Feb
26
Mon
2024
Ocala Chapter presents Online APR Study Sessions @ Online Zoom
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Feb
27
Tue
2024
Gainesville Chapter presents Golden Image Awards Workshop 1: What is it? What should I enter? @ Online Zoom
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PRA’s Golden Image Awards are a great way to get noticed for the hard work you and/or your team have put into a project. Golden Image Awards recognizes the best in research, strategy, implementation, and execution in the public relations profession. Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from noon-1 p.m. virtually as we talk about the awards and what type of projects you should enter. This is the first of two workshops to help communications professionals learn more about the awards and the nuts and bolts of putting your entry together.

Feb
28
Wed
2024
Lake County Chapter presents Going Viral With Vegas @ Online Zoom
Feb 28 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

The Florida Public Relations Association Lake County Chapter presents Going Viral with Vegas!

Join us for an exciting online Q&A session on Feb. 28 as we spend time with the Office of Communications team for the City of Las Vegas and learn more about their award winning strategies and tactics for social media. Come prepared with questions for this great opportunity to learn!

The team at the City of Las Vegas has been part of the government social media space since the beginning. The team is creative, dedicated and always ready to tackle new platforms (and was one of the first agencies to hop on Snapchat, Twitter Spaces, Instagram Reels and TikTok!). The team is diverse, hard-working and stands out in the socialgov space.

Jacksonville Chapter presents February Mixer @ Trattoria di Bernardone
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join FPRA Jax for our February mixer 🍷🍤
Network with members and colleagues over appetizers and drinks from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at Trattoria di Bernardone located in the Durbin Pavilion in St. Johns.

Feb
29
Thu
2024
FPRA State Office presents Tech-Driven Event Excellence: Unveiling Strategies for Seamless Execution @ Online Zoom
Feb 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Dive into the world of seamless event execution with our February webinar on tech-driven event excellence! Join us as we unravel the strategies and best practices that leverage cutting-edge tech platforms to orchestrate flawless events. From registration to post-event analytics, discover how to harness the power of technology for efficient planning, enhanced participant experiences and overall event success. If you’re eager to elevate your event game through tech innovation, this session is your gateway to mastering the art of seamless event execution. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your events with the latest in tech-driven strategies!

Mar
4
Mon
2024
Ocala Chapter presents Online APR Study Sessions @ Online Zoom
Mar 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
6
Wed
2024
Orlando Area Chapter presents PR Paid Forward Orlando 2024 @ Rollins College Rice Family Pavilion
Mar 6 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

FPRA Orlando is excited to host PR Paid Forward Orlando 2024, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Rollins College Rice Family Pavilion. This half-day event offers a unique opportunity for Central Florida nonprofits to receive pro-bono strategic communications counsel from local public relations professionals.

Why volunteer in PR Paid Forward Orlando?

Give back to the community by sharing your unique industry knowledge and expertise. Each volunteer will be paired with a fellow member of either organization to support a specific nonprofit during this event.

Meet other local PR professionals and members.

Earn continuing education units (for members with APR).

Membership in FPRA Orlando is required to participate. Volunteer matching will be based on the specific needs of the nonprofit; conflicts of interest based on your industry will also be considered.

Please complete the application here and indicate your interest by Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024. Matching and nonprofit info will be sent via email by Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Volunteers are expected to prepare for this event in advance to provide the best possible counsel. To help you prepare, chapter leaders will host a virtual informational session prior to the in-person event.

Mar
12
Tue
2024
Southwest Florida Chapter presents Digital PR Campaigns @ Kj's Steakhouse
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As our reliance on digital platforms increases, the question raises on necessity of establishing a digital presence for our brand. Join us to learn more!

