FACTEUR PR welcomes Kelly Powell to its team

Kelly Powell FACTEUR

We are so excited to welcome our new Communications Assistant, Kelly Powell, to the FACTEUR PR team! Kelly Powell is a journalist and photographer located in Kent, Ohio. Alongside her position at FACTEUR PR, she works part-time as the editorial assistant for Ohio Magazine and is a freelance wedding, engagement and portrait photographer. She is a lover of all things media- and graphic-related and is probably signed up for more email newsletters than most.

A graduate of Kent State University’s Magazine Journalism and Photojournalism programs, she loves spending time between Kent and Cleveland for their access to coffee shops, restaurants, art museums and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Kelly is excited to work at FACTEUR in the heart of Ohio City and looks forward to supporting its clients both at home and from afar.

Kelly will join Reena and Hannah on all day-to-day client relations and efforts with a focus on public relations, social media, and content creation. Please join us in welcoming her to the team! Leave a comment below, and feel free to send her an email. Plus, stay tuned for some blogs and other great content from Kelly throughout the coming months here on the FACTEUR blog! 

FACTEUR PR welcomes Emily Kopchak to its team

Emily Kopchak FACTEUR Intern

We are so excited to welcome our fall intern, Emily Kopchak to the FACTEUR PR team! Emily is a senior Fashion Merchandising major at Kent State University with minors in Fashion Media and Visual Communication Design. Through her education, she has had the opportunity to complete a summer semester in NYC and a fall semester abroad in Florence, Italy. At Kent State, she is also an honors student and the Chief Administrative Officer of the National Retail Federation Student Association chapter on campus. Emily is interested in the creative processes fashion and non-fashion brands utilize to connect with their consumers. Her other passions include exploring in nature and finding the best doughnuts in the world.

Emily will join Hannah Krisinski through December - please join us in welcoming her to the team! Leave a comment below, and feel free to send her an email. Plus, stay tuned for some blogs and other great content from Emily and Hannah throughout the coming months here on the FACTEUR blog! 

Enter to win our birthday giveaway!

August 5th marks one full year of FACTEUR PR! It's hard to believe it's only been a year since we first launched as a lot has happened since then: we've worked with a dozen new clients in Cleveland and beyond, spanning the food/drink, health/wellness, fashion/retail, events, and design industries, helping them gain press coverage, create content, and develop their social media strategies; our team expanded with the addition of two new interns hired this summer and fall; we shared our expertise of marketing and PR at two events, including FearlessCon; and we've been featured in PR Couture, Cleveland.com, She in the CLE, and more. Most importantly, we've connected and reconnected with some incredibly creative and inspiring folks along the way, both online and off.

As a small show of our gratitude, we're hosting a little giveaway here on our blog, as we fully believe the best birthdays are the ones that you share with others. 

Through August 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST, enter to win our blogger bundle content calendar, 121 pages of ideas for your social media channels and PR efforts; a one-hour virtual marketing/PR consultation; and a super cute notebook set from Rifle Paper Co. to jot down your ideas and plans for 2017-2018.

 

To enter to win, simply fill out and submit the form below. The winner will be selected at random, notified via email, and announced on our Instagram channel on Tuesday, August 8. Open to all U.S. and Canadian residents. 

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FACTEUR PR welcomes Anna Huff to its team

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We are so excited to welcome our fall intern, Anna Huff, to the FACTEUR PR team! Anna joins us just after returning from a semester in Europe. She is entering her senior year this fall to finish Kent State University's fashion merchandising program. She is a fun and loving gal with a passion for adventure and for her friends and family. With a semester at KSU's Florence, Italy campus and excursions to surrounding countries, Anna offers a fresh perspective and an eye for what's trending; her additional studies in fashion media and marketing combined with an adventurous approach with her camera make her excited for what is to come for her future!

Anna will join Julie Hong through December - please join us in welcoming her to the team! Leave a comment below, and feel free to send her an email. Plus, stay tuned for some blogs and other great content from Anna and Julie throughout the coming months here on the FACTEUR blog! 

FACTEUR PR welcomes Julie Hong to its team

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We are so excited to welcome our summer intern, Julie Hong, to the FACTEUR PR team! Julie is currently finishing her third year at University of Georgia, where she studies Public Relations and New Media and has experience in community relations, media relations, social media, event planning, and more. During the school year, she is part of the Publicity Committee at her school’s PRSSA chapter and the occasional staff writer for seasonal publications. A California girl who moved to Atlanta at age 16, she loves to say ‘y’all’ but still gets confused when she hears ‘fixin ‘to’. She is personal, positive, and a people-person who feels strongest when she is a part of a team (and already has a lot of great, innovative ideas!), so we are thrilled she’s “ecstatic to be joining Facteur PR as a digital intern for the summer, and can’t wait to get plugged in!” 

Julie will be with us through August - please join us in welcoming her to the team! Leave a comment below, and feel free to send her an email. Plus, stay tuned for some blogs and other great content from Julie throughout the coming months here on the FACTEUR blog! 

FACTEUR PR recognized by PR Couture

Homepage of PRcouture.com

Homepage of PRcouture.com

For as much publicizing as us publicists do on behalf of our clients, one would think we would devote the same amount of time and energy to promoting ourselves, but that simply is not the case. PR and marketing are such behind-the-scenes careers where the primary responsibility is to make others look and sound really good. That's just one reason why being publicly recognized for the work that you do is such an honor. 

I've been a big fan of PRcouture.com, which is a wonderful resource for public relations and media professionals who are focused mainly on lifestyle communications. Therefore, you can imagine my excitement when selected and featured for PR Girls We Love! I did a Q&A covering the highs and lows of PR, my career journey so far, as well as some industry trends. You can read the full post here. 

A very special thank you to the amazing ever so valuable PR Couture for this opportunity, and to Suzuran Photography for the accompanying photos! And a HUGE thank you to our clients and friends, too; without you, there would be no story to tell.

Cheers,
Reena

Workin' it: a summer playlist for productivity

We seriously can't believe how fast the summer is flying by.

Hopefully you've been able to get in some rest and relaxation, a little traveling, and some patio happy hours. But summer isn't a three month holiday unless perhaps you work in academia. It can be so hard to stay focused on your work and the goals that you have set for yourself when the sun is beckoning you to come out and play.

Something that helps keep me motivated in anything I'm doing is music. Whether its the beat, the lyrics, or the emotion in a song, having the right playlist can make or break my productivity.

So in the spirit of a productive summer, we've put together this playlist at below for you to rock out to at your office this season. We hope it will get your ideas and inspiration back up high.

Enjoy!