Seeking nominations for 2017 Great Communicator

Do you know a ‘Great Communicator?’ Nominations are being accepted through June 9 for the 2017 Great Communicator Award. This is the only award that honors lifetime achievements in effective communications in Volusia and Flagler counties. Nominees do not need to be FPRA members or members of the public relations profession. They must reflect a lifelong commitment to excellence in communications, professional leadership and accomplishments, and service to the community.

If someone you know deserves the award or you would like to sponsor the event, please request the form from Mary Dorn, APR, at

Learn best practices for ‘Email Marketing’ at May 18 meeting of FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter

Diane Michael

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2017) – “Email Marketing – Break through the Inbox Clutter & More” will be the topic of the next meeting of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, on Thursday, May 18. The speaker will be Diane Michael, aka “Digital Di,” of Callan Group Communications. RSVP here.

The presentation will dive deeper into the email marketing maze, teaching you time-saving short cuts including:

  • How to build fresh email lists
  • What type of content gets read
  • The template game – make your newsletter look professional
  • Subject line Do’s
  • CAN-SPAM laws
  • How often to send
  • How to incorporate social media effectively
  • Effective tracking – what it all means
  • Plan in advance every 6 months

Michael got her start in non-profit management in 1998, and with the support of volunteers, raised millions dollars for different charities around the world. Continue reading

Members-only: Leadership Networking Social is April 8

Join us Saturday, April 8, for our Leadership Networking Social!

All members are invited to our Leadership Networking Social. FPRA Immediate Past President Roger Pynn, APR, CPRA, and his wife Shelley have graciously invited us to a social at their weekend home in Ponce Inlet.

The Leadership Networking Social will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and is open only to FPRA Volusia/Flagler Chapter members. There is no cost to attend. Dinner will be pasta and pizza, so come network and enjoy the sunset on the river with your fellow FPRA members!

Please RSVP by Monday, April 3, to Chapter President Cindi Lane, APR, at 386-214-4729 (text or call).

The party will also be an opportunity to learn more about serving on a committee or as a director or an officer of FPRA Volusia/Flagler. The Chapter is now putting together its Leadership Team for the 2017-2018 program year. Serving on the board or a committee is an excellent way to develop your leadership skills and gain invaluable experience.