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The Oaks Agency earns title of Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm by Public Relations Student Society of America

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Auburn University's student-run public relations firm The Oaks Agency has been designated a Nationally Affiliated Student-run Firm by the Public Relations Student Society of America, or PRSSA. 

PRSSA is the leading professional society for those interested in the field of public relations. Earning a PRSSA affiliation is a high honor given only to firms that have demonstrated PRSSA’s core values for student-run firms. These values include advocacy, expertise, independence, loyalty, fairness and free flow of information. The Oaks Agency was recognized for upholding these values and exhibiting outstanding achievements in the public relations field. 

The Oaks Agency will celebrate its third year on campus in the spring of 2023, making it an even more impressive feat to have received the PRSSA affiliation so quickly. Firm Director Weston Ball made it his first goal to acquire this recognition for The Oaks Agency after being elected to the position in November 2022. 

“I am so thankful to PRSSA/PRCA for recognizing our agency and the important work it does,” said Ball. “Becoming a PRSSA-affiliated agency opens the door to countless opportunities for The Oaks Agency. This is another vital step in growing our agency into a premier campus organization where students can gain valuable, real-world experience to help them succeed in post-graduation endeavors.”

With the PRSSA affiliation, The Oaks Agency will have more opportunities to work with the professional society to broaden networks, enhance public relations education and advance career skills for members of the agency. This year, the agency has 52 members and nine local clients.

For more information on The Oaks Agency, individuals may visit the agency website or contact Weston Ball. Up-to-date information on the agency can also be found at @theoaksagency on Instagram. Admission periods into the agency are held once a semester and open to all ages and majors. 


The Oaks Agency is Auburn University’s student-run public relations firm affiliated with the Public Relations Student Society of America. The Oaks works with nine local Auburn/Opelika clients and is always looking to expand its client base. Services provided include social media management, graphic design, event planning and media relations. Find more information on joining the agency or becoming a client.

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