After reading the following, I can state – unequivocally – that PR students have more PR acumen than the leadership of PRSA.
Be afraid. Very afraid. This is the world’s largest PR association. They claim to be advocates for the profession.
website is “old-fashioned”
“not like the normal website…”
PRSA Assembly delegates on a Nov. 4 teleconference, after complaining about lack of news about Hurricane Wilma’s impact on the 2005 conference in Miami Beach, were given the preposterous explanation that PRSA does not know how to operate its own website.
It is not unfair to use the following terms to describe the practices by PRSA leadership as: Shameful, Embarrassing, Ignorant, Unprepared and Ill-Equipped to Lead.
The explanations, or excuses, they have offered should be a clear sign to all members that wholesale leadership changes should be made at PRSA. Immediately. Today. If the leadership truly cares about the association and the profession, they will resign immediately.
I have dropped my membership. I do not see leadership among the association’s staff, nor the membership. (Update: I will amend this to say most/some of the membership. To be fair, there have been chapters and individual members that ‘have’ voiced their discontent with PRSA leadership. So, my apologies for the all-encompassing “membership” statement. No one said anything to me about that, but – after re-reading it – I need to be fair.)
You want irony? Today, I received an email pitch to buy a seat in a PRSA teleseminar. The title?
Managing a Crisis in Associations and Nonprofits