Sunshine District PRSA Annual Conference

2014 PRSA Conference Logo - Social MediaThe 2014 PRSA Sunshine District Conference will be July 10-12 in Naples, Fla.

Get ready to soak in some PR Paradise at the 2014 Sunshine District Conference in Naples. The premier event attracts more than 150 public relations professionals throughout Florida for the best networking and professional development around. Presenters include national leaders in the public relations industry, and leading experts in media relations, social media, crisis communications, and more.

PRSA Chair Joseph E. Cohen, APR will present as a keynote for the conference.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Naples! Room rates only $119/night.

 

 

About the Conference

PRSA’s Sunshine District Conference kicks off Thursday afternoon with QuickStart, a leadership development and networking program. At QuickStart, incoming chapter leaders learn about PRSA’s governance and receive the tools necessary to be effective in their roles. The conference begins on Friday with a full day of programming and runs through Saturday with a half day of programming. The Sunshine District Conference is best known for its nationally recognized speakers and exceptional networking opportunities. Each year, one of the Sunshine District’s seven chapters hosts the conference. This year, the Gulf Coast Chapter in Naples is hosting the conference, and members from every chapter are sitting on the conference committee.
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THURSDAY, JULY 10

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sunshine District Board Meeting

LOCATION: Board Room

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

QuickStart & Board Lunch

LOCATION: Sabal Palm Room

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

QuickStart Leadership Development Program

DESCRIPTION: Up and coming chapter and district leaders learn tips and strategies for effective leadership on the local level. An overview of PRSA’s governance and treasury are also addressed in the networking session.
LOCATION: Sabal Palm Room

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sunshine District Leadership & QuickStart Reception and Dinner

DESCRIPTION: Are you a leader in a PRSA Chapter? Network with other leaders throughout the state at this exclusive reception and dinner.
LOCATION: Shula’s Steak House, Hilton Naples

FRIDAY, JULY 11

7:30 a.m.

Hot Breakfast and Keynote Speaker

SPEAKER: Mickey Nall, APR, Fellow PRSA
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break Out Sessions

SPEAKER: Brandon Anderson, Director of Marketing, Cision
DESCRIPTION: Take the Reins of Content Marketing (How PR can own Content Marketing)
LOCATION: Royal Room A

SPEAKER: Christina Tyler, Public Relations Manager, McDonald’s
DESCRIPTION: Changing the Conversation about Your Brand through Disruptive Storytelling
Everyone thinks they know McDonald’s, but do they? On a quest to redefine its food from fast food, to good food that is served fast, McDonald’s faces an uphill battle. Everyone thinks they know everything about the brand and decades-old perceptions don’t change overnight. McDonald’s faces an on-going cadence of brand critics and a steady stream of socially-shared urban legends, which makes it challenging for customers to view the company from a fresh perspective. During this session, hear how McDonald’s USA has challenged misperceptions by creating disruptive brand storytelling experiences that force even their  toughest critics to check pre-conceived notions about its food at the door.
LOCATION: Royal Room D

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Paradise Break and Vendor Display

DESCRIPTION: Relax your mind and meet the businesses with the special tools and tips to help you become a better professional.
LOCATION: Grand Piano Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Break Out Sessions

SPEAKER: Andrew Clancy, Executive Editor, Soundview
DESCRIPTION: Staying Power: Ideas that Defy CEO Learning Trends
There are two factors in getting a CEO’s attention: the content of your message and how you deliver it. While the delivery methods have changed, there are certain ideas that continue to capture the minds of executives. Learn the key concepts that can help your message make a lasting impression.
LOCATION: Royal Room A

