Member Spotlight: Drew Piers, APR

Name and Title: Drew Piers, APR Partner, Director of Campaigns Sachs Media Group @DrewPiers Hometown: Bradenton, FL I’ve lived in Florida my whole life and love the sunshine – even though the cold we’ve had over the past several weeks has made me wonder whether I still live in the Sunshine State! What inspired you […]

Our Stranger Holiday Party

PR pros might feel trapped in the terrifying Upside Down every now and then, but we took it a step further at FPRA’s Stranger Things holiday party.  Scary ’80s-themed sci-fi might not be the first theme that comes to mind when you think “holiday party.” But Christmas lights, adorable kids, humor, romance, family values, and delicious […]

Member Spotlight: Katie Reeves

Name and Title: Katie Reeves, Owner of ktcreative, Boutique Marketing Agency Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL {Roll Tide!} What inspired you to pursue a career in graphic design and marketing? I have always been a creative person and in college pursued a degree in business with a concentration in marketing. I discovered in one of my classes […]

Member Spotlight: Cathy Schroeder

Name and Title: Cathy Schroeder, VP of Public Affairs, BowStern Marketing Communications Hometown: Panama City, Florida What different roles have you held with the Capital Chapter and how have you benefited from those experiences? Student, minion, member, treasurer and now president-elect (eek!) What project are you most proud of? Surviving (and sometime thriving) my first […]

November Program Recap

“Tips from a Political PR Pro – Mastering Legislative Session Without Losing Your Mind” Thursday, November 16, 2017 / 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown Presented by Target Print & Mail Top Takeaways Politics are always going to drive your PR strategy, so tailor each strategy accordingly. Begin preparing for […]

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 […]