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February Meeting: Thinking Outside of the News Release

Feb 21 11:45 am - First United Methodist Church of Pensacola, Wright Building, 6 E Wright St, Pensacola, FL 32501

Join us Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for FPRA Pensacola's February chapter meeting. The luncheon will feature a panel discussion on how blogging and other creative mediums can further your brand and create engagement outside of the typical news release. Our panelists are some of Pensacola's best advocates for creative marketing and outside-of-the-box thinking.

Cost is $20 for FPRA members, $25 for non-members and $12 for students. Cost includes professional development, networking and lunch. Pay online via PayPal or pay at the door via cash, credit or check. 

RSVP by Monday, Feb. 19, by emailing [email protected]


Andy Marlette: Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007. Andy's editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues and former Governor Charlie Crist referred to himself regularly as Marlette's biggest fan, despite the fact that he was also regularly a target in cartoons. He also writes editorials and opinion columns for the PNJ, which often draws ire from local and national officials.


Phil Nickinson: Phil Nickinson served as editor-in-chief of Android Central from 2009 to 2016. In a previous life he spent more than a decade in the newsroom of a 

two-time Pulitzer finalist newspaper in his hometown of Pensacola, Fla.


DC Reeves: D.C. Reeves is a Pensacola native who has spent time as a sports writer, marketing professional, and web editor. He covered Florida State and Alabama football for four seasons before coming home to work for the Studer Family of Companies in 2015. He’s passionate about crafting the perfect message, or at least having fun while trying to find something so elusive. He also opened Perfect Plain Brewing Company in late 2017.


Lindsey Steck: A Pensacola native and University of West Florida graduate, Lindsey Steck has spent time in corporate communication in the National Football League, political communication in Washington, D.C. and now has taken on a new role as marketing associate for Visit Pensacola. She specializes in social media marketing, integrated marketing and communications through blogging, traditional writing and whatever other hat she decides to put on for the day. Steck’s favorite thing about communication is the ability to make music out of madness. She enjoys a fast-pace, creative work environment with a hard deadline.