Media Relations, pr writing

Mock Press Release

The following press release was written in response to a prompt from one of my professors to promote the debut of a $200 cup of coffee for a hypothetical company. As a coffee enthusiast myself, I had to respond! Janelle Monae to Debut New Latte at San Fran Coffeehouse SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Local coffeehouse… Continue reading Mock Press Release

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Media Relations, pr writing

Mock Press Release

HIRONS ADDS TO DEVELOPMENT TEAM The following is a press release written as an assignment for Careers in Public Relations at IUPUI and is in no way affiliated with Hirons. INDIANAPOLIS, JAN. 23, 2019 - Public relations, marketing and digital agency Hirons has added a new member to their business development team. Spearheaded by Chief Operating Officer Deana Haworth, the Business Development department is responsible for procuring new clients and projects for the agency. Aiding that mission, Marissa Smith… Continue reading Mock Press Release

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Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

It's been three months since Chelsea proposed to me from a vista in Wisconsin (I still can't believe it!). So much has changed since that moment, when the two of us were crying on a cliff. We have both of us started our last semester of college and new jobs, among other things. What hasn't… Continue reading Three things I’ve learned in the last three months

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How can we reduce outcries of fake news?

“Fake news,” a scare tactic popularized by Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, has taken on a completely different meaning than what the phrase meant prior to that election cycle. A Monmouth University poll conducted in the spring of 2018 indicated that the majority of Americans do not believe fake news to be the… Continue reading How can we reduce outcries of fake news?

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What does a Business Development Coordinator do?

My first blog of the New Year! A lot has happened since I last posted here in December, but I wanted to start by filling people in on my new full-time, salaried job. I'm now officially settled into my new role as Business Development Coordinator at Hirons, and I've been getting a lot of questions about… Continue reading What does a Business Development Coordinator do?

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My Final Thoughts on #J360

As anyone who follows me on social media knows by now, I took a course this semester called J360, otherwise known as Online Public Relations. The course is essentially designed to be an overview of social media and its many uses in the PR world. I thought it would be easy. Having used social media… Continue reading My Final Thoughts on #J360

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A Personal Update

Next week, I will be transitioning out of my role as the lead scholar of Social Justice Education at IUPUI and saying goodbye to the scholarship program in order to fulfill my new full time role at Hirons. Needless to say, I cried quite a bit at my last SJED Christmas Party this morning. I… Continue reading A Personal Update

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Three Useful Gifts for 20-somethings

When family members hit me up for Christmas gift ideas, I usually have a hard time coming up with ideas. I’m sure they have an even harder time finding gifts! To help out my fellow 20-somethings, I’ve put together a short list of useful items that I have either received as presents or purchased myself.… Continue reading Three Useful Gifts for 20-somethings