Member PRofile: Jaeann Ashton

December 4, 2014

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What is your title and company name?
Marketing Communications Manager
Day Communications, Inc.

Give a brief explanation of your job.
I provide marketing and communication solutions for clients which includes project management, copywriting, social media management and tracking, event coordination and execution, market research, media buys and community outreach. Clients include the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Bike/Walk Central Florida, Best Foot Forward and the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation.

How long have you been a part of FPRA? Why did you join?
I am a new member, but was a member through Quotes at UCF from 2000-2003. I joined FPRA to connect (and re-connect!) with industry leaders and stay current on PR trends. Even when not a member, I found myself visiting the FPRA website to find out the latest news or check the Job Bank.

What was your favorite FPRA event?
As a UCF Advertising/Public Relations student, I was a recipient of a Roast & Toast scholarship and then went on to serve on the committee that coordinated the event to help raise scholarship funds – so that event will always be special to me.

Tell us about an exciting achievement (personal or professional).
My greatest achievement will always be becoming a mom – it’s something I always knew I wanted to do. My baby girl is 19 months old and the light of my life. I strive for work/life balance every day but am proud that I still push myself to achieve professional goals – one of which is to become APR certified.

What was your first job?
Working the concession stand at my brother’s Little League baseball fields. I enjoyed interacting with the kids and their parents, and the free Diet Coke! Smelling like a French fry every night? Not as much fun.

Tell us something people may not know about you.
In my next life I want to be a photographer! I have a slight obsession with taking pictures and documenting significant life events via scrapbooks and photo albums. But I’m afraid if I did it professionally it wouldn’t be fun anymore.

Contact info:
jashton@daycommunications.com

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