Join us for our GFW PRSA half-day workshop on Wednesday, October 10, at Colonial Country Club!

Improve your pitching success rate and enhance your PR writing with Michael Smart’s PR tips. Learn specific, actionable strategies you can apply immediately to re-charge your media outreach and hone your PR skills at PRSA’s half-day workshop on Wednesday, October 10. The luncheon following the workshop will focus on reaching influencers and journalists in the new media relations landscape.

An independent communications trainer, Smart is regularly among the highest-rated speakers at the industry’s largest conferences. A former newspaper journalist, Michael has won national and regional awards for news release and feature writing.

Schedule:

  • 7:15 a.m. – Master Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. – Seminar Registration/Networking
  • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – SMARTer PR Workshop
  • 11:30 a.m. – noon – Luncheon Registration/Networking
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Luncheon Program

Location:

Colonial Country Club 

Register here.

Join us for our next GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, September 12, at Colonial Country Club!

In 2014, Texas Health Resources (THR) treated the first Ebola patient in the United States at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The crisis was an international news story for months and resulted in prolonged scrutiny for THR. Mark Riordan, THR’s Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, will discuss best practices in crisis management and reveal how ethics guided the PR counselors in helping the health care system navigate this unprecedented crisis.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Where: Colonial Country Club 

Register here.

Join us for our next GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, August 8, at Colonial Country Club!

Reaching diverse, segmented audiences is often among the most challenging work for PR professionals. Without the resources to reach minority communities, PR professionals need exceptional strategy and tactics.

Kimberly Sims and Shannon McCord work in the communications and public involvement department at the North Texas office of HNTB Corporation, an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. They will share their knowledge and past successes in penetrating hard-to-reach, diverse target audiences.

When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Where: Colonial Country Club 

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PRSA July Luncheon

You developed and executed a successful communications campaign. The client loved it, the media was all over it, and – best of all – you far exceeded your performance goals. Yet it didn’t make the cut at the Worthy Awards. What went wrong?

Carol Murray, APR, marketing communications manager for Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth, will discuss the critical components of an award-winning entry and share what went into “The Superpowers Campaign,” last year’s Best of Show winner at the Worthy Awards. Then hear some dos and don’ts gleaned from judging other chapters’ award entries.

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM

Where: Colonial Country Club 

Register here.

Join us for our next GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, May 9, at Colonial Country Club!

How can we work best with the media? Find out firsthand at one of the Greater Fort Worth Chapter of PRSA’s most popular programs of the year—the annual media panel discussion—on May 9 at Colonial Country Club. Come prepared with your questions and learn how to effectively get coverage for your clients and causes.

Panelists: Tim Foster (WFAA), Bud Kennedy (Star Telegram), Stephanie Kuo (KERA), Jamie Stengle (Associated Press)

Moderator: Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations, UNT Health Science Center, and former Associated Press Reporter

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Central Time

Where: Colonial Country Club

Register here.