Image Awards Lunch & Learn Recap

Today, Amanda Handley, APR, with BowStern Marketing Communications gave a fun, informative presentation about how to build and submit an entry for the Image Awards. The 19 attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch from Taziki’s Tallahassee and got to ask questions and discuss entry ideas with the group. The Capital Chapter entry application on FPRA’s Image […]

Member Spotlight: Bill Eichhoefer & Valencia L. Scott

This month, we are featuring two of our newest members: Bill Eichhoefer and Valencia L. Scott! They work for the Leon County Property Appraiser. Welcome, Bill and Valencia! Bill Eichhoefer Director of Community Affairs Leon County Property Appraiser Hometown: Chicago, Illinois What inspired you to pursue a career in public relations? I enjoy reaching out […]

October Program Recap

“The (Sensationalized) State of Journalism” Thursday, October 19, 2017  /  7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  /  FSU Alumni Center Top Takeaways: The proliferation of fake news is due, in part, to diminishing newsroom resources. Before believing a story: verify, verify, verify. When working with the media: 1. Be available 2. Provide multimedia elements to enhance a […]

FPRA Annual Conference Accomplishments

We had a fantastic week at the FPRA Annual Conference with The Capital Chapter Leaders being honored for their fantastic work. Congratulations to President Jay Morgan-Schleuning, APR, CPRC, for winning Chapter President of the Year for his implementation of long-term planning and strategizing. Congrats to our chapter and communications team for winning the Chapter Communications […]

Golden Image Awards Winners!

This year marked the 60th Anniversary of FPRA’s Golden Image Awards where members joined together to celebrate excellence in public relations. This year’s judges consisted of out-of-state, accredited PR practitioners from PRSA, accredited and certified FPRA members who came from the Council of Past State Presidents and senior practitioners in FPRA’s Counselors’ Network who have […]

Congratulations! We have 3 new APRs this year!

Three FPRA Capital Chapter members received their APR: Accredited in Public Relations and we couldn’t be happier for them! Congratulation Amanda Handley, APR, with Bowstern Marketing Communications, Drew Piers, APR, with Sachs Media Group, and Stefanie Strickland, APR, with Salter>Mitchell. Amanda Handley, APR, is the Public Relations Director at BowStern Marketing Communications, an integrated firm […]

2017 Local Image Award Winners!

Our May Meeting, featuring Sandra Fathi (crisis expert and data hack comms guru) AND our 2017 Local Image Awards, was loaded with helpful and interesting info, as well as a chance to get some quality time with some talented PR pros. (Not to mention a silent auction with some real steals.) Our morning ended with […]

News Clips: Hacks for Preventing a Data Breach: Crisis Management Expert Visits Tallahassee

Hacks for Preventing a Data Breach: Crisis Management Expert Visits Tallahassee Tallahassee, Fla., (WTXL)- With institutions like the Democratic National Convention, and the Department of Justice (and recently the Florida Department of Agriculture) falling victim to cyber attacks, experts say any business can be a target. That’s why it’s important for executives, owners, and public relations […]

Tallahassee Democrat: PR association hosts leadership session

Tallahassee Democrat: PR association hosts leadership session

Last week, the Florida Public Relations Association’s LeadershipFPRA inaugural class traveled from around the state to Tallahassee for its Government, Law and Ethics Day. The program featured walking tours of the old and current state Capitol buildings as well as presentations on the current legislative session, covering politics from a media perspective, leadership through effective […]

Member Spotlight: Jennifer Krell Davis

Name and Title: Jennifer Krell Davis, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Information, The Florida Bar What inspired you to pursue a career in public relations? I was recruited from the House of Representatives to work in communications with Francine Walker at The Florida Bar in 2000. She wanted to hire me in order […]

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