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Importance of Media Relationships

When something newsworthy happens with your business, you might be inclined to share that with the news media in your area. Earning a placement is a great opportunity to spread the word about your business and its recent achievements.  However, oftentimes this is no easy feat. When contacting a newspaper or television station, you are […]

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Four Top Marketing Trends To Watch in 2022

By: Brian Chandler, APR It’s a fact… 2021 is now in our wake, but there’s still time for members of the Marine Marketers of America to compare their marketing plans for the new year and adjust the trim tabs, so to speak. With that in mind, here are the top four marketing trends we should […]

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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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Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising – Is there a difference?

By: Ellie Forkins   When thinking about marketing, advertising and public relations, it can sometimes be challenging to know the difference. But trust me, there is. Despite the various terms used interchangeably throughout these professions, each industry functions in its own way. And although these three industries tend to fall under the same umbrella, they […]

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Managing Stress from Home – Sharing the Load

By: Alana Stillitano It seems like every day there are hundreds of news alerts popping up on our phones that deliver alarming statistics or disheartening information about the state of the world. Though it is important to have an understanding of the world around you, it can be a challenge to remain relaxed when the […]

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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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Media Relations and Building Brand Authority

By: Julia Brewster When you think of media relations, you might think about an interview with your company’s CEO about company news or a story about your brand’s new product. Media relations can also serve as a way to build brand awareness and educate your key publics – not necessarily to “sell” something, but 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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