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August 2019

Hacks vs. Flacks Kickball Game

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
J.W. Sexton High School, 102 Mc Pherson Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915 United States
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$10

Communications professionals might call reporters "hacks" when they're out of earshot, and reporters might be guilty of reaching out to somebody's "flack." But who really runs this town? Let's find out by running the bases during a game of kickball! The Society of Professional Journalists Mid-Michigan Pro Chapter and Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America are teaming up for this first-of-its-kind event in Lansing. We'll meet at Sexton High School's baseball stadium at 7 p.m. to kick off the…

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September 2019

Ask the Experts: Crafting a Campaign Close to Home

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
University Club of Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48910 United States
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$35 – $48

When your audience is right in your own backyard, the pressure is on to deliver a high-quality campaign that gets results for your organization. Join your CMPRSA peers for lunch and a chance to learn from local organizations that have launched high-profile campaigns here in the #LoveLansing community. Learn how the campaign strategies were developed, how they engaged community partners, and the lessons they learned along the way. Bring your questions for this interactive session that’s meant to inspire and…

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October 2019

2019 CMPRSA Professional Development Workshop

October 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Brody Square, 241 Brody W
East Lansing, MI 48825 United States
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$50 – $125

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Join your peers for a half-day session of networking and education to help you grow as a professional. The annual Professional Development Workshop attracts professionals from every experience level and background as speakers share insights and lessons learned through on-the-job experience and in-depth research. The event will include a light breakfast and lunch, plus ample opportunities to meet with fellow PR professionals in the Greater Lansing area. Secure your spot today! Agenda and speaker bios coming soon. Registration…

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November 2019

CMPRSA & SPJ Panel: Building Your Personal Brand

November 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lansing Community College West, 5708 Cornerstone Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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$20 – $48

Who are you? Who knows it? Building your personal brand can help you stand out, connect with new people and establish yourself as an authority in your field. Join the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America and the Society of Professional Journalists Mid-Michigan Pro Chapter to learn why your brand matters and how to begin building it from a panel of well-regarded pros. This panel will be your opportunity to ask your questions and get tips and lessons learned…

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December 2019

2019 CMPRSA Member & New Pros Holiday Mixer

December 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Exchange, 314 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
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FREE

Raise a toast with fellow CMPRSA members and New Pros at our annual Holiday Mixer! Enjoy the festive atmosphere in downtown Lansing and connect with your peers as we wrap up a successful year. We will announce the winner of the New Professionals Award and honor the recipient as we celebrate the successes of 2019 and look forward to 2020. Learn more about nominating a stellar New Pro for the 2019 award! Join us upstairs at the loft space of the The…

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January 2020

Lunch N Learn: PACE Award Prep

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, 500 E. Michigan Ave; Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48915 United States
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FREE

Bring your own "brown bag" lunch for our Lunch ‘N’ Learn. Piper & Gold and Martin Waymire will be sharing the ins and outs of prepping their entries for the 2020 PACE Awards, mid-Michigan's highest honor of public relations activities which are awarded annually to practitioners who—in the judgment of their national peers—have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. Piper & Gold was the 2019 People's Choice award winner and Martin Waymire was the…

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The State of Social Media & Digital in 2020 and Beyond

January 29 @ 12:00 pm
University Club of Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48910 United States
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$25 – $48

The previous decade brought about enormous change in the public relations field, and there’s no sign that pace of change will slow in the decade ahead of us. The next 12 months will see continued evolution of digital platforms and their use, a presidential election that will bring about unprecedented use of online advertising, and even more scrutiny of social media platforms themselves and content authenticity. Erica Tackett, manager at Weber Shandwick who manages the social media strategy for Chevy…

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February 2020

Using Multimedia in Earned & Owned Opportunities

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lansing Community College West, 5708 Cornerstone Dr.
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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$20 – $48

Tools for creating video and photos have never been more intuitive or easy to access, yet many organizations still struggle to find efficient ways to either create earned media opportunities with multimedia or meaningfully enhance traditional PR efforts. Ryan Gajewski, Director of Multimedia at Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest PR firm, shares examples and insights from his experiences, large and small. About the Presenter: Ryan Gajewski leads the multimedia team at Lambert & Co., producing well-crafted photo and video work in…

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March 2020

“Green Ooze”: A Crisis Communication Response

March 26 @ 12:00 pm
University Club of Michigan State University, 3435 Forest Road
Lansing, MI 48910 United States
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$25 – $48

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan continues to rise. With more and more organizations transitioning to Work From Home (WFH) environments, schools closing and other precautions being taken to promote social distancing, the Central Michigan PRSA chapter wants to keep the best interest of its members in mind and mitigate as much fear and uncertainty as possible. We are looking at alternative options for the 2020 PACE Awards. To fall in line with Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Orders and…

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April 2020

PACE Awards 2020

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Michigan State Federal Credit Union Building 2, 3899 Coolidge Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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$30 – $70

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan continues to rise. With more and more organizations transitioning to Work From Home (WFH) environments, schools closing and other precautions being taken to promote social distancing, the Central Michigan PRSA chapter wants to keep the best interest of its members in mind and mitigate as much fear and uncertainty as possible. We are looking at alternative options for the 2020 PACE Awards. Until that decision has been made, the 2020 PACE Awards have…

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