Public Affairs 2.0: PRSA Discussion Forum Explores New Media Strategies for Rebuilding America at Home and Abroad

May 01, 2009 by PRSA
Reaffirm, Regain, Renew: Public Affairs’ Role in Remaking America, a discussion forum presented by the PRSA, explores how new communications technologies and techniques are creating unique opportunities to remake America’s image at home and abroad. A panel of public affairs experts from public relations firms, the government and media reflect on lessons learned in the last presidential election cycle and lead a thought-provoking discussion on how new communications channels can be used to support the achievement of President Obama’s policy aims.
The podcast was recorded April 16 during a forum at the National Education Association in Washington, D.C. Panelists include:
Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of digital public affairs, Fleishman-Hillard (moderator)
Robert Hastings, former principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs
Garrett Graff, editor-at-large, The Washingtonian
Paul Gillin, author of “The New Influencers: A Marketer’s Guide to New Social Media” and veteran technology journalist
Margery Kraus, president and CEO of global public affairs firm APCO Worldwide
Torod Neptune, senior vice president and head of U.S. Public Affairs Practice, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide.
PRSA DC Forum Panelists
Panelists, from left, included Paul Gillin, Garrett Graff, Torod Neptune, Margery Kraus and Robert Hastings. The moderator was Patrick Cleary (right).
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