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The Philadelphia Public Relations Association, Inc. (PPRA) is the premiere association for public relations professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Founded in 1945, PPRA is the nation's oldest and largest independent public relations association.
Members of PPRA are dedicated professionals who through various outlets including the media, bring greater understanding to what’s happening in the region. PPRA members inspire excellence amongst themselves and within everyone they encounter through mentoring, networking, as well as actively participating in educational workshops and monthly professional development meetings.
Boasting nearly 400 members from all areas of the communications and public relations industry, our members represent a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations including: arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and many more, as well as members who work with public relations and advertising agencies.
As a member of PPRA, you will have access to our distinguished network of communications professionals and premier job bank, the ability to enhance your professional development through seminars and luncheons, and so much more!
The Philadelphia Public Relations Association presents four awards each year: The Hall of Fame Award, the Gold Medal Award, the Fast Track Award and the Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award.
Created in 1972, the Philadelphia Public Relations Association's Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual in the Public Relations profession who, by his/her accomplishments, has brought honor and recognition to both the public relations community and to the broader community.
The PPRA Gold Medal Award honors individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have left a lasting impact on our community and brought national recognition to Philadelphia.
The PPRA Fast-Track Award honors a member of PPRA who has made great contributions to the organization, profession, the community and who exemplifies PPRA's vision for the future.
The Dr. Jean Brodey Student Achievement Award is awarded annually to a college junior or senior who has exhibited outstanding professional promise in the field of public relations, has an excellent academic track record and contributes to his or her community.