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April 2024


   PRSA Maryland 2024 Best In Maryland Celebration and Awards

   You are cordially invited to and evening of networking and celebration. Hosted by WUSA 9 Get Up DC Anchor, Allison Seymour.  Celebrating the achievements of over 30 of the state’s top communications teams.  Unveiling the Best in Show, Lifetime Achievement: Celebrating Tracy Imm, APR.  Join us for the 2024 Best In Maryland  cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and networking, followed by the awards presentation, sweet endings and cash bar.

Thursday, April, 18, 2024 6:00-9:30pm

December 2022


PRSA Maryland 2022 Best In Maryland Celebration and Awards

Close your laptop and dress to impress because this year’s 2022 Best in Maryland Awards Gala is in-person! Join PRSA Maryland and your colleagues for an evening of celebration and connection after years apart. Encompassed by the joy of the holiday season, we will honor individuals and organizations taking public relations and communications to new heights while eating delicious food and sipping on adult drinks.

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 6:30-10pm


November 2022


The WHYs and HOWs of Social Media Marketing

Today, more than ever, public relations professional are responsible for some aspect of client’s and businesses’ social media strategy and footprint.  Join PRSA Maryland’s conversation with Faith Wachter of Faith Wachter Consulting (FWC) a social media marketing agency, to get tips and advice from a social media pro.

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 12-1:30pm

September 2022


Meet the Baltimore Banner!

There’s a new newsroom in town! The Baltimore Banner’s mission is to be an indispensable resource that strengthens, unites, and inspires our Baltimore community. Founded as a nonprofit, the Banner continues to grow after a successful launch. Attendees will “meet” The Baltimore Banner’s Kimi Yoshino and Andrea McDaniels. Kimi and Andrea will talk to us about the Banner, its new partnerships with WYPR-FM and WJZ-TV, and share insights and tips on the best ways to work with them and their team. There will also be plenty of time for questions from attendees! Speakers: Kimi Yoshino, Editor in Chief, The Baltimore Banner; Andrea McDaniels, Managing Editor, The Baltimore Banner

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 9-10:30am

August 2022


Virtual BIM Lunch and Learn

You have created award-winning work and achieved the goals you set out to conquer, now learn some tips and tricks on telling your story and submitting an award-winning Best in Maryland (BIM) entry. Join us for a Virtual BIM Lunch & Learn where a panel of experts will share the key elements to writing an application that shines and clearly illustrates your work as it relates to the proven, four-step process of research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Make sure to gather up your burning questions on the process, award types, requirements and timelines. We will provide ample time for questions and discussion. Register today to give your team a leg up on the competition.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12-1:15 pm

July 2022


Social Networking and Community Building

Social media is all about building authentic relationships and making meaningful connections with your audiences. Social platforms are the modern, efficient way to connect with customers and build your professional brand online. Many consumers turn to Facebook or Twitter to solve problems or find information but there's also visual platforms like Instagram live and Tik Tok that are completely changing how individuals connect with content. By being interactive, responding to your comments, questions and complaints, your key audiences are able to feel heard and supported. This is another opportunity to establish your voice in the community. Be casual and funny or formal and friendly. Your followers will learn your authentic approach to their care and concerns.

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 12:-1:15 pm

April 2022


Unlocking the Power of Personal Branding in a Digital World

Your personal brand is your most powerful asset in today’s competitive business environment. Cultivating a strong, digital-driven brand goes beyond your career, company, or industry, as first impressions and decisions about you now start online. Your online brand reputation is the key to your success, helping you stay relevant and thrive in the fast-changing world of work. It tells the compelling story of who you are and the exceptional value you bring to your prospective employers, customers, and professional and social networks. During this virtual workshop, we’ll explore what a personal brand is and why a digital-first presence is essential. We’ll also walk through an interactive framework to help you craft and communicate your authentic brand and future-proof your professional journey. 

