Thank you

CPRS Manitoba gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors for the 2016 Manitoba Communicator of the Year (MCOY) Awards.

We are delighted that Red River College is our Student Sponsor. CPRS Manitoba has a strong network of students from both of Winnipeg’s leading public relations programs. This support allows RRC the opportunity to enable students to attend this exciting event.

CPRS Manitoba is also pleased to announce Eureka.cc and McKim Communications Group as MCOY sponsors. Eureka.cc is a monitoring, measurement and analytics service for communicators across Canada, and is based out of Quebec. McKim is a leading communications, digital and advertising agency in Winnipeg and Regina.

MCOY is Manitoba’s most prestigious annual award for PR and communications practitioners. The ninth annual dinner gala will be held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Wednesday May 4, 2016.

Student Sponsor: Red River College

Red River College

Sponsors: Eureka and McKim

Eureka Media Monitoring McKim Communications Group

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Get Your Tickets for 2016 MCOY Award Gala!

Join us, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society, at our signature Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award (MCOY) gala as we celebrate the year’s best in public relations.  The MCOY Award is the most prestigious public relations and communications award in Manitoba and honours practitioners who lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness and creativity.

This year’s award recipients are Red River College (RRC) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Hear how RRC and the CMHR executed these award-winning campaigns at our gala event, and network with other superstars in the Manitoba public relations market. We will also be honouring CPRS Manitoba Creative Communications Scholarship recipient Katrina Sklepowich.

Register by noon Friday, April 29, 2016 for this exciting event!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-manitoba-communicator-of-the-year-award-gala-tickets-24492188796.

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CPRS Manitoba brings Mark Ragan to Winnipeg!

On June 10, 2016, CPRS Manitoba is delighted to present Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications for a morning session on brand journalism.

At a breakfast meeting and three-hour morning training session at the Fort Garry Hotel, Ragan will describe how brand journalism can help an organization better connect with consumers, enhance media coverage and engage employees by making the organization the number one destination for high-quality information. Continue reading CPRS Manitoba brings Mark Ragan to Winnipeg!

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Join our board! Call for 2016/2017 CPRS Manitoba Board Candidates

CPRS Manitoba is looking for dedicated and keen public relations and communications professionals to lead our Manitoba chapter from May 2016 to May 2017. Join the CPRS Manitoba board of directors and gain new skills, work alongside other PR professionals, and contribute to the advancement of our profession in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Communicator of the Year award recipients: Red River College and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Drum Roll, Please! And, the 2016 MCOY Recipients are….

The Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society is pleased to announce Red River College (RRC) and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) as the 2016 recipients of the Manitoba Communicator of the Year Award (MCOY). The MCOY Award is the most prestigious public relations and communications award in Manitoba and honours practitioners who lead the way in innovation, resourcefulness and creativity.

RRC won the large campaign category for its work on a communications campaign that supported a province-wide initiative to strengthen the brand of RRC, while creating stronger strategic relationships with their key publics that included: alumni, industry partners, and business. The CMHR won the small campaign category for a communications campaign that promoted its new exhibit, “The Witness Blanket,” which coincided with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report. Continue reading Drum Roll, Please! And, the 2016 MCOY Recipients are….

Brews and PR News

King's Head Pub

Spring is here and it is a great time to relax, have a drink and chat with other PR practitioners. So join us for another Brews and PR News event as we gather at the King’s Head Pub, 120 King St., on Wednesday, April 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Come mingle with fellow communicators, buy a drink and maybe something to eat, and discuss about local, national and international public relations and communications issues. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
WHERE: King’s Head Pub, 120 King St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H9, Canada

This is a free event but we ask that you register here.

Don’t Miss Our Student Event!

Industry 101 – A Panel for Grads, From Grads

CPRS Panelists

You’re one step away from graduating – what’s next? CPRS Manitoba
invites you to a panel discussion with recent graduates to provide
you with everything you need to know about life after graduating.

From tips on how to ace your first interview and how to score your
dream job, our panelists will provide insight from different sectors
of the public relations industry so that you know what to expect
when you go out into the world.

Whether you’re a recent grad, finishing up your final year of studies,
or just starting out, this mixer is a great opportunity to hear about
different communications jobs available in Winnipeg and meet with
fellow PR students and grads.

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Action and Reaction: Into the World of Political Communications

March Professional Development Luncheon

Political communications is a world where thoughtful planning and quick reactions go hand in hand. At our March professional development luncheon, special guest Jonathan Hildebrand, Director of Communications in the office of Mayor Brian Bowman will takes us behind the closed doors of political communications. As a PR practitioner who has served a number of roles, including the Manitoba government, Hildebrand will discuss the effort and strategy that goes into planning political communications events including the mayor’s recent invitation to Donald Trump, and reacting to unforeseen circumstances.

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Benefits of joining CPRS

Join CPRS to get the full benefits of a national association dedicated to communications and public relations

Blog post by Heather Olynick, Membership Chair for CPRS Manitoba, and Communications Officer at St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

Join CPRS in March

If you, or someone you know, have considered joining the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), March is the month to do it!

It’s Membership Month at CPRS and we’re offering new members some special perks. When you join CPRS between March 1 and March 31, you’ll:

  • receive a 12-month subscription to PRSA’s Public Relations Tactics; and
  • be entered to win a complimentary registration for the World Public Relations Forum in Toronto.

Here are a few more great reasons why people join CPRS:

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