ER for PR 2014: Call for Applications

ER for PR

ER for PR, the Capital Chapter’s annual community service event, offers small businesses and local non-profits an opportunity to receive free one-on-one counseling sessions with PR experts.

In addition to the counseling sessions, the Chapter will host speakers to discuss the basics of public relations, how to identify and manage social media crises and how to build good relationships with local media. Attendees will also be able to bid on low-priced communication services at the silent media auction, speak with PR pros from the area and network with other nonprofits and local businesses in the area.

We’re also excited to partner with TREW Media, Inc., our official Chapter photographer, to offer professional head shots on site at ER for PR. Head shots will be $35 per person and will be available throughout the day on a first-come, first-serve basis.

ER for PR applications are due Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by 5pm. Download an ER for PR application here.

ER for PR Schedule


9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Welcome

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – PR 101
Speaker: Stacey Getz, Taproot Creative

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – One-on-One Counseling Sessions

11:30 a.m. – Networking; Silent Media Auction opens

*Free morning event for selected applicants only. Information about applying to participate is online here.


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Keynote Address: Zombies and Social Media
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Coombs, Nicholson College of Communications, University of Central Florida

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. – Building Excellent Media Relations
Speaker: Rebeccah Lutz, Multimedia News Editor, Tallahassee Democrat

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Final Silent Media Auction bids

2:30 p.m. – Silent Media Auction results announced; event conclusion

RSVP for the afternoon portion here.