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Audrey Wells, Public Relations Professional
 

About Me

I am a passionate and versatile communication professional with a variety of experience in government work, hospitality & tourism, food & beverage, and more.

I am eager to contribute my writing, problem-solving, marketing, and public relations expertise to all projects I'm a part of.

I am dedicated to thinking outside the box to provide unique and original ideas from dynamic messaging strategies, press releases, graphic design, and talking points, to other communications tasks such as social media management, media list management, and building relationships with local and national media. I can manage multiple projects and provide unique, original ideas.


With hard work and tenacity, I believe that anything is possible and I am dedicated to applying this belief to everything I do. I hope to continue my professional growth in communications and public affairs by combining my deep knowledge of journalistic values with effective public relations strategy.

 

Work Experience

Communications & Engagement Coordinator | City of Pittsburgh

March 2021 — present

  • Develop and execute both traditional and digital marketing campaigns to engage DCP audiences, raise awareness for DCP projects, and educate the public on department work and goals

  • Create effective digital and print communication materials including but not limited to press releases, fact sheets, briefings, newsletters, presentations, and reports

  • Build media lists to write and distribute direct pitches, share out specific DCP news, and build relationships with City journalists

  • Provide overall management to the City’s online engagement platform (EngagePGH), including management of contracts and vendors, serving as the City contact for online engagement

Marketing & PR Assistant | Explore Asheville

September 2018 — present

  • Support all teams within the marketing department including the public relations, content and advertising teams.

  • Clip upwards of 200 media mentions a month and compile reports for monthly board meeting presentations.

  • Manage all incoming photo requests from journalists writing articles about Asheville.

  • Facilitate hotel stays, media gifts, invoices and reimbursements for incoming journalists.

  • Organize outreach and delivery of Explore Asheville assets to
    hundreds of community partners.

  • Create content such as blog posts, media advisories and press releases for publication in Explore Asheville channels.

Public Relations Coordinator | SPARK Strategic Ideas

August 2017 — August 2018

  • Supported public relations managers, account supervisors and account executives in daily duties. 

  • Assisted in managing 11 client portfolios with services such as public relations materials, social media management and event execution.

  • Created press releases, media lists, media pitches and other public relations materials.

  • Aided management in overseeing the agency summer internship program.

  • Clipped media mentions and compile quarterly reports for all clients.

  • Managed and created content for all of the agency's social media sites.

Campaigns Team Leader 1893 Brand Studio

October 2015 — May 2017

  • Managed and met with clients to strategize communications campaigns and provided tools such as a Social Media Toolkit.

  • Formulated and executed a social media plan for the Brand Studio, a student-powered content marketing and strategy agency.

  • Created compelling sponsored content and paid media that told compelling stories for the agency’s clients.

Copy Editor & Staff Writer The Daily Tar Heel

February 2015 — May 2017

  • Edited up to 10 articles per shift for grammar and AP style to prepare them for publication in an independent, student-run newspaper.

  • Wrote and reported on national or state news such as protests, elections or legislation.

  • Blogged and live-tweeted political events such as presidential debates.

 

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, N.C.

B.A. Public Relations, Political Science

August 2013 — May 2017

GPA: 3.499

Relevant Coursework:

  • News-writing: Teaches students how to report on and compose effective news for various media platforms.

  • News-editing: Strengthens students' skills in grammar and AP Style.

  • Research Studies in Advertising and Public Relations: Explores the 2 major areas of research (quantitative and qualitative) and how they apply to advertising and public relations.

  • Public Relations Writing: Coaches students on how to create documents crucial to a PR professional.

  • Crisis Communications: Strengthens students' understanding of a crisis and improves students' ability to speak to their audience.

  • Public Relations Campaigns: Students partner with local businesses to create an effective campaign for an event or the business itself.

  • Media Hub: Students from all concentrations in the UNC School of Media and Journalism work in teams to produce four newsworthy stories throughout the semester.

Distinction: Stembler Scholar

 

Contact Me

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Tel: 828-606-9623

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