The Museum of Public Relations

The Museum of Public Relations The Museum of Public Relations is the world's only museum dedicated to the PR field. It is a 501(c)(3) educational institution chartered by the State of NY Dept.
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of Education, with more than 2500 artifacts documenting a century of PR practice. The Museum and Library are chartered by the NYS Education Department. Together, they represent the world's largest collection of historical resources and writings documenting the evolution of the pubic relations field.

of Education, with more than 2500 artifacts documenting a century of PR practice. The Museum and Library are chartered by the NYS Education Department. Together, they represent the world's largest collection of historical resources and writings documenting the evolution of the pubic relations field.

Mission: To provide the international PR community with an appreciation for the history of the field; to serve as an educational resource to the world's growing community of PR students; to demonstrate not only the history of the field, but how the PR field has shaped history.

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“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — #RBGRemembering Supr...
09/19/2020

“Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — #RBG

Remembering Supreme Court #Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)

A true fighter for equality who pushed to define the words written by the Supreme Court. A fearless woman who faced discrimination many times in her life. A girl from Brooklyn, NY who made it to the highest court in the country… RBG was an #icon to say the least.

"We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”—Chief Justice John Roberts (NPR)

#RIP #InMemoriam #RestinPower #equality #womensrights #fight #activist #judge #RIPRBG #InMemoryOf

Some photos from our #annual #LatinoPRHistory event last year... when we could celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth together...
09/18/2020

Some photos from our #annual #LatinoPRHistory event last year... when we could celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth together, in person. 💔 #FBF⁣⁣
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We hope everyone can join us virtually this year, next Thursday 9/24 at 6pm ET.
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Find out more information and register for this free event here: https://tinyurl.com/y56z32eo

A closer look at Dick Martin's new book, "Marilyn: A Woman In Charge", a biography about #MarilynLaurie, the nation’s fi...
09/18/2020
A Woman in Charge: Inside the PR Life of AT&T Executive Marilyn Laurie – PRsay

A closer look at Dick Martin's new book, "Marilyn: A Woman In Charge", a biography about #MarilynLaurie, the nation’s first woman CCO from #PRSay: https://lnkd.in/gNrqHHF

Thanks to John Elsasser & Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for sharing #Marilyn's story.

Thought Leadership A Woman in Charge: Inside the PR Life of AT&T Executive Marilyn Laurie 6 hours agoby Dick MartinAdd Comment27 Views The following is adapted from Dick Martin’s book about Marilyn Laurie’s life in public relations, “Marilyn: A Woman in Charge” (PR Museum Press, 2020). All p...

In the 1950's, Burrelles expanded to an office in Livingston, NJ. Readers--women "dressed to the nines" and in their "Su...
09/17/2020

In the 1950's, Burrelles expanded to an office in Livingston, NJ. Readers--women "dressed to the nines" and in their "Sunday best"--had a large open room with slanted desks where they would spend hours flipping through newspapers, checking articles for mentions, cutting these articles out, and marking them with handling instructions in their famous red and blue pencils.

Readers would then handoff their findings to editors who would review and edit the clippings to make sure they were adhering to the guidelines that each client gave. Once the process was complete — the clippings would be shipped out twice a week to the client.

(Eventually the “Reader Room” expanded to offices in Maine as well as in Utah.)

Read more about the story of #Burrelles and how they've stayed relevant, reliable, and resourceful since 1888 here: https://tinyurl.com/y6xlpjlc

(Photos, Courtesy of Burrelles)

Today marks the start of this year’s #HispanicHeritageMonth, celebrating #Latinx history and culture. We are excited to ...
09/15/2020

Today marks the start of this year’s #HispanicHeritageMonth, celebrating #Latinx history and culture. We are excited to continue honoring this community, especially in #PR, and look forward to hosting another successful annual #LatinoPRHistory event.

