Summer Social

July 11, 2017  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  Comments Off on Summer Social

We’re taking a summer break from our regular meeting. Join us instead for an after-hours gathering at The Nook – 3305 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805.

Thursday, July 20 at 5 PM

Mix and mingle with local PR professionals. Drinks and snacks are on us! See you there!

[June Luncheon] Crisis Comms: A Guide to the Ever Changing Media Landscape

June 7, 2017  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  Comments Off on [June Luncheon] Crisis Comms: A Guide to the Ever Changing Media Landscape
The Speaker

Marcus Reese

Marcus Reese is a public affairs specialist experienced in managing high profile legislative issues that have received extensive coverage in financial, political and international media.  Marcus’ areas of expertise include: government relations, grassroots/coalition building and strategic communications. Key duties have involved providing strategic political and communications counsel to C-level executives, developing client’s policy and advocacy agendas, and serving as the lead advocate representing clients before legislative, regulatory and (in conjunction with legal), law enforcement bodies.

Most recently, Marcus served as Vice-President State & Local Government Affairs for Los Angeles-headquartered Herbalife, where he ran their 50-state government relations effort in response to an attack from an activist hedge funder.  Prior to Herbalife, Marcus served as a public affairs consultant for clients facing regulatory and reputation issues including: 

  • Uber’s government relations market-entry in several municipalities including: Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Detroit and Columbus
  • New York Governor David Paterson’s transition 
  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick’s legal PR defense
  • Baker Hostetler, the law firm assigned as trustee to the Madoff fraud case 
  • The British Petroleum oil spill in Louisiana
  • Honeywell, AT&T, Pepsi, UFC and PHH

Marcus also has several years of experience in government and political campaigns across a number of states.  Marcus was named to NYC’s City Hall’s Rising Stars 40 Under 40, and has been a contributor to the television program Inside City Hall. He holds a B.A. in Corporate Journalism from Auburn University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

The Details

When: Wednesday, June 21

11:30 AM Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM NAPRCA Updates
12:15 PM Speaker Begins
1:00 PM Wrap Up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union
GPS Address: 220 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members, $12 for Students

Select to either pay in advance when you register OR register only and pay at the door when you arrive.

The RSVP deadline for the June Luncheon is Monday, June 19 at 5 PM.

See you on Wednesday, June 21!

 

Download Design Principles for the PR Pro Presentation

June 5, 2017  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  Comments Off on Download Design Principles for the PR Pro Presentation

Did you miss our May meeting? Our speaker Joe Davis of Synapse Wireless was nice enough to share his presentation – Design Principles for the PR Pro: How ux design can help effectively communicate your message. So take a look and see what you missed or save as a great reminder of his excellent design tips. Thank you again to Joe for a great presentation!

Download Design Principles for the PR Pro.

 

PR Pro of the Month

June 5, 2017  |  Home  |  Comments Off on PR Pro of the Month

Each month, NAPRCA would like to recognize a member who has done an exceptional job in the public relations field – a successful campaign or project, sharing their talents to assist a local nonprofit, etc. Recipients will be honored at a chapter meeting and named PR Pro of the Month.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please submit the Nomination Form.

SPRF Lantern Award Deadline is July 19

May 22, 2017  |  Awards, Home, News  |  Comments Off on SPRF Lantern Award Deadline is July 19

Don’t miss your chance to have your work recognized on a regional level in the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) 2017 Lantern Awards.

Annually, SPRF Lantern Awards entries are judged on their individual merit by fellow PR practitioners nationwide. The awards program offers three levels of recognition, including Certificates of Merit, Awards of Excellence and Lantern Awards. From those, the judges will also select a Best of Show Award and up to two Judges’ Choice Awards.

The deadline for entries is July 19, 2017. Every PRCA member is also an automatic member of SPRF. There will be no additional extended deadline.

