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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.
$60/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,...

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,...

Grigorij R.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Film Direction
  • Video Production
  • Social Media Marketing
  • WordPress
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Social Media Content
  • Website
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Tech & IT

An accomplished PR, Strategy and Digital Media Consultant. A member of the Forbes Business Council. As a PR specialist I have placed stories in thousands of major news outlets and helped raise over $200 million for charities, technology and science projects. Having had the privilege of working with legends like Whoopi Goldberg, British rock band QUEEN, Nobel Prize winners, Presidents and Astronauts. As an SMM specialist, I have helped my clients gain over 9 million followers. In 2021, I have been able to gain over 40 Billion media impressions for my PR clients (as of October 2021). I currently work with clients across Technology, Personal...

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, marketer and white paper writer specialising in Digital Healthcare, Healthtech, Biotech and Telemedicine, as well as Health Science, General Health, Holistic Health, Nutrition, Stem Cell Therapy, 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,...

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....

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.

Kristen B.
$66/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,...

Lita L.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Media Pitch
  • SEO Writing
  • Journalism Writing
  • Writing
  • Blog Content
  • Copywriting
  • Fact-Checking
  • English
  • Creative Writing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Blog Writing
  • Article
  • Article Writing

My name is Lita. Currently, I work as a professional journalist for online media. I specialize in writing blogs, press releases, media articles, website content, captions, and product descriptions. I'll be happy to do any work that involves editing or writing.

Abdul K S.
$250/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Pitch Deck
  • Business Presentation
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Communication Strategy
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Mission Statement
  • Brand Positioning
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Brand Research
  • Keynote
  • Presentation Design
  • Storytelling

I have been working as a marketing and brand strategist for over 20 years on some of the biggest global brands in the world like PepsiCo, SC Johnson, Volkswagen, American Express, Kellogg's and many more. I have done everything from holding VP level positions in strategy at some of the biggest agency networks in the world like Ogilvy, DDB and FCB to being VP of Branding at a Telecom Operator. As an independent consultant I can help you nail everything related to your brand and marketing for your startup or existing venture, from brand strategy development (positioning, mission/vision, values, personality and the works) to marketing plan...

Alisha D.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Press Release Writing

With over 12 years of industry experience, Alisha Dickinson is a public relations veteran who excels at out-of-the-box thinking, creating compelling narratives, and selling great stories to the right reporters. She specializes in promoting fashion, beauty, food, and lifestyle brands, and has vast experience in assisting with new product launches, celebrity campaigns, social media campaigns, and influencer campaigns.

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...

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...

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...

Jane Louise C.
$200/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Copywriting
  • Email Marketing
  • Communications
  • Branding
  • Press Release Writing
  • Fortune 500 Company
  • Business with 1000+ Employees
  • Business with 100-999 Employees
  • Media Relations
  • Brand Positioning
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Storytelling
  • Press Distribution
  • Travel & Hospitality

Most business leaders struggle with promoting their companies, so I help you define your brand positioning and sales message, write engaging copy, devise winning marketing strategies, and help you grow your revenue. I was born in the US so I'm a native English-speaking communications and marketing strategist with experience working for everything from Fortune 100 companies to startups. Look to me for everything you need assistance on as it relates to the written word. I do successful public relations campaigns with local, regional, and national placements; press releases and press kits; email marketing; social media content, posting, and...

Stacia K.
$75/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Strategic Plan
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Content Writing
  • Brand Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Article Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • B2C Marketing
  • Press Release
  • B2B

I'm a is a seasoned professional with a full range of experience in PR, journalism, and marketing communications. I've developed skills and gained experience working for a wide range of companies, organizations, and individuals from Fortune 500's to start-ups with a specialty in media relations. A vibrant and motivated professional, I have a proven track record of generating and developing media placements, managing PR projects/programs from concept to completion, designing strategic plans and messaging, building brand awareness, and working effectively with the c-suite for success. B2B PR for tech startups is something I especially enjoy...