Register now for the #virtualevent on 9/24:
https://tinyurl.com/y56z32eo

Media monitoring has been a vital part of the PR Toolkit for ages, but how did it all start? The #PRMuseum recently went...
09/15/2020
Burrelles: More Than Just “The Clipping People”​

Media monitoring has been a vital part of the PR Toolkit for ages, but how did it all start? The #PRMuseum recently went back in time with Cathy Del Colle , President of Burrelles, to learn exactly how the company molded itself to meet constant advancements in technology and communication.

Check out our new #PRHistory blog to read the full story:
https://medium.com/@publicrelationshistory/burrelles-more-than-just-the-clipping-people-d6de047b7b9d

#PR #PublicRelations #MuseumofPR #history #mediarelations #greatdepression #clippings #news #newspaper #broadcast #internet #technology #communications #adaptation #PRPro #MediaMonitoring

By: Jenny Frenkel

Starting soon (6:00pm ET), it isn’t too late to register! https://tinyurl.com/y59bksmh#booklaunch #freeevent #launchpart...
09/08/2020
"Marilyn: A Woman in Charge" Book Launch Party

Starting soon (6:00pm ET), it isn’t too late to register!

https://tinyurl.com/y59bksmh

#booklaunch #freeevent #launchparty #publicrelations #pr #prmuseum

Join us Sept 8, 6-8 pm, as we celebrate the launch of “Marilyn: A Woman in Charge,” in hardcover, softcover and e-book. This biography of Marilyn Laurie– written by Dick Martin, Laurie’s successor at AT&T — chronicles the remarkable life and career of the nation’s first woman CCO. During...

On Sept. 8, 6-8pm, join Dick Martin, Deirdre Breakingridge and a dozen other industry leaders as we celebrate the launch...
09/07/2020

On Sept. 8, 6-8pm, join Dick Martin, Deirdre Breakingridge and a dozen other industry leaders as we celebrate the launch of "Marilyn: A Woman in Charge"! Learn the inside story of Marilyn Laurie's extraordinary ascent at AT&T, becoming the nation's first woman CCO. Buy the book beforehand, starting Sept. 8: https://www.prmuseum.org/books-and-articles.

Join us Sept 8, 6-8 pm ET, as we celebrate the launch of “Marilyn: A Woman in Charge,” in hardcover, softcover and e-boo...
09/01/2020

Join us Sept 8, 6-8 pm ET, as we celebrate the launch of “Marilyn: A Woman in Charge,” in hardcover, softcover and e-book. This biography of Marilyn Laurie—written by Dick Martin, Laurie’s successor at AT&T—chronicles the remarkable life and career of the nation’s first woman CCO.

During the celebration, hosted by Deirdre Breakenridge, Martin will discuss sections of the book, covering Laurie’s childhood in the Bronx, her co-founding of Earth Day, and her unprecedented rise at AT&T, then the world’s largest company. You’ll also hear from many of the book’s early reviewers, who will talk about how the book, and Laurie herself, impacted their own lives and careers. The last half hour will be devoted to a Q&A period.

Register for the event here: https://tinyurl.com/y59bksmh
Pre-order the book now: https://tinyurl.com/y3j7b8ma

#MarilynPR #WomaninCharge #WomeninPR #PublicRelations #communications #crisis #ethics #readinglist #PRMuseum #PRMuseumPress #VirtualBookLaunch #books #PRLearning

August 28: Today marks the 57th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, that was held on August 28,...
08/28/2020

August 28: Today marks the 57th anniversary of The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, that was held on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. It was a landmark event for the early civil rights movement and is partly credited with winning the passage of the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964. Over 250,000 demonstrators gathered in America’s capital in what was to that point the largest public protest in the history of the nation. It culminated in a rally at Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Organized by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the march was a defining moment in public relations history because it was highly publicized in the news media, and helped to gather momentum for significant change in America.

August 28: Today marks the 65th anniversary of the brutal murder of Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy from...
08/28/2020

August 28: Today marks the 65th anniversary of the brutal murder of Emmett Till, a 14 year old African American boy from Chicago who was lynched for allegedly wolf-whistling at a white woman in a local grocery store in Money, Mississippi during the summer of 1955.

His death sparked major backlash from the Black community and nationwide interest due to the brutality of the murder. His mother, Mamie Till, decided to have an open-casket funeral so that “all the world could see what racist murderers had done to my only son.” Even Jet, an African American weekly magazine, published photos of Emmett’s mutilated corpse, which was covered by the mainstream media. Though his killers were later acquitted of the crimes by an all-white jury, the event played a major role in launching the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating the release of "Marilyn: A Woman in Charge", virtually with author, Dick Mar...
08/27/2020

Mark your calendars! We will be celebrating the release of "Marilyn: A Woman in Charge", virtually with author, Dick Martin, on Tuesday September 8th at 6:00pm.

Event registration and more information will be available soon. Pre-order your copy of "Marilyn" today!

https://tinyurl.com/y3j7b8ma

Sign up now for our 4th annual #LatinoPRHistory event on September 24th, starting at 6:00pm.Join us then to hear panels ...
08/27/2020

Sign up now for our 4th annual #LatinoPRHistory event on September 24th, starting at 6:00pm.

Join us then to hear panels discuss the issues on the minds of Latino communicators today.

This event is free with registration: http://sumo.ly/14o4A

#LatinoHeritage #PRHistory #PRMuseum #FreeEvent #Webinar #PublicRelations #PR

The Museum is thrilled to present our 4th annual: Celebrating #LatinoPRHistory event, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, 6–8pm ET...
08/24/2020

The Museum is thrilled to present our 4th annual: Celebrating #LatinoPRHistory event, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, 6–8pm ET.

Join us for panels which will discuss the issues on the minds of Latinx communicators today. Our first panel will cover societal issues, such as DACA, COVID-19, and the upcoming election. The second panel will cover workplace issues, such as inclusion, stereotyping, and opportunities for advancement.

We are proud to have Catherine Hernandez Blades as our keynote speaker, with Deb Prieto-Green as MC. Along with star panelists, this should be our most successful Latino PR event yet.

Save the date! Registration will be available soon.

More info here: https://www.prmuseum.org/092420-latino-pr-history

We are proud to honor the important work of the Latino Communications Institute at Cal State Fullerton and its incredibl...
08/19/2020

We are proud to honor the important work of the Latino Communications Institute at Cal State Fullerton and its incredible alumni. Kudos to Dean Bey-Ling Sha for bringing national attention to the unique and important work of this Institute. Please consider a sponsorship for the school's Sept. 9 Alumni Awards program.

The The Museum of Public Relations brings PR history to life, exploring and sharing international campaigns, crises, and leading figures in public relations history. Thank you for being this year's CSUF LCI Alumni Awards Night Presenting Sponsor and
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#LCIAWARDS #CSUFALUMNI

ON THIS DAY: Today, August 18, marks the 100th anniversary the 19th Amendment was ratified after Tennessee had become th...
08/19/2020

ON THIS DAY: Today, August 18, marks the 100th anniversary the 19th Amendment was ratified after Tennessee had become the 36th state to approve the law for women to be able to vote. It was the much needed state to secure the amendment’s ratification. ⁣⁣
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Unfortunately, it would still be many decades until all states ratified this amendment, with Mississippi being the last to do so in 1984. For many years, the 19th amendment was exclusive to white women—neglecting women who were Black, Latinx, Native American, and of Asian descent.⁣⁣

#suffrage #suffragists #UShistory #womensrights #civilrights #equalrights #PRmuseum #PRHistory #Advocacy #Protests #history #19thamendment

Many thanks to the Page Center for supporting our efforts to study communications used during pandemics from the past, a...
08/18/2020
The Arthur W. Page Center

Many thanks to the Page Center for supporting our efforts to study communications used during pandemics from the past, and they compare to the current pandemic. Special thanks to my wonderful teammates: Yan Jin, LaShonda Louallen Eaddy and Taylor Voges.

Through the lens of the current coronavirus epidemic, four Page Center scholars are studying public communication during past outbreaks.

