Monthly Archives: June 2014

WOOD TV8 Meteorologist Laura Velasquez Denver Bound

WOOD TV8 announced the news on Facebook that this will be Laura Velasquez’s last week on-air at the station before she joins KDVR-TV in Denver. Her last day at WOOD TV8 is July 4.

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PR, the Pyramid Scheme and the Meanwhile – July 17, 2014

The past few years have seen a renaissance in Grand Rapids of food, spirits and live entertainment. From being named “Beer City USA,” to being ranked on a raft of Top Ten lists, the city has come into its own … Continue reading

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Understanding Facebook’s Lost Generation of Teens

Here is an interesting article about the future of Facebook from the perspective of teens.

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Reminder: Members Only Mixer – June 19

Got a problem you need to bounce off someone else? Wanna complain about the changes to Facebook every five minutes? Need to have some adult time with people in the industry? Heck yeah ya do! Spend a few hours with … Continue reading

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Media + Members event: The Rapidian

What:   A casual discussion with Chelsie Wyse, community engagement specialist at The Rapidian, about the publication, needs from PR pros and how your clients can interact with the site.  This event is free for WMPRSA members; nonmembers are welcome to attend for a … Continue reading

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WMPRSA Event: How to Get Started in Freelancing

Freelancing in PR and social media can be a way to make extra income in between roles or it can become a career. Being a freelancer is being an independent contractor so there are things to know before diving in. … Continue reading

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Job description: Comm. Specialist for the Diocese of Kalamazoo

Position Title: Communications Specialist Position Description: Assists in the implementation of diocesan communications Status: Full-time salaried Reports to:  Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree, preferably with a concentration in English, Journalism or Communications Practicing member of the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Meet Carl Apple, WMPRSA’s 2014 Newcomer of the Year

  At the 2014 PRoof Awards, the Newcomer of the Year title was awarded to Carl Apple, Director of the office of communication for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Before transitioning into this current public relations career nearly two years ago, … Continue reading

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