Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.
Question: The Accreditation in Public Relations measures a
candidate’s aptitude on 10 KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities). Which KSA
has the most questions on the exam? A.Media Relations B.Research, Planning, Implementation and
Evaluating Programs C.Ethics/Law D.Business Literacy
Answer: B. Thirty percent of the test questions involve Research,
Planning, Implementation and Evaluating Programs.
Wow! Even though “season” is winding down, it’s been a busy
few weeks and there’s more to come for the SWFL Chapter of FPRA and its members
Thanks to you we greatly exceeded our Local Image Award
entry goal, receiving a whopping 32 entries! Congrats to all the entrants for
taking the time to submit their work and I look forward to seeing many, if not
all, of you at the Local Image Awards event on April 22 at the Alliance for the Arts. I can’t
wait to celebrate your successes with you! If you haven’t registered, do so now
Before Image, however, we have our annual non-profit event, “Marketing
Your Mission: Being Good at Doing Good.” It will take place on April 18 at
Edison State College and will offer attendees a wealth of information on how to
effectively leverage public relations within the non-profit industry.
Also, I’m excited to share we will be hosting the next
quarterly state board meeting in Fort Myers on May 2 and 3. We invite you to
come out to the reception on Friday evening at Hotel Indigo (more details to
come) and meet other PR professionals from around the state. If you’re
interested in taking on a leadership role in the chapter one day, I’d also
encourage you to attend the state board meeting on Saturday morning. If you’re
interested, feel free to contact me.
Finally, don’t forget Jessica Clark, APR is putting together
the slate for next year’s leadership. If you’d like to learn about how you can
enhance your membership and get more involved as a member of the leadership
team or board, feel free to contact her.
Thank you for being a member of the Southwest Florida
chapter of FPRA and for what you bring to our profession. See you soon and
don’t forget to - Think FPRA!
Kirsten O'Donnell of Goodwill Industries was chosen as this month's FPRA Member Profile in the March e facts from State! She's just one of our many exemplary PR professionals in the chapter and we are excited to see her recognized by state.
Read Kristen's post in the newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, April 18, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Edison State College
The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter have teamed up to present Be Good at Doing Good: Marketing Your Mission.
Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics: Branding, Content Marketing, Fundraising and Special Events, Donors and Volunteers, Press Releases and Public Speaking. The list of guest speakers includes; Heidi Taulman, APR, Lee BIA Builders Care; David Essel, Certified Motivational Speaker; Gail Dolan, MBA, President of Dolan Marketing Services Inc; Kate Gooderham, APR, CPRC, President of Gooderham and Associates; Lynn Schneider, APR, CPRC, Vice President Marketing and Communications, Shell Point; and Brandi Broxson, Editor, Naples Daily News. Admission will be $10 per attendee, which will include the full presentation and a light breakfast. Click here to register now. Edison State College is located at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers Nursing Building, AA-177.
2014 Local Image Awards:
Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Alliance for the Arts
Thanks to our 2014 sponsors: The Lee County Port Authority, Cappelli’s Catering, Florida Weekly, Susan Bennett Marketing and Media LLC, Alliance for the Arts, Full Circle Productions, Vissagio Community Consulting, Pulse Technology Solutions, Pushing the Envelope, LCEC and Flame Productions/Internet.
Hey, Members! Did you know that you can receive a FREE comprehensive list of all the local media contacts in the FPRA SWFL Chapter's area? Visit the website at www.fpraswfl.org to download your free copy.
Hey, Non-members! We didn't forget about you. You can also obtain a copy of our media list by contacting Trish Robertson at Trish.L.Robertson@gmail.com or by calling her at 772-538-2157. There is a fee of $35 per annual list for non-members.
Tuesday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. is the final deadline to submit your Local Image Awards entry to the team at the Lee County Port Authority. All entries should be submitted to the team at the Southwest Florida International Airport on the third floor.
Please let the ladies know if you're planning to submit a project by emailing Vicki Moreland.
All winners will receive their awards at the event on April 22nd at Alliance for the Arts in Downtown Fort Myers from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.