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TwitterChat #PR4PR on 25th January 2014

Public-Relations-300x225After the super success of our first Twitter Chat #PR2014, we are once again back with another important topic that was highlighted in the last chat i.e. Indian PR industry urgently needs to do its own PR to improve, build and enhance its own reputations amongst its key stakeholders, hence the hashtag for our next Twitter Chat is #PR4PR, scheduled on 25th January 2014, between 4pm to 6pm IST.

Request all PR practitioners from across vertical and industry sectors working across levels to participate in this tweeter chat and lets discuss how we can bring a change/improvement in the perception of our profession amongst media, businesses who we depend on and public in general.

To be able to have some solid ground for discussions I have also created 3 surveys, which may give us some insights on the current perception of our industry and how we can improve or enhance the same. Request you all to help us get the survey form filled to generate those insights, appended are the links for the same

1)     Media: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TQFC52zR3_N0N5da8rSoQsMuCJivFMyTX8qww5f9FGQ/viewform

2)     CEOs: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IOywEDeDOKLf-jAXXQQbbFb9mRMj1co45dci3WlzEIc/viewform

3)     General Public: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ajC4tObiUWJBSGPV8OzKsOuExOT9WuDovaPmQ46GWsw/viewform

WHO Can participate:

You, all members of Indian PR Forum and all other forums/groups dedicated to PR professionals on all social networks & offline, students and whoever is interested in knowing more about our profession.

Share about the Tweet-up with your friends and colleagues through this link  –

WHAT

Conversations can be based on the following (more suggestions are always welcome)

  • Improving the image of PR as a respected profession
    • Can we volunteer to plan a strategic PR campaign for the Indian PR Industry
    • What are the things that we as PR professionals should inculcate in ourselves to improve our and our fraternity’s reputation
  • Best practices that make us better PR professionals
  • Responsibility of a PR professional towards the external society
  • Any other agenda can be discussed and included

WHY:

Ever since PR was introduced to the world, PR professionals have been battling against the depiction of PR people as spin-doctors, promulgators of hyperbole and obfuscation, and pitch spam artists. Through this tweet up session we will all join work towards creating a strategic campaign to improve the reputation of our fraternity. We will recruit volunteers who can participate in executing this campaign across all channels of media.

We would like to invite you to share the knowledge and experience you have gained through the years with the entire PR fraternity to help us to build this campaign. We are sure that your experiences will not only help fresher’s and youngsters but practitioners across all levels, who will be able to relate to it and benefit from the words of wisdom in 140 characters.

If you can spare sometime to contribute towards the industry, do join the tweet-up and let’s make it trend so that the world takes the notice of the power of PR fraternity.

Now to the HOW part…

During a tweet-up, everyone joining the conversation should use the hash tag #PR4PR and express their views as stated above. Reply and engage in a conversation if you agree or disagree with any opinions of any tweeps. Don’t indulge in or use abusive or insulting language and defend what you are expressing using your PR skills you have learned over the years.

You can even ask a question – think of it as a town hall of PR, where you can talk, chat, ask and discuss on the profession you are proud to be a part of.

Just make sure you include #PR4PR in each of your tweets during the conversation so that we everyone can see your tweets. We don’t want to miss you! Also, you may want to take a moment and follow like-minded professional to connect with them for life to take the conversation forever— it’s always great to grow your network with like-minded individuals. Make sure that Twitter has not blocked your handle to appear in the hashtag search.

All you need to know are three simple steps:

1. Go to www.Twitter.com.

2. Log in to your Twitter account (or sign up for an account if it’s your first time)

3. Type #PR4PR in the search bar at the top.

If you need any assistance setting up a Twitter account before our first tweet-up, please email pr.vikram@gmail.com. Be sure to include your phone number with area code, and someone will contact you to help.

We look forward to seeing you on Twitter on Saturday, 25th January, 2014 at 4pm IST

How can you help to make the event successful?

Spread the message in your own network and keep the buzz on throughout the week by tweeting with same hashtag #PR4PR and generate as much as awareness as you can. Request to all PR Groups and Forum moderators to support the initiative for your profession, it is not an event organized by Indian PR Forum but by PR practitioners for PR practitioners. Please help to create as much buzz amongst PR professionals before the event.

For pre-registrations you can register in events section of the Facebook Page of Indian PR Forum https://www.facebook.com/events/1455885257972620 or email me at pr.vikram@gmail.com

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