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By Alexa Grunder | February 12, 2020 As part of our spotlight series on the team members of MSR, I had the pleasure of speaking with Crisel Ortiz, Senior Director of MSR Communications. Crisel possesses a rare yin and yang of strategic- and creative-thinking that’s one ingredient in the secret-sauce that makes MSR so unique. She’s… View Article
By Alexa Grunder | January 28, 2020 As part of our spotlight series on the team members of MSR, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mary Shank Rockman, the CEO & Principal of MSR Communications. Mary is more than just the letters behind MSR Communications, she’s the brand’s heart, soul and passionate spirit. Mary’s strong relationships—with… View Article
By Chris Blake | December 23, 2019 I’ve been with MSR Communications almost as long as they’ve been around. Earlier this year, we celebrated the public relations marketing agency’s 20th anniversary, which makes me especially reflective as I consider my New Year’s resolutions for 2020. The past two decades have seen considerable changes in the… View Article
By Lucy Siegel | October 25, 2019 Governmental and non-profit organizations team up to form strategic partnerships for a multitude of reasons. Often called “public-private partnerships,” these relationships can and should be win-win propositions for each organization involved. These partnerships are business relationships; to be effective, each partner must receive benefits from the relationship. But… View Article
By Crisel Ortiz | October 14, 2019 The way journalists digest information is changing but that doesn’t mean that the press release is irrelevant it just means that the way we approach it is different too.  Thirteen years ago when I first started in PR I remember MAILING, yes, mailing press releases to newsrooms. Back… View Article
By Mary Shank Rockman | August 19, 2019 Penning a blog post spanning 20 years in business is a lot more difficult than I expected! Originally, I’d imagined writing a traditional post that looks back on the evolution of PR during the past two decades, and name our stand out clients and successes along the… View Article
By Chris Blake | August 5, 2019 Being a good PR agency professional requires mastering a great variety of skills. Knowing how to write, research, communicate, strategize, build relationships and generate creative ideas are among the most important. Master these talents, and you’ll go certainly go far. But it could be argued that there’s one day-to-day… View Article
By Lucy Siegel | Jul 17, 2019 It’s safe to say that most PR disasters in corporations aren’t caused by the actions of the public relations staff, but develop from the actions and decisions of corporate decision-makers, often by the CEO. Among the countless errors that executives can and do make, the following are notable in… View Article