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. Advantages of joining PRAM include:

  • PRAM hosts an annual conference and other special learning and social occasions.
  • PRAM conducts the annual PRism Awards.
  • PRAM sponsors study programs for Accreditation.
  • PRAM fosters greater knowledge of the public relations field
  • PRAM supports the principles and public relations code of ethics.

PRAM is comprised of nine local chapters geographically located throughout the state. Local chapters are bound by the same constitution, bylaws and code of ethics as the primary organization. Each local chapter elects its own local board of directors to carry out local business and run its chapter level programs mirroring the primary areas of focus at the state level. While each local chapter has its own distinct personality and strengths, there isn’t any significant difference in the philosophy of the state organization or other chapters. Most local chapters play a major role in advising and supporting at least one college chapter.

Central Chapter



Jackson, MS

Founded in 1956


Golden Triangle Chapter

Columbus, MS

Founded in 1978


Gulf Coast Chapter



Pascagoula, MS

Founded in 1981


Mississippi Beach Chapter



Gulfport, MS

Founded in 1993


Northeast Chapter


Tupelo, MS

Founded in 1997


Oxford/Ole Miss Chapter

Oxford, MS

Founded in 2003


Pine Belt Chapter



Hattiesburg, MS

Founded in 1996


River City Chapter

Vicksburg, MS

Founded in 2003


Starkville/Mississippi State Chapter



Starkville, MS

Founded in 1992




PRAM membership includes membership in the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), which brings Mississippi public relations practitioners together with others in Alabama, Louisiana, and the Emerald Coast of the Florida Panhandle. SPRF offers an Accreditation Program through the Universal Accreditation Board, an evaluation and awards program via the annual Lantern Awards, and an annual professional development conference that showcases some of the nation’s top public relations professionals.



If you are a PRAM member, you may access the complete membership directory for any chapter in PRAM or within SPRF by visiting the SPRF website. This information is accessed by a username and password. To receive your information, contact one of your chapter’s officers. Membership may be viewed as a PDF or you can download membership information in a Microsoft Excel format.

Click on the link below to the SPRF website. Then click “Membership Directory,” and type in the correct username and password.

Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF)