Fargo-Moorhead Professional Communicators
—Fargo-Moorhead Professional Communicators provides programs at monthly meetings for NDPC members and other professionals in public relations, marketing, news, education and freelance journalism in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
FMPC meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m at Holiday Inn in Fargo.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming FMPC 2019-2020 meetings.
October 16, 2019 — Pitching With Pizzazz
Are you constantly sending what you believe are fantastic story ideas to various media outlets but rarely having any luck getting anyone to follow-up on the story? We’ve assembled professionals from different media — radio, broadcast, digital and print — to offer insight on what appeals to their particular audience and provide tips for making your pitch stand out from everyone else’s. Panelists include veteran WDAY reporter Kevin Wallevand, Inforum managing editor and former Detroit Lakes Tribune editor Paula Quam, KFGO on-air talent Derek Hansen and Midwest Nest editor Tracy Nichols.
November 20, 2019 — Crafting a Creative Life: Getting Unstuck and Creating Your Story
Local freelance writer and photographer, Alicia Underlee Nelson, will be present on keeping your creative groove going. Nelson covers craft beer, travel, art, entertainment, history and breaking news for Thomson Reuters, Food Network, USA Today, Delta Sky Magazine, AAA Living, Midwest Living, Beer Advocate, trivago Magazine, Matador Network, craftbeer.com and numerous other publications. She appears on a regular travel segment for KFGO-AM and kfgo.com, has contributed to Minnesota Public Radio and is the co-host of the Travel Tomorrow Podcast, which is available at TravelTomorrowPod.com and wherever you find your podcasts. Her first book, titled “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History,” was published in 2017. She also teaches and speaks about arranging independent and group travel excursions and crafting a more creative life.
January 15, 2020 — Why storytelling is the magic that makes marketing powerful
Anna Larson, social media and content strategist for Flint Group, will present on why storytelling brings humanity to a brand and how it breaks through the noise in our overly saturated online and offline world. Anna has been a storyteller most of her life, working for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Eide Bailly LLP, and now Flint Group. At Flint, Anna helps clients reach goals through dynamic content and sound social media strategy.
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