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 2017-2018 meetings.
September 20, 2017 — The Next 100 Years: Marketing the New Sanford Medical Center
Speaker: Jennifer Cresap, Executive Director of Marketing, Sanford Health
October 18, 2017
There will be no FMPC luncheon on October 18. We will be joining MSUM’s Sports Communication Conference for lunch. Their luncheon speaker is Andrea Mokros, vice president of communications and events for the Super Bowl Host Committee. If you would like to attend and would like lunch, please register here: mnstate.edu/sports-conference. If you simply want to attend, but not eat, you do not need to register. Plan to arrive by 11:45 a.m. Andrea’s talk should take place around 12:15. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-477-2983.
November 15, 2017 — Social Media Strategy & Engagement
Speaker: Justin Swanson, Assistant Athletic Director – Marketing & Fan Engagement, NDSU Athletics
January 17, 2018
Proposed Topic: Communicating through Busyness
February 21, 2018 — Communicating to Inspire
Speakers: Danielle Teigen, author of Hidden History of Fargo and The Forum of Fargo Moorhead; Roxane Salonen, The Forum of Fargo Moorhead; and Chelsey Engelhard, The Arts Partnership
March 21, 2018
Proposed Topic: Crisis Communication
April 18, 2018 — Finding Your Sweet Spot: Writing Technical Topics in an Understandable Way
Understanding an unfamiliar concept challenges writers daily. Where do you start the research process? How do you approach an interview in a way that lets the subject matter expert know that, while you’re not an expert on the topic, you’re interested and attempting to ask smart questions? Then, once you’ve gathered the information, how do you present it in a way that engages your audience? Amy Wieser Willson, vice president of client services at IRONCLAD Marketing, has spent the bulk of her career managing communications for the North Dakota National Guard and assisting B2B manufacturing companies with public relations and marketing. She will help you find the sweet spot of bringing technical information down to the readers’ levels — but not so far down that it seems to insult their skills and knowledge.
Proposal Topic: Visual Design & Its Role in Your Marketing Story