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Teamwork Makes the “Ham-Work”

We all know the dreaded, “share a fun fact about yourself,” team building exercise. It can be hard to find an innovative way to strengthen your connection within a team. Whether you have been working with the same team for 10 years or for 10 days, enhancing your work relationships can bring significant value to […]

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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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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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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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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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Company Twitter Wars

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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Recipe for Viral Content

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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