How Public Relations saved the Goodyear Blimp

Starts: Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 11:30 AM
Ends: Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM
Location: Tangier Akron: 532 W. Market Street
Speaker: Kathleen L. Endres, professor emerita of Communication at The University of Akron

How Public Relations saved the Goodyear Blimp 

What saved the Goodyear blimps from being permanently retired in the late 1940s? It was no other than public relations!

Join Kathleen Endress, distinguished professor, author, and filmmaker, for an entertaining luncheon as she weaves the story of how our esteemed practice rescued the fledging blimp program and help set it on its course today as one of the most recognized and beloved corporate icons of national and international sports broadcasting. Dr. Endres will also show some clips form her recent documentary that originally aired on PBS, Blimp! Sports, Broadcasting and the Goodyear Airship. 

About Kathleen (Kitty) Endres

Kathleen L. Endres is distinguished professor emerita of Communication at The University of Akron (Ohio). A trained historian, Endres does research on magazines, journalism history, women’s studies and local history. She is the author or editor of six books, written many scholarly and popular articles and book chapters and presented more than 100 convention papers. She is also an Emmy and Telly-award winning producer of documentaries, including “BLIMP! Sports, Broadcasting and the Goodyear Airship”; “Rebels on Lake Erie: A Pirate, A Prison, A Plot”; and “Akron Women: Another Look at History.”

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Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 11:30 a.m.: Networking and meet the speaker. Program begins at noon.

Location: The Tangier, 532 W. Market Street, Akron, OH

Cost: $15 Students; $25 PRSA Members; $30 Non-Members


Early Bird Special: Save $5 when you register by Monday, June 10.

Does not apply to student rate.


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Fast and easy online registration here! Or, email Lianne Fowler, Akron PRSA Chapter Administrator, here.

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