Membership Benefits

PRAM sponsors an annual workshops/conferences and other special learning and social occasions.

PRAM conducts the annual PRism Awards.

PRAM sponsors study programs for Accreditation.


The best public relations practitioners in Mississippi are in the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM). Our membership consists of approximately 600 public relations professionals from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, education, industries and others. PRAM is a source of expertise and inspiration, and a forum for networking with public relations practitioners throughout the state and the region.


February 7, 2023

Call for Speakers for the 2023 PRAM Conference

PRAM is seeking presenters for keynote and breakout sessions for its annual conference and welcomes proposals from senior-level practitioners, PR and corporate communications executives, and well-respected experts in related business functions. Priority consideration is given to visionary and forward-thinking proposals in keeping with our “All Shook Up” theme. PRAM conference attendees are interested in resources and learning opportunities containing one or more of the following elements: integrated marketing communications, strategic planning, and implementation, crisis communication, leadership and management, advocacy, tools and techniques, the business case for PR, diversity, education, and ethics. The most successful speakers possess and convey knowledge of the […]
May 17, 2021

PRAM Announces Top PR Practitioner, Programs and Students for 2021

The Public Relations Association of Mississippi honored the achievements of Mississippi’s best public relations professionals and students during their annual awards ceremony last week. The awards recognize outstanding work by Mississippians in the field of public relations and celebrate select individuals for their contributions to the profession. Tracy L. Yanez, APR, director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, was named the 2021 PRAM Professional Achievement Award winner, the state’s top honor recognizing excellence in public relations. The panel of accredited PR professionals from the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America tasked with selecting the winner called Yanez a “consummate […]
February 18, 2021

Call for 2021 Student of the Year Applications

Nominations are now being accepted for PRAM Student of the Year. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 19, 2021. They may be submitted by email to or mailed to Robin McKinney, PRAM VP of Student Services, at PO Box 334, Tupelo, MS 38802. About Student of the Year Each student nominee receives a chance at winning a $1,000 scholarship and the Student of the Year Award, recognition at the PRAM state conference in May, a press release sent to the newspaper of the student’s choice, a reference from the PRAM President, and more. Nominating professors […]