In This Issue

August Networking on August 13 at

PRSA-SF is hosting the August networking event at Netvibes, a company that pioneered the first personalized dashboard publishing platform, in the heart of the financial district.




Don't miss the chance to:

  • Indulge in delicious complimentary drinks and appetizers provided by Netvibes
  • Mingle with PR professionals from across the Bay Area
  • Learn about Netvibes' all-in-one dashboard intelligence platform for PR professionals
  • Hear about open positions and scout new talent for your organization
  • Learn about upcoming PRSA programs and networking events

When:  Thursday, August 13, 5:30--7:30 p.m.

Where:  625 Market Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105 

(close to Montgomery Street BART Station)


Cost:  Free for Members/Non-Members


SaveTheDateSAVE THE DATE -- August 20,  2015


Shoot & Score: A Discussion on Sports and Entertainment PR  

Sports & Entertainment PR Panel


When:  Thursday, August 20, 2015; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where:  Oracle Arena

Home of the NBA Champions Golden State Warriors


Don't let the bright lights fool 'ya! 


During this panel you will learn about the high demands of a sports and entertainment publicist and their day to day responsibilities. It's a great opportunity to network with other Bay Area PR professionals with similar interests.


BONUS: Join us for a VIP, behind-the-scenes look at the BMW Club, inside Oracle Arena.


Details Coming Soon


Featured Panelists:

  • Kate Girotti, Director of Sales & Marketing, AEG
  • Marcus Thompson, Sports Columnist, Bay Area News Group
  • Stephanie Martin, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Super Bowl 50 

AmericanCopyEditorsSocietyEditingBootCampAmerican Copy Editors Society - Editing Boot Camp


The American Copy Editors Society is holding an Editing Boot Camp in San Francisco to help you stay relevant in your work by polishing your editing skills. Registration is now open for this informative session facilitated by industry experts who will share practical information and answer your questions on the latest editing trends or the basics. Register now and don't miss the chance to learn about:

  • Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses)
  • Grammar and punctuation basics
  • Commonly confused and misused words
  • Elements of proofreading
  • Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy
  • Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information
  • Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO)
  • Style: why you need a style guide

When:  Wednesday, August 5, 2015 -- 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Where: San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., San Francisco


How much: $95 for ACES members, $150 for nonmembers. Lunch will be on your own, with several options nearby.


Presenters include: 

  • ACES President Teresa Schmedding, deputy managing editor of digital operations for the Daily Herald Media Group (Chicago)
  • Andy Bechtel, copy editor and professor at UNC-Chapell Hill
  • Sue Bullard, ACES exec, UN-Lincoln journalism professor and former managing editor of The Detroit News
  • Fred Vultee, ACES exec and associate professor at Wayne State University

Attention PRSA-San Francisco Chapter Members

We have exciting news about our upcoming interactive member directory feature on our website.  We are making a few changes so it will become the place to promote you.  During the next two weeks, the current member profile system will not be available for you to use.  We will be making the full transition within that time.  We will notify you by email when the new member directory system is active.  You will get full instructions on how to use the new directory and specific login details.  We appreciate your patience during this transition.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Marit Fox, chapter administrator at



FREE Upcoming Webinars (Member Only Benefit)


7/14 - Creating Smarter Content to Get Results (On-Demand available July 21)

7/15 -  What the Trend? 2015 Trends You May Have Missed and 2016 Trends on the Horizon

(On-Demand Available July 22)

7/16 -  Business Essentials for Strategic Public Relations Success (On-Demand, available July 23)


7/21 - Play with Your Words (On-Demand, available July 28)


7/23 - Show What You Know (On-Demand, available July 30


Live Events


7/29-30 - Art of the Storyteller Master Class with Ann Wylie -- San Francisco, CA


7/30-31 - Ragan's Content Marketing Summit at LinkedIn -- Mountain View, CA


For information on other events, visit 



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