PRAL New Orleans Meetings

General membership luncheons are held the second Tuesday of the month at Superior Seafood, located at 4338 Saint Charles Avenue. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon beginning at noon. Unless otherwise noted, each luncheon will feature a different guest speaker discussing topics of interest to public relations professionals. The cost to attend is $28 for members, $35 for non-members and $28 for students.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018: Expecting the Unexpected - Crisis Communications (Part One), featuring social media strategist Jeff Januszek

This topic is relevant no matter what business you're in....crisis is an equal opportunity offender. This two-part series will touch on many of the important strategies needed to plan and execute a successful crisis communication strategy.

Social media has revolutionized communication, and while the fundamentals of crisis management remain the same, social media has added a degree of complexity to crisis communications. Social media is an important tool in supporting crisis communications. Expecting the Unexpected: Crisis Communications - Part I, will examine how to best use social media for crisis management. 

Join widely-respected social media strategist Jeff Januszek as he reviews the fundamentals of crisis management and the role of social media in successfully managing any crisis.

About Jeff:

Jeff Januszek is the founder of Jeff Januszek Social Media, a New Orleans based social media agency, focusing on organically growing social media channels for clients like Breaux Mart Supermarkets, Fidelity Bank, Magazine Street, and NOLA ChristmasFest. The best social media strategy comes from creating relationships with target audiences through original content, one-on-one engagement, and compelling social media advertising.In addition to top notch content & conversation, Jeff Januszek Social Media are experts in creating experiences that capitalize on emotion and opportunity. Examples include:

  • Surprising a New Orleans brewery owner with 50 thirsty bankers for a video showcasing how Fidelity Bank goes above and beyond for small business customers.
  • Creating a cake that celebrated the Atlanta Falcons Superbowl loss, giving Breaux Mart Grocery Stores national coverage on social media.
  • Helping Fix My Streets, a grassroots organization created to push for street repairs in New Orleans, become officially involved with city leaders.

Founder Jeff Januszek has been a featured social media speaker at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, The 2017 American Banking Association Marketing Conference, and the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission.Originally from Detroit, in 2011 Jeff married a New Orleans girl. This cemented his one-way ticket to living in the Crescent City. Before starting his agency in 2014, Jeff spent 17 years as a radio personality. When not thumbing through client work on his phone, Jeff loves spending time with his wife, 2.5-year-old son, and 15-month-old twin daughters.Connect with Jeff on Twitter, @jeffjanuszek.

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