Ever fantasize what it might be like to work for one of the most storied teams in Major League Baseball? The players, the fans, the excitement and promise of spring training. The buzz of the crowd, the sounds of the vendors hawking beer and hot dogs, interspersed with the crack of the bat and the cheers of the fans conspiring to deliver a perfect summer day at historic Wrigley Field. From Evers, to Tinker, to Chance; to Ernie Banks and Billy Williams; from Ron Santo, Greg Maddux and Andre Dawson; to Bryan LaHair, Jeff Samardzija and Alfonso Soriano – the Cubs have created magical summers in Chicago for nearly 140 years.
Come spend an evening with Kevin Saghy, PR and marketing specialist with the Chicago Cubs, for an inside look at what it’s like to work in sports PR for one of the most loved franchises in professional sports. Kevin manages the club’s social media presence on outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, Foursquare and Instagram.
Prior to joining the Cubs, Kevin worked as an account executive in the corporate practice of Ketchum, a global public relations agency named “Large Agency of the Year” by The Holmes Report for 2009. Kevin was responsible for traditional and social media relations, writing, event promotion and influencer programs for a list of clients that included Best Buy’s Geek Squad, FedEx, Dyson, Kellogg Company, State Street Corp. and Ketchum’s visibility teams.
Kevin was recognized as the Young Professional Mentor of the Year by the Plank Centerfor Leadership in Public Relations in 2010. He also received PRSA Chicago’s Young Professional of the Year Award in 2009. He has been a member of several nationally recognized account teams, including PRWeek’s 2009 Business-to-Business Campaign of the Year for the launch of International Truck’s LoneStar semi truck, and Western Union’s PRSA Silver Anvil campaign for coordinating the company’s quarterly earnings and first ever investor day.
Kevin serves as an advisory board member for the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, co-chair of Champions for PRSSA, founding board member of the Ohio Northern Chicago Alumni Club and he volunteers for several Chicago-based and national PRSA committees. As a past national president of the student organization (PRSSA), he remains committed to initiatives that advance students in the public relations industry.
Join us Tuesday, September 11 at 6 pm, at the Sheraton Suites in Elk Grove Village, 121 Northwest Point Boulevard at Arlington Heights Road. Networking starts at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Free on-site parking is available. Register before September 10th and be entered in a drawing to receive free Cubs souvenirs.
Free parking available.