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 […]

January 2017 PRiority

January 2017 PRiority

Changes at the Capital Chapter and a New Way to Learn About Our Programs Building our chapter around you  You may have noticed some changes at the Capital Chapter recently. Your board spent the fall asking members and prospective members what they want from their chapter. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey, […]

Nutcrackers and Networking Holiday Social Recap

The FPRA Capital Chapter and American Advertising Federation’s holiday social was a success! The two groups joined together to help celebrate the holidays, network and spread a little seasonal joy by donating to Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend. Held at Midtown’s latest restaurant, Table 23, the community’s top creatives and communicators celebrated with tasty […]

Member Spotlight: Celia Mott

Name and Title: Celia Mott, Digital Communications and Engagement Specialist, Leon County Government What inspired you to pursue a career in public relations? I decided I wanted to pursue a career in PR during my internship with Leon County Community and Media Relations. I learned quickly that a communications department is vital to any organization. […]

Member Spotlight: Jessie Johnson

Name and Title: Jessie Johnson, Account Manager, RB Oppenheim Associates What inspired you to pursue a career in public relations? I studied ICT at FSU, meaning I took a combination of technology and communication-based courses. After taking advertising and account planning, I really wanted to learn more about my options in the field. So, I […]

FPRA’s 78th Annual Conference: LEAD

Listen, Engage, Act, Deliver … all words that describe a leader … and FPRA’s 78th Annual Conference, appropriately titled LEAD. With nationally-renowned speakers and unparalleled networking opportunities, the 2016 annual FPRA conference was a can’t-miss event! Held in Palm Harbor, Florida, the conference featured a series of workshops and sessions designed to further enhance attendees’ […]