PRMR Communications Consultants recently attended the IABC World Conference in New York. Just before we left, everyone was buzzing about Facebook and the introduction of the #hashtag. Was this the move that would crush the competition from Twitter, Tumblr and other platforms? Or was Facebook losing focus?
Congratulations and best of luck to my good friend Dr. Sharon Marshall who took over the reigns of IABC Barbados as its 3rd president this month.
On the heels of a very informative webinar from the last IABC webinar touting the benefits of PINTEREST -'PRMR Inc is now an official 'pinner.' We have already started to post a few images on our pin boards; about Styling for the PR Practitioner (my favorite, which will undoubtedly have the most pins), Favourite Places and Spaces and PR Books for Dummies. All of the topics I am sure people will certainly enjoy.
An inside joke of the IABC Barbados board is that our Co-VP Professional Development, Jackie Marshall-Clarke is good at finding “good” men. And last night’s presenter at our professional development event “Communicating Change - When Things Fall Apart and Communications Is the Glue That Keeps It Together," lived up to the billing.
PRMR Inc. is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the 2011 IABC Southern Region Conference, slated for New Orleans, in the Jazz and Blues category.
Last night I retained the presidency of IABC Barbados. Having been a founding member of the chapter I am witnessing first hand its struggles and its mini victories. We started with just about five members, grew to 15 last year and now at the start of my 2nd year as president, we have 23 members.
I read the Mail Online story “Insider reveals: PR men would think up a story and Rebekah’s Sun and News of the World would run it word for word. Some were complete fiction” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013046/Rebekah-Brooks-Sun-News-World-run-fictional-stories-insider-claims.html) and was pretty much disgusted as a former journalism student and more so as a seasoned PR practitioner.
The panel discussion hosted by the IABC and CARILEC, focused on the relationship between journalists and public relations practitioners: ‘Kissing cousins or Mortal enemies.’
Kissing Cousins or Mortal Enemies :- A Panel Discussion hosted by IABC Barbados in association with CARILEC
Media Relations plays a key role in the corporate communicator's ability to deliver messages to the public. But what's the true nature of our relationship? Is it one of shared goals or conflicting ones? Can we be close, or should we keep our distance? Who needs whom the most?