SPEAKER: Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
DESCRIPTION: Why Social Media Policies Matter!
Are you constantly amazed at the careless, objectionable utterances trusted employees make on their person social media channels? What about the TRUE “ambassadors”, that share valuable information and build your brand? Who is empowered to assist  and who requires remediation? Hear the story of one law enforcement’s journey to a Social Media Policy that focused on CONDUCT rather than MEDIUM. Find out about the importance of integrating a “code of conduct” into social media policy and what your focus should be when training employees. You do TRAIN employees about social media conduct, don’t you? (Really for organizations who are still grappling with developing or revising a social media policy!)
LOCATION: Royal Room D

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote

SPEAKER: David Goldsmith, Author, Paid to Think
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break Out Sessions

SPEAKER: Adriana Infante, rbb Public Relations
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Room A

SPEAKER:
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Room D

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Paradise Break and Vendor Display

DESCRIPTION: Relax your mind and meet the businesses with the special tools and tips to help you become a better professional.
LOCATION: Grand Piano Foyer

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Break Out Sessions

SPEAKER: Debra Bethard-Caplick
DESCRIPTION: Death of Demographics: Are You Talking to Me?
Grouping customers by race, age and gender isn’t enough in a world demanding personalization. PR pros must focus on psychographics beyond statistical categories to identify target audiences by shared generational attitudes and lifestyle preferences.
LOCATION: Royal Room A

SPEAKER:
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Room D

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The State of PRSA & the Sunshine District Radiance Awards Ceremony

SPEAKER: Joseph E. Cohen, Senior VP of MWW and Chair of Public Relations Society of America
DESCRIPTION: Hear how PRSA is framing the future of public relations and it’s impact on you and your profession during the inaugural Radiance Awards ceremony. Joe will also reveal the 26 recipients of the awards honoring excellence in public relations. View the full list of categories on the Awards page. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom

SATURDAY, JULY 12

7:30 a.m.

Hot Breakfast and Keynote Speaker

SPEAKER: Michael Cech, Director, Market & Customer Development, BASF Corporation
DESCRIPTION: “In case you hear, shooting in our school is real…”
On Dec. 14, 2012, the worst mass shooting of children in U.S. history occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. PRSA member Michael Cech’s wife, Yvonne, is the Library Media Specialist at Sandy Hook and was present that day. She was responsible for protecting 18 students and three other adults in her library that morning. Yvonne lost her best friend Principal Dawn Hochsprung, 20 first graders who she taught and knew and five adult colleagues who were also shot to death. Michael, a former reporter, will recount the details of that fateful day, analyze the ensuing media coverage, give insights as to how the shooting has impacted both the community and his family and share his thoughts on how violence in general is impacting American society.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ballroom

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break Out Sessions

SPEAKER: Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR
DESCRIPTION: How to Use the Joint Information Center
Learn the latest innovations in how the Joint Information Center (JIC) works in different high-profile situations. Host Lauri-Ellen Smith, APR, has served as lead public information officer (PIO) in several national incidents, and will share insights on unique events, such as trials and monster truck shows. Learn how social media has impacted the JIC and how the formation of a media committee during major/large scale events can help public affairs officers (PAOs).
LOCATION: Royal Room A

SPEAKER: Mike Gibaldi, APR, Business Wire
DESCRIPTION:
LOCATION: Royal Room D

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Paradise Break and Vendor Display

DESCRIPTION: Relax your mind and meet the businesses with the special tools and tips to help you become a better professional.
LOCATION: Grand Piano Foyer

 

 

January 2014 Lunch N Learn

bruce-seigelJanuary’s program promises to be one you won’t want to miss. We will welcome Bruce Seigel, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples. Bruce will discuss the tactics and strategies implemented in order to ensure the resort’s continued success after its re-mastering this past summer.

Bruce brings over thirty years of hospitality managerial/leadership experience to the resorts and currently oversees group and leisure sales, public relations, marketing and advertising activities for the two Naples resorts, Most recently, Bruce developed and executed the internal/external communication and marketing strategy for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples’ multi- million dollar re-mastering. The project, which ceased operations at the resort for a 66-day period, included all 450-guest rooms, suites, and corridors, three dining outlets, Artisans ballroom, as well as various structural, mechanical and engineering upgrades throughout the property.

