#PRStudChat One Year Anniversary Announcement

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It feels like yesterday when Angela Hernandez (@angelahernandez) asked me to contribute to her blog interview series, “Is PR Right for Me.”  What blossomed out of a blog post is our dynamic PR community, #PRStudChat.  Valerie Simon (@valeriesimon) and I are both happy that our community, which is dedicated to collaboration and educating students and PR professionals, has grown from a few to over 1,100 people (according to the @PRstudchat profile and number of followers). Hundreds of PR enthusiasts routinely participate in the monthly conversations creating more than 1,000 tweets in each hour-long session. Within this active community countless professional and personal relationships have evolved.

The very first #PRstudChat took place on August 19th 2009. With our one-year anniversary quickly approaching, we wanted to do something really special by inviting a guest that everyone would know; someone who has made an incredible contribution to learning and collaboration. We’re honored to have this extremely busy social media professional and Internet entrepreneur join us on August 25th at 8:30 p.m.  Our special guest is Jimmy Wales (@jimmy_wales), founder of Wikipedia!!

I met Jimmy a couple of years ago when he interviewed with me for my book, PR 2.0 New Media, New Tools, New Audiences. I was so impressed with his contribution to communications and the story of Wikipedia.  Jimmy joins us to answer questions about social media, collaboration and how PR professionals can participate in Wikipedia (the right way).

We’ll have more information shortly on the details of the session and more about the questions we will be asking.  For now, please help us spread the word that Jimmy Wales will be our #PRStudChat special guest for a super special one-year anniversary celebration!

7 Responses to " #PRStudChat One Year Anniversary Announcement "

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  2. Brittany James says:

    Ahhh has it really been one year? I can’t wait to join in. Throughout college I turned to Wikipedia as a guide mainly in history (since you can’t really mess that up) & any other clarifications on things I didn’t know. Looks like the 1 year anniversary is going to be a GREAT one!!

  3. Deirdre says:

    Hey Brittany! Yes, it’s hard to believe that a year has passed by 🙂 I think it’s going to be an awesome anniversary celebration. Glad you’ll be there to celebrate with us.

  4. Wow! Doesn’t seem like a year already. I’ve missed the last couple (later in the evening is difficult for me), I’m definitely not going to miss this one!

  5. Deirdre says:

    Hi Tressa! I know, the time flew by. I look forward to chatting with you during the anniversary session. And, thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  6. Wow, I definitely agree it is hard to believe a year has already gone by. Thanks for the shout out, Deirdre. It seems like the anniversary celebration is going to be great! And I’m definitely a fan of the 8:30 time now that I’m a working gal 😉 Looking forward to it.

  7. Deirdre says:

    Hi Angela! Just think all of this started from your blog series on Is PR Right For Me. Can’t thank you enough for that interview 🙂 Very happy to hear that you’ll be with us for the anniversary session.

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