Tuesday, June 8, 2021
11:30AM – 1:00PM
Via Zoom

Do you feel stuck when it comes to creating a communications or marketing plan? Are you frantically throwing spaghetti at a wall, trying to see what messages stick? There’s another – a better – way!

Learn about each element of PRSA’s Research, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation (RPIE) model to help you create strategic and well-thought out communications plans every time.

  • Research: What research do you need to do before you create your PR plan?
  • Planning: What questions do you need to answer to create a solid plan? What goals, strategies, objectives and tactics should you consider?
  • Implementation: If you’re trying to get from Point A to Point B, what does Point B look like? How will you get there? And how do you stay on track?
  • Evaluation: What should you measure before and after implementation? How can you measure it?

You will leave with planning templates and worksheets you can use to immediately put RPIE into action for your business, organization or client.

And, as a bonus, your projects with well-documented research, planning, implementation and evaluation components are GREAT candidates for the PRSA Southern Arizona IMPACT Awards and the PRSA National Anvil Awards! Get recognized for your smart work!

About the presenters:

Jan Howard, APR, Partner & PR Director, NüPOINT Marketing & Marketing Research. .Jan has more than 30 years of experience in public relations (PR), integrated marketing, media (from The Tulsa Daily World to Reuters), legislative advocacy, fund raising, risk management, employee communications and consumer relations. Nationally accredited in PR, she began her career in Washington, DC, as a lobbyist for an international oil firm, then covered the industry as Oil & Gas editor in Tulsa. She moved to Tucson in 1989 to lead the marketing launch of Sarver Heart Center for the University of Arizona. She joined Carondelet Health Network, one of Southern Arizona’s largest healthcare providers to lead marketing and public relations, including internal and external communications. After 22 years of promoting health care, Jan joined NüPOINT to apply her knowledge and expertise to other sectors. Jan was named an Inside Tucson Business’s Woman of Influence – Mentorship and served on PRSA’s Southern Arizona and Western Region boards. 

Jessica Fossemeyer Ell, Marketing Director, NüPOINT Marketing & Marketing Research. Jessica has a marketing and communications background developed in varied industries, including real estate development and sales, health care and nonprofit fundraising. She began her communications career in event management, and has since led the conceptualization and execution of marketing messages for organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors. Jessica has also worked as a freelance copywriter, developing messages for web copy and client communications. Jessica graduated with highest honors from Indiana University with bachelors of arts in English and Political Science.