Posted by janelle on June 13, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Thank you to the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter for two great events yesterday.

We started off the day with a top-notch professional development seminar, featuring a breadth of interesting topics ranging from the challenges of managing global communications initiatives to innovations in outreach technology to telling digital stories through brand journalism. The seminar concluded with a glimpse into the life of Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman, Ed Troyer, who has managed communications through some of our state’s most horrendous crimes.

Kudos to all the speakers and panelists– and especially to the organizers! Melissa Tizon from Swedish Medical deserves tons of credit for pulling together such a valuable event.

Last night, our Masters Program featured a one-on-one discussion with the seminar’s keynote speaker and one of the top 50 PR pros to follow on Twitter, Arik Hanson, APR– who shared some of his work to engage customers and communities through social media. Congratulations to Masters chair, Chris Bridenbaugh, for a great event and thank you  to Holland American’s Erik Elvejord for moderating the discussion.

It’s always hard to try to find time away from the office to participate in professional development and networking but I always come away feeling refreshed and renewed when I return to work the next day. Thanks, everyone!

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