LUNCH N LEARN – THIS MONTH: Best practices in Storytelling with Video

This month, we join forces with the Naples Daily News for an evening Holiday Social and we welcome Amy Oshier to discuss the best practices in creating effective stories with video. Amy has served as the anchor for “Behind the Headlines” for USA Today Network (the parent organization of the Naples Daily News and News-Press) since January 2016.
She has received numerous awards for her reporting and anchoring in breaking news situations and for medical and investigative news pieces. She currently provides content for both broadcast and digital platforms. Amy is a graduate of the University of Florida.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Naples Daily News
1100 Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34110

Cost: $30 for PRSA, $38 Non-Members, $25 Students

Reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Nov. 24. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the featured event. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given.

October Lunch N Learn

LUNCH N LEARN – THIS MONTH
The importance of Ethics in Communication

Dr. Leonard Ferenz received his Ph.D. in Philosophy with a specialization in Medical Ethics from Georgetown University and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Washington, D.C.. He is now retired from a 25 year career teaching at the university level. Concurrent with his teaching career, Dr. Ferenz has served on several hospital, home health, and extended care ethics committees. He presently serves as the Vice President of the Character Council of Collier County. Dr. Ferenz has numerous publications in the field of medical and business ethics, he conducted an external ethics of audit of Collier County Government in 2003 and he was the key author of a character education program for the Collier County Public School system, known as the “Circle of Excellence”.
Dr. Ferenz was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, attended Denver University as an undergraduate, had a brief career as a stock broker and investment banking consultant before returning to school to earn his Ph.D. at Georgetown and commence his academic career. Dr. Ferenz is married and has a son who presently has no interest in philosophy or ethics insofar as he is only nine years old.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

11:30 Social; 11:50 Luncheon
Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, FL 34103

Cost: $30 for PRSA, $38 Non-Members, $25 Student
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Reservations must be made by Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Oct. 20. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the featured event. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given.

September 2017 Lunch N Learn – Building and Maintaining Your Corporate Reputation

Paul Dickard
Herc Rentals

LUNCH N LEARN – THIS MONTH
Building and Maintaining Your Corporate Reputation

This month’s featured speaker will be Paul Dickard, Vice President of Corporate Communication for Herc Rentals. Paul will discuss Corporate Public Relations: Building and Maintaining Your Reputation.

Paul is a senior corporate communications leader with diverse internal and external communications experience. Paul is skilled in leading staff and teams, managing large and complex communications projects, working in and across global, matrixed organizations, and achieving results that advance strategic agendas. His career has included leading and managing programs encompassing all major communications disciplines, as well as involvement with diverse industrial, commercial and professional services businesses.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
11:30 Social; 11:50 Luncheon
Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103

Cost: $30 for PRSA, $38 Non-Members, $25 Students
To Register – CLICK HERE

Reservations must be made by Friday, Sept. 22.

*No-shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, Sept. 22. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the featured event. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given.

September is PRSA Ethics Month

In September, PRSA members throughout the country will celebrate Ethics Month with the theme: “Ethics, Strengthening Our Core.”  As your Ethics Chair for PRSA Gulf Coast, I wanted to share the host of Ethics Month activities and resources available to you:

  • CLICK HERE to read the PRSA Tactics Article by Jim Lukaszewski–“How to Be a Truly Trusted Strategic Ethics Advisor.” As you may recall, Jim spoke at one of our PRSA Gulf Coast meetings recently.
  • Ethics Webinars (visit prsa.org ):
    – 3-4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 14: Incorporating ethics in the public relations classroom: Tips, tools and resources for communications educators – Drs. Carolyn Kim, Lucinda Austin and Dean Mundy, and Dr. Denise Bortree, Arthur W. Page Center. Free for members-Register now!  Available on-demand: 9/21  REGISTER HERE http://apps.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/register/8844
    – 3-4 p.m. EDT, Sept. 19: The Ethical Expectations of Leadership: Jim Lukazewaski, Dr. Juan Meng, University of Georgia,  Nance Larsen
    REGISTER HERE  http://apps.prsa.org/Learning/Calendar/display/8845/The_Ethical_Expectations_Of_Leadership#.WZNaFVGGM2x
    Free for members – Register now! Available on-demand: 9/26
  • Twitter Chats: #PREthics
    – 8:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 12: Strategies for revealing and disclosing mistakes and bad news -Kirk Hazlett, Associate Professor Curry College and Rachael Gass, Director for the Ethics & Compliance Institute formerly (Ethics Officer Association).
    – 4 p.m. EDT, 25:  Truth in Communications – PRSA/SPJ with Andrew M. Seaman (Journalist Reuters) , Lauren Bartlett, SPJ member (Director of Communications) and Travis Phelps, WSDOT (Washington State Department of Transportation)
    – Blogs: Posts throughout the month
    – Research: New materials for the classroom through the educators’ academy
  • Ethics Sessions at the PRSA International Conference, “Your Society at Work: Board of Ethics & Professional Standards”
    — Sunday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. – Noon, “Developing a Personal Crisis Preparedness Plan,”
    – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 8-9 a.m. , “How to Speak Up and Keep Your Job,”
    – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – this one will be the results of BEPS’ study with the PRSA College of Fellows

