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Letters to the Editor vs. Opinions: What’s the Difference?

As public relations professionals, we know that no media hit is too small, and getting your brand’s name and voice out there is crucial to your organization’s reputation. Opinion pieces and letters to the editor (LTEs) are integral to a PR campaign because they can position your brand and individuals within your organization as experts […]

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Guiding Future Industry Leaders 

In March, our team had an opportunity to connect with the PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) Student-Run PR Firm, Ut Prosim PR of Virginia Tech. Each year, Ut Prosim PR takes on new clients, pro-bono, and will create public relations plans, execute strategies and tactics, and provide communications counsel to its clients. The firm gives […]

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We’re Hiring! Account Executive

Commonwealth Public Relations & Marketing is a full-service public relations, marketing, and social media firm located in historic Shockoe Slip. The firm and its team have won numerous PR and marketing awards since its founding in 2009 and prides itself on providing a wide range of services for clients from strategy development and research, to […]

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Boosting Your Creativity

By: Alana Stillitano When many people see the word “creative” an image forms of an art student painting on a canvas in a busy street. Lots of colors are splattered around until a beautiful and unique work of art is revealed. However, creativity and creative thinking involve so much more than just art. Whether your […]

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Understanding PR Strategy: Proactive vs Reactive Media Relations

Our team at Commonwealth PR is always weighing our options between proactive and reactive media relations for our clients. Both strategies are important for a successful PR campaign or plan for many different reasons. Here’s a breakdown of what these strategies entail: Proactive media relations include tactics like outreach to the media on any company […]

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Our 2021 New Year’s Resolutions: PR Edition

After a year like 2020, we’re especially grateful for the opportunity to work with clients both old and new. Here are some of our PR resolutions for 2021: Continue finding ways to be innovative. 2020 was an opportunity for us to find unique and innovative ways of supporting our clients. Thinking outside of the box […]

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The #RealDeal with #Hashtags

By: Alana Stillitano We all know what it is like to be scrolling through our social media feeds to find a series of hashtags after certain posts. This might bring some questions to mind: What are they being used for? Are they important for your business? And do they really work? Throughout this post, we […]

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Networking Virtually

By: Alana Stillitano When you think about what formal networking looks like, it is shaking hands, smiling faces, and intellectual discussions in conference rooms. As the effects of the Coronavirus are still around us, the “typical” networking event has changed – and professionals are left wondering how to build connections in a time when we […]

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Creating Engaging Campaigns During COVID-19

One of our clients, River Ridge, recently celebrated their anniversary this fall and asked us to develop a campaign to promote it, without hosting a traditional, large-scale event due to the uncertainties of COVID. We knew we would have to find unique ways to celebrate while garnering media attention and engaging with key stakeholders. This […]

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COVID-19, Workplace Safety & Handling Employee Push-back

This post taps the collective experiences of Brian Chandler (PR expert and CEO of Commonwealth Public Relations) and Tricia Dunlap (business attorney and CEO of Dunlap Law PLC). Like every business owner, the first months of the pandemic rocked your foundation.  Now, nine months in, you’ve finally found your sea legs. And then an angry […]

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