PRSA Dallas

PRSA Dallas is the top-tier, professional public relations and communications organization in Dallas. Serving more than 400 public relations practitioners in North Texas, the chapter is comprised of unparalleled public relations and communications talent who impact all facets of the business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets in the North Texas region. We are agency leaders, corporate communication practitioners, crisis communication experts, investor relations executives, strategic counselors to the C-suite, media relations and social media gurus, freelancers, “wordsmith” pros and so much more.

We strive to increase and develop the knowledge, skill set and abilities of our members, honing their potential for leadership. PRSA Dallas members leverage the power of professional networking, educational programs and partnerships to open doors in their own career paths and gain a seat at the table as a trusted advisor. Join today!


Partner Spotlight


Dave Fleming, Host of the 2016 PRSA Dallas UnSummit

1. What’s your connection to PR professionals?
Before starting my own business, I had the privilege to lead the marketing for some big brands, most notably Dr Pepper and Snapple. I believe PR plays a huge role in the marketing mix and I had the pleasure to work with some extremely talented internal and external PR experts who played a huge role in driving those businesses. In my entrepreneurial life, I help agencies build better relationships and understand how to sell their ideas in a program called “What goes on inside the mind of a client?”

2. What are two words that describe your career?
That’s easy. Insights and laughter.  A great insight is the key to any successful marketing idea, innovative product launch, or PR campaign. And insights are the key to comedy, too. I always found that I did my best work when I was laughing. And I also love to make people laugh. I wrote an 80-minute one man show called “Man vs. Office” which is my comedic view of the workplace. It produced some humbling results as CBSNews.com named me the #2 corporate comedian in the country (if I’d just been a little funnier) and I’ve been described as the “Jerry Seinfeld of the office”. If you’ve ever spent any time hanging a home sweet home sign on a cubicle, you will recognize my humorous takes on conference calls, meetings, and the career altering decisions made in the break room.

3. Why did you start your own business?
I wanted to make a difference at more than one company. I wanted to combine my passion for coaching people and making people laugh and see if that was a job. Three years later, it is! So, now I get to work with many great companies like Southwest Airlines, Hilton Worldwide, and Intuit (to name a few), inspiring teams to inject passion, creativity, and humor into their work.

4. Any advice for our readers?
Stop saying “we’ve always done it that way” and go for it. Find new, creative solutions to business challenges. And finally, laugh, every day.

5. How can our members find out more about you?
Please visit www.daveflemingspeaks.com. Laughs are guaranteed for each visitor that watches a video or your full money back.



 

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