Lee Odden

PRSA 2008 Detroit Conference Photos

Cars As with most conferences, we like to take a few photos and the annual Public Relations industry event, PRSA International conference is no different. Held in Detroit this year with attendee goals met and sponsor goals exceeded, there is a feel of optimism both about the city as esposed my Detroit mayor Ken Cockrel and by PRSA President Jeff Julin.

I personally started the conference on Saturday with a 4 hour workshop on SEO for Public Relations which included results of our Journalist Use of Search Survey. At 10am today I’m on a panel with Peter Himler, Rob Key and David Bradfield.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the first 2 days of PRSA 2008.

PRSA President Jeff Julin
It wouldn’t be a proper PRSA conference roundup without a photo of PRSA President Jeff Julin

Paula Tutaman
Paula Tutman, news reporter from WDIV, a NBC TV station in Detroit and great compliment to keynote speaker Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark
Speaking of Craig Newmark, here he is looking awfully dapper after the keynote on how social media makes us more Democratic

Katie Paine and Shonali Burke
PR measurement guru Katie Paine listens to the ASPCA case study presented by Shonali Burke

PRSA Staff (especially Ann and Judy wink) Being Very Good at the Opening Reception
PRSA peeps at the opening reception

Wendy Treinen and Jason Falls PRSA Detroit
Good looking Kentucky smiles from Wendy Treinen of the Kentucky Derby Museum and Social Media Guru Jason Falls

Radian6 Social Media Monitoring Booth
Friendly faces of Marc, Craig and Chris at the Radian6 booth. PRSA International 2007 is where I first met Radian6

Shonali Burke, Blondie and Kami Huyse
PRSA Tweetup Tweeple: Shonali Burke, Shannon Paul and Kami Huyse

Eric Schwartzman, Scott Monty and Peter Himler
PRSA Tweetup Tweeple: Eric Schwartzman, smiley guy, Scott Monty and Peter Himler

Tube Detroit
Tube from the Tweetup to the Twhotel. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. 🙂

And the trusty laptop that makes most of the blogging magic happen for Online Marketing Blog

Check out all the photos from TopRank on the Detroit PRSA 2008 photos set on Flickr.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Hello,

    Nice pictures.