FORT MYERS, Fla. – Priority Marketing has hired Michaela Wilkes as an event and community relations coordinator to help clients reach their goals through strategic event planning as well as community outreach.
Wilkes assists Priority Marketing’s account services team in the planning and execution of events, including fundraising galas, community forums, corporate meetings, trade shows, conferences, grand openings, ribbon cuttings and other special events. Wilkes’ community relations responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the firm, clients and community partners while establishing relationships that strengthen and foster partnerships and programs.
Before joining Priority Marketing, Wilkes was a social media marketing manager for a real estate company in Naples, where she curated, edited and published social media content while also collaborating with colleagues to produce the agency’s marketing materials. She also has served as an ambassador for The Everglades Foundation, spokesperson for Advanced Recovery Systems, sideline reporter and host for Florida Tropics SC, events host for a media company and co-founder of Brave & Beautiful, an organization that challenges women to pursue lives full of courage and character. Wilkes is a former Miss Florida, winning the title in 2019 and placing in the top 15 at Miss America 2020.
Wilkes graduated magna cum laude and earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama – one in dance and one in public relations, advertising and applied communication.
About Priority Marketing
Founded in 1992 by Teri Hansen, APR, Priority Marketing is Southwest Florida’s largest full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, website development and digital marketing agency celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. The firm, named by GrowFL as a Company to Watch, has grown to include more than 50 savvy creatives and mastermind strategists whose areas of expertise include brand development, public relations, graphic design, social media and email marketing, media planning, web solutions, event planning, video production, digital advertising and more. Priority Marketing serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including hospitality and tourism, retail, health care, senior living, construction, legal, financial, government, education, locally owned businesses and charitable organizations. Over 30 years, Priority Marketing has earned thousands of local, state, national and international awards for its outstanding creative work while providing nearly $4 million in discounted and pro-bono services to local nonprofits during the last decade. For more information, please call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.