Trivial PRsuit

By Andrea Slesinski, PRSA-NCC PRONet Committee

What do the father of modern public relations, the CEO of BP, and the 1960 Kennedy/Nixon presidential debate have in common? Each topic symbolizes a special stop on a magical trivia tour through PR fundamentals and case studies – new and old – planned for PRSA-NCC’s first-ever PR Trivia Night Wednesday, August 15.

The free event, to be held 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at the National Press Club’s posh Reliable Source bar (529 14th Street, NW, Washington) will quiz the trivia faithful on PR fundamentals, Election Year PR, DC history, and other random facts. One lucky team will be crowned PR trivia champions and earn ultimate bragging rights.

Regardless of whether you bring home PR gold, some fabulous prizes await. To start, we’ll be raffling off three pairs of a free season for you and a friend that includes one pass in the Fall recreational sports leagues from our sponsor, United Social Sports. What is this United Social Sports thing, you ask? For starters, it’s not your average Thursday night bowling league: it’s kickball, skeeball, bocce ball, and more, with a backdrop of some of your favorite spots and watering holes across DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

We’ll also be giving away a pair of Nationals tickets and some swag from our friends at, a must-read, tongue-in-cheek take on politics, sports, music, and other happenings inside the beltway that matter most (you know, like the latest food truck to join Food Truck Friday in Farragut Square!).

So dust off that PR 101 college text, re-memorize that AP Stylebook, and download the last 10 podcasts of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!”, you’re going to need all the useful PR knowledge you can get for this clash of the strategic communications titans.

The registration is capped at 50 attendees, so register today. Be there, or be a PR trivia square!

Andrea Slesinski, @aslesinski, PRO-Net Committee member. A confirmed PR nerd (and recent transplant from the Buckeye State), Andrea has been tearing it up on Twitter since 2008, keeps an AP Stylebook next to her computer at all times, and gets a thrill out of finding typos in the newspaper. In the meantime, she’s the Communications Manager for the American Society of Hematology, where she heads up science and policy media relations, social media, Web content, and more.

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