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Strategic Communications
By: Ellie Forkins   The holidays are here! For the next few weeks, consumers will be thrown an abundance of marketing and advertising campaigns. Though December tends to be the busiest month of the year, it is important for businesses to continue their marketing and PR efforts throughout the holiday season. But, how can businesses...
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By: Alana Stillitano Even though COVID-19 has changed the way many businesses operate, it has only made social media content more important. Compelling social media posts can communicate important updates to your customers as well as develop a strong sense of brand loyalty for your business.   Social media is an amazing tool that, when used...
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During this uncertain time, our team here at Commonwealth PR can’t help but think about all of the organizations that already have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those that we know and love throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Early on, our team decided that we wanted to help the best way we...
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While you might get news stories that mention your organization sent to your inbox, media monitoring services take staying on top of news about your organization – and your industry – a step further. Media monitoring is a way to track mentions and stories about your organization or industry across various platforms, providing insight into...
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Keep in Mind the Seven News Values
As a former reporter, there are certain aspects to the public relations and news process that I sometimes inadvertently take advantage of – things I learned in journalism school or on the reporting beat that many PR practitioners or clients may not even be aware of. Looking back, I think one of the simplest, yet easiest-to-ignore...
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If you’re a frequent user of Instagram, you may have noticed the seemingly overnight virality of an account known as “@world_record_egg” a few weeks back. The account posted a picture on Jan. 4 of a plain egg – no frills, no background – and asked for Instagrammers to help break the record Kylie Jenner held...
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A lot of large corporations, like Google, Amazon, and Capital One encourage their employees to volunteer and give back to the community. They often form “volunteer days” as team building activities. In my experience, these have been more about getting out of the office and less about volunteering for something you’re passionate about. Volunteering for...
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Why a PR Agency Should be a Part of Your Team from the Start
By Paityn Miles, summer intern I have been with Commonwealth Public Relations as a summer intern for about two months now; and in the time that I have spent working with the team, my eyes have been opened to the importance of the public relations industry. Before starting this internship, I really wasn’t fully aware...
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Navigating an increasingly-visual world
In the age of social media, the visual arts reign supreme. Just look at recent trends. Over the past five years, Instagram saw more growth in its userbase than any other social media platform. According to the Pew Research Center, more Americans use YouTube than Facebook in 2018. More people are on Snapchat these days...
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Implementing Thoughtful Media Relations
Times are changing, and so is media relations. That is why now, more than ever, it is crucial to implement thoughtful media relations strategies into your work. The media has undergone many significant changes over the years. With the introduction of the internet came 24/7 access to a constant stream of news and information. Then...
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