Summer Happy Hour

Beat the Texas heat at Greater Fort Worth Chapter of PRSA’s Summer Happy Hour! Join us at Off The Record West on Magnolia on Thursday, July 26, from 5:30-7 p.m., for a refreshing drink and great company. Attendees will be entered to win a free Worthy Awards entry (value of $75-100). The cost is $5 per person (appetizers included).

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Central Time

Where: Off The Record West

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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 

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Join us for our next GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, June 13, at Colonial Country Club!

For the past 25 years, Ruth Fitzgibbons of Richards Partners, the public relations arm of The Richards Group, has been on the front lines with a variety of clients who unexpectedly found themselves in the glaring light of uninvited media scrutiny – at a terrible time. Television cameras on your doorstep are bad, but a Twitter storm may be even worse. This program will offer the 10 Commandments of Crisis Communications (with color commentary from personal experience), plus some best practices and do’s and don’ts with earned and social media.

When: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:30 AM  – 1:00 PM
Central Time

Where: Colonial Country Club 

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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

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GFW PRSA April Luncheon

Mentors play an important role in the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) process, from encouraging members to seek APR to guiding candidates through to passing the exam. At the GFW PRSA luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, Malizy Scruggs, APR, media relations practice leader at The Starr Conspiracy and APR Chair of the Dallas PRSA Chapter, will talk about why APR matters, present case studies on the challenges associated with successfully mentoring candidates, and give examples of chapters who do mentoring right.

At the end of the presentation, candidates and potential mentors are invited to participate in a “Mentor Match” to begin building a strong mentorship program in our chapter.

When: April 11, 2018 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Where: Colonial Country Club

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