As part of the last phase of becoming a finalist in the national competition, Grand Valley State University advertising and public relations student Daltyn Little was asked to present a phone pitch and essay last month.
The winner will be announced on March 19 at the PRWeek Award Ceremony in New York.
The competition has “proven to be a springboard for numerous successful PR careers,” according to the PRWeek website.
I love this stuff and have the benefit of over a decade of immersion in the medium. I spent college in front of a computer monitor instead of partying, and one of my favorite things in the world is to get other people as excited about the intersection of communications theory and technology as I am.
If you're in to credentials, I have Bachelor's and Master's in Communications from Grand Valley State University and I've worked at Grand Rapids-based communications firms including J.W. Messner, Inc. and Seyferth & Associates. I've done crisis communications, online reputation management, written social media policy, developed training, and promotion for over a decade with Grand Rapids Community College.
Presently I'm a Marketing Associate at 834 Design & Marketing and most recently worked on the promotional campaign that made "Lights in the Night" a Top Five Artprize entry.
I currently serve on the board of the West Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Marketing Committee of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Marketing Committee of the Grand Rapids Film Festival, and I'm an adjunct faculty member at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University.
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