Media Response

    Would you like to become a “go to” source for Journalists?

    Join the FPA of SWFL Media Response Team

    The Media Response Team offers members an excellent opportunity for public exposure and a chance to share their unique insights in financial planning, investment, insurance, and other topics. The team receives regular inquiries from a wide range of national and local publications. Members of the team are reminded that when the media calls on them through this service they are representing the Financial Planning Association and not their individual practices. Team Members ask the reporter to include our Chapter name, website and Mantra in the article.

    FPA members who are CFP® professionals and attend a media training program can participate in FPA media queries that are sent daily.  To take advantage of this member benefit, login with your FPA user name and password at the following site.  You will then be able to access the Media Training Page.

    Queries are usually sent out daily. The number usually ranges anywhere from 3 to 10 depending on how active the media is for that particular day.  Members are encouraged to engage in media activities to benefit their businesses as well as their chapters.

    To be part of the FPA Media Query system, a member must be a CFP® professional, attend a media training program, and sign an FPA Media Participation Agreement. On the other specific points:

    The FPA Media Query system in place enables members of the media to reach out to the FPA network of chapters and members to find sources for stories they are working on. Queries are distributed to the chapters who in turn send them out to the members at the local level. Members can then respond to the query through the process stated in the query email request. Not every response to a reporter query is going to result in coverage for the respective members. However,  it will, over time, enable members to have their names and expertise stand out.

    If You need assistance registering for media training or have questions.
    Please contact Ben Lewis, Communications and Public Relations Team Leader
    Financial Planning Association (FPA) 7535 E. Hampden Ave., Ste 600, Denver, CO 80231 P: 303-867-7190


    Our Chapter Mantra:
    “Studies have shown that people who have a written financial plan and work with a Financial Planner are more confident about their future, and the place to begin your search for a Financial Planner is with the Financial Planning Association of SWFL.”

    Reporters are encouraged to contact our Chapter President.