PRESS RELEASE: The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Announces New Brand Identity | Rebrand Marks Future-Focused Change for the Center

November 22, 2021

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations recently announced its new brand identity. While the Center’s mission, goals and values remain unchanged, the total rebrand and new look represent the efforts of the Center to continue evolving with the public relations and communications industries.

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THE PLANK CENTER RETURNS ITS MILESTONES IN MENTORING GALA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

August 20, 2021 

THE PLANK CENTER RETURNS ITS MILESTONES IN MENTORING GALA:  HONORING FIVE INFLUENTIAL INDUSTRY MENTORS 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations will honor five influential leaders at its annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala, taking place at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, Nov. 11.  

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Press Release: Trends and challenges revealed in new book about women and leadership in public relations

Advancement barriers, gaps in leadership and lack of mentors examined

A new book, PR Women with Influence: Breaking Through the Ethical and Leadership Challenges, explores how women in the profession of public relations and communications navigate through attitudinal, structural and social barriers in advancing their leadership roles. The book is co-authored by Juan Meng, associate professor at the University of Georgia, and Marlene S. Neill, associate professor at Baylor University.  

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North American Communication Monitor

The first study to examine the state of public relations in Canada and the United States found trust is the most crucial issue. Read more

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North American Communication Monitor

North American Communication Monitor

The Plank Center sponsored the North American Communication Monitor, the first survey of its kind in North America, to explore the status quo, qualities and trends of communication management.

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Grants & Awards

2019 Milestones in Mentoring Honorees

Q&A with our Honorees

Mentoring is a “hot” topic in many professions including public relations. Our “Milestones in Mentoring” honorees shared their mentoring tips, challenges, inspiration, advice and much more.

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Dialogue

PR Leaders Received a “C+”

Is improving public relations leadership on the profession’s radar screen? As it stands now, leadership in the field remains pretty average; improvement seems elusive. The urgency to act is now.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Announces New Brand Identity | Rebrand Marks Future-Focused Change for the Center

November 22, 2021

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations recently announced its new brand identity. While the Center’s mission, goals and values remain unchanged, the total rebrand and new look represent the efforts of the Center to continue evolving with the public relations and communications industries.

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Q&A: Jinx Coleman Broussard, 2021 Dr. Bruce K. Berger Educator Honoree

The Plank Center recognizes and promotes the critical role mentors play in helping to develop leaders and advance the profession and honors leaders throughout the profession who, by word and deed, have demonstrated a superior commitment to mentoring others, and who are committed to accelerating the success of others in the field at its annual Milestones in Mentoring Gala. Our question and answer series introduces the 2021 Milestones in Mentoring award recipients.

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