can tell the future, but we, as your 2017 PRSA New Pros Blog co-chairs, know that 2017 will be a year full of change.
How do we react to change, and adapt to whatever is thrown our way–both in our professional and personal lives? This is something that new pros need to consider as they start their careers and grow into seasoned professionals.
We learn from change, whether we view that change as positive or negative.
This year, the blog will explore many topics from month to month. However, what will remain throughout the year is that we, as new pros, will connect and leverage the events of 2017–whatever they may be–to change ourselves for the better.
In the words of Henry David Thoreau,
Things do not change; we change.
We look forward to experiencing 2017 with you.
About your blog co-chairs
Lindsay is a Public Relations Executive for Two Rivers Marketing in Des Moines, Iowa, where she writes content and connects with the media. In addition to her role as co-chair for the PRSA New Pros blog, Lindsay serves on the Central Iowa PRSA board as the professional development/networking co-chair and volunteers as part of the Event Management Team for the Des Moines Arts Festival. In her downtime, Lindsay likes to read, pretend to be good at running and yoga, search the internet for caticorns, binge watch TV shows and hang out with her cats while drinking coffee (or perhaps some really strong tea).
Greg works remotely as a social media and community manager for Streamline Publishing, a national corporation, as well as a freelance creative services consultant. He resides in Lansing, MI where he serves as the Central Michigan PRSA New Professionals vice-chair, PACE Awards chair, Director-At-Large, 2016-17 East Central District Diamond Awards chair. Outside of PRSA, he serves as the Membership Chair for Lansing’s Grand River Connection, a young professional networking group, as well as the 2017-18 President of the Social Media Association of Michigan. In his down time, he’s either reading a book, snapping some photos or catching the latest Indie films…all while sipping on a cup (or five) of coffee. Connect with Greg on Twitter or Linkedin.
Meet the rest of the 2017 PRSA New Pros Executive Committee HERE.
Write for The Edge
Have an interest in being published on The Edge? Check out our monthly themes below. Not seeing where your topic would fit in? No worries! Shoot Lindsay and Greg an email and they’ll work to get you scheduled into their posting schedule.
- January: Jump-start to 2017, Welcome from PRSA New Pros National
- February: Digital/social media + The evolving PR landscape
- March: What does PR look like for you? (Do you work remotely? Do you work in non-profit? At an agency? Tell us your PR story.)
- April: Continuing education (accreditation, graduate studies, alternative education + beyond)
- May: Graduation tips and leadership
- June: Measurement, math + PR: Embracing the data
- July: PR book reviews
- August: Diversity in PR and New Pros Week
- September: PR ethics
- October: ICON month and networking
- November: New technology and tools
- December: 2017 recap + looking ahead to 2018 (planning, work resolutions, etc.)
When submitting an idea, please note the topic, and which month’s theme it fits into.
Click HERE to contact the co-chairs via email.
As a reminder, contributors must be a PRSA New Professionals/PRSA paid member to be published on The Edge.
General Post Tips/Guidelines
- Posts should be between 300-600 words in most cases.
- Send a photo with your post and attribute the source of the photo.
- Attribute the source, speaker or author if you include statistics, facts, quotes or surveys.
- Start a conversation by ending the post with a question for readers.
- Write a short biography for the end of the post. Things to include: name, job position, PRSA Chapter and social media links. Please submit a headshot if possible.