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Media Relations
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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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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Advertorials: Are They Ethical? By Catie Kelly, account coordinator The media relations landscape is constantly changing and providing new approaches for businesses to deliver content. Although advertorials, or native ads, are not new, they have experienced a major shift with online publications. This means that we are seeing advertorials popping up on favored sites more...
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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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Take 1…Action! CPR Adds Video Projects to Client Services By Emily Mitchell, account coordinator They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so how many is a video worth? In this day and age when content is king, you might want to think about how video is another form of content that can be used...
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RTD Layoffs Cut Deep By Brian Chandler, president / CEO Monday, April 3, 2017 is a day that everyone at The Richmond Times-Dispatch will remember for a very long time. It came as a surprise to the members of our team here at Commonwealth PR to hear that the daily newspaper headquartered in Virginia’s capital...
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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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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words By Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator With more than a billion sources on the web, content has grown infinitely. But what should a company do to communicate a lot of content all in one place without overwhelming its audience? The answer: infographics. With the rise of content marketing, infographics...
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Why PR Pros Must Learn AP Style Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator Remember in college when writing a paper, you had to follow APA or MLA style? The nuances of grammar, punctuation, and format quickly became ingrained in your memory. For PR professionals, we quickly learn AP Style will become second nature for each and everything...
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