September 26, 2012

AWC's October Meeting

October Meeting
Join us for AWC’s October meeting on Tuesday, October 2. The program will feature Joel Doepker, College Director of Communications and Marketing, Ozarks Technical Community College. Joel will be speaking on The Role Effective Videos Play in Communications. As always, networking will start at 11:30 and the program will begin at noon. Please RSVP to, or by replying to this email no later than Friday, September 28.

The Role Effective Videos Play in Communications
Joel Doepker, College Director of Communications and Marketing, OTC
In a fragmented world where messages are heard across several communication channels, more corporations and organizations are looking to further enhance their message by adding videos to their communication strategies. Joel Doepker from OTC will show how the College uses videos to communicate its message and discuss the effectiveness of video across different communication platforms. Joel will also explain how video production can be simple and cost effective.

Joel Doepker has served as the College Director of Communications and Marketing for the Ozarks Technical Community College system since August 2006. He is responsible for developing and implementing the College’s marketing and advertising strategies and campaigns. He also oversees the public, community and media relations for the College as well as the social media initiatives.

His career started as a television news videographer/editor at television stations in Michigan, Ohio and Georgia. He received 5 Michigan Emmys for videography and video editing and was named Michigan’s videographer of the year in 1998. He spent 6 years as on-air news reporter at WJRT-TV in Flint/Saginaw, Michigan and KTUL in Tulsa, Oklahoma before coming to OTC.

He is an active member of PRSA, MCCA and NCMPR and has volunteered at the United Way of the Ozarks, Champion Athletes of the Ozarks and Southwest Missouri chapter of Autism Speaks.

He has given presentations on topics such as media relations, community events and video production at the League of Innovation conference, NCMPR regional and national conferences and the annual conference of the Missouri Community College Association

Meeting Information

The cost for the luncheon is $15 for members and first time guests, $18 for returning guests and $14 for AWC student members and full-time degree-seeking students. If you have special dietary requests please specify in your RSVP.

Meeting Location
Our meeting location is 425 Downtown and is located at 425 W. Walnut, Springfield 65806.  View Map. Parking is available across the street in the lot marked 425 Downtown, as well as in the garage on Campbell Avenue.

September 14, 2012

And there I was...

We'd like to interject some personal stories into this year's Evening of Stars event. Submit short stories or quips about your life in PR to before Halloween.

Share those "And there I was...." moments: Stories about showing up to an event without an important piece of equipment...stories about your moment on camera...stories that showcase a learning moment....stories where you look back and laugh.


September 5, 2012

Register for An Evening of Stars

The submission deadline has passed for our annual holiday banquet, An Evening of Stars, but you won't want to miss this great opportunity to join your colleagues in celebrating the best PR work of southwest Missouri. Register now at Reservations are only $25 per person.