MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is giving more students of public relations, communication, marketing, and advertising a chance to be part of the first-ever PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 with the extension of its registration until November 16, 2021.
A virtual, interactive, and nationwide edition of the Students’ PR Congress, the PRSP Students’ PR Con is an opportunity for students all over the country to learn more about the public relations industry from leading practitioners in the field.
This year’s theme is “Decoding Content: The Journey to PR for Good”, wherein participants will be navigated to the new media landscape and go through the content journey’s three different stages, which are: (1) Capture and Consume, which addresses how we contextualize content we encounter in everyday life; (2) Curate and Converse, which will discuss how to properly curate content from reliable sources and create fruitful conversations responsibly; and (3) Create and Care, which collates learnings from the first two segments by talking about why creating our own PR for Good can push forward ideas into meaningful advocacies and causes.
To discuss these three stages or segments, Students’ PR Con 2021 has assembled thought leaders and renowned professionals from the communications industry. For the Capture and Consume segment, Lynda Jumilla-Abalos of ABS-CBN News Digital will tackle “The News and Information Media” while Peach Natividad of Google, Neil Trinidad of Lazada, and Toff Rada of Tiktok will talk about “Social Media and the Emerging Platforms.”
The Curate and Converse segment will include Vera Files Co-Founders Yvonne Chua of Department of Journalism of the University of the Philippines and Luz Rimban of Ateneo Asian Center for Journalism to discuss “Dissecting Fake News, Trolling and Disinformation”, and Dr. Randy Dellosa, resident psychologist of Pinoy Big Brother and Carlo Ople of PLDT and Unbox for “Being Digitally Ready and Responsible.”
Finally, for the “Create and Care” segment, film director Joey Reyes and Prof. Erik Paolo Capistrano of UP Virata School of Business will dive deep on “Writing Your Story and Choosing Your Journey”; and Caroline Veronilla of World Vision, Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature and Cat Trivino of MindNation will talk about “Forwarding Your Advocacy and Giving Voice for Social Good.”
Star-Studded Virtual After-Party
PRSP is also thrilled to announce that Students’ PR Con participants will be treated to an exclusive virtual musical after-party after the series of informative talks/discussions. The organization has partnered up with Warner Music Philippines and PhilPop Musicfest Foundation to bring together a line-up of up-and-coming artists for a one-of-a-kind musical experience, which includes Jikamarie, Keiko Necesario, Lara Maiguel, Paul Pablo, and Reon. Apart from the fun musical performances, surprise games and prizes also await the attendees at the Students’ PR Con’s after-party celebration.
Students’ PR Con 2021 is also set to kick-off the upcoming Students’ Grand Prix in January 2022. The upcoming Students’ Grand Prix will be PRSP’s first hack sprint edition of the annual student event and competition. More details will be announced during its launch in the upcoming PR Con.
The PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 is supported by JobStreet as platinum sponsor; Maynilad Water Services and PLDT as gold sponsors; Converge ICT Solutions, GCash, PayMaya, Unilab Inc., Unilab Consumer Health and Unilab Skin Sciences as silver sponsors; and Jollibee Foods Corporation, McDonald’s Philippines (Golden Arches Development Corporation), Meralco, Teleperformance and SM Supermalls as bronze sponsors. Staging and creative partner is COMCO Southeast Asia while media partners are Adobo Magazine, Class A Magazine, ClickTheCity.com, SEA Wave Pop Culture Magazine, and WhenInManila.com. Entertainment partners are Warner Music Philippines and PhilPop Musicfest Foundation.
Student organization partners are ADPROS from Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila, Mass Communication Students’ League from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), PRSSP (Public Relations Student Society of the Philippines) from University of the Philippines – Manila, HAU Communicators’ League from Holy Angel University in Pampanga, Journalism Guild from Cavite State University, Josenian AdComm Guild and Josenian Communication Society from San Jose Recoletos University in Cebu, Kapunungan sa mga Mass Communicators from Siliman University in Dumaguete, SWU Junior Communication Designers Guild from Southwestern University in Cebu, The Society of Student Communicators from Negros Oriental State University in Bacolod, and Junior Marketing Association from Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro.
Ferdinand Bondoy, Chairman of PRSP Students’ PR Con and Grand Prix 2021, Board Trustee of PRSP and Regional Integration & Chief Executive Director of COMCO Southeast Asia said, “This year’s PR Con truly aims to go beyond the norms of what learning should be like. Despite the limitations of the virtual sphere, we’re able to craft something immersive with a new learning platform. We can’t wait for students to see it on November 20!”
Norman Agatep, President of PRSP and President and Managing Director of Grupo Agatep shared, “With just a few days left, we are beyond excited for students to finally experience what PRSP is prepping up for Students’ PR Con 2021. Beyond the insightful discussions and fun activities, we hope students will be able to find something that they can use to foster PR for Good for the society.”
The PRSP Students’ PR Con 2021 will be happening this November 20, 2021 and students are encouraged to take part in the timely issues and conversations to be discussed in the event. Everyone can register by going to www.prspstudentsprcon.com/register until November 16, 2021 to secure their slots. PRSP’s Students’ PR Con is free but registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, based on allocation per location (NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) and per school, so register early and don’t miss out on the biggest virtual event for students this year. Confirmed registrants will receive an email with a link to access the virtual platform for the event.