Public Relations Professionals of Long Island is the largest and most-established organization for communications professionals in the region. Founded in 1990, there’s no better organization where industry professionals can network and learn public relations best practices.


PRPLI provides a platform for its members to network, learn, share new experiences, and advance in their careers. Our professional development programs are designed to help members grow in the profession and expand their areas of expertise. Through interaction and relationships that develop over time, members share their knowledge and skills with each other.



annual meeting 2016 PRPLI presents a full menu of opportunities to hone skills, acquire new tools and meet other communications professionals. From workshops and panel discussions to free-for-members mixers, the organization serves up a variety of programs intended to help members network in a fun and relaxed environment.

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prpli gala scholarshipEach year, PRPLI awards up to two $1,000 scholarships and a free membership to two college juniors or seniors who attend school or reside on Long Island. In addition, notable professionals in public relations and journalism are recognized through our prestigious awards program. The award and scholarship winners are celebrated at our awards gala, held in May of each year. Read More…

Join us April 20th!!

Sponsored by PIX11, PRPLI brings you this highly anticipated event that allows you to learn directly from local information gatekeepers how to position your company’s stories as news and gain exposure for the public eye. Reporters are inundated with press releases and pitches, so bring a 30-second pitch that you can try out on our esteemed panelists for helpful feedback.

Panelists: Elisa DiStefano, News 12 entertainment and features reporter; Joe Dowd, editor of Long Island Business News; Amy Waldman, PIX11 news director; Sharon Van Zwieten, Fios News assignment manager and Martin Untrojb, morning drive producer at WCBS Newsradio 880. Moderator: Flo Federman, L.I. regional marketing manager for Marcum LLP.

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prpli awards gala 2016

PRPLI 27th Annual Awards Dinner

Each year, notable Long Islanders are honored by Public Relations Professionals of Long Island (PRPLI) at a celebratory Awards Gala. We celebrate the accomplishments of a rising star, a lifetime achiever, Long Island achiever, mentor of the year, Long Island’s best PR campaign and outstanding media member, in addition to awarding scholarships to exceptional college students majoring in public relations. Honorees and their supporters truly enjoy a memorable evening.

Tuesday, may 9th, 2017.

Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, NY 11590
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Exciting programs, including our annual awards dinner
Member discounted rates for programs
FREE mixer / networking events
The weekly electronic update: “NewsBites”
The quarterly electronic newsletter: “for immediate release”
Access to our job bank postings
Active engagement on the PRPLI LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter accounts

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2016 Annual Meeting Photos Are Here!

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