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

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Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

Indiana Futsal is pleased to announce the new Goals for Indy program, which creates steel futsal goals for public courts in Central Indiana and is a partnership among several Indianapolis businesses. The goals are sourced, constructed, and finished here locally in Indianapolis. “Part of our mission is to provide access to the game in underserved… Continue reading Indiana Futsal unveils ‘Goals for Indy’ program

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Finding Futsal, an athletic outlet for inmates at Marion Co. Jail

Over the past several years, it has become increasingly common for correctional facilities to provide sports recreation for their inmates as a potential diversion from illicit activities. A 2012 report from the Prisoners’ Education Trust, even states that becoming actively involved in a sports league during detention can foster “an alternative social network, access to… Continue reading Finding Futsal, an athletic outlet for inmates at Marion Co. Jail

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Student commencement speaker Amber Kriech discusses her path before and after graduation

Click here to read my most recently published article, where I had the opportunity to chat with IUPUI's 2017 commencement speaker, Amber. It was an enlightening interview for me as an ambitious young professional and future graduate!

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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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Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit

This past semester, as a requirement for a public relations course at IUPUI, myself and three other IUPUI students created a public relations plan for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA, http://www.indymoca.org). The creation of this plan involved analysis of the organization, its key stakeholders, and the public relations situation at hand - a lack… Continue reading Experiential Update: working with an active Indy nonprofit

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Mock 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 Mock Press Release: iMOCA Special Event

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Media Advisory

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

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Three Things to Understand in Order to Connect with Millennials

Who are millennials, and what makes them different than previous generations? Since this age group first emerged as consumers, companies began devoting enormous amounts of time and money into the search for definitive answers to those questions. Such an investment is not without its value, a Goldman Sachs infographic supports, as the millennial generation, which… Continue reading Three Things to Understand in Order to Connect with Millennials

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IUPUI Weeks of Welcome

As we near the month of August, I thought I would take a moment to upload some of the content I have worked on as the Marketing and Communications Lead for IUPUI's Weeks of Welcome Student Steering Committee. Weeks of Welcome is a program sponsored by IUPUI's office of Educational Partnerships and Student Advocacy (EPSA)… Continue reading IUPUI Weeks of Welcome