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 12-1:15pm

PRSA MD Happy Hour

Meet and connect with other communication professionals at our Spring Happy Hour!  PRSA Maryland is hosting a Happy Hour from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at The Valley Inn.  If the weather is nice, come meet us outside at the patio (if it’s raining we’ll be at the inside bar at the front of the restaurant). Please note: all beverage purchases will be the individual’s responsibility.  Appetizers will be provided.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 5:30-7pm


December 2021


PRSA MD 2021 Best In Maryland Celebration and Awards

Each year PRSA Maryland showcases the best creative and strategic work that demonstrates how to get results for clients. Regarded as one of the highest honors in the industry, a “BIM” award is a mark of distinction and excellence in the public relations field.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6-10PM


October 2021


LGBTQ + Media: Why it Matters to Your PR Plan

Presented by PRSA MD’s DEI Committee

Join us for this panel discussion and Q&A as we meet with leaders of two of the country’s leading LGBTQ+ news outlets: Eboné F. Bell (she/her), Owner and Editor in Chief, Tagg Magazine, and Michael K Lavers (he/him), International News Editor, The Washington Blade. The discussion will include the role of LGBTQ+ media outlets and the importance of LGBTQ+ representation in the media. We’ll also cover ways communications professionals can work with them.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Communicating During the Pandemic: Lessons from City Hall

Join us for this discussion and Q&A with Adam Abadir, the Director of Communications for the Baltimore City Health Department. During the pandemic, the city’s health department gained national attention for creative communications strategies to keep residents informed about how to protect themselves and others during COVID-19. Adam will also share some overall strategies from the B’More Healthy campaigns that you can apply to your team’s comms efforts.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021


August 2021


Rewriting the PR Playbook: Lessons Learned from an NFL Season Like No Other

Join us on Thursday, August 5, for a conversation with the Baltimore Ravens Communications team, discussing how they adapted to an unprecedented NFL season, marked not only by a global health crisis, but also social unrest. This event will be a panel discussion with Q&A, presented virtually via Zoom.


Thursday, August 5th, 2021, 10-11:00am


July 2021


PRSA MD 60th Anniversary Celebration

Join us for our 60th anniversary celebration! PRSA MD is turning 60! Come celebrate this milestone with us at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Owings Mills, MD.


Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5:30 to 7:30pm


April 2021


Equitable Internships: Leveling the Playing Field for Future PR Pros

Panel and Q & A presented by the DEI Committee

Moderated by Kaletha Henry and Mary Miles




Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12-1pm

March 2021


Clubhouse 101

There is a lot of buzz about this new app. Beyond its popularity, brands and agencies are already looking to see if there is an application for marketing, sales, and influencers. In this PRSA MD power hour, please join us as we all explore:


  1. What is Clubhouse, and how does it work?
  2. What should PR/COMMS people be doing right now to prepare for a possible widespread business case use?
  3. Who in our PRSA MD chapter is already using Clubhouse for client and comms work? Share your ideas!
  4. Where are the best rooms for PR/COMMS conversations for professional development and strategy idea generation.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:00am-Noon




The Museum of Public Relations

Did you know PRSA national was behind a film produced by Time-Life in 1947 that introduced PR to the world in theatres? Do you know about Inez Y. Kaiser, the first black woman to own a PR firm? There are hundreds of stories to be heard and thousand of artifacts and books to see at The Museum of Public Relations. Join us for a live virtual tour of this New York city-based non-profit institution which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of public relations practice for education and research that will help shape its future and inform the public of the practice’s social value. Our tour will be customized, so give us some ideas about what you want to see when you register. The tour will cover many topics, including women in PR in honor or Women’s History Month in March.


Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:30 to 6:45pm

February 2021

The Black Press and Why It Matters to Your Comms Plan: A Conversation About News, Equity, and Audience

In the aftermath of last summer’s racial unrest and the recent election results in Georgia, understanding the African American news audience is more crucial than ever. The Black Press, which has been a key news and information outlet in America for nearly 200 years, is once again being rediscovered as an essential partner for professional communicators.


February 3, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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