Off-Site Tour

Every year, the PR Division schedules site visits to various place of interest in the conference’s host city. The off-site tour is an opportunity for PRD members to learn about emerging trends in the practice of public relations and network with industry professionals. Make sure to sign-up early for this popular annual conference event.

2016 – Mall of America

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PRD members and guests will be given the opportunity to visit the Mall of America on Friday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. This offsite tour is sponsored by the Institute for Public Relations.

The tour will include presentations about the following topics:

• The challenges the mall faces as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world
• An overview and general history of the Mall of America and the organization’s successful public relations strategies over the years
• The Mall of America’s experience with agreeing to be a one-season reality TV show (called Mall Cops)

Participants will also tour Mall of America’s advanced social media monitoring room. Special thanks to our chair, Nathan Gilkerson (Marquette University), co-chair, Brooke Weberling McKeever (University of South Carolina), and the PF&R committee members for their work.

For questions about the event, or to change your RSVP, please contact Nathan at nathan.gilkerson@marquette.edu or Brooke at brookew@sc.edu.

2015 – LinkedIn

AEJMC PRD members and guests toured LinkedIn during the 2015 annual AEJMC conference in San Francisco.

LinkedIn Welcomes PRD members to their San Francisco office

LinkedIn welcomes PRD members to their San Francisco office

Yumi Wilson, manager for Corporate Communications at LinkedIn, addressed PRD visitors on optimizing their LinkedIn profiles and provided an overview of the site’s key features for public relations usage.

Yumi Wilson, manager for Corporate Communications at LinkedIn, addressed PRD visitors on optimizing their LinkedIn profiles and provided an overview of the site’s key features for public relations usage.