Christmas comes but once a year, let’s get together for some holiday cheer!
Celebrate the holiday season with your friends from CPRS Manitoba, IABC Manitoba, and the Ad Association of Winnipeg! This year we’ll be celebrating the holiday cheer at RUDY’S EAT AND DRINK at 375 Graham Ave. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
**Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item as donation for Winnipeg Harvest as we try to spread some Christmas cheer and smiles for those who may be without this season.**
Where: Rudy’s Eat and Drink When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 dollars
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 12, 2016 | Register online here
On August 27, 2016, in Radford, Virginia, Winnipeg racecar driver Amber Balcaen became the first Canadian woman to win a NASCAR sanctioned race in the USA. Moments after her big win, Amber was buried by media requests coming in from all over North America, particularly from local news outlets who knew she was coming home in less than 24 hours. With no money to hire someone and in need of instant help, Amber reached out to Michelle Bailey to develop a “fly by the seat of your race suit” tailored communication strategy.
Using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even leaning on the good old fashioned phone line to manage the onslaught, Amber spent the next 10 days conducting media interviews, attending events such as throwing the first pitch at a Goldeyes game, meeting the Mayor, answering questions on American call-in shows, and being the first person to conduct carpool karaoke with a local radio station. There were 14 appearances on Day 1 alone. Between Michelle managing the never-ending requests and working on opportunities for even further exposure, to Amber giving it her all to keep up with the demands, success was evident.
It was a full-on marathon for both Amber and Michelle, and the publicity went viral daily. It was an incredible ride. Now, the challenge moving forward? How to keep up the momentum in preparation for the 2017 race season, learning from what worked and what went slightly sideways in 2016?
Join Michelle Bailey as she discusses all this and more on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at a luncheon to be held at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre.
Make a Whole Latte Connections at CPRS Manitoba’s Fall Kick-Off Mixer!
When: Thursday, September 29th, 2016, from 7:00pm to 9pm Where: Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway, Winnipeg MB R3C 0T9 Tickets: $10.00 (via Eventbrite)
Celebrate National Coffee Day with “coffee cocktails” (cash bar) and CPRS Manitoba. Whether you’re a student, budding PR or communications practitioner, or you’ve been at it for decades, the CPRS Fall kick-off mixer is the place to caffeinate, meet up, and mingle.
*It’s also your chance to win an exciting door prize of a $100 VISA gift card, sponsored by PHARMASAVE!*
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
P.S. Please connect with me on LinkedIn, if you haven’t done so already!
To enter and be eligible to win the ticket you must:
Be a current or recently graduated (between 2014-2016) student of Public Relations, Marketing & Strategic Communication Diploma Program at the University of Winnipeg or of the Creative Communications program at Red River College
Tweet a question for @MarkRaganCEO using the hashtag #RaganCPRSMB
You must also be a legal resident of Manitoba and 18 years old on or before June 3, 2016.
Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Public Relations Society Manitoba
Please join us at CPRS Manitoba’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in room P107 at Red River College, 160 Princess Street, Winnipeg. Register for this free event here. Join your fellow CPRS Manitoba members for a wrap-up of the past year’s activities, a preview of the plans for the coming year, and refreshments. The AGM will be followed by an informal networking event at The King’s Head Pub.
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.