Wednesday, April 30, 2014

APR Trivia

Question: The written examination for Accreditation in Public Relations is which type of test?
A.   Multiple choice
B.    Essay
C.    Combination of multiple choice and essay
D.   None of the above

Answer: A. The written APR exam is 100 percent multiple choice.

April President's Word from Samantha Scott, APR

Hello fellow members,

It’s hard to believe it’s already May, but indeed it is and we have so many exciting things coming up for members of the SWFL chapter of FPRA!

First of all, I’d like to congratulate all of the professionals and firms that entered the Local Image Awards this year. We had a record number of entries and I am so proud of each of you! I’d also like to thank Vicki Moreland the LCPA team who made the entry process, judging outstanding event happen – you are truly a key part of the FPRA team!

As we move into May we have an exciting chapter meeting scheduled for May 6th with James Ritter of Pulse Business Solutions. Then, in June we’ll host our annual Media Breakfast on the 12th. Make sure to mark your calendars now to get in on all the knowledge – and fun.

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!

Samantha Scott, APR

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PRSA Sunshine District Conference to be held in Naples! Register now for a special chance to win!

Attention All FPRA Members!

Don't miss this great opportunity to attend PRSA's annual conference right here in our backyard! FPRA members can also enjoy PRSA member pricing to this exciting and educational event AND if registered by April 25th, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Shula's Steakhouse at the Naples Hilton! See the flier below for more details and how to enter.

Monday, April 21, 2014

May 2014 luncheon - Cloud Computing

It’s Cloudy with a Chance of…. Freedom to Work Anywhere on Any Device

Learn WHAT cloud computing means for PR and Marketing practitioners, HOW it works in the PR field and WHY it is here to stay.

James Caudill-Ritter, owner and manager of Pulse Business Solutions, will give us a better understanding of cloud computing from the perspectives of the providers and the end users. Learn how cloud computing will cut your IT costs in half, eliminate expensive upgrades and provide you with the freedom to work from anywhere on any device.

Founded more than seven years ago, Pulse Business Solutions is a managed technology firm. Developed with a “business first” approach, Pulse uses their experience and knowledge to focus on operations and to solve problems quickly.

James was named one of the top 40 under 40 young professionals in Southwest Florida by Gulfshore Business Magazine in recognition of his technology expertise and dedication to philanthropy. Most recently Pulse Business Solutions was recognized in Nine Lives Media’s seventh annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). Pulse also achieved number 33 on the MSPmentor 100 Small Business Edition which notes top MSPs with 10 or fewer employees.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain a better understanding of cloud computing and how this technology can help PR professionals! Click here to register for the May 6th luncheon!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

All Call for State Conference Sponsorships!! Enter by April 16th!

Each year the Southwest chapter tries to provide a limited number of conference scholarships to our chapter members to attend the Annual FPRA State Conference.  This year the chapter will once again provide full and partial scholarships to attend this year’s annual conference, August 10-13, 2014 at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL.  

All applications need to be emailed to Samantha Scott, APR by noon on Wednesday, April 16. To apply for a scholarship submit two or three paragraphs on why you need a scholarship, and how attending the conference will help you professionally.  Scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2013 Local Image Awards Ceremony on April 22.