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A Note From The Chapter President
Greetings! I hope everyone has had a safe and somewhat warm winter as we break out of these cold weather weeks and merge into March. 

I want to thank all the folks that have attended our first two Professional Development events this year. Shout out to our fabulous hosts and to our VP of Professional Development, Jennifer Rusch!

Attendance has been outstanding and we especially appreciate the feedback we’ve gotten so far. January's event was hosted by InQuest Marketing featuring former chapter board member Jessica Crozier. They did a great job sharing all they know about marketing content. 

The February luncheon featured podcasting as the topic, hosted by Brent Bowen of Sparkcade. We know that those who attended really enjoyed it and have let us know they’d like to see more on the technical side next time if possible. I know I was inspired and hope to do more with this valuable tool in the future.

We will do our best to continue bringing you the best speakers and content we can find in accordance with the survey responses our members have given us. As of right now, we plan to include the following topics this year: crisis communication, media roundtable, social media and leadership. 

Up next is video content marketing for this month’s event and don’t forget, we have the Student Summit coming up next month. 

Norita Taylor, APR
President
Upcoming Chapter Events
March 26, 2019: Video Content Marketing

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Cost: $25, GKC-PRSA Members
$35, Non-Members

Speaker: Jolean Olsen, Scenic Road

Hubspot said that video marketing was trending as the must-do content marketing tactic of 2018 and beyond. Video content has one of the highest marketing consumption rates, but for that to translate into ROI for a brand, it must be done correctly....smartly. That is what this presentation will focus on. The What, How and Why of creating and using video content in 2019. We will also discuss how video content is complemented by and is a compliment to, all other forms of content marketing. Thus increasing the ROI on a whole campaign.
PRSSA Summit
Save the Date!

Be sure to invite your mentees and students to this half day of professional development!

For information contact Addie Linn,  prssasummit@kansascity-prsa.org
Member Anniversaries
Congratulations to our members celebrating March anniversaries. Thank you for your continued support and involvement with GKC-PRSA. We're excited for another great year with you!
  • Toni Alexander
  • Michelle Cheesman
  • Rebecca Anne Conrad
  • Barbara J. DeSanto, Ed.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
  • R. John DeSanto, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Katie Ernzen
  • Austin Falley
  • Katie Marie Garcia
  • Lea-Ann O'Hare Germinder, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Tricia L. Hansen-Horn, Ph.D.
  • Roxann Milissa Kinkade, APR
  • Bridget Hurney Koan
  • Eric M. Morgenstern, APR, Fellow PRSA
  • Susan E. Parker, APR
  • Ian Ritter
  • Mariah Shields
  • Sarah Louise Shipley
  • Tracey Stratton
  • Abby Strawder
  • Kaitlin West
  • Susan Wright
Welcome New Members
  • Emily Gretzinger
  • Lisa Brady Ketteler
  • Abbie Plummer

Become a Mentor
or Mentee today!

To get involved contact Sheba Clarke, VP of Mentorship,  mentorship@kansascity-prsa.org.
We want to hear from you!


Were you part of a PRSSA chapter? If you answered yes, we’d like to get a quote about your experiences. Your quote should center around your experiences and how PRSSA helped you.

Please submit your name, current company and title to  aaronsmullin@live.com .  Your quote might appear in recruitment materials for K-State PRSSA.
Share the value of PRSA membership
Earn some extra green this month when you refer a friend to become a PRSA member.

For every friend who joins PRSA as a regular member by March 31, 2019, with promo code SPRING19 and mentions your name on the application (where it asks: “How did you hear about PRSA?”), you'll receive a $30 Amazon gift card — and there's no limit to the number of gift cards you can earn. Time to get the word out!

Plus, the person you refer will also receive a Free 1-year Chapter membership (up to $100)* 

*RESTRICTIONS: Offer is not valid for current members, renewing members, PRSSA Graduates, Graduate Students, Associate Members 1 or Associate Members. Refer to the PRSA website  for details.