How Competitive Are YOU in Today’s Marketplace?

Many people are concerned about the impact of today’s economic climate on jobs, including those in the field of public relations. The possibility of fewer jobs means greater competition– at all career levels. However, how many practitioners are taking proactive steps to increase their competitiveness in the marketplace? FPRA has a variety of ways to help you stay one step ahead of the competition.

Accreditation and Certification
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) and Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC) certification are two proactive, affordable “short term investment/long term benefit” opportunities available to FPRA members. For less than the cost of many one-day seminars, Accreditation and Certification offer credentials that can last a lifetime.

Image Awards
The FPRA Image Awards recognize the best in research, strategy, implementation and execution in the public relations profession. Image Awards competitions are conducted in the spring at the chapter level and recognize the area’s best work in four main divisions:

  • Public Relations Programs
  • Printed Tools of Public Relations
  • Audio/Visual Tools of Public Relations
  • Student Projects in Public Relations

Wilton F. Martin Sr. Communicator of the Year Award
Established in 2005 and renamed in 2011, the Wilton F. Martin Communicator of the Year Awards recognize individuals and institutions who have demonstrated excellence in strategic communications to improve the quality of life in Marion County.