PRSA Event: Annual Meeting & Social

The Idaho chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is holding their annual meeting and social event this Thursday, December 1st, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Cafe Ole in downtown Boise.

From the event’s description:

Join us to meet and greet the Idaho chapter of Public Relations Society of America’s new officers and network (& socialize 🙂 Dec. 1 at Café Ole in Downtown Boise in the 8th Street Market Place from 5 – 7 p.m.

Munch on a taco from the Taco Bar, sip a mango margarita and power network with your communication colleagues. The chapter’s annual meeting will be conducted with elections of our new officers for 2012.

Cost is $15 for members online and $20 for guests, or $20 (cash or check) for all at the door. Price includes Taco Bar and one drink.

More details are available here.

BAF Event: PressPausePlay Screening

The Boise Advertising Federation’s final event for 2011 will be a screening of the film PressPausePlay.

About the film:

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities.

But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?

This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

The screening is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Linen Building in downtown Boise. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to be donated to the Idaho Foodbank.

RSVP here.

From the Job Board: Web Programmer / HTML Specialist Job Opening

Recently posted on the Job Board:

Bluerock Real Estate has an opening for a Web Programmer / HTML Specialist in their Boise branch office.

We are currently seeking to fill the position of Web Programmer/HTML Specialist in our Boise, Idaho branch location.

We are a national real estate investment company. We focus on acquiring, managing, developing and syndicating stabilized, value-added and opportunistic multifamily and commercial real estate properties throughout the United States.


  • Four year degree in: computer science, graphic design, or web design;
  • 5 years + proven experience in web design, programming and development within a corporate or agency environment;
  • Experience using mass HTML email distribution systems (such as Vertical Response or Constant Contact)
  • Knowledge of PHP based content management systems (such as WordPress)
  • Thorough knowledge of search engine optimization, browser testing, and other website support functions.
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented and a self-starter;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining strong attention to detail;
  • Strong design skills including layout, typography, and production;
  • Ability to materialize mock-ups from scratch, with a high sense of style, or manipulate existing materials/files;
  • Exceptional and effective communication skills;
  • Understanding of printing and prepress processes and prepping art files for print; and
  • Skills in copywriting and/or proofreading are a plus. Real estate knowledge or background a plus.

Full details about the position and how to apply can be found in the original job listing.

Disclosure – Bluerock Real Estate paid for the listing on the job board. We are writting about it here to bring more attention to the opening.

IFAF Event: November Lunch & Learn

The November Lunch & Learn event from the Idaho Falls Advertising Federation is a panel discussion on “How to Write a Great Press Release and Get it Published.”  It offers an informative examination of techniques you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your press release and attract genuine community interest.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Brad Hudson of Red Inc. and will feature:

Kortny Rolston, Communications Specialist, Center for Advanced Energy Studies.
Jeff Robinson, City Editor, Post Register.
Leonard Martin, Publisher, Blackfoot Morning News.
Neal Larson, Talk Show Host and News Director, Rich Broadcasting.
Todd Kunz, Eyewitness News Anchor, KIDK.
Ward Hicks, Faculty, Department of Communication, BYU-Idaho.

This event is scheduled for Thursday, November 17th in, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Stockman’s Restaurant – Upstairs Meeting Room, 1175 Pier View Drive in Idaho Falls.  Cost is $13 for members, $15 for non-members, or $5 for Lemonade & Learn (no lunch).

For more information, see the event page on Facebook.