Official PR Theme Song by PRSA’s Counselors Academy

By Posted in - Counselors Academy & Professional Development & Public Relations on August 6th, 2013

Every industry needs a theme song, don’t you think? This one is for all of you hardworking PR people!

We kicked off the PRSA’s Counselors Academy 2013 conference earlier this summer with a wonderfully fun and collaborative opening session led by Banding People Together. I’ve previously blogged about how much I love what Banding People Together does and how in the conference setting it is a terrific way to meet new people, collaborate and have a really great time.

As the 2013 Counselors Academy conference chair, I knew we had to add Banding People Together to our schedule. Plus, we were in Austin, so a songwriting session seemed fitting. Attendees formed four bands and with the leadership of a Banding People Together songwriter/facilitator, they were tasked with agreeing on a band name and writing a song about today’s challenges of running a public relations agency.

After group performances, a distinguished panel of judges selected “The Shit Kickers” (we were in Texas, y’all) as the winners. As the prize, Banding People Together’s Brandon Hill so graciously recorded the song. Thanks to Brandon, Alan Schaefer, Brant Menswar and John Stringer at Banding People Together and Clairemont’s fabulous summer intern, Kate Fedder, for adding conference photos taken on attendees’ mobile devices for some extra fun!

Kate also added the lyrics so that you can join sing-along style as you embrace this as the official PR person’s theme song. Enjoy!

 

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  • Daniel Davidzon - Reply

    October 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Fun stuff! But is there room in the PR industry for TWO theme songs about the grind?

    Check out Pitchin Ain’t Easy, a hip hop love letter to PR, by PR, for PR (which is the same as “to PR” but it sounds good so we’ll leave it in there).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ7gYn6eark

    Hope you enjoy!

  • Janet Tyler - Reply

    August 7, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Great job…..sorry to miss the conference this year! The line about swagger is priceless!!!

  • Tom Gable - Reply

    August 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Dana,, you need credits and kudos as executive producer for putting the session together. Very fun process with four fine pieces of work for all those Counselors. You might add links to the other three so everyone can get into the spirit of the evening. and good writing from all around.

    Best,
    Tom

    • Dana Hughens - Reply

      August 7, 2013 at 1:32 am

      Thank you, Tom! And great idea on sharing the other songs. That will be my next post! I’m so happy you enjoyed the songwriting on opening night in Austin.

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