HAPPO that’s what friends are for

Tomorrow is the first ever HAPPO. What's HAPPO?

Help a PR Pro Out Day is designed to help connect PR job seekers with employers looking for top talent. On Friday, February 19, from 10 am – 2 pm CT PR bloggers, agency leaders, and PR professionals from across the country will donate their time and talents to help fellow PR pros connect with employers as part of the first-ever event.

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Many, many success stories will come out of this event. Although we aren't hiring at the moment, I wanted to contribute something to Chicago area PR community. So, we're giving away three complimentary tickets to Soho Publishing's Corporate Branding and Social Media Conference in Chicago on March 4 and 5. While there, PR job seekers can network, learn and add the experience to their blog or resume. To enter to win, please follow the entry guidelines in this post. Thanks so much to Cd Vann of Sohobiztube for making this offer possible.

And, a huge shout out goes out to Arik Hanson, Valerie Simon and the local market champions for their work, and very impressive effort, in helping the PR community.
Jeremy Porter (Atlanta)
Kellye Crane (Atlanta)
Doug Haslam (Boston)
Jennifer Wilbur (Southern CA)
Gini Dietrich (Chicago)
Lauren Fernandez (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Richie Escovedo (Dallas/Fort Worth)
Justin Goldsborough (Kansas City)
Arik Hanson (Minneapolis/ St. Paul)
PR Cog (New York Metro)
Deidre Breakenridge (New York Metro)
Valerie Simon (New York Metro)
Heather Whaling (Ohio)
Danny Brown (Toronto)
Mike Shaffer (Washington, DC)

Corporate Branding and Social Media Conference Giveaway Guidelines
1. Open to all job-seeking PR pros who are in between successes and available to attend the March 4 and 5 conference
2. Include a link to your credentials online and give us a brief bio if you like
3. Three names will be selected using Random.org

Thanks to everyone for commenting! If you are in the Chicago area [or anywhere :)], please feel free to connect with me @wiredprworks, in the comment box or at 630.207.7530.

Update

Check out this list of Chicago and St. Louis #HAPPO PR openings over at Gini Dietrich's blog along with some free stuff.

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