Register here for the national conferencehttp://apps-prssa.prsa.org/events/Conference/index.html

Donna C. Heiser, APR, CFRE
PRSA Gulf Coast Ethics Chair
Chief Advancement & External Affairs Officer
Ave Maria School of Law      
dheiser@avemarialaw.edu

Request for Proposal

Request for Proposal
Branding & Logo Development Services
August 2, 2017
The Estero Chamber of Commerce (ECC) is pleased to invite interested regional firms to submit a formal proposal for branding and logo design services. This solicitation will require the successful respondent to design updated logos that will include brand guidelines, and additional related materials as outlined in this Request for Proposal (RFP).
This document contains a creative brief and RFP instructions, ECC background and history, project deliverables, and a timeline of the proposal process.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel any and all solicitations and to accept or reject in whole or in part any and all proposals when it is in the best interest of the Estero Chamber of Commerce.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW RFP

Quest Corporation of America seeks communications manager

Quest Corporation of America is a full-service marketing agency mostly serving the transportation industry throughout Florida. Currently we are searching for West Central and Southwest Florida Communications Managers / Construction Public Information Managers to serve throughout the Florida Department of Transportation, District One.  An immediate need is to fill a position with the FDOT Heartland Operations Centers for Sebring, Arcadia, LaBelle areas in Highlands, Desoto and Glades counties. If interested, please contact Elisa DiGrazia at Elisa.DiGrazia@qcausa.com

August 2017 Lunch N Learn – Best Practices and Practical Ideas for Your Clients, Businesses and Organizations

Naples Daily News and PRSA Present a Social Media Panel:

Current Best Practices and Practical Ideas for Your Clients, Businesses and Organizations

 

In partnership with the Naples Press Club and the Association of Fundraising Professionals

NPC and AFP members may register at the PRSA member rate of $30.00

 

Date:               Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Location:        Naples Hilton

11:30 a.m.       Registration and networking

11:55 a.m.       Welcome: Pam Fultz, President, Gulf Coast Chapter of PRSA

Sponsor Remarks: Bill Barker, President, Naples Daily News

Lunch

12:15 p.m.       Introduction of Emcee: Rachel Pierce, NBC-2

Introduction of Panelists (see below)

Q&A

1:10 p.m.         Adjourn

Cost:
$30 PRSA Members
$38 Non-Members
$25 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, August 18, 2017. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the luncheon. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given. Thank you.

Click Here to Register

 

Social Media Experts/Panelists

Name Organization Area of Focus
  Catherine Bergerson

 

Director of Communication and Marketing

Conservancy of SW Florida

Nonprofit best practices
  Jigsha Desai Digital Director

Naples Daily News

Media tools
  Georgia Beasley Director of TopicPulse Strategic Initiatives

Futuri Media

Media tools
  Matt Bernaldo Director of Digital

NBC-2

24/7 online news/story posting and monitoring
  John Miller Attorney at Law

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt

Legal aspects

Gary Meo guest speaker for June 20 meeting

For our June meeting, Gary Meo discuss media tracking and research, specifically how audience tracking and measurement options assist companies in understanding consumers.

Meo will also address methods to engage with audience members, utilizing media across all platforms, including television, online, mobile and emerging.

DATE:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples

Schedule:
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Presentation

Cost:
$27 PRSA Members
$35 Non-Members
$20 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, June 23, 2017. No cash is accepted at the door. Checks are accepted and must be provided at the time of the luncheon. No shows will be billed if no prior notice given. Thank you.

To Register – Click Here

Gary leads the division of Nielsen Scarborough that provides the sales and service of the company’s local-insights products for over 150 major metropolitan daily newspapers, alternative newsweeklies, magazines and digital companies nationwide.
Before joining Scarborough in 1995, Gary held marketing and research positions at Time Inc., People Weekly, LA WEEKLY, the Los Angeles Times and Hispanic Magazine.
Gary earned a BA degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a graduate of the Executive Program in Management at UCLA’s John E. Anderson Graduate School of Business.

Presentation Material Below:

 

Marketing and Communications Specialist Position Description

Employer Information

Company Name:  Soukup Strategic Solutions, Inc.

