October Luncheon: Trends in the PR Industry - A conversation with PRWeek Editor Steve Barrett

10/30/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM ET


Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
1700 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
United States of America


This event has reached capacity.

To be put on the waiting list, contact Sara Hunt, chapter administrator, at (804) 994-1120 or e-mail admin@prsarichmond.org.

About the Program

As editorial director of PRWeek, Steve Barrett keeps his finger on the pulse of trends and developments shaping the PR industry and provides content and convening opportunities that help PR pros in their daily work. In this session, Barrett will answer questions, from PRSA Richmond member Chet Wade, about the state of the industry and where it’s projected to move in the coming years. Barrett and Wade will discuss the findings of PRWeek’s second Communications Bellwether Survey (produced in conjunction with Boston University), identify trends from PRWeek’s annual Agency Business Report, share the skills and tools necessary to be successful in PR, talk about the dynamic between communications and marketing, and predict the futures of the CCO position and the PR agency.

Welcoming students as part of Student Connections Month

PR students are invited to attend the October Luncheon free of charge, but are required to register by Sunday, October 27.

As part of Student Connections Month, PRSA Richmond invites chapter members and students to arrive at the luncheon early (11:30 a.m.) for an informal networking event. Students will be collecting business cards; please bring extra to help share your expertise (and contact information!) with our next generation of PR pros.

About the Speaker

Steve Barrett oversees PRWeek’s content, editorial vision and voice, supervising editorial staff to make PRWeek a must-read. He is the public face of PRWeek US and a strategic partner for the brand's business-side team, working on revenue generation, partnerships and other projects to build readership and enhance market leadership. Barrett also manages PRWeek’s Global content, driving collaboration on worldwide projects. He has been EIC of PRWeek US since April 2010. PRWeek is the premier global media brand for the communications and PR industries, publishing bimonthly in print, weekly online, with daily news briefings, email bulletins, podcasts, video and blogs.


Sliced turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans almandine, warm rolls with pumpkin pie for dessert. A choice of salad, with or without meat, is also available. Make your selection when registering, and be sure to pick up your salad ticket upon checking in for the luncheon if you choose that option.

RSVP Policy

All RSVPs for lunch meetings must be made by 5 p.m. on MONDAY of the week of a meeting. After that time, members and guests will need to call Sara Hunt at (804) 994-1120 to see if space is still available or to be put on a waiting list if needed. Please RSVP early in order to ensure that you are included in the headcount for lunch! If you register as a guest and later determine that you cannot attend, please contact Sara Hunt, chapter administrator, at admin@prsarichmond.org. You must cancel prior to three business days in advance of the meeting to be eligible for a refund. If you cancel after that deadline, you will still be responsible for the lunch payment and will be billed if you didn't already pay online. No-shows will be billed for the lunch.

Event Contact

Sara Hunt, chapter administrator
(804) 994-1120

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