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On the Hunt for an Intern

By Kelsey Arends, CGPR Account Coordinator It was a cold February morning as we briskly walked toward one of the most exciting events of the year: The Missouri School of Journalism Strategic Communication Career Fair. As a previous Mizzou student, I vividly remember this event – a...

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Corporate vs. Agency PR

By Pia Reinhold, CGPR Account Supervisor  I spent eight years in PR at a large corporation at the beginning of my career before switching over to the agency side about 10 years ago. It was a quite an eye-opening transition, as daily work at an agency...

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Our St. Louis Bucket Lists

Although we each have lived in St. Louis either part of or for our entire lives, there’s never been a time when we’ve said we’ve seen and done all that this city has to offer. And it offers a lot! It’s never too late to...

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Our Take on FLSA

By Lynese Hoffman, CGPR Executive Vice President, CFO and Founder When founding Common Ground Public Relations more than 13 years ago, in an industry where a standard work week often requires 50 or more hours and tracking your time down to 15 minute increments is routine,...

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Owning Your Message

By Nina Kult, APR, CGPR Account Supervisor As a business owner, no one knows your business better than you do. You are the expert of your products, your service, your brand and culture. But have you ever struggled to find the right words when trying to tell...

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LouFest 2016: Record-Setting Success

By Maggie Hallam, CGPR Assistant Account Executive and Digital Strategist For the 7th year, Forest Park was home to one of St. Louis’ largest summer events – LouFest. Produced locally, LouFest brings trending global talent from several genres together in a distinctly St. Louis, two-day festival...

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7 Reasons to Intern at a Smaller PR Firm (like CGPR)

By Connor Voss, CGPR Summer 2016 Intern When you’re getting your feet wet in public relations, all experience is good experience. Although, as a veteran intern of various-sized firms, I’ll be the first to say that smaller firms can offer big-time experience. And here’s why: You get...

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Ethics: Are You Aware?

By Nina Kult APR Did you know? September is Ethics Awareness Month! Let’s be honest…ethics is not something most people think about in their daily lives until they are faced with a dilemma. And most of us don’t take the time to reflect on our own decisions...

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LouFest 2016: CGPR’s Top Picks

The seventh-annual LouFest is just around the corner (September 10 and 11 in Forest Park) and promises to be the best fest yet. The uniquely St. Louis festival will feature more than 30 national and regional acts performing across four stages throughout the weekend, and...

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