Be sure to mark you calendars for Tuesday, January 28th for this exciting presentation! I’m looking forward to seeing you there.

To Register – Click Here!

DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Naples Hilton

Schedule:

11:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Presentation

Cost:

$27 PRSA Members

$31 Non-Members

$29 Non-Profits

$17 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, January 24th. 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.

Community Relations Manager

I’m hiring a Community Relations Manager to Vi at Bentley Village is seeking a Community Relations Manager to join the Sales team. This position creates and promotes awareness in the local community by developing and executing a variety of marketing, outreach and public relations activities to generate qualified leads. To apply, go to: http://lnkd.in/dKwPth3 and select “Job Opportunities” at the bottom of the page or send resume to hrnaples@viliving.com

Lori A. Burke, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

Vi at Bentley Village

561 Bentley Village Court

Naples, FL 34110

P: 239.431.2135

F: 239.431.2139

lburke@ViLiving.com

October PRSA Lunch N Learn

We’re in the fourth quarter of 2013 and you know what that means. It’s time to gear up for our seasonal events. That’s why we’re bringing an amazing event marketer to you for the October luncheon! Whether you are a private business, nonprofit or an internal corporate professional – from small to large, your events or any activity you do to draw people to your organization can have that extra sizzle they’ll remember.

Sammy Caban Headshot 2013BSammy Caban is president and founder of Innov8Events Agency in Miami, Florida, and he was a popular speaker at this year’s PRSA District Conference in Fort Lauderdale. Sammy has over 25 years of experience and is renowned both locally and internationally for his knowledge and unique approach for transforming events into spectacular results-driven experiences.

The southwest Florida market is highly competitive.  Give your firm or organization the edge it needs just in time for season. Join us for

“Transforming Events into Experiences”

Learn how to create a strategy to design the ultimate event experience.

Take away real life examples and case studies of successful experiential events.

Most importantly, hear the current trends that are changing the way we experience events.

 

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “Program”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, reserve online and pay through PayPal by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th.  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.
NOTE: WALK-INS WELCOME AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. AN ADDITIONAL $5 WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE PRICE.

To Register – Click Here

Presenter

Sammy Caban is the founder of Innov8 Events Agency, an award winning design firm that specializes in creating strategic multi- sensory event experiences. An award winning designer, professor, consultant and electronics engineer with over 25 years of experience, Sammy is renowned both locally and internationally for his knowledge and unique approach for transforming events into spectacular results-driven experiences.

He is currently serving his second term as the President of the South Florida & Caribbean Chapter of The international Special Events Society.

In 2010, Event Solutions Magazine selected him as one of the top five finalists for the Spotlight Award as Event Designer of the Year, and in 2011 and 2012 he was selected as one of the top five event producers in the Nation.

Emergency & Crisis Communications in Collier County – Past, Present and Future

Join us for our June PRSA Lunch N Learn, Tuesday, June 25th, at the Naples Hilton.

stephanine-spell-prsa-speakerYou will find our June topic very timely as hurricane season is upon us.  No – this isn’t a hurricane awareness seminar. It’s about vital Crisis Communications Management. We have secured two experts in Collier County who definitely have outstanding crisis communications skills and can provide cutting edge information and techniques critical to successfully managing the most challenging situations.

 

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 25th for “Emergency & Crisis Communications in Collier County – Past, Present and Future” presented by Chief Stephanie Spell, Chief of Community Engagement Department – Collier County Sheriff’s Office  and Jim von Rinteln, Emergency Recovery Coordinator, Collier County Government.

 

john-von-ritelnYou may not need to tangle with a hurricane, but chances are good that you will need these techniques for you and your key stakeholders at some point.  Be prepared!  We’ll see you on June 25th!

To Register – Click Here!

