About PRAL Baton Rouge


The Baton Rouge Chapter of the Public Relations Association of Louisiana is made up of PR and communications professionals driven to advance the profession and grow each other's learning through rich programming, generous resources and dynamic networking opportunities. 

Founded in 1972, our chapter is the largest and longest-standing PR organization in Louisiana. We strive to build value, understanding and demand for public relations professionals by providing professional development, awards opportunities, social events and more.

Are you a PR or communications professional? Then we want you to join us!

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership in the state Public Relations Association of Louisiana
  • Membership to the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)
  • Eligibility to earn APR certification
  • Ability to earn awards for local and regional recognition
  • Discount on monthly luncheons featuring speakers on PR-related topics
  • Exclusive access and notification of employment opportunities in PR and related fields
  • Exclusive access to the membership database
  • Access and discounted attendance for special events helds throughout the year
  • Access to PRAL monthly newsletter with industry news, trends, events and more
  • Networking opportunities and socials with your Greater Baton Rouge peers
  • Leadership development via participation on PRAL committees

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Need more information? Contact us at [email protected]



Our Next Meeting


PRAL-BR VIRTUAL Conference: Building Your Personal Brand

October 02, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join us for this incredible professional development opportunity and to honor this year's honorees.

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PRAL-BR Red Stick Awards and Keynote Speaker

October 23, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Join us for this no-cost event as we announce this year's Red Stick Award winners and share with you some of the incredible work that came out of the Capital Area in 2019.

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Media Relations With Bob

Each month for the next year, PRAL’s Bob Johannessen will offer tips to help members improve their media relations. From polishing your news conference to keeping unhappy journalists from making you very unhappy, this column will focus on one question wi
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September 2020 President's Report (copy)

As if 2020 hasn’t thrown us enough curveballs, last week Hurricane Laura came through Louisiana leaving much damage in its wake.
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