October 30th honored publicists for #NationalPublicistDay and The PR Alliance LLC celebrated by hosting a mixer at the Smith Public Trust in Washington, D.C.
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[DEAR PUBLICISTS] , It’s #October so you know what that means…it’s almost time to celebrate US! We’re excited to bring you our 2nd annual National Publicist Day mixer! This #TacoTuesday style mixer will be filled with networking, drinks, food, and CELEBRATION! We’re also inviting media outlets to cover the evening, giving US the opportunity to be featured on platforms that we secure for our clients daily. Yup, we’re creating a space that’s all about YOU! Share this with all current or aspiring DMV publicists & RSVP via the link in our bio – SEE YOU THERE 💜 . . @nationalpublicistday was created in 2015 by @inandoutofapt7 of @consciouscomm_, headquarted in New York City, as a day of appreciation and recognition of public relation professionals. Thank you, Jordanna, for creating a day for us to relish in our accomplishments! . . . #publicist #publicrelations #nationalpublicistday #media #events #dmvevents #dcevents #dc #dmv #virginia #maryland #mixer #drinks #tacos #tacotuesday #celebrate #success #growth
Their second annual mixer was served taco style with unbeatable drink and taco deals which kicked all conversations and media interviews.
Publicists and media professionals filled the building to celebrate accomplishments, network, and share their knowledge to make it in the industry.
“Rejection is the hardest part [of being a publicist] but even if someone rejects you, he or she has a colleague that you can reach out to,” said Fiona of Digital Dash PR.
Keisha Brewer, co-founder of The PR Alliance shared their story of getting started in PR saying that it’s all about the research.
“Do your research. Not only do your research on your client but do your research on the field public relations itself. Research is key.”
Keisha Brewer and Mariah Oates launched The PR Alliance in April 2017 after realizing they were college friends in the same industry with complementary backgrounds. They decided to merge passions and start their business.
“My favorite thing about being in this industry is that I love giving people opportunity especially when it comes to people of color,” said Danielle Reed of Reed Limited Entertainment. “It shouldn’t take college for you to understand how to get press and representation.”
The publicists of the evening described the long hours, the networking, working with the media, writing, and finding your niche but how it all fulfills their life.
“Being a publicist has changed my life tremendously. It’s something I protect and fight for, it’s giving me my why and it’s so fulfilling,” shared Keisha.
The PR Alliance LLC is an award-winning public relations agency for millennial entertainment and lifestyle brands.