5 takeaways: Myiah Hutchens, Ph.D.


At July’s professional development meeting, Myiah Hutchens, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Public Relations at the University of Florida, presented: “How communication functions in democratic processes.” The 5 takeaways from her presentation include: Though counterintuitive, research shows Facebook … Continued

5 takeaways: Natalie Asorey


In June, we returned to in-person professional development meetings at the College of Central Florida for the first time in more than a year. Natalie Asorey, lecturer and associate director at the University of Florida’s The Agency, presented “How to … Continued

Justin Brennan

5 takeaways: Justin Brennan


During April’s presentation, Justin Brennan, former director of impact partnerships at Participant Media and president of Purpose & Vision Consulting, provided insight on how public relations practitioners and marketers can strengthen and redefine partnerships and content strategies to be more inclusive, effective and stabilizing.

5 takeaways: Lisa O’Keefe


Public relations practitioners understand the ways in which we communicate with our audiences have evolved exponentially. Those of us who once relied on traditional vehicles to reach our audiences have had to learn to navigate in the digital marketing sphere over … Continued

5 takeaways: Heather Danenhower, APR, CPRC


The decision to retire the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County in 2013 coupled with poor economic conditions, a merger with a company 500 miles away and negative media headlines led to public distrust and poor satisfaction. To address … Continued

5 Takeways: Cherrietta Prince


The Impact of a Personal Public Relations Story Cherrietta Prince, local business owner and ambassador for the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership        5 Takeways from Cherrietta Prince’s “Twists & Turns in a PR Career” Represent a product or … Continued

Area Public Relations and Communications Professionals Win Awards


Ocala, FL. (April 18, 2019) — The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association congratulates several local professionals for excellence in public relations and communications. In all, 17 Image awards were given to various professionals from MarionCounty, Lake County … Continued

Local Organizations, Individuals Invited to Submit PR Work in Annual Image Awards


OCALA, Fl. (Feb. 11, 2019) – The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) invites local communications professionals to enter the 2019 Mid-Florida Local Image Awards. The competition is open to FPRA members, nonmembers and students, and provides … Continued

OCALA FPRA March Professional Development Program – Fall Therapy: Learning to walk with ethical integrity when you are destined to fall along the way


SPEAKER:    Ginger Broslat, APR, CPRC– Communications consultant and VP of accreditation and certification of Florida Public Relations Association DATE:           Fri., March 23, 2018 TIME:            Networking 11:30 – Program Noon – 1:00 p.m. … Continued

‘Conducting Communications Excellence’ set to take center stage Celebrates Mid-Florida Image and Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year awards


OCALA. Fla.– The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Associations will celebrate outstanding public relations during Conducting Communications Excellence on Tuesday, April 19, at the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala. Both the chapter’s Mid-Florida Image awards and the annual … Continued

OCALA: ZIMMERMAN TRIAL, FSU LIBRARY SHOOTING. THESE AND MORE AT MAY 4 CRISIS COMMUNICATION SEMINAR


Communicating during crisis and tragedy while the nation watches on television is a scenario leaders hope not to face, but would you be ready if necessary? On May 4, professionals can hear firsthand accounts from communicators who navigated high-profile crises … Continued

LEARN THE BASICS OF CONNECTING AT NETWORKING WORKSHOP


Networking doesn’t have to be painful, and it’s certainly more than simply handing out business cards. Beth Ramsay, expert in creating meaningful connections, is here to show you the ropes of successful networking in an upcoming workshop. On March 18, … Continued

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS, INDIVIDUALS INVITED TO SUBMIT BEST PR WORK IN ANNUAL IMAGE AWARDS


OCALA, FL – The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) invites local communications professionals to enter the 2016 Mid-Florida Image Awards. The competition is open to FPRA members and nonmembers, and provides an opportunity for skilled PR … Continued

Three Secret PR Weapons for Building Your Brand


Craig Cincotta with Entrepreneur magazine shares his secrets for building a brand.

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