Thank You from Mark Ragan

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the CPRS Manitoba event with Mark Ragan in late June. We had 130 people attend to make it our most successful professional development event ever! The event was a trending Twitter topic for the entire morning. And your enthusiasm and feedback was inspiring!

Below, please see a message that Mark asked us to share with you. Again, thanks for attending, and CPRS Manitoba will see you in the fall!

Hi there,

It was wonderful seeing you last week (thank you to the CPRS Manitoba members for hosting us!). You made me feel like a real celebrity for the first time in my life! It was immensely flattering—and touching. I’ll never forget the sincere warmth of your welcome to Canada.

If you left feeling as inspired and motivated as I did, and you feel you need more training or want to bring me to your organization or team, please email my stateside colleague, Keri Gavin at Let her know a bit more about your needs. She’ll be happy to work with you to craft a customized training session or speaking engagement with me.

Thanks again for your amazing welcome and your enthusiastic questions. I’m still babbling about you to my Ragan people here in Chicago.

Mark Ragan

P.S. Please connect with me on LinkedIn, if you haven’t done so already!

BLOG: Why join 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:


BLOG POST: Looking For the Best Place to Work For as a PR Professional?

priscilla_riosBy Priscilla Rios, CPRS Member and World Traveller
Graduate of Public Relations, Marketing and Strategic, Communications,
University of Winnipeg

Some say the best place in the world for public relations professionals to work is at a non-profit organization. Why? Because, they contend, there is a noble cause driving the organization’s goals that, if it aligns with your own ideals, makes you feel good about working there. Others say the best place for a PR guy or gal is at a big corporation because as long as you love what you do, where you work is less of a concern. For these people, their job is both their craft and their cause. After all, strong corporations have the ability to assist many charitable endeavours, right?

What about working in government? From my perspective, there are some dualities.