February 27, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

PRSA Phoenix Webinar: Become a PR Video Guru Using Only Your Smartphone


Join PRSA Phoenix for our first webinar of the year featuring our chapter’s very own board member, Keith Woods, presenting “Become a PR Video Guru Using Only Your Smartphone.”

The use of video is a fundamental part of today's public relations and marketing mix. Learn how to use video public relations to attract new clients, and add to your arsenal of PR services, using a smartphone and easy-to-use editing tools. No prior video production experience is required to quickly become a Video PR pro.

At the end of this webinar training, attendees will know…

  1. Why integrating a Video PR strategy is important for your agency.
  2. How to plan, produce and edit video using Adobe Spark using a smartphone.
  3. How to position the videos effectively across multiple platforms.


March 1, 2019

PRSA Phoenix 2019 New Pros Mentorship Program

The Mentor Program provides PRSA Phoenix New Pros with a structured, nine-month program designed to support the career development and growth of new public relations professionals in Phoenix. The program welcomes both mentors and mentees, and applicants are matched based on interests and experiences, creating the optimal foundation for joint learning and development.

Mentees are PR pros with less than five years of professional experience in the industry and who would like support in reaching their professional goals, while mentors use their experience, knowledge, and leadership skills to provide this support.

The PRSA Phoenix Mentorship Program is guided by two main ideas:

  1. Everyone has something to teach, and everyone has something to learn.
  2. Every public relations professional is a thought-leader.

There will be a $50 materials fee for mentees participating in the program. This covers attendance to three PRSA Phoenix events throughout the program. Scholarships are available; email amy.mcconnell@mesaaz.gov for details. Download the application by March 1, 2019

March 14, 2019

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PRSA Phoenix Luncheon: Effective Communications is the Voice of Business Success

The Newton
300 West Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

During a recent podcast interview, Ira M. Gostin, MBA, APR responded when asked why communications was so important, said, “Effective communications is the voice of business success.”

And that’s the title of Ira’s presentation for our PRSA Phoenix Chapter.

As strategic communications professionals, we all know the importance of what we do on a daily basis, but sometimes we forget to look at the big picture. Ira will share lessons learned from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the craziness of an IPO and a career in communications, public relations and marketing.

Join us Thursday, March 14 for our PRSA Phoenix Chapter’s luncheon with national speaker Ira Gostin.

April 10, 2019

#prmatters: 2019 PRSA Western District Conference

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Public Relations Society of America is the largest public relations organization in the world, with more than 22,000 members nationwide. The Western District is one of 10 regions established by PRSA and covers 11 chapters in five western states comprising more than 2,200 members. Our goal is to provide a continuum of training, networking and advancing the public relations profession by offering a Western District Conference, building relationships with our chapters and creating organizational strength by consistently refining and honing our training, networking activities, events and board meetings.

For more information about the 2019 PRSA Western District Conference, please visit prsawesterndistrict.org!

We offer educational and networking events, enabling communications professionals to stay current with industry news.

Some of our year-long events include media breakfasts, networking events, professional development luncheons and happy hours for new professionals. The public is always welcome to attend and chapter members receive discounts on all events.

Networking Events

We host one networking event per quarter. These events typically include two happy hours, a joint event with the International Association of Business Communicators in Phoenix and the annual Holiday Mixer.

Media Breakfasts

Approximately three to six times per year, we welcome a panel of journalists and local media heavyweights from various industries to join its members for breakfast and an interactive discussion.


We host bi-monthly professional development luncheons featuring notable guest speakers and panelists that educate, inform and provide insight into issues impacting the industry. They are typically held on the fourth Thursday of every other month.

New Pros Happy Hour

Our New Pros Group is comprised of members with fewer than five years of professional PR experience. It provides career assistance, mentor relationships and opportunities for professional development, training and resource sharing. New Pros happy hours are held regularly.

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