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Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

The following press release was written during my time as an intern with HWC Engineering.    Shelbyville, Ind. (July 1,2018) – Mayor Tom DeBaun has announced his intention to run for a third mayoral term, having first been elected as the mayor of Shelbyville in 2011. In his third term, Mayor DeBaun intends to move… Continue reading Press Release – Shelbyville’s Mayor DeBaun to Run for Third Term

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Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

I originally wrote the press release for the debut of these courts, which was then edited by the city of Fort Wayne. The story was covered by local media.  FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Professional soccer player DaMarcus Beasley has partnered with the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, the Indiana Soccer Association, and Homestead High… Continue reading Press Release – Professional Soccer Player DeMarcus Beasley brings Futsal to Hometown

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Media Advisory – IUPUI Student Recognized by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

*The following media advisory was distributed in support of an event hosted by my friend Taylor M. Parker, recipient of Born This Way Foundation's Channel Kindness Award. The media pitch received coverage from Indy-based stations WTHR and FOX59.* Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has selected IUPUI student Taylor M. Parker as their Indianapolis Channel… Continue reading Media Advisory – IUPUI Student Recognized by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation

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Press Release – Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 9, 2017 — The third annual occurrence of the Mayor’s International Futsal Cup, hosted by Indiana Futsal, will take place Saturday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 4 at the Indiana Statehouse, located downtown at 201 N. Capitol St. This adult futsal tournament features over 40 teams representing 32 different countries and is one… Continue reading Press Release – Third Annual Mayor’s International Futsal Cup to take place at Indiana Statehouse

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Press Release – Limberlost to present ‘Swift Night Out’

The following press release was written during my time as an intern at the Indiana State Museum. GENEVA, Ind. - The public is invited to the Limberlost State Historic Site Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for Swift Night Out, a free, family-friendly event all about the chimney swift bird. These small… Continue reading Press Release – Limberlost to present ‘Swift Night Out’

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Media Pitch – Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Good morning, With the first day of summer just around the corner, we’re encouraging families to consider 12 great day trips to any of the state historic sites. With locations all over the state, it’s a great way for Hoosiers to have some fun and learn the history of sites  which have shaped their community.… Continue reading Media Pitch – Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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Press Release – iMOCA Special Event

Below is an example press release written as part of a group project in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA). Event accreditation belongs to iMOCA - http://www.indymoca.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Marissa Smith (e) ms204@umail.iu.edu (p) 765-555-5555 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ATTEND AN EXCLUSIVE DEMONSTRATION WITH ONE OF INDY’S HOTTEST ARTISTS Indianapolis Museum of… Continue reading Press Release – iMOCA Special Event

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Media Advisory – Department of Homeland Security: It’s Not Always a Drill

The following text is a sample Media Advisory written as an assignment for a Public Relations Writing course. All event details are fictional. Contact: Marissa Smith Sept. 29, 2016 (p) 555-555-5555 (e) ms204@umail.iu.edu DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: IT’S NOT ALWAYS A DRILL What would happen to your family if you had to go days without… Continue reading Media Advisory – Department of Homeland Security: It’s Not Always a Drill

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Mock Press Release, Media Advisory & Media Statement

The following are links to three types of Public Relations documents, all of which were designed as practice in PR as well as creativity, with the only prompt being the original story of Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm. Press Release - Marissa Smith Media Advisory - Marissa Smith Media Statement - Marissa Smith… Continue reading Mock Press Release, Media Advisory & Media Statement