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WWPR Washington PR Woman of the Year Recap

FP_WWPR_adEvery year, Washington Women in Public Relations seems to top their previous Washington PR Woman of the Year awards event, and this year was no exception.

Yesterday, about 300 guests gathered at the W Hotel in downtown Washington, DC to fete three outstanding honorees and hear “Scandal” inspiration, crisis PR expert Judy Smith deliver the keynote.

I was lucky to be guest of gold sponsor PRofessional Solutions, LLC, a Fletcher Prince client. I also lucked out by winning seasons 1-5 of Mad Men on DVD at the raffle.

Fletcher Prince supported the event by purchasing a full page ad in the event program.

736198_10151481236312706_650512391_o2013 Honoree Pam Jenkins, president of the public affairs firm, Powell Tate, was named Washington PR Woman of the Year.  She spoke movingly about her career and balancing the needs of her family, and recommended involving children in a mother’s work life.  She also emphasized how important it was to leave work behind and foster other interests.

Judy Smith, President of Smith & Company, has written a new book about managing the impact of crises on one’s personal brand.  She has worked for clients ranging from Paula Deen to Monica Lewinsky to the family of Chandra Levy, among many other newsmakers.  Ms. Smith said she was guided by three principles in her professional life: power, persistence, and preparation. She fielded some questions from the guests in attendance and provided general advice on PR challenges.




For your calendar — upcoming PR and business networking holiday events

Tuesday, December 4

IPRA Holiday Luncheon

Maggiano’s, Tysons Galleria, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Network with independent public relations practitioners in the DC area over chicken parmigiana and ravioli at the annual IPRA holiday luncheon.

Tips: This event typically draws around 40-50 independents in their 40s to 60s who have known each other for several years, and attend the lunch annually, as well as a few sponsors and the occasional newcomer.  Men wear dark suits and Christmas ties, ladies wear festive suits, or holiday sweaters.  A collection is taken for charity, so bring a checkbook.  Good networking and terrific food, and almost no one checks their Blackberry at the table (refreshing).  Register for the event ($35/$45).

WWPR Chocolate Holiday Party

Co Co. Sala Lounge and Chocolate Boutique, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Join Washington Women in Public Relations for their Chocolate Holiday party in Washington, DC, featuring drinks, appetizers, and chocolate!

Tips: Both men and women attend these events, but they’re usually attended primarily by fashionably attired, well-heeled female PR pros in their 20s and 30s, as well as a few seasoned pros with great connections.  A mannerly bunch, and a friendly crowd to newbies.  Register for the event ($12/$25).

Wednesday, December 5

The One Party

Current, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  Tonight is the local PR/Advertising industry’s biggest holiday bash, The One Party.  The multi-sponsored party typically draws about 200 people.

Tips: It’s loud and the drink lines are long, and no one ever dances, but it’s the event to see and be seen, and admission includes two drinks and sushi.  A mix of ages and backgrounds, this event skews  to the young and hip advertising/creative set.  Almost everyone behaves.  Bring cards, but this one’s mostly for the photo-ops.  Register for the event ($45/$55).

Monday, December 10

PRSA-NCC Holiday Party

Carmine’s, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Join the National Capital Chapter of the PRSA for holiday networking, drinks and Italian hors d’oeuvres in Washington, DC.

Tips: Expect to network with a suited and mature crowd of about 50 PR professionals who know each other well.  There are typically chapter award giveaways, as well.  Better for chapter insiders.  Register for the event ($40/$55).

Wednesday, December 12

AWC-DC Holiday Tea

Willard Intercontinental, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Indulge in a Holiday Tea, including vanilla cranberry scones, tea sandwiches, and petits fours, in the Peacock Room with AWC-DC (Association for Women in Communications, DC Chapter) PRofessional Solutions, LLC CEO Kate Perrin will be the keynote speaker.

Tips: A powerhouse of influential and classy women at all stages in their careers in the most refined setting in Washington.  Dress to impress, and mute your mobile at this one.  Register for the event ($45/$55).

Washington Network Group Holiday Networking Reception

Lima Restaurant and Lounge, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Cash bar and complimentary appetizers.  Register for the event ($15/$30).

