Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Find Your PR Superhero on Social Media

The SWFL Chapter of FPRA is active on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. We want to encourage our members to be social media superheroes and become more engaged on all of our social media platforms. These channels are great forums to engage with PR professionals, build and strengthen relationships and spread the word about everything FPRA has to offer.

How many of you will “Find Your PR Superhero” and be more social with us? Use the hashtag #FindyourPRsuperhero, and you’ll be entered into a contest for a SUPER prize!  Below are each of our social media channels and how you can engage with us:

Our Facebook page is a great source for meeting reminders, member kudos, important deadlines and pictures from events. We want to encourage you to like, comment and share our posts. Please note: Because of the recent algorithm changes on Facebook, our posts are not showing up in all of our fans’ newsfeeds. To ensure you’re seeing our content, visit our page and like and comment on recent posts.

Twitter: @SWFL_FPRA
Our tweets consist of updates about events and pertinent content we feel is valuable to our members and followers. You can become more engaged with us on Twitter by mentioning us in your tweets, rewteeting us and favoriting our tweets.

LinkedIn: FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter
You can find our private group on LinkedIn by searching for FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter in the Groups section under Interests. Joining our group allows you to participate in discussions, start new discussions and even promote your own events.  

We encourage you to engage with us on each of these channels and be sure to use #FindyourPRsuperhero when posting about the SWFL Chapter of FPRA on Facebook and Twitter. The more you use it, the more chances you have to win a SUPER prize! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

FPRA Image Awards 2015 Tips

Most Common Mistakes
  • Not completing a 50-word Summary
  • Formatting errors on Two-page Summary, i.e., must use a minimum of 10-point, Times New Roman, double-spaced with a one-inch margin.
  • Not including staff time in budget. Remember, nothing is free!
  • Not including all five required sections in your Two-page Summary
  • Not using AP style
  • Misspelled or incorrect words, typos, poor punctuation
  • Disorganized or lacking support materials
  • Failing to check numbers

New This Year
  • Electronic entry process
  • Your entry must have a Table of Contents as the first page of the support material PDF
  • You must upload your entry and supporting documents in one sitting.   Information cannot be saved.

  • Choose the best category for your entry. Consult with your Image team for help.
  • Have someone else outside your project team review your Two-page Summary.
  • Enter early. Don’t wait until the last minute to enter electronically.

Entries must be submitted electronically at by Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.