Virtual Breakfast & Brainstorming: Social Media

This virtual session will be devoted to all things social media. Bring your questions, share best practices, or what software you use to help streamline the process. Register in advance, members and non-members welcome! Register in advance for this meeting.

Free

February Monthly Meeting: Understanding, Building and Maintaining Effective Media Relations (and Yes, it Still Matters)

My Office & More 122 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL

In her presentation, Laura will lean into her nearly 40 years’ experience as both a journalist and PR professional to examine the changing landscape of the media, how to leverage those changes to your advantage, and how to build on your relationships to get the coverage your client or organization still need and value.

March Monthly Meeting: Accessible Social Media

My Office & More 122 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL

Join your fellow communications professionals as we hear from social media accessibility expert Alexa Heinrich. Alex will share how to make content more accessible through the implementation of alt text, video captioning, proper emoji use, strategic copywriting, and more.

Social at COB & PEN

Cob & Pen 1221 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL

Grab your favorite food and drink and enjoy getting to know your fellow FPRA members and future members! Bring questions about work or just catch up with your comm friends. Please RSVP to info@fprapolk.org so we know to expect you!

Free

April Monthly Meeting: The Art of PR Planning

My Office & More 122 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL

A strategic plan is your guidebook, your organizational roadmap, the path to follow from inception to evaluation of programs and projects.

Lake Clean-up with Hillcrest

Hillcrest Coffee 119 Hillcrest St., Lakeland, FL

Our chapter will once again work with Hillcrest Coffee to clean up Lake Hunter on April 30. The City of Lakeland provides trash bags, gloves, and grabbers. We will meet at Hillcrest, 119 Hillcrest St, Lakeland, FL 33815 at 8:30 a.m. for a free coffee of the day/cold brew. Clean-up generally runs 9-11 a.m. Friends […]

Free

June Monthly Meeting: Proactive Pitching: How to Hit it Out of the Park

My Office & More 122 East Main Street, Lakeland, FL

Join your fellow PR pros as Robyn Felix APR, Communications & Board Services Bureau Chief of Southwest Florida Management District shares tips on proactive pitching. Pitching positive stories to the media is a top priority for the Southwest Florida Water Management District.