Local Savannah PR Firm CEO Speaks at 2015 PRSSA “Brand Yourself” Regional Conference Held at Georgia Southern University

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young, CEO and President of Carriage Trade PR, Inc. served as a panelist for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) regional conference on Saturday, March 28. The conference, “Brand Yourself: The Art of Reputation Management,” was one of 10 held across the nation by various chapters.

“Brand Yourself” was the third Regional Conference being hosted by the PRSSA chapter at GSU in five years; past Regional Conferences were hosted in 2011 and 2012.

“I asked the students ‘What do you see when you Google yourself?’” Young said, “Part of reputation management is realizing you are your brand and what you do will affect that.”

Those in attendance hear speeches on the importance of brand and reputation management in a time where social media is taking a dominant role in communication. In addition, attendees were introduced to tools needed to begin building their own brand. Reputation management which is a growing trend in the field of Public Relations will also be discussed along with ways to maintain one’s personal reputation or client’s reputation. The Regional Conference hosted prominent public relations experts from different niches in the field.

Heidi Foon, president of the PRSSA Chapter at GSU and Regional Conference Coordinator, said, “Our Chapter is so fortunate to have brought this opportunity to the Georgia Southern community. Our conference not only benefited the future of our students but also the future of their profession.”

“Brand Yourself” gave students opportunities to connect with professionals and with students from other universities in the southeastern region. Students from all majors and professionals were encouraged to attend and were asked to dress professionally, bring resumes and/or business cards and be ready to network.

For more information about the Regional Conference or the PRSSA Chapter at GSU, go to www.prssagsu.com

GSU PRSSA Board Members with Marjorie Young

GSU PRSSA Board Members with Marjorie Young

About the Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 11,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.

Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015 as Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, the firm also established the first local news wire in Savannah and Augusta, COMMUNITY HEADLINES™, and the online TV show, OPEN FOR BUSINESS®. Carriage Trade PR positions clients as the authority in their field by increasing their visibility in the community and online with strategic PR web strategies. The firm also hosts frequent PR boot camps and provides online coaching that empowers business owners to take control of their reputation, brand and message. In 2013, Savannah Morning News named Carriage Trade PR its Small Business of the Year. For more information, contact Marjorie Young at 912.844.9990 or marjorie@carriagetradepr.com.

Media Contact:
Kelsey Anderson
Public Relations Committee Chair


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