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farhan e.
$14/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Link Building
  • Community Outreach
  • SEO Backlinking
  • Backlinking & Outreach
  • On-Page SEO
  • Local SEO

Create and deliver complete a strategic, SEO Plan that aligns with your online business goals Manage every aspect of your SEO campaign including research, analysis, on-page tactical deployment, link building, and monitoring

Dylan H.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • SEO Writing
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Press Release Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Audience Research
  • Content Creation
  • Media Pitch

The world of business has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. From social media, sales, digital and email marketing, public relations, event management and so on. It’s hard to know what is the best route to invest time and money into your business, which is where I come in. I have explored and experimented with various fields of business to become an all-in-one tool to help your business succeed. I’ve provided PR for some of the most influential people such as Bret Contreras, Shawn Baker, and Suzanne Ryan, as well as had media published in Livestrong, Business Insider, Reader’s Digest and more. I’ve provided research and feasibility...

Megan P.
$95/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • English
  • Online Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • English Proofreading
  • Feature Writing
  • Financial Writing
  • Poetry
  • Press Release Writing
  • Ebook

Consistently ranked in the top 1% of Elance/Upwork providers and skilled in writing and editing everything from news releases to newsletters, websites to articles, and marketing campaigns to speeches, I bring my diverse background of both corporate communications and nonprofit communications together to enliven your ideas and concepts. With a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a master's in English, I have a strong command of AP style, grammar, punctuation, word flow and usage and am very efficient, creative and reliable. My areas of expertise include: nonprofits, financial services, small business,...

Stephen B.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations

A conscientious professional with extensive experience of PR in in-house, agency and freelance roles. Highly organised and efficient individual, with a thorough and precise approach to projects, which has yielded excellent results to date. Able to manage own time effectively, and prioritise workload. Experienced at working to tight deadlines and under considerable pressure. Friendly and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills.

Karla Antonelle T.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Data Entry
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Customer Service
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Management
  • Light Bookkeeping
  • Media Relations
  • Internet Research
  • Accuracy Verification
  • Databases

I am an experienced Virtual Assistant, Data Encoder and Researcher. I have Sales and Marketing Background and I can work on any Admin Task. I am a fast learner, a self starter and I love learning new things. I am highly dependable and can work with very minimal supervision as long as clear instructions are provided.

Paul C.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Press Release Writing
  • Blog Content
  • Media Pitch
  • Content Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Article Writing
  • English
  • Marketing Communications

My name is Paul Clarke and I am a public relations consultant and senior writer with more than a decade of experience in communications. Prior to becoming a PR consultant, I was a newspaper reporter and editor overseeing nine community newspapers and a team of 30 reporters in British Columbia, Canada. As a PR consultant, I specialize in generating earned media, however I also have experience writing press releases, media pitches and op-eds. Over the years I have helped my clients land dozens of media interviews with some of the largest media organizations in the world, including The Washington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Business...

Julie Bina S.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Copy Editing
  • Marketing Strategy

Impressive record of managing the development and implementation of strategic integrated marketing communications programs that ignite interest and exceed expectations. Proven ability to deliver on both message and measurable ROI with imaginative mix of new and traditional marketing tools. Capacity to meet immediate C-level goals combined with acumen to explore expansion of existing markets and discover untapped opportunities. Inspires staff to think steps ahead. Thrives in a fast-paced environment that embraces teamwork and demands on time, on target and within budget execution. Promotes optimism, enthusiasm and excellence. Core...

Shirley A.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • English Proofreading
  • Editor
  • Book Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • SEO Writing
  • Tech & IT
  • Internet Marketing
  • Health & Wellness
  • Nutrition
  • English
  • Article Writing

Certified journalist and marketer specialising in Digital Healthcare, Healthtech, Biotech and Telemedicine, as well as Health Science, General Health, Holistic Health, Nutrition, and Covid-19 ( I have written a book on the subject). Always abreast of the latest cutting-edge research findings. Author of 5 best-selling books, two of which were featured in a Universal Pictures film. Editor and ghost writer of self-help, holistic health and medical and nutritional books, as well as fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. (British and American English). Specialist in book proposals to publishers, as well as press releases for all types...

Kate M.
$85/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Blog Writing
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Copywriting

Affiliate Marketing | Influencer Marketing | Social Media Marketing Creative Marketing Strategies, Implementation & Execution I have been active online since late 2004 as an early adopter of blogging and social media. I am a top-rated Upwork digital marketing freelancer with exclusive "Expert-Vetted" status. I have spent the past decade+ helping clients from around the world and within a variety of niches successfully launch and/or scale online. My primary focuses are: affiliate marketing, influencer marketing, and social media marketing. I am adept at copywriting, blogging, branding and creating impactful marketing strategies....

