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Motion PR Acquires Miller-Pear Public Relations

Fast-growing Chicago agency joins forces with veteran PR pro Bonni Pear to expand entertainment client roster

CHICAGO, IL – April 14, 2014 – Motion PR, a full-service public relations and social media agency, announced today the acquisition of Miller-Pear Public Relations, a Chicago-based agency specializing in entertainment, travel/attraction, retail and consumer product publicity,...

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My First Week in Motion


By: Ciara Merouan

My first week at Motion PR was a perfect mix of nerves and excitement. I moved from Ireland to the US, almost a year ago, after graduating from Queen Margaret University in Scotland where I studied PR and film-making. I decided to move to Chicago...

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March Wrap-Up:

By: Lauren Lehocky
Even though it feels like New Year’s Eve was yesterday, spring is already upon us. It might not look like it outside but before we know it, the Cubs will be playing, street festivals will start happening and patios will be opening.

March was a busy...

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Agency Tours

So you’re off to an agency tour. You’re going to spend the day getting a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day of an agency where you hope to work one day. Agency tours are a great way to pick the brains of people active in the PR industry, ask...

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Facebook’s New Layout

By: Lauren Lehocky
Over the past decade we’ve become a society constantly in motion, mostly due to the enormous advancements in technology. When Facebook, the most prominent social media tool today, first launched on February 4, 2004 its purpose was to connect college students across the nation together. It...

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Big vs. Small Agencies

By: Lauren Lehocky
It’s that time of the year!

Soon-to-be graduates and undergrads trying to decide their career paths are scrambling to find internships to fill the long summer days. I was in the same position this time last year, and it was overwhelming to say the least.  After...

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February 2014 PCC Luncheon: How to Get Your Clients Morning TV News Coverage

By: Blair Hickey

Last week, Erin McGraw, Kyle Haas and myself attended the Publicity Club of Chicago’s monthly luncheon at Maggiano’s to enjoy some excellent food, great company, and the advice of some industry experts on how to get morning TV news coverage for clients. The panel consisted of Platform Manager...

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The Sochi Question: Is There Such a Thing as Bad PR?

By: Lauren Lehocky

Who doesn’t love a good PR disaster? When you’re on the outside looking in, it’s hard not to laugh when someone’s ill-timed comments go viral. But what happens when a person, business, or place you’ve never even heard of suddenly hits the PR news circuit? Thanks to...

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Where Do the 2014 Super Bowl Ads Stack Up Against Their Predecessors?

By: Blair Hickey

Another Super Bowl, another crop of must-watch, $4 million per spot commercials. Advertisers choose an alternative route from past years to score points with the audience making the buzz created by the 2014 Super Bowl ads worthy of hoisting its own Lombardi Trophy.

Humorous and risqué spots...

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Social Media and Super Bowl XLVIII

By: Lauren Lehocky

If we’re being honest with ourselves, we all know that Super Bowl XLVIII isn’t about the Broncos and the Seahawks—it’s all about the ads. While there are a few fanatics who prefer to watch the game without all the pomp and circumstance of Pinterest decorations and spinach...

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