July Monthly Luncheon & Annual Meeting - "NewsByMe"
Please join us on Tuesday, July 7th for our monthly luncheon and annual meeting. We will be electing our new officers for the 2015-2016 year at this meeting.
Our guest speaker for this meeting will be Pason Gadis. Pason is Co-Founder and CEO of Florida Media Group where he has recently developed an innovative crowdsourcing app NewsByMe that is working to transform the way we report and consume news. Pason contributes his experiences as a career news media executive to NewsByMe, a visionary “next step” from traditional news services with an interactive social media component. After managing and launching media brands for the Gannett Company, Pason and his partners successfully launched an and now lead one of the state's fastest growing news magazines, Florida Weekly. Pason is widely respected in the media industry for his ability to take current go-to-market strategies and adapt them for today’s consumer. He is a graduate of Iowa State University and holds a BS in Business Administration.
** The meeting will be held at Florida South Western State College in Fort Myers. The meeting room is 177 in Building AA.
2015 P.R. University – “Thirty Years of Slicing the PR-RPIE”
The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its annual PR University conference on Thursday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers.
The year’s Public Relations University, “Thirty Years of Slicing the PR-RPIE,” will celebrate all of the ways the Southwest Florida Chapter has enhanced professionalism in our region for three decades.
Every PR professional in our region has employed the RPIE model (Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation) and we believe the key to success is brushing up on the basics. Guests of this year’s PRU will hear expert speakers from beyond Southwest Florida in how they’ve used elements of RPIE to unroll efficient and successful campaigns. The conference will be more interactive and unlike anything guests have attended before.
Breakfast and lunch will be served. Register before Tuesday, September 8 to take advantage of early bird rates. No Shows Will Be Billed.
Students interested in applying for a scholarship can access an online application by clicking here: 2015_pru_student_scholarship_app. If selected, students will receive a free full-day admission to the event. The application deadline for students is Friday, September 18.
Sponsorship opportunities for the event are now available from $250 to $1,000. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Sarah Nadal by e-mail at email@example.com.