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Three Observations From a College Student (and PR Intern) During the Pandemic

By: Alexa Shockley (Intern) I am, proudly, an Emory & Henry College student from Southwest Virginia. Being a college student and experiencing higher education is a unique experience for each person lucky enough to partake in it. Like most activities, the college experience has undergone some major changes in 2020 and 2021. Virtual classes, online […]

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PR Myths and Misconceptions

I don’t know about you, but I was over the moon when the cast of Sex and the City confirmed a reboot of the hit television series. Cosmos, anyone? But one noticeable cast member missing from the reboot will be Samantha Jones played by Kim Cattrall. While I envisioned what the show’s storyline will be […]

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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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Tips for Recent Graduates Entering the Workforce During COVID

By: Ellie Forkins Searching for your first job post college is stressful enough, but add in a global pandemic, and it becomes daunting. With the national unemployment at 6.7 percent in December, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, but don’t let that get you down. During this time of uncertainty, it is still important […]

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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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Supporting Your Legislative Goals Through PR During the Legislative Session

It’s that time of year here in Virginia: The General Assembly session! We work with a variety of clients on achieving their government relations goals, including coalitions and associations. Here is how we effectively work with our government relations clients during the legislative session (and if you’re a coalition or association, how our firm could […]

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Growing and Leading our Team Virtually

Over nine months ago Brian and I started discussing our contingency plan for working remotely for two weeks because of COVID-19. Our experience in crisis planning and communications made our next steps clear. I never imagined eight months later we would be working from home with new colleagues we have never met in person. Leading […]

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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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