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October 2017  

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Oct. 18: PRSA Miami & Fort Lauderdale Joint Mixer
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Frankey's Sports Bar, The Village at Gulfstream Park

Never has networking been so much fun! Members and friends of PRSA’s Miami and Greater Fort Lauderdale chapters will meet in the middle at Frankey's Sports Bar for yummy apps, signature cocktails and stimulating conversation. Not to mention exciting chances to win gift certificates to Adena Grill and Wine Bar and Frankey’s Sports Bar.

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Frankey's Sports Bar, attendees will receive one free drink and various bar bites. There is no registration fee, though we ask that you register online in advance. We look forward to seeing you there!



Friday, Oct. 20: Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Rusty Pelican
 

Join the Public Relations Society of America, Miami Chapter on Friday, October 20 as we celebrate the 30th Annual Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund Luncheon

We will honor community leaders and legends of our industry and acknowledge incredibly promising public relations students, who have earned scholarships in support of their education through their exceptional leadership and academic accomplishments. This year's award recipients are:

2017 Bill Adams PRSA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: 
Fernando Figueredo, APR
Executive Director, Career and Talent Development Department, Florida International University 

2017 Royal Palm Award recipient: 
Harve Mogul
President Emeritus, United Way 

The PRSA Miami Chapter will also award $20,000 in scholarships to the next generation of public relations professionals pursuing a college education at the University of Miami, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University and Miami Dade College. This year's Scholarship Recipients are:  



Florida International 
Malaika Desrameaux
Meredith Marseille 

 

Florida Memorial University
Shieda Y. Castillo



Miami Dade College
Izabella Felpeto
Yaneth Imperatrice

 

University of Miami
Jiaying Li
Micaela Rooney

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Event Schedule:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Registration and Silent Auction 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Awards Presentation 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. 

*A late fee of $10 will be added to tickets purchased after October 16, 2017 


SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

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Proceeds benefit the Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Endowment Fund, established in 1985, which has awarded more than $215,000 in scholarships to 139 deserving students.

 

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Current PRSA National Promotions

PRSA's “Triple Play” membership promotion is underway now through November 30.  The Promo Code is FALL17.

When new members join PRSA at the $255 membership level between October 1 and November 30, they receive a complimentary Chapter membership**, a complimentary Section membership**, and the waived $65 initiation fee.

**RESTRICTIONS: If joining Counselors Academy, dues are $100 ($95 discount).  Chapter dues are covered up to $100. This offer is not available for Associate member types ($200 or less annual dues) and is not available to current or renewing members. Please click here for details.

 

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Let's Talk Ethics

Webinar On-Demand: 
Becoming a Truly Trusted Strategic Ethics Advisor: Building credibility, protecting reputations

Upcoming Event:
PRSA Miami & the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce present
Navigating Ethics to Restore Trust and Improve Personal and Business Success

A seminar on truth and trust in communications

Thursday, Nov. 9
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Ryder Room, Hilton Hotel

  • $20.00 Member Meeting Ticket
  • $30.00 Guest Meeting Ticket
  • $20.00 GMCC (Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce) Members
  • $15.00 PRSSA - Student Rate

Register at prsamiami.org.

 

PRSA Miami Tackles Public Relations Ethics in the Age of Alternative Facts and Fake News  

Trust and ethics in the era of alternative facts and fake news was the focus of a spirited discussion hosted by PRSA Miami on May 10 with panelists from journalism, public relations and law. The panel was produced by Virgil Scudder, Rosemary Ravinal, Erika Mayor and Connie Crowther on behalf of the PRSA Miami Chapter. You may read a summary here, and view opening statements here.

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Member Spotlight

Meet PRSA Miami Member: Austin Langlois
Freelance Writer and PR Consultant
Digital Communications Co-Chair, PRSA Miami

Birthplace: Seoul Korea

What accomplishment are you most proud of? In a previous position I rebranded a town (Ada Village, Michigan) and was a speechwriter for the chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Who is your role model? Martha Stewart. She's a savvy business woman and didn't let a huge public failure keep her from coming back stronger than ever. 

Favorite place in Miami: Sugar, at EAST

Favorite social media accounts to follow: @tacobell, @barackobama, @marthastewart

I support: The World Wildlife Fund and Heifer International 

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Kudos!

Congratulations are in order!


Society of Professional Journalists Honors PRSA Board Member

Virgil Scudder, received one of the three top awards for Magazine Commentary and Criticism from the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the 23rd Annual Sunshine State Awards Dinner at the University of Miami this July.

Scudder was recognized for the “In the C-Suite”columns that he wrote for the Public Relations Strategist. The “C-Suite” columns focused on communications challenges faced by top management of both large and small organizations, placing special emphasis on crisis management.  The pieces are available for reading and viewing on his website at www.virgilscudder.com/news.

Award-Winning Agency Continues Winning Streak

rbb Communications brought home a coveted Silver Anvil award for Hampton by Hilton’s U.S. Hispanic program in the Multicultural category. Additionally, Florida Power & Light Company's Manatee Lagoon was named a finalist in the Community Relations category.

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Let's Connect

For more information, visit www.prsamiami.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PRSAMiami and follow us on Twitter @PRSAMiami.

Is there something you'd like to see in our monthly newsletters or on social media? Send a note to President@prsamiami.org.

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