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Meet Jon Iwata: A Q&A With Your 20th Koten Distinguished Lecturer

Meet Jon Iwata: A Q&A With Your 20th Koten Distinguished Lecturer

Published on March 28, 2018, at 10:33 a.m. by Skylar Spencer. Meet Jon Iwata: the former senior vice president and chief brand officer for IBM — and the keynote speaker for the 20th Koten Distinguished Lecture Series in Public Relations at The University of Alabama.

The Leadership Behind the Leadership

The Leadership Behind the Leadership

Published on April 20, 2016, at 4:45 p.m. by Mackenzie Ross. Founded in 2005, The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations promotes leadership and innovation in the field of public relations. Each year, the Center hosts the Milestones in Mentoring Gala in Chicago to

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Top Five Reasons to Know About The Plank Center

Posted: March 13, 2014, 9:25 p.m. by Myreete Wolford. I have a present for you, a treasure you may have yet to discover. The public relations nerd in you should be squealing with excitement because I am about to fill you in on a resource

Keys to Student Success

Keys to Student Success

Posted At: February 21, 2013 3:02 P.M. by Grayson Martin The public relations field is at a point where it is constantly being influenced by changing technology and strategies in communication. All that modern PR students can hope to understand about this ever-changing profession is

Earning Our Seat at the Table

​Posted At: November 20, 2012 4:00 P.M. by Sam Nathews The public relations professional is the runt of the corporate litter. For those of us who stir and generate conversation on behalf of an organization, there has also been, for some time, an internal conversation

What Do You and Ben Franklin Have in Common?

Posted At: October 17, 2012 1:50 P.M. by Kristin Nelson “Those who are leaders recognize that public relations is grounded in democracy and the democratic process, where everyone has an opportunity to speak, to be heard and to debate…and to reach some kind of compromise

The Truth about Event Planning

Posted At: December 10, 2008 3:20 PM by Stephanie Summer Weddings, birthday parties, formal dinners — planning events such as these does not even begin to describe a public relations job. Although many people think event planning is public relations, it is not. Planning an

PR ethics: “With great power comes great responsibility”

By Megan Cotton Ethics in public relations has always been a hot topic without black and white answers, only shades of gray. To provide an open discussion on this topic, The Plank Center hosted a Webinar, “Ethics in PR Education,” on Feb. 23, 2011, in

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