GFW PRSA Independent SIG Lunch Photo

Members of the Independent SIG met for lunch at Los Vaqueros on May 31, 2013. The discussion focus was on social media.

Pictured left to right, first row: Gigi Westerman, APR, Beverly Buckley, & Jennifer Marsik Friess
Pictured left to right second row: Sandra Brodnicki, APR, Chris Smith, Brian Murnahan and Nancy Farrar

GFW PRSA Masters SIG Happy Hour


Join GFW PRSA Master’s SIG at Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant & Ancho Chile Bar!

The event is great for networking with fellow members who have 15 or more years of experience in the profession and / or APR credentials.

Thursday, June 20 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant & Ancho Chile Bar
Cost: $5 per person, payable in cash or check to cover light appetizers. Drink purchases are extra.

Located in the Cultural District between University & Montgomery Streets at
3413 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Free parking is available in the adjacent retail center lot.

To Register:

Contact Joan Hunter at

If you don’t know your schedule until the last minute, just show up, and we promise not to let you go hungry!

Looking for a Publishing Opportunity?

The Journal of Social Media in Society, published through the Texas Social Media Research Institute at Tarleton State University, is seeking book reviews.

Reviews for The Journal of Social Media in Society should include the title of the book, author, publisher, ISSN number, reviewer’s name, a short introduction and overview of the book, a critical analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, and highlights. Reviews also should include commentary on where it fits into the larger literature, practice and industry, and who would best benefit from it (is it appropriate as a textbook, a practitioner’s guide?), as well as an overall recommendation to read or not read.

The maximum word count is 1,000 words, and the editors do not want a complete regurgitation of the work or a chapter-by-chapter replay. Those wishing to write a review can pitch a book idea by emailing Dr. Sarah Maben at or Dr. Credence Baker at

GFW PRSA member named TSMRI Fellow

MacVeighMatt MacVeigh, marketing and communications specialist for the UNT System Business Service Center and GFW PRSA member, was named as a 2013-2014 Fellow by the Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) at Tarleton State University.

The Fellows program is designed for those who are conducting or wish to conduct research on issues in social media. TSMRI provides researchers and practitioners resources for discovery, both applied and scholarly. Fellows will work with TSMRI to connect social media to their research agendas. In addition to his professional position, MacVeigh is a doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary Information Science program at University of North Texas.

Click here for more information about TSMRI.

Four GFW PRSA members named 40 Under 40

GFWPRSA members Claire Bloxom, Chip Hanna, Brian Murnahan and Ashley Freer were named to the Fort Worth Business Press 40 Under 40 for 2013.

Bloxom is public relations / social media manager at Concussion, LLP; Hanna is interactive account director at; Murnahan is president of Murnahan Public Relations, Inc. and Ashley Freer is an account director at The Fort Worth Business Press (FWBP) describes the 2013 class as “40 young people under the age of 40 who are striving to make Fort Worth a better place to live, work or play. The honorees were selected for their professional achievements, involvement and their efforts in making a difference. The 2013 class of 40 Under 40, like the classes before them, not only have an impressive resume, by they also have a volunteer list just as long.”

Click here to read more about the FWBP 40 Under 40.

Left to Right: Claire Bloxom, Chip Hanna, Brian Murnahan & Ashley Freer