Fargo-Moorhead Professional Communicators

Fargo-Moorhead Professional Communicators provides programs at monthly meetings for NDPC members and other communications professionals in public relations, marketing, news, education and freelance journalism in the Fargo-Moorhead area and the southeast district. NDPC’s southeast district includes the counties of Barnes, Cass, Dickey, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom, Richland, Sargent and Stutsman.

FMPC meetings previously were held the third Wednesday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m at Holiday Inn in Fargo. 

NDPC is currently seeking a southeast district director to lead the Fargo Moorhead Professional Communicators. If interested, contact Tammy Fogle, NDPC President.

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January 20, 2021 — Holy Branding, Batman!

See the practice of brand symbols through the iconography of the Dark Knight. Jason Jacobson, senior creative strategist at Fargo-based agency, H2M, walks through what a brand truly means and provides practical examples of how his firm approached three brand refreshes in 2020. The presentation also includes advice on the right time to make a change and other ways to reinforce a brand without changing its symbols. 

About the Speaker
Fargo-native Jason Jacobson began working as a creative copywriter in 2008 with an insatiable appetite for understanding and articulating authentic brands. Over the years, he’s had the pleasure of consulting businesses on their brands ranging from startups to regional staples like Bell Bank, Zorbaz, and Otter Tail Power Company. As the senior creative strategist at H2M, Jason oversees both the creative and strategic practices, converging two loves into one role.

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November 18, 2020 — Pandemic fatigue, preferences and … why was that again?

Leann Wolff – Great Outcomes Consulting
The stress and pressures of the last several months have been unrelenting. Summer gave us a bit more breathing room…but only a bit. People are driving faster, taking more risks. Colleagues are snapping and being generally annoying. We are all asking: When will this be over? There is only one answer: Not soon a-damn-nough. In the meantime, what do we do?

During this session, we will explore “in the meantime,” especially as communicators who serve critical roles in crisis. We’ll start with acknowledging pandemic fatigue and the underlying stress. This conversation will lead to a review of how our individual personal preferences and styles function under stress. The final phase of the conversation will be focused on reminders of core components of good communication (what’s the why; bad news first; managing expectations, etc.)

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