Holly M.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Blog Development
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • English Grammar
  • Copywriting
  • Technical Writing
  • Marketing Communications
  • AP Style Writing
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare IT
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Healthcare Information Technology

Thanks for reading my profile! I have 20+ years of experience in public relations and marketing communications and have worked for clients in multiple industries, including healthcare, technology, financial services, transportation, manufacturing and more. I'm able to take complex subject matter and put it into layman's terms. Whether you're a small company looking for an additional marketing resource for your team or a large enterprise needing help with overflow projects, I can utilize my writing services to help you meet your goal(s). I have extensive experience in the healthcare IT industry, from writing blogs, web content, white papers,...

Shari B.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • SEO Writing
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Creative Writing
  • Copy Editing
  • Press Release
  • Copywriting
  • Writing
  • Website Content
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Newsletter
  • Blog Writing
  • Content Writing
  • Article Writing
  • Researcher
  • About Us Page

Shari is an award-winning writer with 25 years of experience in her field. Since 2005, she has provided content writing, public relations, copy editing, copywriting, blogging, and website management to clients under her business, The Write Reflection. Prior to her work with The Write Reflection, Shari worked for a decade as a professional journalist for several publications covering education and politics. Working as a professional journalist on deadline has prepared her for a hectic pace and the ability to produce strong results that are on time, every time. Shari also is a proficient graphic artist, creating custom-designed ads,...

Jasmine M.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Article Writing
  • Website Content
  • Copywriting
  • Article
  • Researcher
  • Writing
  • Media Relations

As a public relations professional working with high profile clientele across entertainment, sports, tech, and philanthropy industry, I've developed a thorough understanding of how to leverage existing opportunities and media relations to strategically promote individuals and their brands.

Laurie F.
$99/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Press Release Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Documentary Films
  • Content Marketing
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Journalism Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Press Distribution
  • Media Pitch
  • Media Monitoring

If you want to be featured in the media, you need to know how media members choose their stories. I have the insider secrets that can get you the coverage you deserve. If you need a news release, talking points, media training, or a complete public relations plan, I can help! My clients have been included in The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, CNN, TechCrunch, HuffPost, Martha Stewart Living, OprahMag.com, People, Forbes, The Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo, MSN, Reader's Digest, Green Entrepreneur, Bustle and dozens of other outlets. I spent more than 15 years...

Shereen A.
$85/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Startup Company
  • Consultant
  • Management Consulting
  • Web Design
  • AMP Web Development

Award-winning entrepreneur, Goldman Sachs Scholar and experienced consultant for startups and businesses with 10+ years of experience. Woman focused, but qualified to assist a variety of startup founder and startup needs. Judged 35 competitions and award events - Startup Canada - Stevie Awards -First Robotics +more Judged 1000+ startups over 5 years Lead over 15 startups from pre revenue to over $1M in sales. Demograph ranged from 14 years old- 34 years old Served as a board member to not for profit and for-profit companies Speaker at 50+ events including (but not limited to): - Harvard Women in Business, IBC - Oxford Women in Business...

Kristen B.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Feature Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Blog Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Editor
  • Branding

I am an experienced public relations specialist with nearly 15 years of industry knowledge and insight. My area of expertise largely focuses on: writing and distributing press releases, pitching media (both print and digital), writing feature articles and blog posts, planning and executing public relations campaigns, creating media kits, and branding. I’ve had the pleasure of working with both local and national markets to generate earned media coverage for my clients. Additionally, I have a diverse understanding of PR across a variety of markets as my clients are from a wide range of business including the government sector, non-profit,...

Krystal N C.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Management
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Content Creation
  • Content Strategy
  • Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Press Release Writing

Working directly with C-suite leaders at companies ranging from family-owned to Fortune 500 has provided me incredible insight into the nuances of executive brand creation. I've supported leaders in crafting their public persona, becoming known as industry speakers, earning awards, and building their own digital following. My experience includes speech development, social media management, pitching speaking engagements, earned media opportunities, and writing opinion pieces for top-tier outlets. I've personally been featured in top-tier media including television news (ABC, CBS, and FOX), Business Insider, Forbes, Fast Company, Wall...

Taryn N.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • SEO Writing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Journalism Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • News Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Feature Writing

Motivated communications specialist with ten years’ experience. Specialising in business-to-business and news. Strong digital marketing, SEO copywriting, PR and customer service skills in several industries. Excellent editing and proofreading skills. Specialities include blogs, web copy, newsletters, news articles and thought leadership.

Samantha O.
$125/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Writing
  • Newsletter Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Media Relations
  • Blog Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Non-Profit
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Copywriting
  • SEO Writing
  • Press Release
  • Article Writing

Dynamic strategic communications professional with 15+ years of experience in the fields of public relations and media writing, web design, blogging and social media, internal communications, corporate philanthropy and marketing. Skilled in crafting engaging and media-friendly public relations materials and online content, including press releases, blogs, and marketing materials. Sports marketing and partnership outreach experience with La Liga, NASCAR, NFL, NCAA, MLS and MLB. Extensive work helping non-profit organizations meet fundraising and communications goals, promote events, and craft dynamic digital media strategies. Career work...

