Joe F AP Stylebook

What’s your AP Stylebook Pet Peeve?

As PR professionals, we have been taught and follow the rules of the Associated Press Stylebook. The AP Stylebook is the PR professional’s bible. And occasionally there are individuals who break the rules. Sometimes by mistake and others simply may not know what the Associated Press has to say about it. I’m on a mission[…]

The Franco Salvation Army Team

Eighty Days of Red Kettle

All PR professionals have that one client project that seems to take over everything. It means long hours at the office, lack of sleep (which leads to copious amounts of caffeine), around the clock emails and being on your feet for hours at a time. For those of us who work on The Salvation Army[…]

Tales of an Event Planner: Wedding Planning the PR Way

On December 25, 2013, my client list got a little bigger. It wasn’t a nonprofit organization or corporation. It was a bridal client, and that person was me. When Joshua and I first started dating, he told me a story about penguins. When a male penguin wants to spend the rest of his life with[…]

What “The Karate Kid” can teach you about public relations

As a child of the 80s, I often relate movies, music and other pop culture references to my daily life. Case in point: During my bi-weekly discussion with our intern, Sarah, we were going through her weekly public relations tasks. My brain scanned the vast 80s trivia knowledge and it dawned on me. I was[…]