PR for Art: The Creative Class

We are just about two weeks away from #PRinGR! This conference is going to feature many amazing speakers for the breakout sessions that will be answering questions on many PR topics. Our day will conclude with a session all about Art in the Public Relations field and creative thinking! One of the amazing things about…

Final Countdown! Attend the Breakout Sessions

The countdown is on until #PRinGR! As you know, the conference will feature many awesome events and speakers, giving you endless reasons to sign up to attend. Don’t care that the conference is taking place in Beer City, USA? Maybe large cities with tours of dazzling art and culture, awesome food and nightlife with over…

Conference PReview: Agency Tours

We’re just over month to go here PRos. If you are doing a little procrastinating or need an extra push to register, we’ve got ‘cha covered. You read earlier about the incredible corporate access you could get as a ticket-holding member of Generation Grand: PR in GR, but did you know you could choose agency…

Conference PReview: Corporate Tours

Our favorite aspect of PRSSA regional events are the agency tours in each city but because Grand Rapids is home to over 70 national and international headquarters for major brands and organizations, it only felt right that as opposed to traditional agency tours we took a tour through some of the largest companies in the…

Using Failure as Fuel – From Failure Comes Success

What is Failure:Lab? “FAILURE:LAB is a raw and intimate evening showcasing personal stories of failure. With a refreshing environment of openness, it helps pave the way for change by crushing the isolation and stigma around failure. Failure then takes its rightful place as the crucial first step to the next big thing. Embrace it, learn from…

Pitcher Perfect PReview: PR Post Prohibition Beer City, U.S.A.

Whew. Now I really need a drink after that title… It’s no secret that what was once “the furniture city” is now known for its beer more so than anything else. With over 70 breweries calling Grand Rapids home, it’s no wonder why the city has been touted as Beer City USA. While your weekend spent…

Welcome to Beer City, U.S.A.

There are only a few short months until Regional Conference, so it’s time to go into detail about the awesome city that will be hosting all the festivities! For those of you who haven’t yet experienced the whirlwind city of Grand Rapids, you’re definitely in for a treat. It isn’t dubbed “Best Beer Town,” and…

#GRandChat – Twitter Chat Previews

#Fact – Everyone loves Twitter. Whether we’re scrolling through memes, catching up on news, or just passing the time between classes, it’s one of our favorite social media outlets. The app is especially popular among us PR folks – with fast-paced conversations and never ending pop culture references, we feel right at home. Throughout the…

Professional Insight: Why You Should Attend #PRinGR

Greetings,   On behalf of the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America, I’d like to express how enthusiastic I am that Grand Rapids will be host to a 2017 regional PRSSA conference. Generation Grand: Experience PR in GR will be one of only 10 regional conferences held across the country in 2017.   Hundreds…

Every PR Student’s New Year Resolutions

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to start thinking about classes again. Armed with Starbucks gift cards and shiny new planners, every PR student is in preparation for another semester of caffeine-powered 8 a.m. classes and pitch letters. Along with the new year comes a new set of resolutions we establish for…

How to Beat the Winter Blues

The winter season has officially arrived. Temperatures are near frigid and daylight seems to vanish rapidly. The chilling weather may make you want to lock yourself inside and wrap yourself in a cocoon of blankets, and sadly, hibernation is not an option. Though it may be difficult, there are ways to beat these winter blues that you may be…