Join us for an interactive, first-of-a-kind discussion with civil rights leader Amb. Andrew Young, Friday, Aug. 21, 2-3p...
08/17/2020

Join us for an interactive, first-of-a-kind discussion with civil rights leader Amb. Andrew Young, Friday, Aug. 21, 2-3pm ET. He'll be talking about Black Lives Matter, "birtherism," the upcoming election and America's faltering reputation in the world. Q&A with Amb. Young at the end of the show.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2PNKcka

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the U.S., also known as V-J Day. It was the early afternoon of ...
08/15/2020

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the U.S., also known as V-J Day. It was the early afternoon of August 15th in Japan, and still the late hours of the 14th in the U.S. Many flocked to Times Sq to celebrate. Radio broadcasts helped spread the news quicker than historically possible.

Thanks to Dr. Kaye Sweetser and her #SDSU class for bringing this historic moment to our attention. We are excited to share what this bright group recently created for the museum later this year! (Photo credit: WNYC)

#MarilynLaurie rose through the ranks of AT&T right up to the C-Suite, becoming CCO in the late 80's, changing the game ...
08/13/2020

#MarilynLaurie rose through the ranks of AT&T right up to the C-Suite, becoming CCO in the late 80's, changing the game for #WomeninPR forever. What lessons can we learn now from her inspirational career?

You can still register for our webinar this evening to see #Marilyn's side of leadership, ethics and crisis management; as well as how the PR industry has evolved since she left her footprint.

Webcast starts tonight at 6:00pm ET.

https://tinyurl.com/yyn8we7r

(Note: if you are experiencing an error message when viewing the link on your mobile device- click the "back" arrow on your lower-left screen and the registration form should appear.)

Interested in the story of the first female CCO? Tune in to our free live webcast: “When You’re the Only Woman in the Ro...
08/12/2020

Interested in the story of the first female CCO?

Tune in to our free live webcast: “When You’re the Only Woman in the Room” tomorrow 8/13 @ 6:00pm ET, featuring top #PRprofs and Dick Martin— author of the new biography “Marilyn: A Woman in Charge” (published by #PRMuseumPress.)

Conversations will explore how #Marilyn’s career can offer #PRPros and students lessons in #crisiscommunications, #ethics, #leadership & reputation management.

All registrants will receive a free chapter of “Marilyn.”

Save your spot here: https://tinyurl.com/yyn8we7r

#MarilynPR #WomanInCharge #MarilynLaurie #FemaleCCO #WomenInPR #FemaleLeaders #WomenInCharge #PRProfs #PRHistory #publicrelations #PR #MuseumofPR #PRmuseum #empowerment #biography #communications #FemaleCSuite #PRLearning

08/11/2020
History of Tech PR with Larry Weber

Learn the history of technology pr through one of its pioneers, Larry Weber (and founder of Weber/Shandwick). Hear the stories you never heard before in this video.

Larry Weber recalls some of the turning points in tech PR.

How did this nice Jewish girl from the Bronx become the first-ever woman CCO? Learn the inside story this Thursday, 8/13...
08/11/2020

How did this nice Jewish girl from the Bronx become the first-ever woman CCO? Learn the inside story this Thursday, 8/13 from 6-8pm ET.

Deirdre Breakenridge will moderate a panel featuring Dick Martin, author of "Marilyn Laurie: A Woman in Charge”, as well as three of the nation's top #PReducators: Karen Russell, Denise Hill and Patrick Ford.

Register: https://bit.ly/39QA0Rm

Pre-order the book on Amazon, BN, or https://prmuseumpress.com/

#MarilynPR #WomanInCharge #MarilynLaurie #FemaleCCO #WomenInPR #FemaleLeaders #WomenInCharge #PRProfs #PRHistory #publicrelations #PR #MuseumofPR #PRmuseum #empowerment #biography #communications #FemaleCSuite

It is not too late to register for the  JMG Public Relations webinar this evening with #PRMuseum Founder, Shelley Specto...
08/11/2020

It is not too late to register for the JMG Public Relations webinar this evening with #PRMuseum Founder, Shelley Spector.

