Jenna Taylor

Academia v. The Real World: What I Learned About Working in PR

As a student studying public relations, one of the first things taught is the importance of interning. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for public relations specialists are growing at 7 percent annually. With a large number of students receiving degrees in communication, it’s now more paramount than ever to “get your foot […]


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Story Angles, Leads & Headlines: What Every PR Pro Should Know

As PR professionals, we want to spark the interest of busy journalists to motivate them to consider our story idea. These journalists receive hundreds of pitches per day. So, how do we pique their interest? Success often starts with presenting compelling information to journalists at the right time. It sounds pretty simple, but it can […]


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The Top 10 Most Influential Smart Technology Reporters

Recently, Communique PR completed a project with our client, Smartlabs Inc., a tech company specializing in electronic home improvement and automation. Recently acquired by Richmond Capital Partners, Smartlabs is the parent company of both Insteon and Smarthome. According to CNBC, 80 million smart-home devices were delivered worldwide in 2016, which is a 64 percent increase […]


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Richmond Capital Partners Acquires Smartlabs with $7.3 Million Investment

Earlier this month, Communiqué PR had the opportunity to help Richmond Capital Partners announce the acquisition of Irvine, Calif.-based Smartlabs, which also included $7.3 million in funding for the internet of Things (IoT) company. Smartlabs is the parent company of Insteon and Smarthome, and is the world’s leading authority on electronic home improvement and automation. […]


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3 Tips for Staying Relevant on Social Media in the 24/7 News Cycle

It is no secret that social media has become a key conduit to how consumers, business and even politicians, interact with one another. We live in an era of the 24/7 news cycle. The vast majority of consumers use social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter, to read, share and comment on breaking news because […]


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