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Political-Speak: Communication Tactics of the 2012 Presidential Candidates

Charlie Gerow and Tony May of “Face the State” discuss
communication strategies as Election Day approaches

Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Radisson Penn Harris
1150 Camp Hill Bypass ● Camp Hill, Pa.

Tony May and Charlie Gerow of the award-winning CBS-21 program “Face the State” will join IABC, PRSA and PPRS for a very special professional development event on communication strategies of the 2012 election. Longtime air partners, Charlie and Tony have provided commentary and analysis on political matters for more than a decade, in addition to regularly being featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN).

Please join us for this joint event Wednesday, October 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill for this engaging discussion on communication tactics used by both candidates as Election Day approaches.

To register, please visit

Accredited in Public Relations Preparation

Looking to attain APR accreditation? Central Pa. Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will host four full-day APR coaching sessions at Central Penn College in Summerdale, Pa. on Feb. 9, 23 and March 9, 23, 2013.

The Accreditation Program is the only national post-graduate certification program in public relations. It demonstrates commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct in the public relations profession. APR tests a practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of the field in areas such as communication theory, research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.

The four Saturday coaching sessions will include the reasons a public relations professional would want their APR, how to prepare for the entire process, recommendations for the most helpful books, how to prepare for a peer review, studying the recommended Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) recommended by PRSA and how to prepare a career portfolio.

Central Pa. PRSA has one of the highest concentrations of APRs per member across the nation. Ten of its APR members have volunteered as coaches to aid the candidates in attaining APR. Sessions will cost $55 for PRSA members and $75 for non-members.

For more information and registration, contact Jason Kirsch, or Bob Saline,

Employment Opportunities

Newsletter Editor (10/2/2012)

A small but energetic Harrisburg firm is seeking an independent contractor to serve as newsletter editor for eight (8) non‐profit trade associations. The eight newsletters are produced on a quarterly basis, for a total of 32 newsletters being produced in a one‐year time period. It is anticipated the position will require approximately six hours of time per issue. The successful candidate will track time required for each issue and invoice accordingly.


Writer/Content Manager (9/24/2012)

Serve as the primary writer and manager for all content on our client’s intranet portal and employee communications.


Full-time Media Relations Coordinator Needed

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, energetic professional with excellent communication skills to work full-time in the Ephrata, PA office.

The Media Relations Coordinator will oversee the traditional communications efforts of the PBCC. This includes promotion of all PBCC programs and events through press releases, media advisories and paid advertising. He/she will have the ability to organize and manage multiple projects under deadlines and interact well with all levels of staff, board and volunteers. He/she must be comfortable working in a team environment collaboratively with other staff members.


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