Chief Stephanie Spell Biography

Chief Stephanie Spell heads the Community Engagement Department within the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.  As a member of Sheriff Kevin Rambosk’s executive command staff, she provides leadership for several law enforcement bureaus, including Public Information and Media Relations, Crime Prevention, Crime Analysis, Planning and Research, Victim Advocate, Senior Services, Minority Affairs and Volunteers.

Stephanie has been with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office since 1987. A Naples resident since 1977, she is originally from Woodstock, New York and Block Island, Rhode Island.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration and is currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Barry University.

A graduate of Leadership Institute (2006) and Leadership Collier (2010), Stephanie is a CALEA assessor, past board member of Collier 4-H and Grace Place, and currently serves on the editorial board of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce magazine publication, Business Currents.

Jim von Rinteln Biography

Jim von Rinteln, Emergency Recovery Coordinator – Collier County Government, is a member of Collier County’s Growth Management Division working with the Operations and Regulatory Management team on community development issues, including the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Damage Assessment and Disaster Recovery initiatives.

 

Jim served as the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the County from 1997 – 2010, where he was involved in every disaster that affected the community during that time.   Additionally he was the lead in designing and building the County’s new Emergency Services Center which has received recognition for best practices at both the State and National level.  From 2010 – 2011 Jim served as the Regional CEO of the American Red Cross for both Lee and Collier Counties where he successfully consolidated their disaster services support to the Southwest Florida region.

Jim holds an MA in Resource Management from Hawaii Pacific University.  He is certified in the following areas: Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM); International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM); by FEMA as a Professional and Advanced Professional in Disaster Operations, and by the State Association of Floodplain Managers as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Jim is a proud graduate of Leadership Collier 2012.

Jim is originally from Maryland, where he attended the University of Maryland in College Park and received his BA in Political Science.  Upon graduation, he entered the Army where he spent a career as a helicopter pilot and senior staff officer prior to his retirement in 1996.  During his military career he was involved in several disaster recovery operations assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including Hurricane Iniki and Andrew in 1992, which lead him to his post military career as an Emergency Management professional in Collier County.

In 2006 Jim received a Distinguished Public Service Award from the Naples Chamber of Commerce; the 2008 Emergency Management Award from the Governor of Florida and in 2011 was named a James V. Mudd Fellow for his contributions to leadership in Collier County.

IMAGINE SOLUTIONS: The Effects of a World Class Forum on Southwest Florida

Join us for our April Lunch N’ Learn event on Tuesday, April 23rd  at The Hilton Naples:

randy antik imagin solutionsYou are probably familiar with two national forums called TED and The Aspen Institute.  But did you know we have one right here in our own back yard?  “IMAGINE SOLUTIONS” just took place in February and has attracted national sponsorships from GE, CVS/Caremark and Shell Oil Corporation to name a few; and national media partners, such as NOVA, National Geographic Society, the Economist and Harvard Business Review.

You may ask yourself, how does a presentation about a forum such as this affect me and my business, organization or clients? Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd to find out. CEO of Imagine Solutions, Randy Antik, explains how this world class forum started in Naples. He’ll herald its successes, as well as be open about its challenges. But most of all, you can be a part of influencing where it goes from here! IMAGINE SOLUTIONS provides our PRSA chapter with an ideal case study that is making news and history right now. A forum of this size and importance can have the same national and global appeal, as well as cultural and economic impact on our community as TED or The Aspen Institute have on California and Colorado. The demographic it attracts could be very beneficial to us and our target markets. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 23rd to be a part of the discovery!

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “The Effects of a World Class Forum on Southwest Florida .”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, April 19th.

NOTE: WALK-INS WELCOME AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. AN ADDITIONAL $5 WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE PRICE.

 REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE

About Randy Antik

Randy Antik lives full-time in Naples, Fla. and is chief executive officer for Searching for Solutions Institute (SFSI), a 501c3 public foundation established in 2007.

