Posted: Oct 20, 2017, By: Mandy Fernandez and Amy Minchin
A recap of the FPRA Pensacola chapter meeting, Oct. 19, 2017
Posted: Sep 25, 2017, By: Mandy Fernandez
A recap of the September chapter meeting with Sonya Daniel, APR
Posted: Jun 14, 2017, By: FPRA Pensacola Chapter
Yep, it's that simple! The state board for FPRA has challenged all of its members to add a profile picture to their online FPRA account, and those who do so will be entered to win an Apple Watch.
Posted: Dec 22, 2016, By: Mandy Fernandez
Recap from FPRA Nov. 17 Chapter Meeting: American Red Cross – Strategy to Serve
Guest Speaker: April Phillips, Communications Program Director American Red Cross Biomedical Services in Atlanta
Posted: May 02, 2016, By: FPRA Board of Directors
The board interest survey is due this month and some of the board members wanted to take the opportunity to share why they joined FPRA and became a part of the Board of Directors. If you are considering becoming a member or stepping up into a role on the board, read how FPRA has benefited a few of our current board members.
Posted: Jan 22, 2016, By: Brandi Gomez
Travis Peterson, creator and owner of Impact Campaigns, spoke at the January meeting about "What Corporate Communicators Can Learn from Political Campaigns." He provided a lot of insight on how public relations campaigns parallel with political campaigns. Here's a quick recap!
Posted: Jul 20, 2015, By: Brandi Welk
Our first-ever ER for PR event was a huge success! With roughly over 40 attendees, we were able to better inform our community businesses on the ins and outs of social media, crisis communication, customer service and more.
Posted: Mar 20, 2015, By: Brandi Welk
Posted: Feb 19, 2015, By: Brandi Welk
When thinking about crisis communication, the first thing that comes to mind is the ultimate Golden Rule of “tell the truth, tell it all, and tell it fast.”
Posted: Aug 19, 2014, By: Ed Barker
Although I'd been interested in attending the FPRA State Conference for several years, this was the first year that I had seriously considered it. For those of us who work for non-profit or government agencies with extremely tight budgets (pens are issued not by the box, but one-at-a-time and only with written justification), the conference is a challenge to fund. Right at $700 for the conference fee, nearly $500 for the hotel, plus the transportation there and back; it adds up very fast.
Posted: May 28, 2014, By: Amy Minchin
Pensacola Chapter President Amy Minchin received the conference scholarship in 2012. She wrote about her experience attending conference below. You can apply to receive the sholarship and attend this year's FPRA Annual Conference which will be August 10-13 in Orlando. Check out Amy's thoughts from attending the 2012 conference...
Posted: Apr 28, 2014, By: Ed Barker
As vice president of corporate communications for the Kissimmee Utility Authority, Chris Gent, APR, CPRC has seen his share of crisis situations – in fact, during his visit with our chapter from April 16-17, his utility was in the midst of an internal crisis involving a disgruntled customer.
Posted: Mar 07, 2014, By: Malerie Shelton
From hometown radio announcer to public information officer, Sena Maddison has more than 25 years’ experience in radio, broadcasting, and producing and she has event taught in the Mobile County Public School System. She joined the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office when Sheriff David Morgan took office in 2009. Her first four years were spent as public affairs coordinator, becoming public information officer in February 2013.
Posted: Feb 11, 2014, By: Ed Barker
From an early age and even in high school, Jennifer Jenkins, president of JJPR Agency in Daphne, Ala. wanted to practice public relations. One of her role models growing up was the PR director of a local hospital; a classy lady who always had it together. Jenkins was hooked.
Posted: Jan 21, 2014, By: Ed Barker
The deadline for local Image Awards is right around the corner (March 7), and to motivate those who are considering entering this year's contest, I interviewed Jeff Nall, APR,CPRC, vice president of communications and development for the Council on Aging of West Florida. He has been extraordinarily successful in Image Awards competitions, entering 17 times and taking home an astounding 58 awards at the local and state level from those entries. His insights are sure to help first-time Image Award candidates and may even give a few tips to the seasoned pros.
Take Care of Your Team and Then Your Community
Plan for a Crisis Before it Happens: Here’s How
Update Your FPRA Profile and Enter to Win an Apple Watch!
Recap: November Chapter meeting: American Red Cross - Strategy to Serve
Why Join FPRA and Its Board: A Message From Your Board Members