Wednesday, December 19

Social Media Club DC Holiday Happy Hour

Cause-The Philanthropub, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  $10.  Millenial group.  Information and registration.

Check out these other business-related holiday events in the Washington, DC area

Saturday, December 1

Ad2DC Holiday Pub Crawl and Ugly Sweater Contest

Various locations, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free; buy your own.  Millenial group.  More information and registration.

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce 30th Anniversary Celebration

Sheraton Reston Hotel, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. $175.  More information and registration.

Tuesday, December 4

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Holiday on Tap

World of Beer, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $20.   Information and registration.

Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Networking Social

O’Malley’s Pub/Holiday Inn, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $15   Information and registration.

What’s Next DC Holiday Meetup

Public Bar in DC, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $15.  Information and registration.

Wednesday, December 5

Washington DC Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business Networking Reception

Hay-Adams Hotel, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ($40/$65).  More information and registration.

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Holiday Reception

Hilton McLean/Tyson’s Corner, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($50/$100).  More information and registration.

Tech the Halls Holiday Party (Multiple tech organization sponsors)

Opera Ultra Lounge in DC, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  $25.  More information and registration.

Thursday, December 6

Prince William Chamber of Commerce Silent Night and Holiday Auction

Old Town Manassas Candy Factory, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  More information and registration.

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer

Community Business Partnership, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Free.  More information and registration.

National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater DC Chapter, Holiday Party

Tysons Corner Marriott, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $75/$90.  More information and registration.

Alliance for Women in Media, National Capital Area Affiliate, Holiday Affair

NAB Broadcasters Hall of Fame in DC, 6 p.m. $20  More information and registration.

RefreshDC Holiday Happy Hour

Bread and Brew, Free.  7 p.m.  More information and registration.

Friday, December 7

TIVA-DC Holiday Party

Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center, 7 pm – 10 pm, $25.  More information and registration.

Tuesday, December 11

George Mason University Business Roundtable Holiday Happy Hour

Pomodoro in Vienna, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free.  More information and registration.

Thursday, December 13

Greater Merrifield Business Association Holiday Luncheon and Auction

Courtyard by Marriott/Dunn Loring, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. $25. More information and registration.

SMPS DC Holiday Party (Society for Marketing Professionals, DC Chapter)

Bistro Bis at the Hotel George in DC, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm.  $75/$95.  More information and registration.

Women in Technology Holiday Party

Gannett Building, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ($45/$65) More information and registration.

Saturday, December 15

Online News Association Holiday Party

Solly’s in DC.  7 p.m. $5.  More information and registration.

Tuesday, December 18

Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce VA Holiday Event

Sheraton Pentagon City, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Free.  More information and registration.

For more holiday events in the Washington, DC area, refer to my holiday event listing on my other blog, Cool Yule.

WWPR PR Woman of the Year Recap

Last week’s Washington Women in Public Relations annual event, the Washington PR Woman of the Year luncheon, was an outstanding and well-organized success, with the largest ever attendance yet, and a line-up of inspirational speakers.  I was very pleased to be included as a guest of my clients, Melanie Jordan and Kate Perrin of PRofessional Solutions, LLC.

Following a lunch of salad, chicken, pasta, and German chocolate cake, the keynote speaker addressed the audience.

Charlotte Beers had words of wisdom to share with the audience of WWPR members and communicators.  The author of I’d Rather Be In Charge has had an illustrious career in advertising, including a position as the CEO of Ogilvy.  She also served as Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Bush administration.

She didn’t pull any punches in relating some of the challenges she faced at the top.   Ms. Beers told stories about accomplishments, but also of sexual discrimination and harassment, including being attacked by a client. She stressed how important it was to make alliances with other women in male-dominated workplaces, and to refuse to allow people to diminish ideas and contributions.

She encouraged the audience to make the effort to understand themselves so they could take advantage of their strengths and compensate for their shortcomings.  “Know what you are made of, so when you are challenged, you know about the traits.”  These qualities, she explained, reveal why you are “great at one job and lousy at another.”

