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10 Portfolio Presentation Tips for New Graduates

Every year, I review portfolios at universities and events hosted by our regional advertising club. It’s fun to see the work of the young people. Some of it is amazing. Some of it is a work in progress. But the promise of these young people is what is inspiring. Truth be told, I had no Read More.

Topics: Blog, Business Intelligence, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management, Creative Design, Programming, Website Design, SEO/SEM

Horizontal Horror: What PR pros can learn from Instagram’s accidental update.

December 27, 2018. A day that will live on in Instagram infamy. At least for some irate users of the popular photo-sharing social media platform who woke up to find an update altering their Instagram news feed from a vertical scrolling, to a horizontal swiping layout. The horror! Although the update only lasted for a Read More.

Topics: Blog, Social Media, Public Relations, Content Marketing

2018: Access Year in Review

Access had a great year in 2018. It’s always a great year when you get to do rewarding work for clients you admire. We developed more than a dozen websites for companies from a leading energy provider to a high-tech SAS developer to local nonprofits. We did ambitious branding projects for economic development agencies and Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Creative Design, Website Design, SEO/SEM

Access Earns Eight PRSA Summit Awards, Including Best of Show

ROANOKE, Va. (November 9, 2018) – Access Advertising & Public Relations was privileged to bring home eight Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Summit Awards, including Best of Show in Tactics from PRSA Blue Ridge. “It is a true honor to be recognized for the exceptional work and creative talents of our team,” said Access Read More.

Topics: News, Public Relations

Sometimes babies spit up; And other maternity leave marketing lessons

By: Rachel Spencer, Director of Business Intelligence  Throughout my recent maternity leave, I spent my days re-acclimating myself to the demands and idiosyncrasies of a newborn. As this wasn’t my first rodeo, I even managed to stay in touch with my Access family and managed a few projects here and there in between infant giggles, Read More.

Topics: Blog, Agency Life, Business Intelligence, Public Relations, Research and Insights, Advertising, Brand Management

The Controversial Oxford Comma

It seems so simple. The final comma in a list of things. But oh, it’s so much more. Also known as the serial comma. Lesser known as the Harvard comma or series comma. And known to me as a thorn in my side on an almost daily basis. I wonder how many red markers I’ve Read More.

Topics: Public Relations, Content Marketing, Advertising