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WordWrite Provides Real-Life PR Experience To Michigan State Student

 

PITTSBURGH (July 17, 2012) —WordWrite Communications’, one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing public relations and social media firms, has added Chelsea Dowling as its summer intern.

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Dowling, a Michigan State University communications student, will collaborate with two other interns at WordWrite Communications to develop ideas and implement the communications plan for the first Pittsburgh HubSpot User Group event, which will take place in the fall. She will also work closely with the WordWrite team, helping to tell their clients’ great, untold stories.

“We are thrilled to have Chelsea on our team for the summer,” said Paul Furiga, president and CEO of WordWrite Communications. “We have lots of projects that she will be a great asset to. She will bring fresh, innovative ideas to WordWrite and in turn we will help her explore the public relations field and expand her education through experience with real-life PR.”

Dowling previously worked for The Odyssey, a nationwide newspaper in part with Olympia Media Group, as the social media director of MSU’s chapter of the paper.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC

WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to see, hear and experience them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive, news media and social media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite’s clients are: Buck Consultants, Kennametal Inc., Koppers Inc., Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pfizer Inc., Redstone Highlands and the West Penn Allegheny Health System. For more information on WordWrite, visit www.wordwritepr.com, www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or www.twitter.com/wordwritepr.

 

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WordWrite Communications’ Senior Vice President Appointed to Circle C Youth and Family Services Board

 

Jason Snyder, senior vice president of WordWrite Communications, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Circle C Youth and Family Services. Founded in 1967 by John Patak and his wife Christine, Circle C is a non-profit organization that provides community-based group homes, counseling, foster care and other support services for at-risk youth in the Pittsburgh area. The organization’s ultimate goal is to reunite children with their families whenever possible. describe the image

“I’m humbled and honored to be part of Circle C,” Snyder said. “This is a fantastic organization that works tirelessly to improve and shape the lives of at-risk children and teens by helping them grow personally and instilling in them positive values.”

As a board member, Snyder will work to enhance and raise the visibility of Circle C in the communities it serves, as well as support its mission and successful operation through a variety of initiatives and responsibilities.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC

WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to hear them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive and media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from small start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite's clients are: Kennametal, Koppers Inc., MEDRAD, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Buck Consultants, West Penn Allegheny Health System and Redstone Highlands. For more information on WordWrite, visit http://www.wordwritepr.com, http://www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or http://twitter.com/wordwritepr.

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WordWrite Account Executive, Emma Walter Receives Exclusive Inbound Marketing Certification

 

WordWrite Communications Account Executive Emma Walter has become a certified inbound marketing specialist through Inbound Marketing University hosted by Hubspot

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The training program includes 18 online classes that offer reading and homework assignments to prepare the future inbound marketing specialist for the Inbound Marketing Certification Exam. Classes offered focus on marketing tactics such as blogging, SEO, social media, lead generation and nurturing, e-mail marketing, mobile marketing, landing pages and analytics..

Congratulations to Emma for earning a perfect score on her certification exam!

For more information on the inbound marketing process, take a look at this infographic from Mashable that explains its benefits.

Want to know what WordWrite and Hubspot can do for your business? Contact us today.

WordWrite Communications Welcomes Bilingual PR Enthusiast As Newest Intern

 

Communications Major Takes Next Step Toward PR Career

Deniz Sonmez-Alpan, a rising senior at American University in Washington, D.C., has been hired as WordWrite Communications’ 2012 summer public relations intern. 

Sonmez-Alpan is a foreign language and communication media major with a mdescribe the imageinor in international business. Her specializations are Spanish and public communication. She will assist the WordWrite team in maintaining media lists, writing and distributing press releases, writing blog posts and compiling the monthly newsletter.

“We’re thrilled to have Deniz working with us this summer,” said WordWrite President and CEO Paul Furiga. “She brings international experience from her time working abroad, and her writing skills are some of the best we’ve seen in our interns—which is of great importance in communications.”

Sonmez-Alpan served as the president of the Class of 2013 at American University and the director of publicity for AU’s chapter of PRSSA. She has previously worked in the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence and as a reporter for Hispanic Link News Service based in Washington, D.C. Sonmez-Alpan has just been elected president of AU’s chapter of PRSSA for the upcoming academic year.

