On Wednesday, May 18, Jim McClellan and Nipa Eason will speak to our chapter about how to keep your creativity alive by pursuing your passion projects
$30 members, $40 non-members, $20 students
Location: Florida Health Care Association
Limited parking will be available in the paved lot and grass lot behind FHCA; there is also parking along Park Avenue and in the Kleman Plaza garage.
11:30 to noon: Check-in, mingling, lunch
12-1 p.m.: Program
Join us for an Intro to Market Research and how surveys can help your public relations efforts get noticed with market researcher, Gregory Kohs, research Biz Founder.
Arrive early for a light continental breakfast and a chance to network. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
Learn Social Media Trends from Andrew Selepak, Ph.D. Lunch meeting for public relations, marketing, communications professionals.
About this event
If social media trends move at the speed of light pixels, public relations practitioners and other communicators always have something to learn. Join the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) at our professional development luncheon to hear the latest “Social Media Trends” from Andrew Selepak, Ph.D., Program Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Mass Communication program of the College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida.
Please register by noon Monday, May 16. Walk-ins are accepted for an additional $5 fee. Lunch is included in the cost.
Network | Influence | Grow
Join us for this annual professional development seminar Friday, May 20, and hear from Florida’s top public relations professionals as they share their experience and strategies in dealing with the world’s leading communication challenges.
- $95 for FPRA members
- $105 for general public
- $20 for students
- $50 for member half-day option (8-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.)
- $65 for non-member half-day option (8-11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.)
Ashley Jeffery, Senior Manager of Media Communications, West Florida Division of AdventHealth Ocala
Tammy Gantt, Associate Vice President, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Date: Friday, May 20, 2022
- Time: 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
- Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 120 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470
Join us for a member-only Coffee Chat with Angel De La Portilla, President of Central Florida Strategies, to discuss the basics of lobbying.
About this event
What is lobbying? And what goes on behind-the-scenes as a lobbyist when state legislative sessions occur? As public relations professionals continue to play a bigger role in government affairs, it’s important to know the fundamentals of lobbying and the role this function plays in legislature. Join us on Tuesday, May 24, for a members-only Coffee Chat at the SODO Foxtail Coffee featuring special guest Angel De La Portilla- President of Central Florida Strategies.
Parking will be available at Foxtail Coffee, Prime OBGYN and Orlando Credit Union.
We’d like to thank our sponsor, Foxtail Coffee, for providing free coffee and discounts on specialty beverages.
Join us for a great lunch, networking, and an opportunity to hear from a local communications icon.
About this event
Join us for a lunch-n-learn where Bruce will discuss his local experience as Vice President of Advertising, Sales, and Marketing for Tampa Bay Times.
The annual Media Breakfast event brings local media representatives, past and present, center stage for informative conversations, insightful presentations and an insider’s look at the ever-evolving media industry.
For the second year in a row, this event will be co-hosted by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
This year’s event, “Rise & Shine – Earn the Spotlight with Media Insight,” will offer a series of segments that cover media relations from every angle so attendees will leave ready to capture the media’s attention.
Open to the public, Media Breakfast provides seasoned and young professionals, business owners, and anyone who’s looking to strengthen their media relations efforts, an opportunity to mingle with the media and ask the questions everyone wants to know about earning coverage.
Who should attend:
PR professionals looking to grow their relationships with some of Southwest Florida’s premiere media members
Anyone looking to learn how to leverage earned media as part of PR and marketing strategy
PR professionals of any experience level who want to fine-tune the skills needed to successfully build relationships with the media
Full speaker list to come soon!
Get tips on how to use podcasting to engage your target audiences.
About this event
Melissa Wissel, Communications Director for City of St. Augustine, will discuss how the City of St. Augustine leveraged a community partnership to increase storytelling and share information with its targeted audience through podcasting.
During this time more and more people are looking for companies to be better than they were before. Whether it’s in crisis or breaking into a new market segment. It’s the perfect time for your organization to be Saved by PR efforts. You won’t want to miss a half-day of engaging sessions with some of the state’s most creative and strategic storytellers and PR professionals to teach you how to be the hero of your organization.