AUGUST PROGRAM: Positioning Yourself Online

The way you present yourself online can have a huge impact on your career.

From job search strategies to ongoing career advancement, this month’s program will take a deep dive into how you can best position yourself online to reach your next career milestone.

You’ll hear from a panel of senior HR professionals currently working with the Brown-Forman Corporation and Yum! Brands Inc., and enjoy the opportunity to ask questions and get one-on-one feedback.

11:30am: Networking / Lunch
12 – 1:00pm: Panel Discussion


PRSA Member


Non Member


Inspired by the critically acclaimed television show Shark Tank, PRSA Bluegrass is pleased to announce it’s next monthly program, PITCH TANK!

Reinvigorate your PR game by presenting your latest pitches to the sharks in the tank — aka. a panel of leading local news editors and journalists!

There’ll be drinks, networking, and lots of camaraderie as you stand up and share your next great story with some of Louisville’s titans of media. Fine tune those storytelling skills and increase your chances of landing great coverage through real-time questions and feedback.

Who knows….maybe the sharks will fight over yours for a piece of the PR action!


July 19, 2018

4 p.m. – Cocktails & Networking

5 p.m. – The Pitching Begins!

Old 502 Winery, 120 S 10th St, Louisville, KY 40202


PRSA Member – $25


Non-Member – $35


Target.  Home Depot.  Jimmy Johns.

What do these companies have in common? They’ve all been victim to data breaches that resulted in their customers’ information being stolen. And as technology continues to advance, data breaches will continue to occur — as will the need for organizations to repair consumer relationships. That’s where PR comes in.

Join us Friday, May 18, at Stites & Harbison for 


We’ll hear from a panel of seasoned cyber security experts from the FBI, Carla Blanton Consulting, the Kentucky Derby Festival, and the region’s leading Data Security attorneys.

11:30 a.m. – Networking

12:00 p.m. – Program Begins

Stites & Harbison, PLLC. 400 West Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202


Members: $25


Non-Members: $35

Bandy Carroll Hellige: Social Media Specialist

Social Media Specialist

Louisville public relations agency Bandy Carroll Hellige ( seeks a Social Media Specialist to plan, manage and evaluate social media activities for clients, in coordination with BCH’s Brand Experience and Brand Management teams.



  • Plan and manage social media activities on behalf of clients
  • Write and produce proprietary content for social media
  • Develop, implement and manage paid social media campaigns, including sponsored content, promoted posts, ad sets
  • Proactively monitor social media communities as well as manage engagement
  • Manage and monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs, and analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns
  • Regularly provide insights gained from social media monitoring into Brand Management team, to help them evolve strategies in a timely fashion
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications
  • Follow developments in client industries in order to implement relevant communications strategies
  • Assist in development of social media strategy for clients
  • Participating in client or vendor meetings, as assigned
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors utilized to support client projects



  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of applying social media as marketing communications channels, including managing paid and sponsored content campaigns
  • Proficiency in writing in distinctive and appropriate brand voice on behalf of clients
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to research and process broad and diverse information in order to understand client’s subject matter and write and produce relevant content
  • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format, build and maintain relationships and work in team environment


Qualified candidates should send resume and work samples to Matt Kamer,

ResCare: Public Relations Consultant


Title: Public Relations Consultant

Job Category: Communications & Marketing

Line of Business: Resource Center Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples’ lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Public Relations Consultant.

Are you passionate about helping others? Dont miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Public Relations Consultant Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have 5 years of corporate or non-profit agency experience in PR with excellent media relations, community relations and storytelling experience with strong strategic PR background.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Work cross-functionally with marketing and internal communications. Experience in brand building and managing communications strategies.

  • Strategic storyteller and creative thinker who’s always pondering the headline
  • High levels of energy, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility and commitment
  • Executing integrated PR campaigns across multiple channels
  • Management, tracking and reporting of integrated campaigns based on defined goals
  • Proactive media pitching, managing media relations and crisis communications situations
  • Developing community relations programs and help to drive PR and media activities for local communities where ResCare serves
  • Helping drive trend story ideas/pitches across multiple properties
  • Developing and managing company’s brand strategy with social media content and execution
  • Prioritizing and assigning deliverables, ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Contribute to creative brainstorming sessions and brand strategy
  • Organize and execute press activities
  • Maintain positive headlines in targeted media outlets by distributing methodical, tiered announcements and storytelling that will continuously trigger curiosity and desire for a deeper look.

