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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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‘Twas the night before Christmas…at Commonwealth PR

The holidays are here, and everyone loves a good Christmas poem, right? In year’s past, we’ve had some fun using ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas as a foundation and mixing it up with a little PR slang. So, enjoy this not-so original rendition of ‘Twas the night before Christmas, at the expense of Commonwealth PR […]

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Increase Your TV News Coverage with 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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Hiring a PR Firm Isn’t Scary

I recently had a business owner tell me that he had spoken to two of our competitors and they both scared him out of wanting to use a PR firm for his business’ media relations and PR services. “Scared?” I questioned him, wanting to know more about the experience and what in the world my […]

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Snapchat Update: Bad for Business?

As you have probably already seen or heard, Snapchat has rolled out a new update. The update was originally announced at the end of 2017 but hadn’t gone into effect until now. The change was intended to appeal to an older crowd in addition to bringing in more advertisers and content creators; however, the plan […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The turkey is cooking, cheerful tunes are serenading, cousins are playing, and old friends are chattering. That time of year has returned once again for everyone to gather around the table to share a meal with the ones they’re most thankful for. The CPR team has so much to be thankful for this year. We […]

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NFL Turns to The Force

NFL Turns to “The Force” To Increase Viewership By Brian Chandler, president Vikings and Bears… The Resistance and The First Order… Looks like ESPN and the NFL are trying to use The Force to garner up some ratings during Monday Night Football. The trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will make its debut tonight […]

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words By Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator With more than a billion sources on the web, content has grown infinitely. But what should a company do to communicate a lot of content all in one place without overwhelming its audience? The answer: infographics. With the rise of content marketing, infographics […]

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A Flood Of Crisis Communications

A Flood Of Crisis Communications By Bailey Stitzer, account coordinator The Flint, Michigan water crisis will go down in history as one of the major health crises of 2016. Whenever something like this happens, there’s a lot to be learned from it; especially as it relates to communications and how the events were handled. For […]

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