Antik devoted two years to traveling across the country to meet with the top executives at the Aspen Institute, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), the Milken Global Institute, and many thought leaders as part of the market research in establishing SFSI in Naples. A long-time attendee of thought-leader conferences, Antik saw an unmet need for intellectual networking with a purpose and an untapped resource for bringing together like-minded people who want to effect social change and make a difference both in Southwest Florida and at a national level.

In his role as chief experience officer, Randy Antik is the principal author of the “learn + involve” strategy to bring alive the vision of “enabling exceptional leaders to leverage their capabilities to effectively address social issues.” Randy travels the country meeting with potential national sponsors and speakers for the annual Imagine Solutions conference. He has built a network of thought-leaders through his long-standing associations at various conferences and is responsible for researching and securing world-class speakers for the Imagine Solutions conference.

Randy Antik has spent more than 35 years in his professional career working for private families (Pritzger, Carlson, Bass) and private equity firms (Warburg Pincus and Wells, Carson, Anderson & Stowe). Randy was involved in a number of turnaround and fast growth situations with a strong emphasis on consumer products and marketing service companies. He has served in the CEO role for six companies on behalf of these major investors, representing more than $4 billion in annualized revenues. Randy Antik founded a marketing consulting firm, Swat Team Partners in 2001, where he is currently “of counsel.”

Antik is passionate about education, leadership, the arts and sciences, tomorrow’s heroes and health care, where he has been involved on both a local and a national level in supporting a series of projects in the nonprofit and public sectors. These include working with nonprofit visionaries such as All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the University of North Carolina and Dr. Mel Levine; executive board member for Meadows School of Arts and Communications at SMU; orchestrator in the development of a wood art gallery concept in Neiman Marcus for 25 emerging artists; supporter of French Wood Artists Conclave in 2003 and 2006; involved with several major photographers in developing cultural and business affiliations including Frans Lanting, Brian Lanker and Alison Shaw; supporting Wade Davis and his work on behalf of National Geographic in anthropological studies; sponsor of Tibet Antique Arts show in the U.S. in 2000 and 2003; new project development with Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute; business sponsor of MIT Media Lab and friend to RISD, Cooper Union.

Antik has served on the following boards: Sacred Heart Hospital (10 years), Outward Bound (four years), IMC2, All Kinds of Minds (founders committee), YMCA (president), U.S. Track and Field AAU, SMU Meadows School and Museum, RISD advisor to president.

He holds a BA from Colby College and a graduate degree from Harvard University.

 

PRSA & FPRA join together to host a public relations and marketing showcase for nonprofits

The Public Relations Society of America / Gulf Coast Chapter and the Florida Public Relations Association / Southwest Florida Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on April 19 from 8 to 11 AM at the Lee County Election Center in south Fort Myers – an easy drive for Collier County attendees.

Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics:
·        Writing News Releases
·        Crisis Communication
·        Communicating with the Media
·        Event Planning
·        Social Media
·        Public Speaking and more

Admission: $10 per attendee
-includes the full presentation and a light breakfast.
The Election Center is located at:
13180 S. Cleveland Ave. / US 41 (behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops)
Seating is limited. Information and reservations are available at gulfcoastprsa.org or fprasw.org.

Click Here To Register

About the Public Relations Association of America
The Public Relations Association of America was chartered in 1947 and is the world’s largest and leading organization of public relations professionals with more than 21,000 professionals across the United States. Furthermore, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the PRSA is dedicated to providing you with educational opportunities for personal and professional growth achievement.

About Florida Public Relations Association
The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. As a statewide Association, FPRA holds approximately 1,500 professional and student members that all form the 15 professional and 11 student chapters. The Southwest Florida chapter has over 100 members and is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties

February PRSA Lunch N Learn – Forward Thinking

Join Us For “FORWARD THINKING” with The Philharmonic Center for the Arts’  

Campaigns Director Rachel Applegate

 

Rachel Applegate
Rachel Applegate

The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts has a 20+ year history with the southwest Florida community and has become a beacon to arts enthusiasts and even influenced the growth of Collier County. That said, how does “The Phil” continue to evolve and  thrive?  Join us for this community case study on how The Phil is forging new partnerships to galvanize the arts community, work with area schools, attract the next generation, first time fans and more!

