By Allison Zullo
Scripps PRSSA was back in full force once again Monday night in Scripps 111, thanks to the National Conference attendees being back from Philadelphia. Per usual, the meeting was led by president Nicole Spears, and there were many announcements and events to highlight.
First of all, the International Education Week final PR team was announced, and they are hard at work to prepare for the events they are putting on next week. Congrats to those members and be sure to support them all next week! If you participated in PR Bootcamp, keep an eye out for a digital copy of your completion certificate.
The Career and Leadership Development Center has asked PRSSA to put a PR team together to create a campaign for Bobcat Career Link. If you’re interested and did not sign up at the meeting, email ScrippsPRSSA@gmail.com.
Last, but certainly not least, is the annual Scripps PRSSA Thanksgiving dinner! This year, it will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21. More details will come later, but make sure to save the date and enjoy all your favorite Thanksgiving foods with your Scripps PRSSA family!
Next, we recognized our ImPRessions Account Spotlight, Cardinal Health (@CardinalHealth) and our member, Malindi Robinson (@MatrixxMal), in addition to the HallOUween costume winner, Elaine Carey, who dressed as Riff Raff.
This week, Scripps PRSSA skyped with Bianca Caampued, one of the founders of Small Girls PR (@SmallGirlsPR). The other founder, Mallory Blair, was unable to Skype as she was on a flight back from Los Angeles.
Caampued and Blair founded Small Girls PR in 2010, and the Brooklyn-based Social Interaction Agency found almost immediate success. The agency consists of seven people whose tasks include social media, media relations, event production, buzz worthy stunts, and influencing collaboration.
Caampued’s main points were to constantly network, keep up on what’s going on in the industry you are interested in, and don’t be afraid to incorporate your personality into your agency or brand. For example, both Caampued and Blair are under 5’3” tall, so their company name fits perfectly, and their personal styles are unique and are incorporated throughout the agency and its brand. By the time 7 p.m. rolled around, every person in Scripps 111 was dying to work at Small Girls PR.
Scripps PRSSA members originally heard from Small Girls PR during their Spring 2013 networking trip to New York City, so definitely consider attending this year’s trip. More details will be coming soon! In the mean time, feel free to contact Small Girls PR, or Caampued (@biancarocksout) or Blair (@yourpalmal) with any questions or inquiries about possible internships or networking opportunities.
Because Monday, Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day and there are no classes, the next PRSSA meeting will take place on Nov. 18. Hope to see you all then in Scripps 111 at 6 p.m.!