February 'PR Insights' is out with Nat Pres Jenny Muir on the cover

Fri, Mar 04 2016


We chat with new National President Jenny Muir FPRIA, Funding grants for women in PR, Call for abstracts for 2016 Research Symposium, Friday night PRinks event with Lexis Nexis in Sydney tomorrow at the Loft, NEPG VIC: are you ready for PR in 2016, 2016 PRIA National Conference theme 'Communication Innovation', Free webinar on stakeholders, collaboration and challenging problems, Awards, awards, awards: IPRA, PRWeek and 40th Golden Target Awards and 2016 Fellow: nominations needed plus lots more...

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Inside this edition...  


COVER: "Participation + Representation = PRIA Value" says Jenny Muir FPRIA, and General Manager, Primary Communications two week's into the role. If you missed Jenny's opening message following her election as the new PRIA National President on 12 February 2016, at our EGM in Sydney - you can read it here

National Board Members for 2015/16: PRIA congratulates Jacquie Ray MPRIA on her election as National Deputy President, and Jenny Muir FPRIA who was elected as PRIA's new National President - we sat down with Jenny following the result of the EGM.

Call for abstracts and panel proposals for the 2016 PRIA Research Symposium: the PRIA research symposium will be held on Sunday, 6 November 2016 in Perth, Western Australia, in conjunction with the annual PRIA National Conference. The convener invites 500 – 800 word abstracts addressing topics related to the 2016 conference theme: Communication Innovation.

Victoria’s New and Emerging Practitioner’s Groupare you ready for PR in 2016? The latest news from Nadine Ahfat, VIC NEPG President, on New Year's resolutions, relationships with journos and having a thick skin.

Final reminder - special Friday night PRinks tomorrow in Sydney: we are looking forward to this one-off Friday night edition at the Loft, supported by Lexis Nexis. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you put your name down for tomorrow. Don’t forget to bring your business card to enter the lucky door prize to win a one hour massage, to be drawn at 5.50pm. You can RSVP here.

Know a potential Fellow? The recognition of members of the PRIA as potential Fellows of the Institute makes up an important part of the DNA of the PRIA. To find out the formal process and procedures for elevation to Fellowship in 2016, read inside.

Influencing the 2016 PRIA National Conference, Communication Innovation, in Perth, 6-8 November: thank you to all our members who submitted conference presentation applications, follow this link to learn more about this year's theme

PR Central Job Board - need help connecting with candidates? Here are some helpful recruiting reminders to increase your exposure to qualified active AND passive job seekers on PR Central. Read more inside.

It's not too late to pop along to Victoria's New Emerging Practitioners casual network drinks TONIGHT (if you get this message in time): if you're free and fancy a drink pre-MKR, no need to RSVP just hit up the Loop Bar, L3, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, from 5.30pm- bring a friend too! 

Here's your PR industry news round up for February - all the wins, movers and shakers:

Latest WIP from the NSW Business Chamber's Policy and Advocacy Team: As you may be aware, PRIA New South Wales is a member of the Chamber. Click inside for the latest service offer from the Chamber- Workplace Assured helps business owners “worry less and do more”.

Congratulations to Heike Phillips MPRIA, on her election as PRIA ACT President: we wish Heike and the ACT Council the best of luck and if you'd like to read about Heike or see what the council are up to this year, follow this link


Industry led training program for rising PR stars: after a successful first season, HSPR Graduate School After Hours re-opens on March 1, 2016. This industry-acclaimed eight module course includes a weekly 'after hours' workshop onsite at HSPR delivering specialist vocational skills training to PR and comms juniors. If you have a junior rising star keen to attend or would like more information on the program, get in touch: 1300 306 703 sarah.mason@hspr.com.au.  

Funding grants for women in media and public relations: In 2015, PRIA supported the National Industry Scholarship Grant Initiative. This initiative supported hundreds of women in achieving their goals of personal and professional development, leadership and management. This year, the initiative will provide women in the media and PR sectors with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open to women employed in the media and PR sectors at two levels. Read more inside.

Free webinar - Complexity Engagement: Stakeholders, Collaboration and Challenging Problems, on 9 March, between 3pm and 5pm (CET). RSVP inside.

AWARD AWARDS AWARDS: 2016 provides you with an opportunity to seek recognition for all of your hard work through some incredible national and international award programs, not to mention our own Golden Target Awards (now in its 40th year, hurrah!). Today though, we'd like to draw your attention to:

BLOG - A crisis can affect any business: PRIA Life Fellow, Tony Jaques LFPRIA, sat down with Optus to talk about how the definition of a crisis varies but one thing is common: that it’s an event that is beyond the scope of normal business life with the potential to damage your reputation. Read the article in full inside

Global Alliance (GA) round up:



Neil O'Sullivan

National Marketing and Communication Manager

Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)

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