The Power of Connections

Close to 20 Vancouver Island senior public relations practitioners came together on November 28, 2017 to discuss their organization’s communications challenges at the Canadian Public Relation Society’s Senior Leadership Forum, led by global communications expert Mark Ragan, publisher of PR Daily and CEO of Ragan Communications.


A Home Run: Baseball and Public Relations

More than 35 public relations students and practitioners got the inside scoop during a pre-game tour of the HarbourCats, learning about the business side of ball, including their live stream broadcasts, media partners, community sponsors, and community campaigns.

Kim Van Bruggen, APR

By Roxanne Kropp, CPRS Student Member Kim Van Bruggen, APR has been deeply involved in the Victoria public relations community for over 23 years. She’s the force behind Acumen Communications Group, a Victoria-based strategic communications and public relations firm that she launched in 1999. But public relations wasn’t her first career choice (mostly because she […]

Sharlene Smith, APR FCPRS

By Peggy Kulmala, MBA APR In February 2014, I had the pleasure of spending an hour with Sharlene Smith, Principal of CommPlan Canada, at one of my favourite networking venues – Starbucks. I wanted to meet Sharlene because of her extensive public relations (PR) experience in both the private and public sectors. Although I knew […]