She also cautioned against putting too much stock in what others say about you.  “You can be way too influenced by what other people tell you about yourself.”

Ms. Beers expounded on what she called the qualities of an “artful communicator.”  Artful communication, she said, involves clarity, memorability, and persuasiveness.  “Think in terms of not what you want to say but the response you want to evoke.”

To be persuasive, Ms. Beers said you have to show that you have “skin in the game.”  The message you want to convey is that “I’m committed and I’m not turning back.”

Ms. Beers was an inspirational and entertaining speaker and was a tremendous addition to the event this year.

Following Ms. Beers’ presentation was a short speech by Heathere Evans-Keenan, last year’s Washington PR Woman of the Year.  The independent public relations practitioner talked about how winning the award increased her confidence in professional contexts.  She then announced the winner from the three honoree finalists.

A clearly elated Stephanie Fu accepted the award and gave a short speech.   Principal of the local PR firm SLF Strategies, the new Washington PR Woman of the Year asked the audience to consider two things: their inspiration and their aspiration.

She then presented a tribute to her parents — her inspiration — who were in attendance.  Ms. Fu has a pedigree of success — her mother was a medical researcher who helped identify the dangers of lead poisoning and advocated for its removal from household products.  Her father was one of the genius engineers behind GPS technology.

Her story of aspiration was quite touching.  She told the story of how her young daughter was told to draw a picture in school of someone she looked up to.  The daughter drew a picture of her mother that was full of symbols about Ms. Fu’s best qualities.  Ms. Fu said this is the image of the person she now aspires to be.

In 2008, I served as co-chair of the Washington PR Woman of the Year Award, so I know first-hand how difficult it can be to plan this high-profile event, even with a corps of dedicated volunteers.  But, each year, the event gets better and better, as does the organization.   And this year, the event was brilliant.

If you work in public relations in the Washington, DC area, whether you are a man or a woman, it’s a smart move to become involved with Washington Women in Public Relations.

WWPR PR Woman of the Year nominations due at the end of August

Who inspires you in the field of public relations?  Now is the time to recognize her contributions!  Nominate your favorite public relations professional for WWPR’s Washington PR Woman of the Year Award.

For the 23rd year, Washington Women in Public Relations will honor an outstanding  professional as Washington PR Woman of the Year, this year on November 15 , 2012 at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, DC.

The professional organization is now accepting nominations for this prestigious honor.  Last year, Fletcher Prince client Heathere Evans Keenan won the award.

There are many ways to support the event, including sponsorship packages.  In 2010, we donated a video production package and makeup kit for the raffle.  In 2008, I served as co-chair for the Mayflower Hotel awards event, and Fletcher Prince provided pro bono graphic design services and signed on as a Gold-level sponsor to support the event.

To be eligible for consideration as Washington PR Woman of the Year, nominees should live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and have ten or more years of public relations work experience, with at least three of those years employed in the Washington, DC area.

The nomination requires submission of a resume; three examples of career accomplishments; a 500-word nominating essay;  description of memberships, certificates, and professional affiliations; list of awards received; and a description of community service and activities.

Nomination packets and instructions are available online at and are due no later than midnight, August 31, 2012.

Mark your calendars for these August events, DC communicators!

Think nothing happens in DC in August?  Think again!  There are plenty of educational and networking events coming up this month for communicators, and people interested in learning more about PR, marketing, and social media!

Click each event for registration information.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 6 pm – 8 pm  “Second Annual PR Community Mini-Golf Tournament”

Sponsored by: PR Community (and you know who)

Where: Jefferson Falls Miniature Golf Course, 7900 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA

Fees:  Self-pay ($6/game). Call (571) 269-7559 if you want a $5 Red Hot & Blue BBQ platter (Pork BBQ sandwich, cole slaw, red-skinned potato salad, pickle and sweet or unsweet iced tea)

Wednesday, August 3, 12 Noon – 2 pm  “Executive Communicators Summer Idea Swap – Discovering Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges”

Sponsored by: Washington Women in Public Relations

Where: Hager Sharp, 1030 15th St., Suite 600E, Washington, DC

Fees: Free for WWPR and PRSA members; $15 for non-members. Bring a bag lunch.

