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The 20-Year Evolution of Communications

By Alison Milligan, Allen Hall Public Relations As PRSA PDX’s Communicators Conference approaches, it is important to realize how communications has changed since the first conference 20 years ago. Back in 1996, public relations was just starting to develop more specialties like investor relations and an emphasis on corporate social responsibility. and the Internet was […]

Join us May 2 at Ambridge Event Center!

I’ve had the honor to attend a number of Communicators Conferences over the years. Every conference is special for different reasons. The one constant for every conference is the people I meet. I’m really looking forward to a special event on May 2! For the 20th anniversary of the first Communicators Conference, we wanted to […]

Welcome to Communicators Conference!

In 2016, We’re Going Inside/Out! Business leaders, It’s been 20 years since the first Communicators Conference was held. And as much as some things have changed in our industry since 1996, much has remained the same. Although we use more devices, read more emails and find new ways to tell stories, our primary goal is always the […]

Communicators Conference Recap: André de Waal

High Performance Organizations By Phuoc “Francis” Nguyen “The force that drives me is frustration,” Dr. André de Waal stated in his lunchtime keynote on the business world. After 10 years of scientific research, that is the primary force that keeps him going. Over the last decade he has analyzed over 290 studies by conducting primary […]

Communicators Conference Recap: Frank X. Shaw

Modern Communications: Evolution & Revolution By Emily Skeen Frank Shaw, Microsoft’s vice president of communications, is always trying to come up with a good answer to the ever-present question, “So what is it that you do, exactly?” As any good communicator knows, this can be difficult to explain to the average person. Answers like “Well […]

Communicators Conference Recap: Michael Pranikoff

Create Stories That Connect By Emily Skeen “My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” – Lewis Carol, Alice in Wonderland Creating stories that connect amidst conflicting priorities is an interesting challenge […]

Communicators Conference Recap: Emily Forsha & Kate Jorgensen

Create Compelling Visual and Video Content By Michael Farr State tourism agency Travel Oregon saw a great injustice when considering the so-called “Seven Wonders of the World.” How could their beautiful state have not made it anywhere on the list? This needed to be rectified. And thus was born “The Seven Wonders of Oregon” marketing […]

Communicators Conference Recap: Shonali Burke

May the Force be With You By Michael Farr “PR has bad PR,” said Shonali Burke, president and chief executive officer of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. And the solution is to get back to the basics, embrace new technology and leverage the strength of online communities. Burke shared her mother’s story of starting a new […]

If you prefer small groups, try our conversation corners 

Stationed throughout the sixth floor, our conversation corners are the perfect spot to catch up with colleagues you haven’t seen in months (or years). Looking for something quieter? Try our “quiet studio” or head up the stairs to the eighth floor and tuck into one of the leather couches in the lobby of the Nines.

How to: An introvert’s guide to networking

By Julie Williams, APR “Well, that’s easy for you to do, but you’re not an introvert like me,” commented a woman at a networking workshop I taught recently. We were talking about leveraging relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes, a.k.a. networking. Of course, in order to leverage, you need relationships to begin with, which means you need […]