How East Tennessee PR can benefit your small business

What comes to mind when you think of PR? Someone at a podium putting out a media fire? Breaking news from a national corporation making headlines across the internet? A celebrity on a talk show announcing their next big movie... Read more

Want to help Ukrainians? These top charities are providing relief.

Many of us have been glued to social media and television since the morning of Feb. 24 when Russian forces launched a multi-pronged invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Many of us are still in shock at this development. Since that time,... Read more

You Deserve a PR Partner that Thinks Bigger

We had gathered for drinks at a local watering home for the first occasion of a new tradition — a holiday reunion of old newshounds, all alums of The Maryville Daily Times. Some of my former coworkers are still in... Read more

Is Your PR Agency Helping You Grow or Holding You Back?

There’s something to be said for hometown loyalty. That’s why I chose to start my elite national public relations agency in my hometown of Maryville, Tennessee instead of a big city. I love where I’m from, and that’s where I... Read more

What Does it Take to Have a Successful Career in PR?

Over the years I’ve come to understand what kind of people it takes to be successful in PR, and what kind of characteristics they will have. PR is a fast-paced, demanding world. One minute we are crowded around a table,... Read more

Why it’s Important That My Company Gives Back

The problem is bigger than most people imagine, and it’s easy to get involved in your own Christmas plans and let someone else help. I am proud to work at Ripley PR, a Knoxville PR agency based in Maryville, because... Read more

Interview Tips for Millennials

This year, millennials surpassed Gen X as the largest generation in the American workforce. Though they’re taking the business world by storm, many millennials struggle with one of the most important parts of professional life: interviews. The way that people... Read more

To Respond or Not Respond?

We were saddened to hear the news of Robin Williams’ passing. It’s always tragic to lose anyone, especially one as talented as him. Blessed with the rare gift to make his audiences laugh as quickly as he made them cry,... Read more

Returning Orphaned and Injured Black Bear Cubs to the Wild

As a native of Maryville, Tennessee and an animal lover, I was thrilled to join the board of the Appalachian Bear Rescue in 2012. Our annual fall fundraiser, “Bear Necessities: Bearly Edibles & Auction,” is coming up Friday, Sept. 13... Read more

Maryville Public Relations – Giving Back to a Great Community

Anyone who knows me knows I’m passionate about East Tennessee, particularly my hometown, Maryville. Serving on the board of directors for a great local nonprofit organization, Keep Blount Beautiful, and assisting with its Blount County public relations campaigns is one small... Read more

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