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Dr. Dean Kruckeberg Honored with PRSA Gold Anvil Award June 2022

After a brief delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, I was honored to be part of the celebration to recognize Dr. Dean Kruckeberg, APR, Fellow PRSA, for receiving PRSA's highest individual award, the Gold Anvil. PRSA announced the award in October during ICON 2021. However, the event was virtual, so while thousands of us were cheering for him in front of our computer screens, he was not able to receive the in-person pomp and circumstance to which he is entitled.On April 19, he received the statue as well as much-deserved praise and a little fun ribbing during a lunch at the Hyatt Centric SouthPark in Charlotte.Guests included PRSA Charlotte chapter members, Dr. Kruckeberg's friends and colleagues, and an impressive group of PRSA Fellows and previous Gold Anvil recipients Dr. Debra Miller, who received the Gold Anvil in 2006, and Joe Epley, who received the Gold Anvil in 2008. Debra and Joe are former PRSA national chairs and like Dean, are members of the PRSA College of Fellows.Dr.... Read More


The Civil Rights Movement and #BlackLivesMatter: Lessons learned for Creating Social Change Part 2 By Cheron Porter, MA, APR March 2022

Photojournalists' work chronicling the #BlackLivesMatter rallies and uprisings are eerily similar to the depictions of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Whether it was 1961 or 2021 the images we have all seen capture the unrelenting fortitude that ignites rallying cries against injustice around the world. These vivid impressions, humanize the power and pain of a community demanding to be seen and respected by their country. Yet, there is a difference. #BlackLivesMatter is the irrefutable scion of the Civil Rights Movement, but what have the brazen descendants learned from their venerable elders? Six decades later what's changed? What qualities have they embraced? And how have they evolved? Leadership - The Rights Movement had an eloquent, charismatic, and courageous leader in Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whose words and actions have left an indelible mark on the world. His assassination dealt the Civil Rights Movement a crippling blow. Following his death, social movements learned... Read More


May Program - Research to Reality: COVID-19 Vaccine Communications June 2021

Did you miss our discussion on vaccine communications? Click here to watch the presentation. ... Read More


February Program with Taiwo Jaiyeoba February 2021

Click here to watch our February program - Building a Plan to Engage ALL Audiences: Innovative Engagement in the Time of COVID. ... Read More


Become a PRSA Partner! February 2021

Provide value and recognition to our members and sponsors. This is a guiding principle of our organization, and the reason sponsorship is so important. Our 350 + membership expects quality programming, networking opportunities and public relations support. Our sponsors help us meet this expectation, while having their name and messages in front of the best communications professionals in the region.

If you and/or your organization are interested in sponsorship, you can contact us and we will share the various sponsorship options available. We would love to hear your interests and see how we can partner with a mutually beneficial program. ... Read More


July Program Video with Ben & Jerry's Sean Greenwood July 2020

If you missed Sean's incredible presentation, click here to watch the video. ... Read More


Share Your Story January 2020

Do you have great news to share? Did you get a promotion or change jobs?Did your team win an industry award, or did your alma mater recognizeyour volunteer efforts? Let us know! Click here to share your great news with us,so we can feature it here in the PRSA Charlotte newsletter or on social media. ... Read More


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