Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Poetry Slam Success!

The Z Square agency team pulled of an AMAZING grand opening! Great turnout, delicious food and awesome performances. Take a look...

This is Allison M. Francis, a sophomore at BU and an amazing singer/guitar/harmonica player. She started off the evening with some original tunes and played some sets in between poetry performances.

The young lady in the stripes is Jessica Kontchou, a slam poetry performer. Jessica was the first to perform and mixed it up with love and empowering pieces.

The young lady in the blue sweater is Gabriella Williams (below), also a slam poetry performer. She even wove in some singing into one of her pieces.

Unfortunately we don’t have a picture of Gabe Sherman, but it was his first reading and he did an awesome job as well!

Lastly, the gentalman pictured below is Andrew Jerrel Jones, the WINNER of the $50 Z Square gift card. It was a close CLOSE vote (the Z team needed 2 tie-breakers to determine the winner) so congratulations to all!

According to Melanie, Z account AD, the team plans to organize another event after Thanksgiving break.

We can’t wait :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BU Marketing Club Speaker Meeting- Thursday at 6 p.m.

BU Marketing (BUM)
Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
SMG Room 304

Straight from the field to share his insight, we introduce seasoned marketer Duane Lefevre:

Come hear about his innovations in marketing, including new product development for Carvel, directing two multi-million dollar initiatives for Taco Bell, and launching the Dancing Deer e-commerce branch.

Cookies and Brownies from Dancing Deer will be served!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

PRSSA Shows Its Appreciation to Two PRSSAwesome Members!

Last Thursday, PRSSA gave a special thank you to Lauren Papp and Katelyn Stokes for their hard work and dedication! Both Lauren and Katelyn spent many hours helping with the PR Advanced Conference Committee's "We Want Steve Jobs" video, and did a wonderful job!

If you see either of them, be sure to say congrats and thank them! They've really helped our chapter and our members. :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Z Square Presents Poetry Mondays

Congrats to the Z Square Agency team on organizing its first event! Woot woot!

Monday (Nov 10) from 7-9PM is the grand opening of Poetry Slam Mondays at Z Square!
For a $5 cover you can enjoy live music, tapas and a poetry slam contest. The winner is chosen by the audience and will receive a $50 gift card to Z Square! I wonder how many tomato soups and grilled cheeses that can buy...

You can still enter the poetry slam contest by e-mailing!

Did you know Z also has free wifi? You can even do your homework in between performances!

You can find the event on Facebook if you'd like to learn more.

Some photos of Z Square to whet your appetite:

See you there :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PRSSA In The News!

Check out our mention in this PRWeek !

Interested in Restaurant PR???

Gain hands-on experience in grassroots marketing, public relations, event planning and communications in the hospitality industry with an internship at Rocca Kitchen & Bar. Named one of the top restaurants in America by Esquire magazine, Rocca is the newest property from the Sapphire Restaurant Group. We're looking for someone who wants to learn about how to promote a hot new South End restaurant, add valuable project experience to their resume, and think outside the box in conceiving & executing creative marketing & PR efforts.

Excellent communications skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office, and a willingness to learn about and deliver 110% in a vibrant and fast-paced restaurant are required.

Thank you in advance – and please, do stop by for dinner or a drink if you’re near the South End!

Alison Tomisato
Director of Special Events & Marketing
Rocca Kitchen & Bar
500 Harrison Ave. South End, Boston 02118
ph 617.451.9124 fx 617.451.9101

Monday, November 3, 2008

Spring Internship Opportunity!!!

Public Relations, Marketing and Social Media Internships

If you are interested in:
Public Relations ● Marketing Communications ● New Media ● Social Media

And want to “learn by doing,” Schneider Associates is a great place to grow your skills, gain valuable agency experience, build your portfolio and have fun.

We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic students for Spring 2009 internships!

Candidates must be detail-oriented, exhibit an enthusiastic personality and be able to handle multiple tasks. Internships are granted competitively by merit. Interns must receive college credit and work a minimum of 16 hours per week beginning September 2008.
Responsibilities include:
• Conducting research for client initiatives & new business presentations
• Researching and writing posts for the agency blogs ( and
• Compiling press clips, writing media placement reports, proof-reading & editing documents & other PR-related administrative duties
Requirements include:
• Computer proficiency & Web research skills
• Familiarity to write press releases & conduct media research
• Able to work 2-3 full days per week
• Passionate about learning!

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Schneider Associates
Attn: Internship Coordinator
* If you have a blog, Twitter feed or LinkedIn profile, please send details.

Resumes will be accepted until January 9, 2009

Schneider Associates ● 2 Oliver Street ● Suite 901 ● Boston, MA 02109