Specific Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in Marketing, Communications or Journalism
  • Five years of corporate, public sector and/or social marketing and CSR experience
  • Superior writing and editing skills (specifically regarding press materials), with strong knowledge of AP Style
  • Proficiency in Adobe and Office programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator Deadline-driven self-starter with good judgement and a strong attention to detail

Additional Information


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people’s lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

9901 Linn Station Rd FL 6 – 11, Louisville, KY 40223-3824 USA

Public Relations Manager

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking a Public Relations Manager at our Louisville, KY headquarters. We are looking for a creative, detail-oriented communications professional with the ability to nurture a strong national media network and develop communication strategies to maintain and increase awareness of our organization, its brand and mission in the field of blindness and vision impairment.


Our ideal candidate will have strong writing skills and the ability to develop engaging content that will build and maintain a positive image for our organization. APH’s Public Relations Manager will establish and maintain relations with digital, online and traditional media outlets that will raise the level and quality of customer communication, acquisition, and retention. They will also have the ability, motivation, and responsibility to represent our international brand in a way that connects customers with the products and services they need to improve their lives, motivates key partners to support our mission, and changes the world’s attitude about the importance of learning equity.


The Public Relations Manager reports to the Marketing and Communications Director and will be responsible for developing an annual public relations plan including our social media strategy, drafting press releases/media advisories, responding to requests for information from media representatives, coordinating press conferences, handling crisis communications, and developing key message points. This position will also supervise and lead our social media team.




  • Develop public relations strategies for new and existing products, launches, and promotions
  • Plan and implement annual media calendar, and supporting strategies and campaigns, including social media calendars
  • Manage content to produce relevant, compelling media pitches, high-quality, informative, and interesting press releases, press kits, and related materials
  • Develop a crisis communications plan, draft talking points and strategies for crisis communication
  • Maintain and develop good relationships with media and key influencers
  • Organize promotional events and press conferences
  • Analyze media coverage; develop responses when needed
  • Create and manage PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules
  • Develop media activity reports
  • Keep annual calendars of events, targets, and activities organized
  • Consistently brainstorm and collaborate with team for new ideas and strategies
  • Advocates for and assures the highest accessibility standards in all communication from APH.




  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, or related field
  • 3-4 years of experience in PR or related field
  • Experience with technologies and best practices for campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, media monitoring dashboards and other web-based tools
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; strong copywriting and content creation skills
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement
  • Strong project management skills with ability to supervise multiple projects
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in the advocacy setting a plus



To apply, please visit: If you have any issues with the online application, please contact 502-899-2243.


APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE.   An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status.  EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Staff Strategist


C2 Strategic Communications seeks a communications strategist to complement its growing team of talented, creative and innovative communicators.


JOB DESCRIPTION: Staff Strategist



The staff strategist assists senior strategists and C2 officers overseeing client deliverables, work flow and processes on larger projects or contracts. Staff strategists will manage smaller projects or contracts as a path to professional growth and advancement at C2.


Essential duties and responsibilities

Develop and implement communications plans, including objectives, strategies, tactics and budgets to meet client needs and reach target audiences

Identify key deliverables and manage the process to achieve them, using exceptional organizational and relationship skills

Manage time effectively and efficiently to stay on budget according to terms of client contract

Develop and write news releases, newsletters, web content, speeches, talking points, presentations, other collateral marketing materials, social media posts, proposals, etc.

Plan media avails, news conferences, public meetings and professional conferences

Identify and integrate news communications capabilities and solutions

Stay abreast of emerging technology and recognize opportunities to apply the technology to meet client needs

Assist with business development: direct pitches, proposal writing, presentations, etc.

Participate in annual strategic planning for the company

Enter hours worked and reimbursable expenses incurred on a timely basis for effective project management and timely billing

Perform other duties as assigned by management


Skills/attributes Required:


Strong written and oral communications skills

Ability to interact with and gain the trust of current and prospective clients

Ability to think strategically and creatively

Proactive problem solver

Attention to detail and accuracy

Adept at collaborating, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

Experience in communicating with media and the public

Adept at event planning, from news conferences to public meetings

Competent in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Competent in multiple social-media platforms



Working knowledge of MailChimp, Constant Contact, Cision or other media monitoring services, WordPress, PhotoShop, InDesign and/or Illustrator



Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or public relations

At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the communications field

Experience working in print/broadcast/digital media and/or with media relations


Work environment

Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch, Monday through Friday. Employees often work off-site, either at a client’s office or event. Reliable transportation is required. Occasionally, night and weekend hours might be required. Overnight travel is minimal.


Reports to: President and executive vice president


Interested applicants should send resume to:

Rising Star Award Nomination

Landmarks of Excellence Awards


2017 Nomination Form

The Landmarks of Excellence Awards Rising Star Award honors the next generation of professionals in public relations and communications. Nominees should currently excel in the communications field and show great promise in shaping the future of the industry.

