Friendship Force members and clubs around the world are doing spectacular work all the time! Look here for news, stories and information on upcoming FFI events worldwide.

Members on the Screen and Over the Airwaves

A new training and educational tool for clubs and members has helped spread the good news of Friendship Force in areas around the world! Since January, FFI Public Relations strategist, Andrew Bowen, has been holding monthly free webinars for members across the world. Bringing his four decades of experience to each session, Andrew is a career journalist, former political press secretary, founder and senior counsel with his own international marketing/PR firm, Clearview Communications & Public Relations Inc.

Since beginning these webinars, several clubs around the world have shared some spectacular examples of their successes in local media relations and club publicity!

Most notably:
Members of the Friendship Force of Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Lisa and Katie, were interviewed on Good Day PA in early August, expertly promoting not only their club and upcoming activities, but the worldwide organization with a well-rehearsed “elevator pitch.”

Watch the video here

Television isn’t the only medium members have been taking advantage of – radio show promotion has been effective as well! Australia Northern District Field Representative and FF Brisbane member, Dennis, spoke about Friendship Force on Sarah’s Spot on Classic Hits 4CA!

Click here to listen to the interview!

Are you interested in learning valuable strategies for pitching to your local news outlets to promote your club and gain more members? Then register for Andrew’s next one-hour workshop, “Growing Membership in Friendship Force Through Effective News Media Relations & Public Relations” webinar later this month at 10 am EDT on September 26!

This English-language, one-hour workshop will be educational and relevant for club presidents, PR directors, and club members in general. You will strengthen your marketing, public relations, and media relations skills while learning how to expand placement of FFI news in traditional and social media in your community – all with the goal of growing FFI membership! Even if you can’t attend it live, by registering, you will receive the webinar recording and materials afterwards in your inbox. Space is limited to 100, so register today!

We want to know what YOU would like us to cover in the realm of club media and public relations this time around! Please complete this one-question survey here to let us know what would be most helpful in this free webinar!

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