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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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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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Social Media Smack Down  By Catie Kelly, account coordinator It appears the creatives at Facebook have been going through a bit of figurative writer’s block for quite some time now. The Fortune 500 company seems to have tended to this issue by plagiarizing the work of fellow social media giant, Snapchat. Perhaps a lack of...
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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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