View highlights from some of our past meetings.
Photographs by Barbara McCormick
The special guest speaker at GCPRC’s December 2010 lunch meeting was Jose Lambiet, columnist for The Palm Beach Post and Page2Live.com. His topic was “The High Lights & Low Lifes of 2010.”
The topic of GCPRC’s November 2010 meeting was “Meet the Editors” and included presentations by Joella Cain, editor of Florida Woman; Felicia Levine, editor of Boca Raton Observer; and Betty Wells, managing editor of Florida Weekly.
Nearly 60 PR and marketing professionals attended the September 21 lunch meeting of the Gold Coast PR Council. The topic was More New Media, and the speakers included Scott Simmons, managing editor of the new Boca Raton edition of THE COASTAL STAR; Amy Woods, society editor of the new publication PALM 2 JUNO; Marie Speed, editor of the new DELRAY BEACH Magazine; and Bill Hirschman, editor of SouthFloridaTheaterReviews.com.
The topic of GCPRC’s August 17 lunch meeting was SLICK: PR Lessons Learned from the BP Oil Spill. Nearly 50 public relations and marketing professionals listened to four outstanding speakers:
(L-R) Marcia Pounds, Business Columnist for the Sun-Sentinel; Kenneth Morgan, PR Manager of Visit Florida; Jessica Taylor, Media Relations Director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Don Silver, Crisis Management Guru and Chief Operating Officer of Boardroom Communications.
GCPRC VP Judy Joffe and Treasurer Rich Pollack present a $1,000 scholarship to Palm Beach State College student Luana Goncalves during the August 17 lunch meeting. GCPRC’s College Scholarship is funded in part by our Premier Members.
The June 15 lunch meeting of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL offered a great opportunity for nearly 60 local public relations and marketing professionals to meet and learn from this area’s three most important Business Editors.
(L-R) GCPRC Board Member Michelle Brown of Kaliah Communications, Carolyn DiPaolo of the Palm Beach Post, Cyndi Metzger of the Sun-Sentinel, Leslie Kraft-Burke of the South Florida Business Journal and two-time Bernays Award winner Margie Yansura of Wordsmith Communications.
The May 18 lunch meeting of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL offered practical how-to tips on mastering Social Media by four local PR gurus:
(L-R) Sharon Patterson of d+g / Green Light Communications, Alexia Davis of the Norton Museum of Art, Toby Srebnik of Tilson Communications and Shamin Abas of Shamin Abas PR in West Palm Beach. More than 60 local public relations and marketing professionals attended.
The April 20 lunch meeting of the Gold Coast PR Council attracted more than 80 public relations and marketing professionals to listen and learn from the three local TV News Directors.
(L-R) GCPRC Board Member Elaine Meier, Jeff Brogan from WPTV News Channel 5, Cathy Younkin from WPEC CBS News 12, Kyle Grimes from WPBF Channel 25 and GCPRC Board Member Karen Lustgarten.
The March 16 lunch meeting of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL featured five local editors:
(L-R) Marci Shatzman of the Forum Newspapers, Dale King of the Boca Raton Tribune, GCPRC Board Member Michelle Brown who organized the panel, Jan Tuckwood from The Palm Beach Post, Joey Amato from the South Florida Gay News and Sara Fiedelhof of Cravings Magazine.
Gary Schweikhart, President of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL, with Tim Burke, the new Publisher, Executive Editor & Vice President of Audience Development at THE PALM BEACH POST, following GCPRC’s February 16 meeting. More than 50 PR and Marketing professionals attended.
About 40 PR and Marketing professionals attended the November 17 lunch meeting of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL. The topic was Meet the Calendar Editors.
(Sitting L-R): Meredith Clements of the Sun-Sentinel Society Scene, Laura Kokus, the Universal Calendar Editor for Tribune Publishing, and Michelle Centrone from New Times.
(Standing L-R): Abbi Schorr of South Florida Parenting with GCPRC Treasurer Rich Pollack
GCPRC Immediate Past President Jeanne Epstein with Leslie Gray Streeter of the Palm Beach Post
L-R: The two guest speakers at the October 20 lunch meeting of the Gold Coast PR Council: Amy Royster, editor of the Palm Beach Post Notables, and advertising/marketing columnist Jeff Zbar of the South Florida Business Journal, with GCPRC President Jeanne Epstein.
More than 50 people attended GCPRC’s lunch meeting on September 15, 2009. The topic was Social Media Strategies for PR Professionals. Speakers included (L-R) GCPRC Board Member Neil Bardache, who served as panel moderator; Seth Liss, News Community Manager for the Sun-Sentinel; Ceci Dadisman, President & Creative Director of Ceci Creative; and Laura Sturaitis, Senior VP, Media Services & Product Strategy at Business Wire.
There was another big turnout at GCPRC’s August 18 lunch meeting. The topic was The Power of Radio. Speakers were (L-R) WXEL’s Caroline Breder-Watts and Chris Pike, Director of Marketing & Promotions at Clear Channel Radio, with GCPRC President Jeanne Epstein.
Guest speaker Bob Norman, the media columnist for NEW TIMES, flanked by Gary Schweikhart and Barry Epstein, the two co-founders of the GOLD COAST PR COUNCIL at the June 16th lunch meeting.
(L-R): Antonio Fins of the SUN-SENTINEL, lunch sponsors Neil Bardache and Sylvia Clark from Business Wire, and Randy Schultz of the PALM BEACH POST at the May 19 lunch meeting of the Gold Coast PR Council.