Cheers to 2014, Cincinnati PRSA!

Guest blog post by Lauren Doyle, APR, 2014 president of Cincinnati PRSA 

I can't believe 2014 is nearly at an end. It's been such a fantastic year that it felt right to wrap up my presidency of this great organization by reporting some key metrics to you, our members.

When we kicked off the year, your leadership team recommitted ourselves to bringing value to our members, our community and our profession. I'm happy to report we reached that goal, through our current, topical professional development programs, members-only networking opportunities and a slew of job openings that reflect how very much our industry is changing. The year was also chock-full of exciting milestones, from the first Presidents Award to honor a local athlete (former Cincinnati Bengal Anthony Muñoz), to our record-setting Media Day conference and Blacksmith Awards ceremony that was truly worthy of the silver screen.

You can read my report to the chapter here. Download it, check it out and feel free to let me know your thoughts: ldoyle [at] wordsworthweb [dot] com. 

On behalf of the entire PRSA leadership team, thank you for a productive year. I can't wait to see where the chapter goes from here!

Lauren Doyle, APR
President, Cincinnati PRSA

SIMEngage Social Media Conference Brings Renowned Speakers to Cincinnati

More than 300 marketers are expected to gather at Memorial Hall on May 15th for one of the Midwest’s largest social media and internet marketing events. Experts from Google, Cafepress, and Hubspot, along with some of the region’s premier social media experts will keynote the first SIMEngage conference.

SIMEngage (www.simengage.com) is expected to attract marketers from around the Midwest, including those from big brands, advertising agencies and small businesses. The event is co-sponsored by Cleriti, BrandHUB and InfoTrust, and will provide attendees with information on social media and Internet marketing, as well as extensive networking opportunities.

Event organizers at Boot Camp Digital, part of Cincinnati’s massive digital community, wanted to bring a national-level event to the area:

“Midwest area marketers shouldn’t have to travel to the coasts to learn from the industry’s thought-leaders. We have one of the largest digital marketing communities in the U.S. right here in Cincinnati and we’re excited to bring industry-leading experts into the region for this event.”

The action-packed schedule combines 5 keynote speakers and panels filled with some of the most incredible minds in social media and internet marketing. The topics include:

  • Creating and Leveraging Killer Content

  • The Intersection of Search + Social

  • Generating Publicity through Social Media

  • Analytics and Future Trends

  • Connecting Paid, Earned and Owned

SIMEngage has made VIP boxes available to companies interested in bringing 5+ employees to the event, as well as booths and sponsorship packages. PRSA is a proud partner of the conference, so you can get $50 off your registration when you select PRSA from the drop-down menu. Register for the event today at http://simengage.com