For those members who recently entered either the PRCA Medallion Awards, you can enhance your Lantern Awards entries by integrating judges’ feedback and re-submitting those edited documents straight into the Lantern Awards entry database.

Eligible entries must have been produced between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. Winning entries will be announced at a banquet Sept. 26, 2017, during the SPRF conference (Sept. 24-27) in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Entries submitted prior to June 28, 2017, will be $55 per entry. Entries submitted between June 28 and July 19 will be $65 per entry. A professional member who submits and pays for three or more entries at one time will receive a $5 discount per entry ($50/$60). All student entries will be $20 per entry.

There are detailed award entry criteria for those who are new to the awards process. Your entry is based on both a narrative and uploaded collateral.

Research = up to 500 words
Planning = up to 250 words
Implementation = up to 500 words
Evaluation = up to 250 words

Please note, anyone wishing to attend the Lantern Awards Ceremony must book hotel accommodations by Aug. 25, 2017.

Enter the SPRF Awards here. And contact Ashley Fulmer, APR, at ashley @ bigcom.com with questions – we’re here to help!

[May Luncheon] Design Principles for the PR Pro: How ux design can help effectively communicate your message

May 8, 2017  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  Comments Off on [May Luncheon] Design Principles for the PR Pro: How ux design can help effectively communicate your message
The Topic

Design Principles for the PR Pro: How ux design can help effectively communicate your message

Let’s face it public relations professionals do it all these days. When it comes to user friendly designs (website, apps, simple forms and more), what are the most important things we need to know to make our audiences and stakeholders happy? We’ll explore this and more through specific examples of good, bad and ugly.

The Speaker


Joe Davis
is the User Experience Designer at Synapse Wireless, a commercial technology company focused on developing solutions for Industrial IoT.

Joe has over 14 years of design experience across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, defense, and commercial technology. He has worked for tiny mom and pop shops, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between. Joe enjoys tackling challenging problems and is passionate about developing technology centered around actual human needs. In his spare time, Joe enjoys photography, filmmaking, and running.

 

The Details

When: Wednesday, May 17

11:30 AM Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM NAPRCA Updates
12:15 PM Speaker Begins
1:00 PM Wrap Up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union
GPS Address: 220 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members, $12 for Students

Select to either pay in advance when you register OR register only and pay at the door when you arrive.

The RSVP deadline for the May Luncheon is Monday, May 15 at 5 PM.

See you on Wednesday, May 17!

[April Luncheon] Bring It Into Focus: Tips & Tools On Narrowing Your Scope

April 10, 2017  |  Home, Meeting Info  |  Comments Off on [April Luncheon] Bring It Into Focus: Tips & Tools On Narrowing Your Scope
Bring it into Focus
The Topic

Bring It Into Focus: Tips & Tools On Narrowing Your Scope
How a small media group took a gamble on a minimalist approach to marketing by using a razor-sharp business strategy successfully.

The Speaker

Stephenie WalkerStephenie Walker is owner and managing editor of RocketCityMom.com, a hyper-local parenting resource for families living in Huntsville and North Alabama. She works with local attractions and businesses to promote programs and events to parents looking for fun things to do with kids and to engage in their communities. Stephenie enjoys sharing her insights at social media and blogging events, and consults with small businesses and non-profit organizations on their digital media needs. When she’s not juggling content, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, usually camping, traveling, or playing video games. #GeekMom

The Details

When: Wednesday, April 19

11:30 AM Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM NAPRCA & AdFed Updates
12:15 PM Speaker Begins
1:00 PM Wrap Up

Where: Redstone Federal Credit Union
GPS Address: 220 Wynn Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35893

Price: $17 for Non Members, $15 for Members, $12 for Students
APR Month Promo: FREE for APR Members! Please select “Register & Pay at door”

Select to either pay in advance when you register OR register only and pay at the door when you arrive.

The RSVP deadline for the April Luncheon is Monday, April 17 at 5 PM.

See you on Wednesday, April 19!