You won’t want to miss the May 2nd meeting which promises to be full of surprises as we celebrate the very best in public relations with the presentation of our annual Image Awards. Join us as we toast award winners and celebrate our profession.

Following the celebration with our Image Award winners hear from Susan Bennett, APR, CPRC, a 20-year public relations and marketing professional who will share:

“Pet Peeves of Journalists:  How to pitch (and not pitch) a story.”

Having successfully pitched literally hundreds of stories throughout her career, Susan will share her tips for successfully pitching journalists and landing stories for your clients or organizations. Susan’s insights will be an introduction and prelude to FPRA’s popular media breakfast to be held on Tuesday, June 7. 
Susan has earned more than 200 awards for her work, including 180 from the Florida Public Relations Association. She is the recipient of FPRA’s highest honor, the Dick Pope All-Florida Golden Image Award for the best public relations campaign in Florida (for Southwest Florida Addiction Services). Prior to founding her own company, Susan was Marketing Director of The News-Press and served on the launch team of USA TODAY. Susan is a trustee and past chairman of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Susan has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a Master of Arts degree in mass communications from the University of Florida. She also is certified in Government and Foundation Grant Writing and is a registered fund-raising consultant with the State of Florida.

Meeting Details:
Celebrate the 2011 Image Awards & “Pet Peeves of Journalists when Pitching Stories”
Monday, May 2, 2011
11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch meeting
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Fort Myers
$25 for guests
$20 for members
$10 for students

Click here to register.