“Open” Debate: Let’s Talk About Facebook

Some people love how quickly social media evolve. They make it a hobby — and sometimes a profession — to keep up with the latest trends and opportunities. Others feel it all too overwhelming to learn a new system just in time to watch it evolve, or worse, fade away into obscurity. As the largest […]

April’s Monthly Meeting Speaker, Muy Buena

Written By: Lauren Antista – Communications Coordinator, Florida Psychological Association April 15, FPRA members gained insight into communicating effectively with Florida’s Hispanic community, an often untapped and overlooked market, from Univision’s, Myriam Masihy.  Masihy credited much of Univision’s success to targeting the rapidly growing Hispanic-Latino population in the U.S.’s unofficial second language – Spanish. Myriam […]

How a Former Anti-FPRA Gal Ended up Enjoying Alexis Lambert’s Lunch Presentation

Written By: Niki Pocock – Communications Specialist, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation A little over a year ago, I wouldn’t have been at the last Florida Public Relations Capital Chapter lunch. I wouldn’t have heard Office of the Attorney General Deputy General Counsel Alexis Lambert give a freakin’ hilarious presentation about media law (seriously, the dry […]

Social Media Savvy at March Membership Meeting

Written By: Lauren Antista – Communications Coordinator, Florida Psychological Association “If it’s out there, someone else can find it,” Alexis Lambert said. FPRA Members were treated to a candid and often humorous look at the legalities of social media at the March membership meeting.  March 17, Alexis Lambert, the Sunshine and Public Records Attorney for […]

11th Annual ER for PR Sparks New Ideas and Friendships For Local Non-Profits

Written By: Jenny Fernandez – Public Relations Director, 180 Communications Last month, local public relations superstars teamed up with FAMU & FSU communications students to pull off the FPRA-Capital Chapter’s 11th Annual ER for PR non-profit counseling event. With fresh coffee and gourmet pastries as fuel, these generous volunteers offered up their time and energy […]

Good Manners the Focus at FPRA-Capital Chapter Luncheon

Written By: Karen Kirksey – Public Information Coordinator, The Florida Bar Communications students from Florida State and Florida A&M universities left the traditional classroom setting for a while this week to learn a unique lesson. On Feb. 23, they attended an etiquette luncheon sponsored by the Florida Public Relations Association-Capital Chapter. The seminar, held at […]

A Pep Talk from PR Pros… What More Could You Ask For?

Written By: Valerie Wickboldt – Communications Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, Inc. Pep talks are great. Pep talks from award-winning professionals are even better. I’m talking, of course, about the FPRA Past President’s Luncheon. At the new luncheon location at the Tallahassee Center, FPRA members listened intently as six well-known favorites answered […]

Update from the Student Chapter

The FPRA Tallahassee Student Chapter is looking forward to their upcoming professional development trip to Atlanta on February 16 and 17. We will be meeting with the public relations professionals of the Atlanta Falcons and Edelman Public Relations Agency. We will also be attending the PRSA Real World Conference for Collegiate Students that will include […]

NON-PROFITS CAN APPLY FOR FREE PR COUNSELING

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 8, 2010) – The Florida Public Relations Association, Capital Chapter (FPRA) is now accepting applications for its 11th Annual “ER for PR” event, a free counseling workshop for non-profit organizations. FPRA will select 15 local organizations to be advised by experienced public relations “medics” on ways to implement public awareness campaigns, special […]

3 Social Media Resolutions For 2010

Besides being the year of bailouts, Balloon Boy and Susan Boyle, 2009 will also be remembered as the year social media went mainstream. Facebook watched its membership grow by more than 200 million users; Twitter became a media darling; and big brands like Ford, Burger King and Skittles launched major social media campaigns. A March […]