The winner will receive the Iris award at this year’s Landmarks of Excellence awards event on the evening of October 12, 2017, at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.


  • Be 32 years of age or younger as of October 1, 2017
  • Work in the field of public relations or communications
  • Be willing to accept the award at the Landmarks of Excellence Awards event on October 12, 2017



Name of Nominee: ______________________________________________________________


Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________


Title: _________________________________________________________________________


Business Address: ______________________________________________________________


Telephone: ____________________________ Email: __________________________________



Name of Nominator: ____________________________________________________________


Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________


Title: _________________________________________________________________________


Business Address: ______________________________________________________________


Telephone: ____________________________ Email: __________________________________

Explain why you believe the nominee should be considered for the Rising Star Award. Include a brief description of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to the communications/public relations profession.

Your completed form and nomination statement may be accompanied by up to 10 pages of supporting material about your nominee’s background or activities. You may include links to video, audio or web files.


Please submit nominations to:

Landmarks of Excellence Awards Judges Panel



Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Landmarks of Excellence AWARDS


2017 Nomination Form

The Landmarks of Excellence Awards Hall of Fame Induction honors local professionals who have made a lasting difference in the fields of public relations and communications. The professional stature, performance portfolio, and ethical standards of every inductee are far above the norm. Each recipient has achieved real results in her or his professional life and has repeatedly demonstrated exceptional skill, creativity, insight, and commitment. This award is co-sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators of Louisville and the Public Relations Society of America, Bluegrass Chapter.


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in communications or public relations
  • A demonstrated commitment to the community or particular public issue
  • A strong record of mentoring younger communications and public relations professionals


The Hall of Fame inductee will receive the Iris Award at the annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards event on the evening of October 12, 2017, at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.



Name of Nominee: _____________________________________________________________

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

Telephone: _________________________  Email: ____________________________________


Name of Nominator: ____________________________________________________________

Company/Organization: _________________________________________________________

Title: _________________________________________________________________________

Business Address: ______________________________________________________________

Telephone: _____________________________ Email: _____________________________


In your nomination materials, please explain why you believe the nominee should be inducted into the Communicators Hall of Fame. Include a brief description or the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to the communications/public relations profession.

Your completed form and nomination statement may be accompanied by up to 10 pages of supporting material about your nominee’s background or activities. You may include links to video, audio or web files.


Please submit nominations to:

Landmarks of Excellence Awards Judging Panel







Hogan Lovells: Public Relations Coordinator


Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm, providing business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service across its breadth of practices to clients around the world. Our growing, dynamic Marketing and Business Development Department is looking for the right candidate to serve as a strong Public Relations Coordinator.

The position works closely with the global corporate communications team and key stakeholders to assist building the external profile of Hogan Lovells and to ensure we have a cohesive narrative internally and externally. The candidate will be part of a busy function that undertakes a broad range of activities focused on building and reinforcing the market profile and reputation of the firm.

The position will be based in Louisville, KY, and reports to the firm’s two Public Relations Managers in Washington, D.C. and London.



  • Draft, edit, and distribute news releases, award announcements, and internal communications;
  • As needed, seek media opportunities in the Louisville market to support the office’s business community presence and recruitment activity;
  • Create first drafts of communications packages for lateral partner hires and partner departures globally, including both internal and external communication;
  • Research, coordinate, and draft key awards submissions for U.S. and UK legal awards (FT Innovative Lawyers U.S., FT Innovative Lawyers Europe, American Lawyer, Law360, The Lawyer, Legal Business, and Legal Week, etc.);
  • Review media coverage and create daily and weekly clip reports for firm leadership and various practice groups;
  • Provide support to the Public Relations and Internal Communications team, as well as other members of the global communications team on firm-wide activities;
  • Update submission deadlines, victories, and other relevant information to internal databases;
  • All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program; and
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Persuasive in writing and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage in a high-volume environment. Ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Experience in cross-border communication or working as part of a global team advantageous.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills with both local and remote colleagues.
  • Ability to independently meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
  • Understanding of legal and business concepts or the ability to learn them quickly.
  • Demonstrated attention to details and ability to see things through to high standards.
  • Shows enthusiasm, adapts to change, and is willing to improve.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


  • Three (3)+ years of communications, public relations, or journalism experience preferred.
  • Background in journalism and law firm experience a plus.
  • Media relations experience is preferred.
  • BA or BS in public relations, communications, or related field is preferred



Core hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with additional hours as required.

This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined.




Hogan Lovells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.