Gini Dietrich

Live HAPPO Event On Feb. 24

By: Gini Dietrich | February 15, 2011 | 
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If you’re new to Spin Sucks, you may not know about HAPPO – Help a PR Pro Out, which was “invented” last year by Arik Hanson and Valerie Simon in order to help those looking for a job to network and broaden their reach.

The duo asked their friends across the country to champion their efforts in each city and to use social media to leverage relationships and help connect those seeking a job in the PR industry with employers. With some help from the Arment Dietrich team and Debra Caplick in suburban Chicago, I am the champion here.

And we’re hosting a live event in our offices on Feb. 24 from 5-7. Part panel discussion and part networking, we’ll also have adult beverages and snacks.

Karen Bloom, the founder of Bloom, Gross & Associates, has agreed to serve as the recruiter on our panel. We’ve also invited an agency leader and a hiring manager from the corporate side. Neither have confirmed yet so we’ll leave them as a surprise. But rest assured you’ll have a panel (with me moderating) who recruit and hire PR pros. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to network with everyone, see our offices, meet some of our team, and enjoy a cocktail.

HAPPO was founded on social media and this is the first time we’ve held a live event. It’s the next step in helping those of you either out of a job or thinking about making a change to network in person. Simultaneous live events are happening across the country so, if Chicago doesn’t work for you, check out the following champions who also are hosting events.

* Mike Schaffer, Washington, D.C.

* Anne Buchanan, Philadelphia

* Abbie Fink, Phoenix

* Arik Hanson, Minneapolis

* Nikki Stephan, Detroit

* Kellye Crane, Katie Wall, Jeremy Porter, Atlanta

* Deanna Ferrari, Pittsburgh

* Valerie Simon, PR Cog and Tiffany Winbush, New York City

If none of those events work for you, well no job for you!

OK. Not really.

You can participate in the HAPPO chat by using #HAPPO during the 5-7 CT hours.

If you’re in Chicago, please RSVP below so we know how many people to expect and buy enough treats.

See you next week!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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makarlin
makarlin
5 years 5 months ago

I will absolutely be there. Can’t wait!

T60Productions
5 years 5 months ago

Hi Gini… as you know, I’m a video guy, but a work with PR people! 🙂 Do I qualify? If you’re trying to limit the event exclusively to PR folks, I understand. Otherwise, I’d love to attend.

–Tony Gnau

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 5 months ago

You said Adult beverages! I assume that means Capri Suns and YooHoo’s? Yummy!

Very nice thing you have going here Gini. I am sure it will benefit a lot of people.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@T60Productions Tony, you are MORE than welcome!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@makarlin YAY!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@HowieSPM Well, now we just need people to show up. But I was kind of thinking cherry kool-aid. Think that’ll work?

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

lizstrauss (Liz   Strauss)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

GRIPCOMMPR (Greg Pitkoff)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

GhostWriter556 (GhostWriter556)

RT @lizstrauss: RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

felska (Jill Felska)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

T60Productions
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich Great… count me in!

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

The live Chicago #HAPPO event is ready! http://bit.ly/eEE7up

LeeEar (Lee)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @lizstrauss: RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

HowardSmithPR (Howard Smith&Assoc.)

RT @ginidietrich The live Chicago #HAPPO event is ready! http://bit.ly/eEE7up

Griddy
5 years 5 months ago

What a great thing you guys are doing here Gin :). Wish I was in Chicago – I’d definitely be there regardless! I’d finally be putting my masters degree in Com to good use lol.

PTAInteractive (PTAInteractive)

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

alexandrakirsch (Alexandra Kirsch)

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

Looking for, or want, a new job? Join our live #HAPPO event in Chicago http://bit.ly/eEE7up

GRIPCOMMPR (Greg Pitkoff)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: Looking for, or want, a new job? Join our live #HAPPO event in Chicago http://bit.ly/eEE7up

dupreeblue (mindy reznik.)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: Looking for, or want, a new job? Join our live #HAPPO event in Chicago http://bit.ly/eEE7up

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

And our agency partner has just confirmed! merrittpr will join us from Ketchum. Thanks Catherine!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@Griddy You have no idea how badly I wish you were in Chicago!

tamcdonald
tamcdonald
5 years 5 months ago

Is this an invite to finally see your office in person?

rachaelseda (Rachael Seda)
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich RT In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

interactiveAmy (Amy Ravit Korin)

Fyi jobseekers: RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Looking for or want a new job? Join us on Feb. 24 for a live #HAPPO event http://bit.ly/eEE7up

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

Join Arment Dietrich, @dcaplick and me on Feb. 24 for #HAPPO http://bit.ly/eEE7up

TheB2BModel (Brandi Ng)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich Join Arment Dietrich, @dcaplick and me on Feb. 24 for #HAPPO http://bit.ly/eEE7up

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

Pink_Katillac (Katherine Caringola)

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

knallen (Kim A.)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

tamcdonald (Tim McDonald)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

eicdocket (Kim Howard)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

han_ma (Han Ma)
5 years 5 months ago

Great opportunity for #PRSSA! RT @ginidietrich: In Chicago? Join our live #HAPPO event on Feb. 24. Details here http://bit.ly/eEE7up

KrystalPenrose
KrystalPenrose
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @makarlin
Hello, I am a PR student (and PRSSA member/treasurer) from Detroit and will be in the Chicago area on this day. Is this event open to me as well? I sure hope so!

BTRIPP
BTRIPP
5 years 5 months ago

Is this the specified “below” where we RSVP?

If so, I’d love to attend … especially as I am one of “those seeking a job in the PR industry”!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@BTRIPP Fabulous! We’ll see you next week!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@tamcdonald Hope you get a hall pass!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@KrystalPenrose Yes, of course! You are more than welcome!

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

If you’re in Chicago and on the job market (or wanting to be) join us Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/eEE7up

barrymoltz (barrymoltz)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: If you’re in Chicago and on the job market (or wanting to be) join us Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/eEE7up

alexandrakirsch (Alexandra Kirsch)

RT @ginidietrich: If you’re in Chicago and on the job market (or wanting to be) join us Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/eEE7up

refrigeration (Northeast Cooling )

RT @ginidietrich: If you’re in Chicago and on the job market (or wanting to be) join us Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/eEE7up

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

Next Thursday, join @merrittpr, a recruiter, a corporate hiring manager, and the @spinsucks team http://bit.ly/eEE7up

bikespoke (John Kosic)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: Next Thursday, join @merrittpr, a recruiter, a corporate hiring manager, and the @spinsucks team http://bit.ly/eEE7up

krissabo (Kris Sabo)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: If you’re in Chicago and on the job market (or wanting to be) join us Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/eEE7up

jacque_PR
jacque_PR
5 years 5 months ago

I’m officially RSVPing. It’s so great of you to host this event and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Oh, and we can finally discuss our love of Sharpies in person. 😉

jacque_PR
jacque_PR
5 years 5 months ago

I’m officially RSVPing. It’s so great of you to host this event and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Oh, and we can finally discuss our love of Sharpie markers in person. 😉

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@jacque_PR YAY!! But if you taunt me, I’m kicking you out!

paigeworthy
5 years 5 months ago

Consider me an RSVP! Can’t believe I haven’t visited the AD offices yet…also, adult beverages.

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