July 2016

The Power of the Inbox
(Tips & Strategies for Successful Email Marketing)

 July Meeting
Thursday, July 28
11:45 am | University Club

In addition to being an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and professional speaker, Mike Coleman provides comprehensive marketing solutions for professional service providers and organizations that want to improve their marketing, grow their business, and make more money. Clients consistently learn how to create a stronger presence in the marketplace, communicate their message to their target market more effectively, and make better use of their time and resources to grow their business. Some of the services provided include SEO, PPC, copywriting, social media, email marketing, web design and monthly coaching programs. As a professional speaker, Mike delivers around 60 presentations annually to Chambers of Commerce, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can visit his website at mikecoleman.net.

PRCA West Alabama will hold its annual Toolkit on Thursday, September 22, at UA's Child Development Center. More information is coming soon.
Mentor a PRCA Student Member
Are you interested in mentoring one or more students involved with PRCA student chapter?
If so, complete this
interest form.
We will use this information to gauge member interest, assist in planning, and match members with mentees who fit their level of interest and area of expertise. We hope to launch the mentoring program this fall. Questions? Contact Stephanie Kirkland, VP-Students, at 205-348-8663 or stephanie.kirkland@ua.edu.

Have you registered for the SPRF conference in Sandestin, Fla., Sept. 18-21? If not, mark that off your to-do list today! Registration is open.

Speakers and topics will include:
  • Jaime Primak Sullivan - Know Your Audience; Changes in PR with the Influx of Technology and how to Make it Work for You  
  • Thomas Broadus - Marketing to Millennials - Who, What, Where, Why and How
  • John Deveney - The Future of Crisis and How to Manage
  • Regent Ducas - Producing Powerful Video Strategy; Video Advertising Online
  • Bridgette Duplantis and Cecelia Mecca - Building Brand Advocates through Influencer Marketing
  • Mike Ragsdale - Lifestyle Design: Building a (Beach) Brand

Giving back is good for the soul! Thank you to those who volunteered for United Way of West Alabama's Day of Action on June 17.

Pictured from left to right is Becky Booker, Tracy Sims, Dr. Suzanne Horsley and Rebecca Minder.

Are you ready to take the next step in your PR career? The APR certification distinguishes you as an experienced, knowledgeable and ethical PR practitioner. Interested? Contact Cathy Butler.