MPRC’s 2019 Maine Media Directory is Now Available!
This most valuable, cost-effective Maine media source is no-cost to current members or can be purchased online. Presented in a spreadsheet format, features include listings of media outlets, points of contact, and more.

Mark Your Calendars: 2019 Golden Arrow Awards

Get those case studies ready with your best work from the past year if you want your shot at Golden Arrow glory. The 2019 Golden Arrow Awards program will begin accepting entries on September 4, 2019. Entries are completed online through the Judgify platform, and are judged on a 500-word project or campaign recap addressing situation analysis, objectives, strategies, tactics, execution and results/impact. If you are not registered on Judgify, please do so here at any time. And be sure to gather media results, videos, photos, social posts, client feedback and other supporting materials to enhance your entries for work created between July 31, 2018 and July 31, 2019. Best of luck as you go for the Gold!

Questions? Contact Kevin Gove (

We’re having a Media Mixer hosted by Channel 13 WGME TV/Sinclair Broadcasting Group on Wednesday September 25th from 8:30 to 10 am. This breakfast event, at the WGME-TV Station in Portland, will include networking and an introduction to WGME Channel 13’s new News Director. Additionally, the Sinclair news and advertising teams will discuss best approaches to pitching them news stories and how to reach their audiences with paid or earned messaging. Location: WGME-TV Station, Washington Ave, Portland.
MPRC Leadership
August 22 – MPRC President Linda Varrell will be among the panel speakers at the Mainebiz FORUM offering executive insights from 7:30 – 11 am at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport. Small businesses and startups can learn new ideas and advice for branding, marketing, and sales.
The Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at Husson University volunteered to promote and staff MPRC’s professional development session last month in Bangor. Transformation Thursday: A Rebrand Story featured Suzanne Spruce, Associate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Northern Light Healthcare. Spruce talked about Eastern Maine Healthcare’s research and communication effort to  become Northern Light last fall. The students wrote and distributed a news release, posted on social media, created a flyer that was placed throughout the Husson campus, and produced a banner ad that was shared on video monitors in all buildings on campus. They staffed a registration table and greeted guests that morning. MPRC has made a donation of $200 to the Chapter to thank them for their efforts. The Chapter will use the funds toward attending the PRSSA National Conference in San Diego in October. 

Student volunteer from the Husson University in Bangor PRSSA Chapter

Please take a moment to renew your 2019 MPRC Membership and improve your profile with photo, bio, biz card etc.. Go to MEMBER LOGIN (top left corner).  Complete MPRC member profiles help students and adults better understand the wide array of careers that use public relations practices to build relationships and improve communication processes.

Thank you Mainebiz for tapping #MPRCThoughtLeaders for this article Financial services firms roll out digital video article. Great read with lots of good information including statements from several MPRC members representing: Husson University in Bangor, Machias Savings Bank, Burgess Advertising etc.

Congratulations go out to MPRC Board member Kevin Gove, who recently earned a national TV exclusive about a remarkable Maine veteran and her dogs.

Thank you to all of our 2018 Annual Conference SPONSORS, speakers, volunteers and attendees who helped make the day a great success.

Conference Sponsor:  Machias Savings Bank

Opening Keynote Sponsor: MaineBiz

Break Out Session Sponsors:

Harraseeket Inn

Husson University

Knack Factory


Rinck Advertising

Serra Public Affairs

University of Southern Maine

Op-Ed published in the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

Maine Voices: Public relations practitioners stand with their colleagues in journalism. These professions form a key partnership that keeps the …

Maine Voices: Public relations practitioners stand with their colleagues in journalism. These professions form a key partnership that keeps the public informed …