Karla Gower
Karla Gower

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama is sponsoring a June 9 Facebook Live conversation that will discuss the results of the 2020-2021 North American Communication Monitor, a study focusing on the key trends and challenges that face the communications profession. The study, which polled over 1,000 communications professionals in the US and Canada, found that trust, new avenues of content creation and distribution, and diversity, equity & inclusion issues were top of mind for most of them. The researchers behind the NACM, which include Plank Center director Karla Gower, will share their insights on the study’s results at the 10 a.m. (CDT) event.


PRSA-NY is holding a virtual summit dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in public relations June 16-17. “Driving DEI Forward in PR Campaigns, Workplaces, and Beyond” coincides with observances of Juneteenth (June 19) and LGBTQ Pride month. The summit’s keynote speaker will be Omnicom chief equity & impact officer Emily Graham. Programming is set to include panel discussions, case studies from leading brands and advocacy organizations, and networking opportunities for PR professionals. PRSA-NY Board Members and external presenters will share best practices for growing DEI in public relations workplaces as well as in external campaigns. Individual tickets for the Summit are $55 for PRSA-NY Members and $85 for non-members. Group tickets for agencies and in-house teams are available. To purchase tickets, visit PRSA-NY’s event page.


The Hispanic Public Relations Association is accepting entries for the 2021 HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Awards, which recognize achievements in 24 categories, including technology, healthcare/nutrition, COVID response, social injustice and social media, as well as campaign of the year, in-house team of the year and agency of the year. Deadline for submissions is July 9. The winner will be announced on Sept. 15 during the HPRA ¡BRAVO! Awards "Powered by Unity & Purpose" Dinner at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Work implemented between August 1, 2019 and May 31, 2021 can be submitted for award recognition. Entry fees are $225 for HPRA members and $275 for non-members.