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Tips for Submitting to Best in Maryland

July 20, 2017

  Are you starting to think about what to submit to this year’s Best in Maryland awards competition? Or have you started working on your entries? Either way, here are a few tips from past winners on how to make … Continued

Member Profile: Cathy Nyce

July 13, 2017

  This month, we talked with Cathy Nyce, director of marketing and communications for Maryland Automobile Insurance, where she led the complete re-branding of the 40-year-old agency. Cathy also served on the 2017 PRSA Maryland Conference Committee helping to create a … Continued

2017 Best in Maryland Call for Entries is here!

June 29, 2017

What makes a winner “Best in Maryland”?     Best (adj): of the most excellent or desirable type or quality. Best in Maryland winner (noun): a superior PR professional that nailed it! Does this sound like you? Then you’ll be … Continued

Maryland Conference Attracts 150+ Pros

June 21, 2017

  More than 150 communications professionals attended the 2017 PRSA Maryland Conference at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore on June 8, 2017. PRSA Maryland Chapter President Claudia Ciolfi kicked off the day by welcoming guests and speakers and set the … Continued

Effective Crisis Management – Catastrophe or Opportunity?

June 12, 2017

  Written by PRSA Maryland Communications Committee member Caitlin Wolf. If I told you that a crisis is an opportunity for businesses to increase shareholder value, would you believe me? Walking into PRSA’s “Introduction to Effective Crisis Response” seminar in … Continued

Lead Your Team with Passion, Purpose, and Possibility

June 5, 2017

  2017 PRSA Maryland Conference breakout 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Employee engagement is at an all-time low, according to the 2017 Gallup “State of the American Workplace” report. Less than 20 percent of employees believe their leadership: has a … Continued

Going Virtual – Your Agency that Is

May 26, 2017

  You can read all sorts of posts and how-to’s and why-to article on going virtual. Most are looking at how you assemble a team that works virtually for the same org (think same payroll, same brand). But what if … Continued

The Media Are the Message

May 22, 2017

  Former tennis pro Andre Agassi once got paid to tell us that image is everything. While that’s clearly an overstatement, there’s no question that perceptions matter. A lot. Which is why we’re kicking off #PRSAMD17 with an in-depth discussion … Continued

National Updates

Local Industry News

Baltimore artist Paul Rucker tackles racism and justice, turns heads nationwide

Jul 21, 2017

The visual artist and musician Paul Rucker has a secret sauce.

That’s no metaphor — there’s a brown-gold liquid in a clear glass bottle sitting on a work table in Rucker’s studio at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where he’s an artist in residence. He’s spent the past four years refining the concoction,...

Sadness and shock as Baltimore Clayworks clears out

Jul 23, 2017

Retired pediatrician Eric Fine unwrapped the wet horse head from plastic and looked at it, not knowing what to do.

He’d been working on it for weeks — the course was called “sculptural narrative with animal form.” The teacher was Kevin Rohde. But the course will never finish. Clayworks has closed...

Heavy rains bring flooding to Harford County, Baltimore region

Jul 24, 2017

Heavy rain brought localized flooding to Harford County on Sunday evening, local officials said.

Several roads were flooded in the area, including Route 40 at Beards Hill Road, which was temporarily closed for high water, according to Harford County fire department and local volunteer fire companies....

In 'Day of Unity,' black churches offer HIV testing, services

Jul 23, 2017

Aaron Davis and Deborah Ivory stepped to the front of Douglas Memorial Community Church in West Baltimore as the music played during the Sunday morning service and extended their hands.

A pinprick later, the two ministers had been tested for HIV and Hepatitis C — in an unconventional public demonstration...