Ann Donnelly Hamilton, Jason Duff, and Dr. Alisa Agozzino

November 8, 2022 – Small Nation Founder and CEO Jason Duff has been selected to speak at the annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Conference at the Gaylord Texas Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on November 14th, 2022.

Celebrating PRSA’s 75th anniversary and their first in-person conference since 2019, the conference features industry thought leaders include keynote speakers Emmitt Smith, retired National Football League Hall of Famer and author, Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winner for her film CODA, and lead anchor of BBC news, Katty Kay.

The theme for the ICON 2022 conference is the Power of Influence. In collaboration with Associate Professor of Public Relations at Ohio Northern University Dr. Alisa Agozzino, Ph.D. and Small Nation Project Manager Ann Donnelly Hamilton, Duff will present at the professional development section of the conference on “The Power of Small: How Small Nation Revitalized a Community Through Strategy That Favored Niche-Market Partnerships, Effective Storytelling and Creative Digital Content.”

“We are excited to bring the Small Nation story and strategy to the public relations industry in order to share how we capitalized on both the communication aspects and training needed to highlight our approach for successful initiatives in small towns,” said Duff. “We have proof that the strategies Small Nation has put into action can positively impact society and become an influential entity of communities – even if we are small.”

“PRSA ICON is the premier international conference for our industry of public relations,” Agozzino shared. “I’m excited to connect practitioners who are constantly challenged with small budgets, yet big dreams, with those who have built Small Nation into the nationally recognized success story that it is.”

Being a professional storyteller herself, Donnelly Hamilton notes, “In organizational storytelling, a great story should take your audience on a journey where their feelings, ideas and attitudes start to shift. Small Nation’s backyard is where many of us grew up. It’s our tiny towns and villages that make our nation thrive and professionals need to see what can be done in small-town America and perhaps take these techniques back to their own hometowns for revival.”

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is an international nonprofit trade association for public relations professionals. Founded in 1947, focuses on professional development, networking and leadership opportunities for its members.

About Small Nation:

Small Nation develops places, spaces and dreams for small towns and small-town entrepreneurs across the country. They create revitalization concepts and plans for towns, create business concepts, brands, and workforce solutions, then market it all in the name of small-town success.

To learn more about Small Nation, visit or follow them on social media at @smallnationstrong.