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Arron Neal | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 28, 2015

Arron Neal

Los Angeles-Based Communications Consultant
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA
  |  9:22 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $71

"Immensely strategic," "keen sense for PR," "tremendous asset," and "extremely efficient" have been used to describe me as a communications partner. My approach to identifying PR opportunities and addressing communications challenges stems from 11+ years of experience as an agency practitioner, in-house communications manager, and independent consultant.

I have developed and led multi-tiered communications programs for clients spanning the health and wellness, nonprofit, corporate sustainability, lifestyle, entertainment, and technology...

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Jan 6, 2015|Public Relations Consulting|Private|Working
Aug 18, 2014|Public Relations Consulting|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Secured as part of a media relations campaign to officially announce the Georgetown...
Client: Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
Secured as part of a media relations campaign to promote the work of the Jim Casey...
Secured as part of a media relations campaign to promote the winners of the 2013...
Client: Photon Energy Services/SolarTech

Skills (7)

Tested
Public Relations
Press Release Writing
Message Development
Communications Planning
Media Relations
Content Development
Project Management

Service Description

My core capabilities include:

Communications Planning
Planning services begin with a review and evaluation of a client's communications priorities and challenges. I then work with clients to develop a strategy to enhance the organization's success and achieve outlined goals.

Media Relations Strategy
Every organization has a story to tell. I find and pitch the strongest angles of my client's stories that give print, broadcast, and online media relevant news to educate, entertain, and inspire their audiences.

Press Release Development
A press release is a staple tactic in many public relations campaigns. To have the greatest value, they must be informative, engaging, and newsworthy. I develop press releases that capture attention and motivate target audiences to action.

Message Development and Training
The ability to clearly and consistently communicate an organization's mission is paramount to their success. I help clients distill their purpose into concise language and train them to deliver it in a meaningful way.

Social Media Management
I help clients navigate the sea of social media platforms. From guidelines and usernames to hashtags and content, I will develop and manage a strategy to maximize engagement with stakeholders online.

Content Development
I work with clients to author newsletters, brochures, annual reports, blogs and other materials. I also develop corporate style guides that set standards to ensure uniformity of all written communications.


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Employment

arPR Los Angeles
President
2008 - Present
Design and implement strategic communications programs that blend special events, traditional and social media to maximize exposure for small businesses, consumer products, entertainment brands and...
C. Fox Communications
Senior Director
2009 - 2014
Provide strategic counsel and media relations support for the $10 Million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative and Martin's Point Health Care....
X PRIZE Foundation
Interim Vice President of Communications
2009 - 2009
Led all communications initiatives for the Foundation and its prizes, including the Google Lunar X PRIZE, Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE and Archon X PRIZE for Genomics.
The Busby Group
Senior Account Manager
2008 - 2008
Implemented media relations strategy for consumer products, entertainment accounts and nonprofit organizations, including Lexy.com, World Wide Motion Picture Company and the John Kobal Foundation....
CarryOn Communication
Account Manager
2004 - 2008
Developed and implemented public relations programs for clients within the Health & Nutrition and Social & Lifestyle Marketing practice groups. Primarily responsible for day-to-day management of...

Education

Syracuse University
BS Public Relations
1999 - 2003

Keywords

Public Relations
Communications Planning
Media Relations
Strategy
Press Release
Message Development
Content Development
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