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My Journey from Journalism to Public Relations By Nick Versaw, intern If you would have told me a year ago that I’d be sitting here, a month away from my college graduation, in an office at a public relations firm, I would have called you crazy. Just last year, I was starting to get into...
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Cast Your Net and Get to Work Emily Mitchell, account coordinator Let me set the scene; a Midwest girl graduating from college in three months, applying for her first, full-time job in a state she has never even visited, in a city she had only heard of in history books. Hi, my name is Emily...
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By Frazier Fulton, director of client services The art of crafting a press release, pitching, and obtaining coverage can sometimes seem easy. Then, when you take a stab at it, you’re left wondering why your release or event wasn’t covered. That’s where the expertise of the Commonwealth PR team comes in. We are made up...
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NFL Turns to “The Force” To Increase Viewership By Brian Chandler, president Vikings and Bears… The Resistance and The First Order… Looks like ESPN and the NFL are trying to use The Force to garner up some ratings during Monday Night Football. The trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will make its debut tonight...
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By Catie Kelly, account coordinator Legendary musician Tom Petty tragically passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, shortly before midnight. Are you getting déjà vu? Don’t worry, us too. That is because the media reported that Tom Petty had already died earlier that afternoon. The news first broke around 3 p.m. that Petty had been rushed...
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By Frazier Fulton, director of client services The summer is over. I drove home from my annual Labor Day Outer Banks vacation with a pumpkin spice latte in hand excited to return to the office refreshed. Which can only mean one thing – strategic planning season is upon us. As of writing this article, there...
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Learning Curve By Emily Mitchell, account coordinator After I graduated from college, I never thought about writing research plans or looking to a textbook for an answer. I believed I could take on any project thrown my way until it was time to roll my sleeves up and get to work. I came to the...
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(Note: the piece below was originally submitted to The Richmond Times-Dispatch to run as an op-ed. Brian Chandler submitted it to the newspaper on behalf of the Shockoe Partnership, which he is a member of the organization’s board of directors.) By Brian Chandler, president Eight years ago, I moved to Richmond. While having lunch with...
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“You’ve Got Mail!” By Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator Email marketing can be one of the strongest marketing channels for making a profit and retaining customers. However, you would be shocked on the number of brands that can’t write a successful email. According to The Radicati Group, a market research firm based out of California, the...
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Creating a New Path for Non-Traditional Social Media Emily Mitchell, account coordinator Big name companies all over the world are getting praised for unconventional social media. Sharing thoughts, pictures and videos is still the social norm but corporations and even celebrities are taking a new path; using the extremes of humor and emotions to engage audiences. Followers...
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