Company Web Site:  http://www.SoukupStrategicSolutions.com

About Our Organization:  The mission of Soukup Strategic Solutions is to provide nonprofit organizations with practical support and strategies that will help them succeed in fulfilling their missions.

Job Location:  Work will be performed primarily at the Company office. Meetings will be required at client offices and other locations throughout the Southwest Florida community. Some travel outside of Southwest Florida is required.

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position of 40-hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours will be required to fulfill client needs.

Salary Range: $35,000 – $50,000 per year

Purpose: Responsible for planning, developing and coordinating the Company’s communication, marketing and public relations activities. Manage communication, marketing and public relations projects for clients.

Job Tasks:

Online Marketing and Communication

  • Assist Company and clients in establishing and growing a following on their social media accounts, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+
  • Research content, share images and write posts for Company and clients on their social media accounts
  • Set goals for increasing social media presence for Company and clients; track and report progress using analytics
  • Establish and manage CRM system for Company and / donor management systems for clients
  • Develop and manage targeted e-marketing lists for Company and clients
  • Design e-marketing templates for Company and clients
  • Sync online marketing programs with contact management systems for Company and clients
  • Design and disseminate online marketing and communication materials for Company and clients (to specifically include researching content, creating ads and writing stories for e-newsletters, blogs, etc.)
  • Track and report response to online marketing methods
  • Manage website content for Company and clients, and ensure integration with CRM, social media other online marketing methods
  • Work with website developer to create new websites
  • Track and report website interactions using analytics
  • Other duties in support of online marketing and communications

Media Relations

  • Prepare press releases for Company and clients and submit to supervisor for approval
  • Distribute approved press releases to media contacts
  • Manage the production and distribution of advertisements and PSA’s (for print, radio and television) for Company and clients
  • Update media contact lists for Company and clients
  • Follow up with media contacts by phone and email
  • Coordinate with other public relations, marketing and graphic design professionals on behalf of Company and clients
  • Other duties in support of media relations

Graphic Design and Publication Production

  • Prepare brochures, programs, banners and other materials as needed using

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Create and edit graphics as needed for use on websites, eNewsletters, PowerPoints, etc.
  • Lead and coordinate projects with other graphic design professionals and graphic design intern

Brand Development

  • Assist the President in fine-tuning the Company’s brand
  • Assist clients in developing their unique brands
  • Promote brand recognition through development and distribution of collateral materials for Company and clients
  • Coordinate with other marketing and graphic design professionals on behalf of Company and clients
  • Other duties in support of branding

Event Planning and Support

  • Coordinate venue, menus, presenters, AV setup and other event logistics
  • Create Programs/Save the Dates, Sponsor packets and epromotions
  • Assist with guest lists, seating charts, and name tags
  • Assist with day of event set-up, registration process, and other support as needed
  • Ensure event follow up occurs, taking the lead in issuing thank you letters, emails, phone calls and selection and publication of event photos

General

  • Meet with supervisor
  • Communicate with clients, vendors and Company employees by phone, email and in person
  • Research information for use in communications
  • Prepare reports on work activities and progress toward company objectives
  • Keep track of and report time on Company timesheet
  • Collaborate with other Company employees and interns
  • Participate in professional associations in marketing, communication, and/or public relations
  • Stay informed on the latest developments within the marketing, communication, and public relations fields
  • Other general duties in support of the Company’s marketing and communication strategies

Work Context

  • Requires remaining stationary for periods of up to four hours
  • Requires telephone conversations
  • Requires interfacing with a computer
  • Requires use of electronic mail
  • Requires writing letters, memos, articles and reports
  • Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams
  • Requires work with others in a group or team
  • Requires work with external customers or the public
  • Requires being exact or highly accurate
  • Mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences
  • Requires meeting strict deadlines
  • Opportunity to make decisions without supervision
  • Requires making decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company
  • Includes traveling to various locations on and off campus
  • Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions
  • Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results

Education and Experience

Education:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or Journalism preferred)

Experience:

  • Experience in marketing, graphic design/publication layout, nonprofit or corporate communications and public relations required (at least three years)

Specific Knowledge / Skills Required:

  • Customer service
  • English language and grammar
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Power Point
  • Online marketing, including use of email marketing and CRM’s
  • Website content management
  • Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+; use of automation technology and analytics

Specific Knowledge / Skills Preferred:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator
  • MS Office: Excel, Publisher, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Constant Contact
  • DonorPefect
  • WordPress, HTML
  • Knowledge and skills to implement all aspects of PESO model

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, graphic and writing samples, and three references to erika@soukupstrategicsolutions.com