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#PRinternwanted #2015

Now accepting inquiries for Summer and Fall 2015 Momentum Public Relations seeks a Public Relations Intern who will support a portfolio of nonprofit, for-profit and entrepreneurial clients’ ongoing communications activities. STATUS Paid internship, starting $10/hour depending on qualifications; Part-time up to 20 hours a week. REPORTS TO Primary – Principals and Co-Owners of Momentum Public Relations LOCATION Offices located in SW Austin ACADEMIC CREDIT Sure! If you want academic credit, please make arrangements with your advisor. We will manage and submit reviews when you get forms to us in a timely manner. […]

Who do you LOVE?

Both Momentum Public Relations principals began their careers in nonprofit organizations -- Laura at KLRU-TV and Austin City Limits, Anne at the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Here is a partial list of organizations whom we've worked for, worked with, volunteered for or been served by over the years. Find a cause [...]

Give me some Plain Talk PR

A colleague and I used to fantasize about a business we called Plain Talk PR.  We both liked our jobs doing corporate comm work for a large company, but there were days when we joked about the need to simply cut to the chase. Usually this conversation came up after [...]

Are PR and marketing the same song and dance?

Earlier this month, I was fortunate to share my experience as a publicist, communications strategist and dancer in a presentation during RISE 2011.  Many entrepreneurs, artists and organizations come to us with some straightforward PR questions: Should I write a news release? What's a press kit? How do I contact [...]

South by South Why?

Spring break in Austin means South by Southwest, a 10-day long series of conferences and festivals for pros in the interactive, film and music industries.  What on earth does that mean to an entrepreneur, small biz owner, nonprofit organization -- or communications pros like us? Usually when I tell people [...]

Communicating with Purpose: What’s bothering you…and what are you going to do about it?

For several years, these questions have become the heart of many conversations with our clients. You started a business, a practice or a venture to do things better, differently or perhaps, to do something that hadn’t been done before. Whatever was bothering you – you decided to do something about [...]