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Commonwealth Public Relations
Last week, our team took a trip to Peak Experiences for some time out of the office. Although the rest of the team has been before, this was my first go-around and my first teambuilding activity at CPR. It was nice to take the afternoon to do something fun and active; after all, exercise can be...
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As we seem to be moving right along through spring, I can’t help but think about how soon summer will be here. That means it’s time for sunny days, hanging out by the pool, or maybe even filling your time with a great summer internship in your field of study, especially if you’re a junior...
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The possibility of landing a media interview with a client is exciting, but the window for making it happen can be limited – so it’s important to coordinate efficiently. In my experience, some have been relatively simple to coordinate, in which I shared some contact information and availability, but others have been a bit more...
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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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Boutique and niche fitness classes have gained popularity over the years, and consumers are spending big portions of their budgets each month to attend them. But, in 2019, the most popular trend has been the Peloton. I have never had an interest in cycle – until those Peloton commercials sucked me in and how they...
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PR Grads Should Know This When Entering the Field
It’s my third week at CPR, and already I’ve learned valuable information about succeeding in the field of public relations. Of course, I still have a lot more to learn, but I thought I’d share some tips for recent grads who are beginning their careers, particularly at agencies. Here are a few suggestions to help...
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B-Roll
Although newsrooms continue to shrink, there remains a huge demand for news content; however, there is still one age-old technique you can implement to garner some prized airtime for your company. That technique – B-roll. Here at Commonwealth PR, we have increasingly become experts at shooting and providing B-roll of our clients’ activities to local TV...
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Social media can make or break a company. Gaining a large following on social media builds the overall awareness of your brand and provides you with a platform for owned media content. However, a small mistake online has the potential to cause serious damage to a company’s reputation and business. Recently a huge trend amongst...
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What is the recipe for viral content? This baffling question struck me a few weeks ago after the news went viral of a military tank-style vehicle leading police on a low-speed chase through our very own city of Richmond. Sure the tank chase is the talk of the town here, but I wouldn’t have expected...
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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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