Tuesday, August 9, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.  “Top Tech Trends PR Professionals Need to Consider” 

Sponsored by: Public Relations Society of America, National Capital Chapter

Where: Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, 901 K Street NW, 11th floor, Washington, DC

Fees: $35 for PRSA and WWPR members; $55 for non-members; $10 for students and retirees

Tuesday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  “After Hours Mixer”

Sponsored by: DC Ad Club

Where:  Jackie’s Restaurant, 8081 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Fees: Free. Buy your own drinks.

Wednesday, August 10th, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m  “Monitoring and Analytics” (breakfast and presentation)

Sponsored by: The Association for Women in Communications-DC Chapter and Burson-Marsteller Digital

Where:  1110 Vermont Avenue N.W., 12th floor, Washington, DC

Fees: $25 for members of AWC, WWPR, BPR and CPC; $35 for

Thursday, August 25, 12 Noon – 2 p.m.  Brown Bag Seminar: Presentation by Tammy Gordon, Social Media strategist for AARP

Sponsored by: Washington Women in Public Relations

Where: TBD

Fees: Free for WWPR and PRSA members; $15 for non-members.  Bring a lunch.

Look for me at WWPR’s Emerging Leaders Awards, July 26

Mary Fletcher Jones

Have you ever heard the expression “Good things happen in threes?”

Well, I’m not superstitious, but three good things did happen to me recently.  First of all, after a long blog hiatus, I’m feeling better and blogging again, which feels wonderful.  Secondly, I was asked to join the ADDYs committee.  And now, I’ve been invited by my PRofessional Solutions client to attend WWPR’s Emerging Leaders Awards on July 26.

I am so pleased and flattered to be invited by Kate Perrin and Melanie Jordan of  PRofessional Solutions. They have not only been a wonderful client to work with, but they have also provided me with two very interesting public relations assignments in the past two years.

And talk about inspiring: Kate has supported WWPR since its inception, not to mention her support of and work with PRSA-NCC, AWC-DC, and IABC-DC and now serves on the Dress for Success board.  If you have temporary public relations staffing needs, or are seeking a temporary or permanent public relations position, you should talk to Kate and Melanie.  They are the best!

Thanks very much for the invitation, Kate and Melanie!  I look forward to seeing you Tuesday, July 26.  If you see me there, please say hello.  And if you have not yet registered for this event, visit Washington Women in Public Relations online.

Mark your calendars for these May events

Mary Fletcher Jones

May is turning out to be an interesting month, full of great events!  Look for me at these highly recommended communications presentations and panel discussions around the DC area.

TIVA-DC “Meet the Film Offices” Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Hear from the DC, Maryland, andVirginia Film Offices about new tax incentives that will bring new film and video business to the region, what you need to do to secure permits, discover location scouting resources or get yourself listed in their production guides. If you’re a filmmaker, a producer, or a crew member, this is an event not to be missed.

COST: Members: $10, Non-Members: $20
Student members: $5, AU students: free, Student non-members: $10

WWPR “When Click Thru Rates Are Not Enough” Thursday, May 19, 12 Noon – 2 p.m.

Johna Burke, Senior Vice President, BurrellesLuce, will discuss the challenges of social media measurement, and will present solutions for public relations professionals

Cost: WWPR and PRSA-NCC members, free.  Non-members, $15.

DC Podcaster Alliance “Connecting Audio and Video to Twitter” Saturday, May 21, 12:30 p.m.

Learn how to use Twitter to promote and redistribute your podcasts.

Cost: Free

Entrepreneur Magazine “Enchant and Engage with Social Media” Thursday, May 26, 8 a.m. – Noon

Guy Kawasaki leads sessions on how small businesses can use social media.

Cost: Free

WWPR “Social Media and Crisis Communication” Thursday, May 26, Noon – 2 p.m.

Rachel Henderson moderates a panel discussion of local communicators.

Cost: WWPR and PRSA-NCC members, free.  Non-members, $15.

Mark your calendars for these February communications events

Look for Mary at these Fletcher Prince-approved communications events this month!

