#ScrippsSummerChallenge Week 2 Recap

The second week of the Scripps Summer Challenge is now over and there’s a lot of excitement about the PRSSA National Conference in November.

National Conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, and as you can see from some of the tweets, there is going to be some amazing speakers and sessions!!! (Hint: you’ll be hearing from the VP of Public Affairs and Communications at Coca Cola) Atlanta’s an exciting city with so much to do, so we can’t wait to travel there with you all! Stay tuned for details about transportation, hotel accommodation and logistics.

ScrippsSummerChallenge week 2

This week, your challenge is to send a thank you note to a mentor or professor. It’s easy to lose touch over the summer, so take a minute out of your week to send a quick thank you then let us know who you sent it to using the hashtag!

#ScrippsSummerChallenge Week 1 Recap

We came, we tweeted and we conquered the first week of our #ScrippsSummerChallenge. To kick of the 2015 series, we asked our members to choose an online certification to complete over the next eight weeks. The hope for this particular challenge was to motivate members to obtain that certification they’ve been talking about getting for months. Check out a few of the programs our members will be looking to master over the next few weeks:




Interested in checking out one of these programs? Follow these links for more information:




We will be checking back in at the end of the series to see who actually completed their certification. If you didn’t participate in last week’s challenge, don’t worry! Pick a program and join the fun!

Be sure to join in on this week’s challenge. We want to hear what part of National Conference you’re most excited for! 

The Third Annual #ScrippsSummerChallenge

Happy (almost) July, and happy 2015 Scripps Summer Challenge! This marks the 3rd year of these challenges, and I’m excited to continue the fun with you all!

For anyone who hasn’t participated in the previous challenges, this is an eight-week program that helps keep the chapter interacting with one another while sharpening and enhancing our PR skills together. Every Monday morning, a new challenge will be released on Twitter, the blog and via email, and you will have until the end of the day on Saturday to participate. After doing the challenge, you will share your thoughts or work with the hashtag so that each PRSSA member can see what everyone’s up to. As each new challenge comes out, a recap will be shared as well.

To kick us off, the first challenge is to find an online certification that you’d like to complete throughout the rest of the summer, then share the program of your choosing with the hashtag #ScrippsSummerChallenge.

Of course, remember to have fun and be creative each week!

P.S. Two free after-meeting dinners will be awarded to the person participates the most!

#ScrippsSummerChallenge Week 4

It’s the end of week four of our Scripps Summer Challenge and we PRSSA-ers are still going strong! 

This week’s challenge was to grab coffee with a PR professional to network and “pick their brain” for wisdom. Although intimidating, this challenge presented a great opportunity to hang out with a PR pro on a more intimate basis and form a close relationship. 

Check out our members’ tweets about their experiences:







We are one week closer to giving away the awesome Ohio University journalism tee participation reward. Don’t forget to look for next week’s challenge in your inbox! 

#ScrippsSummerChallenge Week 2

By: Nicole E. Spears

The Scripps Summer Challenge program was introduced to help Scripps PRSSA members keep in touch, as well as in tune with their PR skills, over the long summer months.

Were you bored this week, Scripps PRSSA? We had an amazing group contribute to this week’s Scripps Summer Challenge, so I’m going to credit either an increase in downtime, or the fact that we introduced a reward for the best participant: an Ohio University journalism tee. (Check out the back–true, no?)

This week’s challenge was to download the PRSA Ethics mobile app and share one thing you learned on twitter. If you don’t have the app yet, I would definitely recommend checking it out! There are plenty of handy things to learn, here’s what our members found out:


tweet 1Thanks to all who took part! Don’t forget to look for next week’s challenge in your inbox tomorrow.

What have you learned from the PRSA Ethics app? Share in the comments below.