Hannah B.
$125/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Marketing Communications
  • Strategic Plan
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Brand Management
  • Writing
  • Event Photography
  • Corporate Communications
  • Non-Profit

I'm a seasoned public relations practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in NYC. I've worked both for an agency and in-house across music, sports, live events and non-profit clients. I can write, copyedit and disseminate all types of communications including press releases, media alerts, bios, boilerplates, mission statements, and more. I have access to Cision, a PR tool that can pull lists of outlets and journalists based on subject, DMA, role, etc. I can help you target exactly who you want to reach in the media world. If you need a PR plan to supplement your marketing initiatives, I'm skilled in integrated marketing...

Sam T.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • SEO Backlinking
  • Backlinking & Outreach
  • Link Building
  • Copywriting
  • SEO Audit
  • SEO Writing
  • English to French Translation
  • French
  • SEO Keyword Research
  • On-Page SEO
  • Off-Page SEO
  • Ahrefs
  • SEMrush
  • Press Release Writing

Link building / SEO specialist and Public Relations consultant based in France, with 13 years of experience working with companies and media of all sizes. I had the pleasure working with many digital marketing agencies and international companies (Fortune 500) on their PR/ SEO / Netlinking strategies, copywriting standards and translation. My work on digital PR combines various modern marketing disciplines and is inherently omnichannel. From content, SEO, benchmarks, strategies, ads acquisitions, to brand relations in order to strengthens a brand’s presence in search results, sparks positive mentions, and generates high quality backlinks to...

Priscilla M.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Press Release Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Content Creation
  • Media Relations
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Lead Generation
  • Campaign Setup
  • SMS
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Klaviyo

Email Marketing is one of the most vital sales channel in any Ecommerce business. Having your Klaviyo account set up for success is important for sustaining long term growth and getting the most out of your website traffic and ad spend. I have five years of experience with Klaviyo and have been creating Emails, SMS blasts, and automation flows for over 25 brands, which have successfully resulted in better open rates, click rates, and conversion. If you need someone to: - Build Automated Flows - Create Email Campaigns - Plan your email Content Calendar - Create stunning designs that match your brand's Look and Feel. - Clean up your email...

Andrea S.
$110/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Communications
  • Strategic Communication
  • Project Management
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • Storytelling
  • Media Relations
  • Social Media Website
  • WordPress
  • B2C Marketing
  • Content Management
  • Content Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Press Distribution

I specialize in combining the power of PR and Influencer Marketing. I bring more than 15+ years experience in marketing and communications leading all aspects including strategy, media management, email marketing, content development and storytelling.

Mery Jean B.
$20/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Article Writing
  • Website Content
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Product Page
  • Creative Writing
  • About Us Page
  • Business Services
  • Copywriting
  • Researcher
  • Writing
  • SEO Backlinking

I am a Virtual Assistant specializing in content writer and basic SEO. I provide individualized services such as writing articles, guest posting, blog posts, social media descriptions, and web pages. I also have experience with website development and optimization, including on-page optimization and off-page optimization (link building). Furthermore, my experience in the construction industry has allowed me to accomplish content creation for many different niches. I am excellent at researching any niche and creating relevant, informative, SEO-friendly content for your blog or website. I can provide a high volume of quality articles...

Renee B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Communications
  • Digital Strategy
  • Content Marketing
  • Social Media Content
  • Internet Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Editor
  • Article
  • Persona Development

I bring 20+ years running Marketing and Public Relations departments for leading companies including FreeCreditReport.com, Experian.com, St John Knits, Louis Vuitton, Brighton, Ditech.com, La Blanca Swim, Polo Swim, Kennith Cole Swim, Splendid Swim, Trina Turk Swim and many other global brands. Have decide to leave the corporate world and do contract work. My broad experience can help you too! Are you launching a new brand, product, or just need help with content, influencers, or social…I am excited to help you with it all. I am strategic and focused on creating memorable initiatives utilizing platforms that make sense for the client I am...

Kristen S.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Social Media Management
  • TV Broadcasting
  • Proofreading
  • Translation
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Writing
  • Short Story Writing
  • Press Release
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Media Pitch
  • Media Relations
  • Media Monitoring
  • Strategy
  • Press Distribution

I am the founder of the KMS Group, a public relations firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to starting my own agency, I spent five years in senior roles with two different public relations firms in the South Florida area. My expertise includes writing press releases, local and national media pitching campaigns, formulating creative strategies to set my clients apart, and managing social media all in order to reach the public directly. As a former journalist, I began my career as an on-air TV and radio news/traffic reporter for an ABC affiliate and a radio reporter for a top 15 market. One of my greatest strengths is writing which is...