Dick Keil, managing director of Purple Strategies, is presenting on crisis relations at the Independent Public Relations Alliance monthly luncheon this Thursday, February 3, 11:30 a.m. in Tysons Corner, VA.

Work in video? Looking for your next gig?  Maybe you should check out the TIVA-DC meeting this month on Thursday, February 3, 6:30 p.m. in Arlington, VA.

Interested in getting started with YouTube video?  Become a fan of Fletcher Prince on Facebook and join me for lunch on Tuesday, February 8 to talk about your YouTube video ideas for your business.  Visit the Fletcher Prince Facebook Event announcement to register.

The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present a panel discussion on using Facebook to promote your business, association, government agency, or nonprofit on Thursday, February 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Washington, DC.  U.S. Navy Memorial & Heritage Center.

Monday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day — Your friends at Fletcher Prince love Facebook ♥ Page Fans!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

The topic of the Washington Women in Public Relations Brown Bag lunch on Thursday, February 17 is “Starting Growing and Optimizing Your Business in 2011,” a panel discussion moderated by fave Fletcher Prince client Kate Perrin of PRofessional Solutions.

Among the featured panelists will be Carrie Fox of C. Fox Communications, an award-winning agency that elects not to pay their interns.  Hopefully, they will change that policy in 2011!

Join PRONet (a committee affiliated with PRSA-NCC) for Happy Hour and network with communicators on Wednesday, February 23 at Piola in Arlington.  Happy hour events will be held throughout the area on the fourth Wednesday of the month, each month through October 2011. $10 in advance; $15 cash at the door, includes drink and appetizers.

January 2011 marketing events and get-togethers in DC area

Did you resolve to market smart in 2011?  Me, too!  I plan to attend a number of marketing events in 2011.  Join me and learn new techniques and approaches, and find inspiration.  (The events in green are Fletcher Prince-sponsored events).

Check back each month for new event announcements, and send your event information to


January 11

Need a once-over of your marketing plan?  Need some quick advice as you get started with social media?  If you are a Fletcher Prince Facebook Fan, you can join me for lunch to discuss your year’s marketing plan at Tuesday, January 11. Click here for details.

January 15

Interested in audio or video podcasting? The DC Podcaster Alliance is having their kick-off meeting for 2011 on Saturday, January 15 at 2:00 p.m.  This is a free group that meets almost monthly in Falls Church; friendly bunch of folks.

January 19

Got the night off on Wednesday, January 19?  Join Ad 2 DC and the DC Ad Club at CDIA-BU for a presentation on tips and tricks for being the best creative professional you can be.  Down the hall, you’ll find the folks from TIVA-DC talking about what it takes to win a video competition.

January 20

Then sign up to have lunch with Washington Women in Public Relations on January 20 to hear Shashi Bellamkonda speak on social media. I would love to have you sit with me at lunch!

January 26

Wednesday, January 26 is the first “Watercooler Wednesday” sponsored by Ad2DC and the DC Ad Club.  The networking event (geared toward younger advertising professionals, but all ages welcome) is free and is held each month at a different location.

The same night, the Social Media Club (DC chapter) is having a free event in Arlington about how social media and technology is used in the entertainment industry.  Starts at 6 p.m.

January 28

Have a drink with some amazing creative professionals in advertising who are traveling here to judge the DC ADDYs on Friday, January 28.  More details forthcoming from the DC Ad Club.

Fletcher Prince 2010 Annual Report (plus video)

As we bid farewell to 2010, let’s take a look at what Fletcher Prince accomplished this year.  For a tiny marketing communications company of two people, we sure do manage to keep busy!  Thank you for watching our light-hearted retrospective video, and check out this report on our year’s activities.

We worked hard this year, and our clients saw results.  Social media development and video production continued to be strong earning areas for Fletcher Prince.

Here’s what we accomplished in 2010…

By the numbers…

David Hyson adjusting the camera for a video with Susan Rink

YouTube Video. We created 9 new YouTube Channels for clients in 2010, to result in a total of 16 Channels total on YouTube.  Our 250 YouTube videos have more than 140,000 views (not counting additional iTunes podcast views and Facebook views).  Our most popular video is a Fletcher Prince production on graphic design with more than 20,000 views.