Tuesday February 26, 2013 Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m.  Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Lunch

12:20 – 1:00 p.m.  Presentation

 

Cost:

$24  PRSA Members
$29  Non-Members
$27  Non-Profits
$15  Students
*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only cash and checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, please register online by Friday, February 22. 

Register By Clicking Here

Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape

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Jim Poh, Poh Media

Join us for our March Lunch N’ Learn event on Tuesday, March 26th  at The Hilton Naples to hear:

Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape – with Jim Poh of Poh Media, Sunrise, FL

  • How your advertising dollars can go as far as possible
  • Position your business or organization to receive solid ROI
  • The latest in social media tips to supplement your plan

Jim Poh is a member of (AAAA) American Association of Advertising Agencies and  is an expert at well-rounded media buying and more.  Mark your calendar for this cost-saving, brand raising program!

Jim has been part of some of the most innovative and successful campaigns of the past 10 years, including the U.S. launch of the Mini Cooper, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Burger King and American Legacy Foundations “Truth” Anti-Smoking Campaign.

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape.”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, March 22nd.

NOTE: WALK-INS WELCOME AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. AN ADDITIONAL $5 WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE PRICE.

 REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE

Jim was V.P. Media Director at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky from 2001-2009. Under Jim’s leadership, CP+B won four Media Lions at the Cannes Advertising Festival including the first U.S. Grand Prix win for “Truth.” CP+B won four awards in Mediaweeks “Media Plan of the Year” competition including the top award in 2003. The agency was recognized by the OAAA for the Outdoor Media Plan of the Year Award in 2003 and the MPA’S Kelly Award for outstanding use of magazines in 2003 and 2005. His group was named Media Department of the year by Media Magazine in 2005 and 2006. Jim was an Advertising Age “Media Maven” in 2001 and one of the Min Magazine’s “21 Most Intriguing” of 2004. In prior positions, Jim was part of several Effie winning teams, including the Grand Effie in 1988, and was names “Toughest Print Negotiator” by Media and Marketing Decisions in 1990.

Before CP+B, Jim ran Media First Internationals’ Office in Boston, where he had previously worked at Arnold on Volkswagen and Ocean Spray. Jim began his career in New York, starting with Wells Rich Greene in 1981 and ending with an 11 year run at Jordan, McGrath Case and Taylor. The Poh Media Media Neutral Approach is a culmination of the learning from all these experiences, starting with the rigors and discipline of packaged goods brands from P&G, Quaker Oats etc., and fully realized in the creative, ground breaking efforts for numerous clients at CP+B.

Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits

nonprofit-seminarThe Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lee County Election Center in south Fort Myers.

Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics: Writing News Releases, Crisis Communication, Communicating with the Media, Event Planning, Social Media, Public Speaking and more.

Admission will be $10 per attendee which includes the full presentation and a light breakfast.

The Election Center is located at 13180 S. Cleveland Ave. behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops.

Seating is limited.

Address:

Lee County Election Center

13180 S. Cleveland Ave

Fort Myers, Fl

Date: April 19, 2013

Start Time:8:00 am
End Time: 11:00 am

Price: $10.00

Click Here To Register

About Florida Public Relations Association

The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. As a statewide Association, FPRA holds approximately 1,500 professional and student members, all that form the 15 professional and 11 student chapters. The Southwest Florida chapter has over 100 members and is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties.

About the Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America was chartered in 1947 and is the world’s largest and leading organization of public relations professionals with more than 21,000 professionals across the United States. Furthermore, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the PRSA is dedicated to providing you with educational opportunities for personal and professional growth achievement.