Speakers:
Matthew Bernaldo, Digital Director at Hearst
Andy Wood, Account Executive at Comcast
Christopher Spiro, Chief Creative Officer at Spiro and Associates
Don Gross, Media Director at Spiro and Associates

Mar
14
Thu
2024
Gainesville presents Golden Image Workshop 2: The Nuts and Bolts of the Entry @ Online Zoom
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

he FPRA Golden Image Awards recognize the best in research, strategy, implementation and execution in the public relations profession. In this workshop learn how to put together the two-page summary, which accounts for 70% of your score. Information provided will give you some tips and tricks for putting together an award-winning entry. This is the second of two workshops to help communications professionals learn more about the awards and the nuts and bolts of putting your entry together.

Mar
20
Wed
2024
Lake County Chapter presents The Art of PR Planning @ Lake Sumter State College South Lake Campus
Mar 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

he Florida Public Relations Association Lake County Chapter presents The Art of PR Planning with Jennifer Moss Wilson, APR, CPRC.
Planning is essential in all aspects of business – including public relations. A plan is your guidebook, your organizational roadmap, and a path to follow from inception to evaluation of programs and projects. Jennifer will present the elements necessary to help you create a successful public relations plan that will lead you to success.
Details
Networking begins at 11:30 a.m.
Presentation begins at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Sumter State College South Lake Campus

Mar
21
Thu
2024
Treasure Coast Chapter presents Communicating the Mets’ Non-Crisis Crisis @ Sky Suite @ Clover Park
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association for our March Membership Meeting, Communicating the Mets’ Non-Crisis Crisis.

In this insightful presentation, Erick Gill, Communications Director for the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, will delve into the strategic communication approach developed during the challenging period of the Clover Park remodel. His expertise will provide attendees with valuable takeaways on navigating the intricacies of crisis communication, even in situations that may not be an actual crisis.

He will explore the challenges in changing public perception, how to correct misinformation from the public and media mistakes, and working with outside partners.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your crisis communication toolkit with practical strategies and insights. Join us for an engaging session that will leave you better equipped to handle communications challenges.

Arrive early for refreshments and a chance to network. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m.

Thank you to our event sponsors, SouthState Bank (Port St. Lucie)!

Mar
22
Fri
2024
Capital Chapter presents March Meeting: Farmers, Trolls and Poison Worms @ Online Zoom
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Farmers, Trolls and Poison Worms: Safeguarding Reputation Against AI Evildoers
We’ve all seen the webinars and blog posts warning of the dangers artificial intelligence poses for our organizations and clients. But risks, like inadvertently infringing copyrights, exposing sensitive business information, and reinforcing harmful social biases, are just the tip of the iceberg.

There’s a whole other side of AI communicators—a dark and treacherous side—where opportunistic schemers, scammers, conspiracy theorists, and even foreign governments are using large language models and other AI tools to spread disinformation and hate, sow political and social discord and destroy reputations and brands. Learn about the dangers of “malicious AI” and what you need to know to protect your business, reputation, and relationships, and those of your clients, from harm.

Ocala Chapter presents Understanding the New Golden Image Submission Process @ Taylor College
Mar 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Join us and Lindsay Hudock, APR, CPRC, and State VP of Golden Image, as she delves into the new process for Golden Image submissions.

Lindsay Hudock, APR, CPRC is a senior instructor and the advertising and public relations degree program coordinator in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media at the University of Central Florida and a principal in Well Said Public Relations LLC with more than 20 years of experience in the field. She is an active member of the Florida Public Relations Association where she has served in various roles at the state and local level, including serving as president of the Orlando-area chapter in 2017/2018. In 2020, she was honored as the FPRA Orlando Area Chapter PR Professional of the Year. In her current role as State VP of Golden Image, she has been an integral part of updating the process to submit Golden Image

Mar
25
Mon
2024
Ocala Chapter presents Online APR Study Sessions @ Online Zoom
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
29
Fri
2024
Dick Pope/Polk County presents March Coffee Meet-Up @ Black & Brew
Mar 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us at Black & Brew to catch up with your fellow FPRA members!

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