Get to know more about Deniz here.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC

WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to see, hear and experience them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive, news media and social media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite’s clients are: Buck Consultants, Kennametal Inc., Koppers Inc., Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pfizer Inc., Redstone Highlands and the West Penn Allegheny Health System. For more information on WordWrite, visit www.wordwritepr.com, www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or www.twitter.com/wordwritepr.

 

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WordWrite Communications Senior Vice President Jason Snyder was published in Becker's Hospital Review today.

 
In his article, he discusses how health system's should be taking advantage of an IRS requirement to differentiate themselves and tell their story. Visit Becker's Hospital Review for the article.

WordWrite to be at Point Park University Career Fair

 

On Wednesday, February 22, between 1 and 3 p.m., staff members from WordWrite Communications will be on hand at the career fair at Point Park University to market the agency and its summer internship position. The annual internship fair is sponsored by the School of Communication and is located in the Ballroom, on the Third Floor of Lawrence Hall. Students are encouraged to visit the WordWrite table to learn about this great opportunity with a fast-growing public relations firm.PPlogo JUST 1Color 600 ppi RGB resized 600

Juniors and seniors majoring in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing, or a related field will be able to work with senior staff members on real client jobs writing press releases, building media lists, participating in meetings and creating social media posts, among other things. This paid position is hands-on and will help students develop skills that can only be acquired in a professional setting.

If you have good writing skills, experience in Microsoft Office, and use social media, you may be a good candidate for the position. It’s a plus if you have knowledge of Hootsuite and Hubspot.

            

WordWrite Communications Adds Intern to Fast-Growing Firm

 

WordWrite Communications, LLC, one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing public relations firms, has hired Leah Trimble as their new spring intern.IMG 0035

A student with previous exposure in both marketing and writing, she will be furthering her professional experience in public relations with the company. Trimble will assist WordWrite with expanding social media strategies, writing press releases, and helping develop ideas for furthering communication efforts with “StoryCrafting,” WordWrite’s proprietary communications model that uses storytelling to build two-way, ongoing relationships with designated audiences.

Trimble is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, pursuing a dual-degree in marketing and nonfiction writing. She has obtained social media and online communications expertise at Murray Avenue Apothecary, followed by event planning and development experience at the National Kidney Foundation, all while writing a column for The Pitt News.

Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications president and CEO, said, “Leah is a great addition to the WordWrite team. Her writing skills and overall communications knowledge will help us expand our social media presence as well as assist us on some unique projects.

“I look forward to learning the different aspects of ‘StoryCrafting’ and other public relations tactics that WordWrite Communications offers each of its clients,” Trimble said. “I hope my previous experience in marketing and social media will bring innovative ideas to the table and prepare me for a future career in the industry.”

Get to know more about Leah, here.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC
 WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to see, hear and experience them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive, news media and social media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite's clients are: Buck Consultants, Kennametal Inc., Koppers Inc., Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pfizer, Inc., Redstone Highlands and the West Penn Allegheny Health System. For more information on WordWrite, visit http://www.wordwritepr.com, http://www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or http://twitter.com/wordwritepr.

 

WordWrite Promotes Jason Snyder to Senior Vice President

 

Move will enable fast-growing PR and social media firm’s continued growth

WordWrite Communications, one of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing public relations and social media firms, has promoted Jason Snyder to senior vice president. 

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Snyder, a vice president and six-year veteran of WordWrite, has led many of the agency’s largest and most complex accounts, including Buck Consultants, Pfizer, Inc. and West Penn Allegheny Health System.

“During the two worst economic years since the Great Depression, WordWrite has doubled in size,” said WordWrite CEO and founder Paul Furiga. “Jason’s contributions to this growth have been substantial. As we continue to grow at a rapid pace, Jason will help manage our expansion here in Pittsburgh and in new markets.

“Our clients and our WordWrite team appreciate Jason’s strategic insights and leadership, especially in complicated crisis and business to business communications situations,” Furiga said.

