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Ocala Leaders at FPRA Conference


The public relations professionals in the Ocala/Marion County area were proven to be among the leaders in the state, and received recognition at the Florida Public Relations Association Annual Conference Aug. 6-9, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes.   VP … Continued

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Get an insider’s look at the APR


Whether you are preparing for the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) exam or just exploring the path to accreditation, plan to join your Central Florida colleagues for an informative discussion and Q&A. Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC, will share her experience … Continued

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ACES Adventure to Duke Energy


The Ocala FPRA Advanced Communicator Enrichment Session (ACES) for June has been an enlightening and powerful educational opportunity for our senior lever PR pros. ACES Chair Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC has done a great job with ACES this year. He … Continued

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OCALA: LEARN HOW SOCIAL RESEARCH CAN ENHANCE YOUR COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES AT FPRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT


Whether your target audience is made up of customers, constituents, donors or other businesses, human behavior plays a role in each of their decisions. Understanding human behavior and using social research can help communicators create effective strategies for reaching those … Continued

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ROY REID, APR, CPRC, TO PRESENT ON “REPUTATION MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION” AT OCT. 16 LUNCH


ROY REID, APR, CPRC, TO PRESENT ON “REPUTATION MANAGEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION” AT OCT. 16 LUNCH OCALA, FL – Reputations can take decades to build, and require careful and active attention to preserve. That’s especially true today, when social media alone … Continued

CREATING YOUR OWN NEWSROOM: MARION COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SHARES NEWS VIDEO EXPERTISE


If a picture is worth a thousand words, video could be worth even more to organizations wanting to tell their stories visually. At the Florida Public Relations Association Ocala Chapter’s September professional development luncheon, public information leaders from the Marion … Continued

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BE THE MASTER OF YOUR DISASTER: Learn valuable crisis communication tips at the June 19 Ocala FPRA Professional Development Luncheon


At the June 19 Ocala FPRA Chapter Luncheon Chris Gent, APR, CPRA, will present “Become the Master of Your Disaster.” Senior management and leaders within companies, organizations and governments embroiled in a crisis have learned the hard way what happens … Continued

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CPRCs address the NonProfit Business Council


by Lauren B. DeIorio, Fund Development DirectorPublic Education Foundation of Marion County On May 5, the NonProfit Business Council held its monthly business meeting on the topic “PR: More than you Think.” The idea was to enlist the help of the FPRA … Continued

FPRA Ocala Chapter Recognizes Image and Communicator of the Year Awards


The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recognized local accomplishments in the fields of publicrelations and communication the evening of April 24. You can see the full recap with photos on the Awards page. The FPRA Ocala … Continued

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HAVE A BIG MESSAGE AND A SMALL BUDGET? Ray Seaman shares how to create an effective grassroots campaign


Last year, Ray Seaman coordinated the Yes For MarionSchools campaign, which led to the passage last November of an education funding referendum that garnered 54% of the vote. At the April 17 Ocala FPRA Chapter Luncheon, Ray will share how he helped … Continued

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IMPROVE OUTREACH TO YOUR AUDIENCES AT MAY PR SEMINAR


The ability to effectively share an agency or business’s key messages with its target audiences plays a crucial role in an organization’s success or failure. Fortunately, the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is hosting a half-day seminar … Continued

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Deadlines for Mid-Florida Local Image and Communicator of the Year Awards Competition are March 13 and March 21; Enter Today!


Deadlines for entries and nominations toward the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Ocala Chapter’s 2015 Mid-Florida Local Image and Communicator of the Year Awards competition are fast approaching. Professionals and organizations seeking recognition for their public relations programs must submit … Continued

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THREE OCALA FPRA MEMBERS EARN ADVANCED CREDENTIALS


OCALA, FL – The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association congratulates three members — Laura Byrnes, Allison Campbell and Lisa Varner — on becoming Certified Public Relations Counselors (CPRC). Obtaining the CPRC credential is an extensive process, which requires candidates … Continued

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#ThinkAPR When You #ThinkFPRA


  Thinking about pursuing accreditation? Great opportunity coming up next week! A Free Open House Webcast is scheduledfor Tuesday, August 19 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The Free Open House Web Meeting will provide opportunities to ask questions about the APR … Continued

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FPRA State President to speak on leadership development at upcoming Ocala Chapter meeting


In-coming FPRA State President Rachel Smith, APR,CPRC, will share her insights on developing strong leaders as guest speaker at the Florida Public Relations Association Ocala Chapter monthly professional development luncheon. This meeting takes place Friday, August 15, from 11:30AM – … Continued