MONICA A.
$200/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Brand Consulting
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • B2B Marketing
  • Strategic Plan
  • Press Advertising
  • Direct Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Business Proposal Writing
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Coaching
  • Sales Promotion
  • Creative Writing
  • Brand Strategy

IS YOUR BUSINESS LIKE A BILLBOARD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SAHARA? WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT MARKETING COSTING YOU IN LOST BUSINESS? CHANGE YOUR FORTUNES with the services of a Brand marketing specialist with an enviable track record and more than 23 years experience in the Australian & international marketplaces. RE-BRAND OR BUILD FROM SCRATCH your brand to connect to your consumers at every touch point and through all imaginable medium out there. IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE by finding opportunities for growth within your business & developing strategic solutions in your market of interest. My insights can be the difference between MEDIOCRITY and...

Kailin M.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • AP Style Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social Media Design
  • Content Creation
  • Adobe Creative Suite

I am a recent graduate looking for freelance work in the public relations field. I have experience writing press releases, pitches, media advisories and blog posts for a variety of different organizations. In the past, I have also created media lists and conducted research to allow businesses to target and reach out to members of the media and public that would most beneficial to them. Additionally, I have experience managing social media accounts for businesses as well as creating content and calendars for those social media platforms. Through various classes, I have become advanced in using design software such as Indesign, Illustrator,...

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How to Hire Public Relations Specialists

Interested in building and maintaining a brand? Public perception is key. If you’re looking for a contractor who can help you strategically position your brand in the public eye, a public relations specialist can help.

So how do you hire public relations strategists? In this post, we’ll walk you through the process of finding top public relations specialists on Upwork.

What is a public relations strategist?

Public relations (PR) is about cultivating the public image of a brand. From writing press releases to building relationships with media outlets and running damage control in the wake of crisis communications, PR pros help businesses maintain a positive public image.

Here’s a quick overview of the skills a PR specialist might have:

  • PR collateral (e.g., press page, quarterly updates)
  • Writing blog content, press releases, and social media updates
  • Media relations
  • Marketing and branding
  • Public speaking and persuasive writing

Examples of what a PR strategist can do for you

PR specialists help businesses position themselves across multiple marketing channels to attract the attention of journalists and media outlets looking for a story.

Here are a few examples of projects that PR specialists can complete:

  • Pitch executive thought leadership bylines to media publications
  • Write press releases to cover company milestones to keep the public and shareholders informed
  • Handle all the logistics involved in notifying the press about upcoming product announcements

Identify your PR strategy needs

The trick to finding top PR specialists is to get specific about your needs. Are you looking for someone with a solid network of guest bloggers, influencers, and/or journalists in your industry? Will public speaking at events or in front of the press be a requirement? Asking yourself questions like these can help you scope and budget your project.

How to write an effective PR strategy job post

With your PR strategy needs in mind, it’s time to write that job post. Put yourself in the shoes of a PR strategist and try to imagine what they’ll type into the search box on Upwork to find your job.

Every job post should include:

  • Project scope: Be specific about the types of tasks and deliverables (e.g. press releases).
  • Background: List specific tech skills and requirements (e.g. experience using BlogDash to collaborate with established bloggers).
  • Timeline: When do you need a PR professional, and for how long will you need them?
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Although you don’t need a full job description as you would with employment, you still want to be specific and detailed enough in your job post so that prospective contractor knows what your project entails.

Shortlist potential PR strategists

With your project posted and a growing inbox full of proposals, here are some tips for shortlisting talented PR strategy contractors:

  • Technology fit. PR strategists should be familiar with the technologies behind your products and services.
  • Professionalism. Remember that a PR specialist will be the face of your business and may have to speak directly to the public on your behalf.
  • Feedback. Reviews can reveal what it’s like to work with a particular PR strategist.

Prepare for the interview

Once you’ve narrowed your list of candidates, you’re ready to conduct the interview which will lead you to your ideal PR strategist. Here are some sample PR interview questions:

  • “Tell us about a time you had to relay bad news to the public. How did you handle it?” This question gives the candidate an opportunity to share their process for defusing a tense situation.
  • “Tell us about a successful PR campaign. How did you measure its success?” Look for solid industry-specific media contacts, experience with your preferred marketing channels, and a firm grasp of the KPIs that matter most to your business.
  • “How would you handle [insert PR scenario here]?” Product recalls, software bugs, and social media fumbles—try to think of a scenario that will give the PR pro a chance to show you their skills.

If you’re still not sure at the end of the interview process which candidate is right for you, feel free to use a small paid test project to try out a contractor. Ready to drum up publicity and seize control of your brand? Hire a PR strategist on Upwork today!

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