Blogs, and more blogs. We administer 10 blogs and have coached clients on the development of several others.  The blogs we write for have more than 35,000 views, not counting articles and Facebook feeds.

Fletcher Prince Facebook PageFacebook. We have created more than 16 Facebook Pages for clients and ourselves, and have coached others on their Facebook Page development efforts.  The Facebook Pages we have created include businesses involved in real estate, restaurants, and professional services, as well as nonprofits.

Twitter. We continue to develop customized Twitter profiles and coach managers on how to use Twitter effectively.  There are more than a dozen customized Twitter profiles in our portfolio.

Happy clients. In 2010, we earned 7 more LinkedIn testimonials, bringing the total number of LinkedIn testimonials for our work to 26.  Here’s just one of them…

“Mary has provided our company with valuable tools to promote our business and reach our client base. Technology is so fast paced and can be overwhelming to a small business. It is essential to be connected to people online and Mary has equipped us with the skills we need. We will continue to reach out to Mary for her consultation and I recommend her to any individuals or small businesses who wish to grow their online presence.”  — Laura Fall, Fall Properties

Fletcher Prince Client Work in 2010

David Hyson and Heathere Evans-Keenan at WWPR's Washington PR Woman of the Year Award

In 2010, we worked on a variety of exciting marketing projects with our beloved existing clients Rink Strategic Communications, Dominion Mechanical, and Fall Properties.  Projects included everything from media relations to email newsletters, from website design to YouTube video production, and more.

We were also delighted to work with new clients Cosmopolitan Photography, Keenan PR, The Hannon Group, ASQ Communications, and PRofessional Solutions.

David and I were especially gratified to be brought on as partners on amazing projects on a subcontracted basis, including work for Timberline Bank, Howard University, NeighborWorks America, and Deloitte Touche.  We would like to thank our colleagues for their faith in us, and welcome more opportunities like this in 2011.

Fletcher Prince Pro Bono Work in 2010

At Fletcher Prince, we continue to complete pro bono projects on behalf of communications organizations.

DC Ad Club. We joined the ADDYs planning committee and provided public relations consultation for that effort in 2010, including

  • Developing a public relations and social media content development plan.
  • Writing and pitching a media release announcing the call for entries.
  • Creating a new DC Ad Club blog.
  • Producing nine YouTube videos.

Conversations in Public Relations Blog and YouTube Videos. As a service to the Washington, DC area professional communications community, Fletcher Prince continues to produce videos for the YouTube seriesConversations in Public Relations,” featuring interviews with local communicators and association leaders.  We produced 20 additional videos in 2010, bringing the total to more than 100 videos.

Washington Women in Public Relations. Fletcher Prince donated a video makeup kit to the benefit raffle for the Washington PR Woman of the Year event.  In addition, the lucky winner won complimentary YouTube consultation and video recording services.  Marilynn Deane Mendell won the prize, and we set up a Channel and new videos for her company, WinSpinCIC.

Fletcher Prince Self-Promotional Efforts in 2010

We continue to be grateful to our supporters.  Our Facebook Fans topped 76 this year, and our Twitter followers climbed to 900.

This year, we produced 18 YouTube videos for Fletcher Prince.  While we continued to produce informative videos highlighting our subject matter expertise (Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube tips), we also experimented with fun promotional videos and event reports.

We also created three brochures for our business, and exhibited at the Virginia Film Office State of the Industry event.

In other Fletcher Prince news this year…

  • Mary Fletcher Jones recording a video for Howard University

    Mary served as one of the judges for a public relations competition for a national trade association.

  • We organized a mini-golf tournament for area communicators.
  • As a special thank you, we offered our clients complimentary holiday greeting videos, one of which was featured in the Capitol Communicator.
  • Mary group-trained five communicators on the basics of social media.
  • Mary presented a talk at a TIVA-DC meeting on using social media.
  • Mary presented a workshop on blogging at the Government Video Expo.

Thanks for reading.  We look forward to working with you in 2011.  Happy New Year!

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