Snyder’s promotion caps a period in which WordWrite doubled its revenue, added significantly to its staff and tripled its office space when it moved Downtown in August 2011.

Snyder received his B.A. in journalism from the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown and began his career in daily journalism at the Bedford Gazette and then the Butler Eagle before entering the corporate world. Prior to joining WordWrite in 2006, Snyder worked for the Oncology Nursing Society, Alcoa, Inc. and BNY Mellon Financial in successively progressive corporate communications roles.

In addition to his work at WordWrite, Snyder is active in the community and currently serves on the board of Gateway Rehabilitation Center. He lives in the North Hills with his wife Kelly.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC
 WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to see, hear and experience them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive, news media and social media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite's clients are: Buck Consultants, Kennametal Inc., Koppers Inc., Light of Life Rescue Mission, Pfizer, Inc., Redstone Highlands and the West Penn Allegheny Health System. For more information on WordWrite, visit http://www.wordwritepr.com, http://www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or http://twitter.com/wordwritepr.

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WordWrite Communications’ Vice President Appointed to Gateway Rehab Board

 

Jason Snyder, vice president of WordWrite Communications, was recently appointed to the board of directors of Gateway Rehabilitation Center.Founded in 1972 by internationally renowned author and physician Abraham Twerski, Gateway is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping all people affected by addictive diseases to become healthy of body, mind and spirit.

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“I’m honored to become part of Gateway,” Snyder said. “The board, executive leadership and staff are dedicated, highly talented people who believe in Gateway’s mission and are making a difference in those they serve.

“Having watched drug addiction take both of my brothers’ lives, I understand how devastating the disease is. But addiction doesn’t have to have a sad ending. There is hope, and recovery is possible. I believe in Gateway’s mission and am excited to be part of the great things Gateway is doing.”

As a board member, Snyder is charged with ensuring Gateway remains focused on fulfilling its mission and that the organization is acting in a fiscally responsible way in support of that mission.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC

WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to hear them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive and media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from small start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite's clients are: Kennametal, Koppers Inc., MEDRAD, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Buck Consultants, West Penn Allegheny Health System and Redstone Highlands. For more information on WordWrite, visit http://www.wordwritepr.com, http://www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or http://twitter.com/wordwritepr.

 

 

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WordWrite Communications Earns IABC ‘Golden Triangle’ Award

 

Redstone Highlands’ social media recognized for excellence

WordWrite Communications, one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing public relations firms, was awarded the International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) “Golden Triangle” Award of Excellence in the social media division.

WordWrite was acknowledged for its work with Redstone Presbyterian SeniorCare, a Christian non-profit provider of senior living communities. “Senior Living 2.0: Redstone Highlands Joins The Social Media Conversation” allowed the organization to take its usual communication methods online and distribute its messages to a whole new and much larger audience using Facebook and Twitter. The two main objectives of the campaign were to boost fundraising efforts for the Benevolent Care Fund and to provide an inside look at resident and employee life, events, news and more.

The Pittsburgh chapter of IABC announced the awards at the 32nd Annual Golden Triangle Dinner and Awards Ceremony held in Oct. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. Of the 107 entries, 66 of the region’s top communicators were recognized with awards.

IABC is a not-for-profit international network of professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic interactive and integrated business communication management.  It is the leading resource for effective communication practice, providing products, services, activities and networking opportunities to help people and organizations achieve excellence in public relations, employee communication, marketing communication, public affairs and other forms of communication.

About WordWrite Communications, LLC

WordWrite Communications, LLC helps its clients share their great, untold stories with everyone who needs to hear them. WordWrite specializes in crisis, employee, executive and media communications with particular expertise in health care, manufacturing and technology. WordWrite clients range from small start-ups to Fortune 1000 and global firms. WordWrite clients share a fundamental belief in the value of two-way communications and authentic stories told by fluent storytellers. Among WordWrite's clients are: Kennametal, Koppers Inc., MEDRAD, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., The Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, Buck Consultants, West Penn Allegheny Health System and Redstone Highlands. For more information on WordWrite, visit http://www.wordwritepr.com, http://www.facebook.com/wordwritepr, or http://twitter.com/wordwritepr.

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