Tune in for conversations on how the museum started, Shelley's journey in PR, and much more!

Sign up here: bit.ly/2DfM5U3

Thanks to Art Stevens for a terrific interview of Dick Martin, debuting today over CommPRO.biz. The podcast covers highl...
08/10/2020
PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #32 – Dick Martin, Author, "Marilyn: A Woman In Charge" -

Thanks to Art Stevens for a terrific interview of Dick Martin, debuting today over CommPRO.biz. The podcast covers highlights of the life of Marilyn Laurie, whose story as the first female CCO is captured in Dick's, "Marilyn: A Woman in Charge." Dick will be giving more of his insights during the panel discussion, "When You're the Only Woman in the Room," airing this Thur, Aug 13, 6-7pm. He'll be joined by Deirdre Breakenridge, Denise Hill, Karen Miller Russell, Pat Ford. PRSSA National, AEJMC Public Relations Division, The Arthur W. Page Center, Women In Public Relations *Official Group*
REGISTER: https://bit.ly/39QA0Rm,
PODCAST: https://tinyurl.com/yynnoqql
BOOk: https://www.prmuseum.org/books-and-articles

The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now. This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR,digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of....

When You're the Only Woman in the Room: Lessons from the First Female CCO -
08/06/2020
When You're the Only Woman in the Room: Lessons from the First Female CCO -

When You're the Only Woman in the Room: Lessons from the First Female CCO -

On the evening of August 13th, join a panel discussion with Author Dick Martin, PR Historian Karen Russell, Professor Pat Ford and Professor Denise Hill, moderated by PR Strategist Deirdre Breakenridge, to celebrate the pre-launch party of Dick Martin's new book, Marilyn: A Women in Charge.

Thank you to Emily Kinsky for posting these wonderful photos today from the 2016 AEJMC PRD social, and for inviting the ...
08/06/2020

Thank you to Emily Kinsky for posting these wonderful photos today from the 2016 AEJMC PRD social, and for inviting the Museum to showcase some favorite artifacts, including the first article about PR in a mainstream business publication: the 1938 issue of Fortune. Hoping for an in-person conference in '21!

We are thrilled to partner with the one-of-a-kind CSUF Latino Comms Institute!  The nation’s greatest academy for Latino...
08/06/2020

We are thrilled to partner with the one-of-a-kind CSUF Latino Comms Institute! The nation’s greatest academy for Latino-inspired Communications education.

We are excited to announce this year's CSUF LCI Alumni Awards Night Presenting Sponsor: The Museum of Public Relations.

We are excited about this partnership and what this means to LCI.

Thank you for seeing our vision and for your support!

#LCIAwardsNight #LatinoCommunicators # VirtualCelebration

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We are a non profit education institution, the world's only museum dedicated to the public relations field. We acquire, preserve and exhibit rare books, artifacts and papers documenting the field's evolution The museum depends entirely on tax deductible donations, corporate sponsorships, educational grants and licensing fees.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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  • The Museum of Public Relations is the world’s only organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching the history of our field. It is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational institution chartered by the New York state Department of Education.

  • The Museum is at 85 Broad Street. Visits by individuals, classes, agencies and staffs must be scheduled beforehand (sign up at prmuseum.org/requests). We provide a hands-on tour as well as a lecture with videos. Suggested donation is $25 per student; $50 per professional. Donations can be made through prmuseum.org.

  • Our archive includes materials from Edward Bernays and Doris Fleischman, Ivy Lee, John Hill and Arthur Page, as well as a collection of media technologies from the past century, and nearly 700 books, some more than 125 years old.

  • The Museum produces events and classes every month or so, with topics appealing to students, professionals, educators and business leaders. We host annual celebrations of BlackPRHistory, LatinoPRHistory, and PRWomenWhoChangedHistory, as well as panel discussions with industry leaders, exploring such topics as “The Value of Values” and “Implications of ‘Truth Decay’ for the Practice of Public Relations.”

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