Michael G.
$65/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Creative Writing
  • Content Writing
  • White Paper Writing
  • Social Posts
  • Management Skills
  • Kickstarter Marketing
  • Display Ad
  • Website Content
  • LinkedIn Marketing
  • Editor
  • Report Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Internet Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Brand Consulting
  • Public Relations Consultation
  • Blog Writing

I am a professional copywriter and campaign manager, highly skilled at matching messaging to specific audiences - and getting customers to act. Copywriting for all channels: websites, emailers & landing pages, articles, PR news releases, ads, social posts, brochures & collateral. Experienced in multiple fields: tech, healthcare, e-commerce & retail, finance, residential and commercial real estate, construction, finance, professional services and nonprofits. Why me: Fast, efficient and highly effective!

Susan B.
$150/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • SEO Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Project Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Media Relations

I am a publicist, with excellent contacts and a proven ability to pitch and place stories, plus the necessary skills to impress editors in local publications, national magazines, on television and radio and in Internet publications and in blogs. I am a seasoned public relations professional well versed in translating messages to the press, writing press releases and disseminating them and developing a well-rounded public relations campaign. For the past seventeen years I have successfully developed new business, maintained clients’ loyalty and trust, counseled them and guided them while adeptly managing their objectives and their crisis’...

Renee M.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Content Creation
  • Microsoft Word
  • Social Media Management
  • Google Docs
  • Media Pitch
  • Blog Writing
  • Content Creation
  • WordPress
  • Blog Content

Hey There! My name is Renee. Lovely to meet you! To me, one of the most wonderful feelings is helping someone live their dream in a way they couldn't have on their own. Over the past decade, I've worked with musicians, artists, filmmakers, publishers, authors, and non-profit organizations from around the world. On everything from a single book cover or one-time event promotion to full-fledged monthly campaigns and productions spanning nearly a year. Along the way, I learned a fair amount about numerous topics including: 🤝 team management 📌project management 🗄️ data entry ⌨️content creation 📱 social media 🥰 brand engagement 🔥 viral...

Melissa B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Paid Social
  • Advertising
  • Article Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Researcher
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Social Posts
  • Paid Media
  • Content Writing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media Marketing

Digital marketing expert with over 15 years of experience helping both top-tier and starter-level companies manage the burden of digital marketing. After working at advertising and marketing agencies after college, I joined the American Advertising Foundation and held committee chair positions that enabled me to connect with a vast array of people in different industries, leading me to start my own digital marketing firm, The Milo Agency. I have a small but powerful team who has made a great impact for all whom we work with. From social media and influencer marketing to PR management and paid ads, there's nothing we can't handle. We have...

Dennis B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Speech Writing
  • Blog Writing
  • Press Release Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Media Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Social Media Content
  • Press Release
  • Writing

Former journalist and skilled public relations professional with 10+ years experience. Exceptional writer/editor. Fast but accurate. Skilled in writing for blogs, op-eds, social media, and press releases. Have written speeches for politicians, candidates, CEOs even a Hollywood actress. I have a Masters Degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University. Using traditional and social media strategies, I can build awareness, strengthen a brand and make news for you or your company.

Cedrick Sebastien B.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Public Relations
  • Blog Writing
  • LinkedIn Recruiting
  • LinkedIn Development
  • B2B Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Internet Marketing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Community Outreach
  • Email Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

I have been working in SEO and backlinking for the past 15 years and have accumulated over 40,000 bloggers in 60 niche categories that I have worked with. I have worked on SEO for Jolly Technologies, Route4Me, SolarTron Energy, A Wood Railing, Chronoexpert, KuCoin, etc... I can get your articles published in French websites, English websites, German and Spanish too - In no time! You can see some of my reviews on Trust Pilot. Search "AuthenticBloggers" I already have 14 - 5 star reviews from past clients and bloggers who I work with personally, Let's work together so you can start seeing increase in SEO ranking and brand exposure.

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...

Kristen S.
$70/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. I have nearly 15 years of combined experience in PR and media including senior roles with two leading agencies in the South Florida area, prior to starting my own agency. Among my expertise includes local and national media pitching campaigns, formulating creative strategies to generate brand awareness, content writing (press releases, thought leadership articles, blogs), and social media management. 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....

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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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