It's no mistake that BR rhymes with PR!

Baton Rouge is home to some of the best Public Relations people in the industry. In addition to the prestigious Manship School housed on LSU's campus, Louisiana has a history of populism that extends beyond politics. We eat, sleep and breathe community here, so regardless of whether a PR professional works in the governmental, private or nonprofit sector, you will be tested by Pulitzer Prize winning journalists and a public that is used to being heard and speaking loudly.

Louisiana is tested regularly by man-made and natural crises that lead us to hone our skills and build our PR community.

Please join our chapter, or if you are a member already, get engaged. I promise you'll learn something from your peers and teach your colleagues something soon. It is time to Relate Yourself!

Upcoming Events

Mark of Excellence Awards Reception and PRSA Board Installation Ceremony

The new Officers and Board Members will be introduced to the membership at the PRSA Installation Ceremony that is set for Monday, February 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the City Club in Downtown Baton Rouge. 

Mark of Excellence

At the Installation Ceremony, PRSA will recognize Bettsie Baker Miller, APR, as our 2014 recipient of the Mark of Excellence Award. This honor recognizes a local public relations professional who has made outstanding contributions to the profession throughout their career and through their level of professional excellence, achievement as well as community involvement.

The award was initiated to recognize and honor communications professionals in Louisiana who have distinguished themselves throughout their career. The award is one of lifetime achievement rather that recognition for an outstanding achievement for one year or for one communication’s issue.

Outstanding Professional Development

  • World-class seminars, webinars, teleseminars, boot camps and conferences geared to every interest – all with preferred pricing for PRSA members.
  • An annual international conference where you can network with your peers and learn from the brightest minds and biggest names in the communications industry.
  • District and section conferences and a Digital Impact Conference for additional learning.
  • Access to more than 2,000 groundbreaking Silver and Bronze Anvil Award-winning case studies and a vast collection of full-text articles from our award-winning publications, directly from your computer 24 x 7.  


With 22,000 members, PRSA is the world’s largest professional organization for public relations practitioners. Just a few of the benefits of membership include:

  • Subscriptions to two award-winning publications, the quarterly Strategist magazine and the monthly PR Tactics tabloid newspaper.
  • Access to the online Public Relations Journal, which showcases original communications research of PRSA members.
  • PRSA Issues and Trends, our news monitoring service that delivers daily industry buzz straight to your e-mail inbox.

Enhance Your Career

  • An incredible Jobcenter where you can find everything you need to make your next career move or to discover your next star employee.
  • The chance to achieve Accreditation in Public Relations, the highest mark of distinction in our field.
  • Receive guidance from the PRSA College of Fellows, Accredited professionals with 20 or more years of in-depth PR experience.
  • Mentoring for new professionals through their own Affinity Group.
  • The opportunity to gain recognition for your work through the Silver and Bronze Anvil awards


Local chapters enhance your network and allow you to build leadership skills. PRSA offers you the chance to join one of 18 Professional Interest Sections – specialty groups of practitioners in specific fields like health care, government or nonprofit communications - and access to MemberNet, with a web-based membership directory, Section directors and e-Groups. PRSA members really get the best of both worlds – local networking opportunities and world-class resources.