PR Network Half Day Workshop

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

Join us at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, IL on April 24, 2018 for the PR Network of the Quad Cities Half Day Workshop. As the PR Network's largest event, the Half Day Workshop offers you the opportunity to network, learn and develop your professional skills. Enjoy a hot breakfast before hearing from community and industry leaders from around the Quad Cities.

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Location
TaxSlayer Center
1201 River Dr., Moline, IL
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Individual Tickets - Includes hot breakfast and admission to half day workshop.
$40 for members
$20 for students (scholarships available)
$60 for non-members (must pay in advance)

Interested in becoming a member? Join now!

Corporate Tickets (NEW this year!)
Register five or more individuals from your company and SAVE!

$32 for members (with the purchase of five or more tickets)
$52 for non-members (with the purchase of five or more tickets)

For questions or to purchase corporate tickets please email prnetworkquadcities@gmail.com.

Agenda

  • 7:30 – Registration, breakfast and networking
  • 8:00 – Welcome
  • 8:05 – Keynote session begins
  • 9:30 – Fifteen minute break
  • 9:45 – Breakout sessions (choose one)
  • 10:45 – Fifteen minute break
  • 11:00 – Breakout sessions (choose one)
  • Noon – Closing remarks

Speakers

Keynote Speaker
Chris Snider – Associate Professor, Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Session: How to Succeed with Video Marketing
By 2019, it is estimated that 80 percent of all Internet traffic will be video. The problem? Most of us don’t know how to make quality videos. Additionally, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook algorithm updates makes it more difficult for marketers to advertise on the social media site. Drake University’s Associate Professor, Chris Snider, will provide tips and tools for making compelling videos using your smartphone. You’ll learn about core video techniques as well as apps and hardware to turn your phone into a high-end production machine. Learn how you can succeed on Facebook this year with creative advertising that actually gets noticed by users.

Breakout Sessions

Jacqueline Holm – Assistant General Manager, Quad City River Bandits

Networking and Building Your Personal Brand
Networking is an essential way of growing both professionally and personally.  A well-defined personal brand is useful in helping you grow your network and connections. Learn how Assistant General Manager of the River Bandits, Jacqueline Holm, built her network in the Quad Cities from the ground up when she moved to Davenport just a few short years ago.

Phil Young – Store Operator and Partner, Fleet Feet Sports

Social Media Marketing: Get the Best Bang For Your Buck
Social media is one of the most important tools you can utilize to market your company today. But how do you utilize it effectively for your business while also keeping your budget in mind? Phil Young from Fleet Feet Sports will explain the low-budget strategies he uses to help his business break through the noise on social media.

Dan Bush – Co-Owner, Analog Arcade Bar/Armored Gardens/Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel

More than Logos and Taglines: Building a Strong Brand Identity
Creating a unique brand that stands out in a crowded marketplace is essential in today’s distracted world. A brand is more than a fancy logo and a catchy tagline. It’s the entire experience and a reputation. Dan Bush, co-owner of Analog Arcade Bar, Armored Gardens, and the Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, will explain how he brought three stand-out businesses to the Quad-Cities in less than four years, each with their own unique brand.

Cindy Whiteman – Digital Marketing Manager, Websites to Impress

Digital Performance: SEO, Online Reputation Management, and Other Digital Marketing Tactics
Around 80 to 90 percent of potential customers check online to find products or service providers. If you want to be visible amongst your competition, SEO (search engine optimization) will make this happen. But how? Cindy Whiteman of Websites to Impress will explain how to listen to consumers and apply those findings to your overall online presence using SEO, online reputation management and other digital marketing tactics.

Advance registration is required for this event. To make your reservation, please fill out the online registration form below. Deadline for registration is April 17 at 5pm. No-shows and cancellations will be billed.

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