Tuesday, May 29, 2007

50 Years of Seattle PR

It's interesting to consider what the PR world looked like 50 years ago in 1957. Just ask David Blandford, president of the Puget Sound chapter of PRSA. He wasn't there. But, if he was he, would say that plenty was cooking at that time. He recently took a look back while visiting the UW time capsule that contained many interesting items.

This year (2007) marks 50 years of PR in Seattle. There are many opportunities to share in the celebration of a profession that I find incredibly fascinating and enjoyable (my little aside):

- "Celebrating 50 Years in Public Relations," Holiday Gala, Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Space Needle

- "The Next 50 Years in PR," Annual Meeting, October (Date TBD) at the Fairmont Hotel

- Historic Photo Parade: Snapshots and anecdotes from personal photo albums(Note: If you have any cool shots please send them to dblandford@visitseattle.org)

- 50-Year Perspective: Watch Newsflash for trivia and quizzes to test your knowledge of the past five decades, and profiles of influential members

- 5:50 Cocktails: Monthly cocktails throughout the city for PR professionals

More to come on the last 50...stay tuned. Erika

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