Teragram Communications and Margaret offer proactive solutions to meet any public relations needs your company, organization or event may have. Margaret and Teragram Communications create positive public awareness for clients and knows what the media wants to help clients gain coverage in broadcast, print and Internet media outlets.
Teragram Communications is a small firm that offers proactive solutions to meet any public relations needs you may have. Margaret creates positive public awareness for her clients and knows what the media wants to help her clients gain coverage in broadcast, print and Internet media outlets.
Margaret has a master's degree in communication and over 20 years experience in public relations and fundraising in the non-profit and for-profit arenas.
Margaret can offer you: feature article writing; creating media relations materials including press releases and media training guides; internal communications including writing, editing and coordinating quarterly company newsletters and other internal communications; community relations including client letters; Web site copy writing; event media relations including coordinating media events, writing press releases, PSAs and some advertising; coordinating interviews and press conferences; spokesperson duties; media kits; crisis communication and other media issues; grant research and writing, case statement and fund development planning; and special event coordination.
To achieve her client's pubic relations goals, Margaret and Teragram Communications have developed long-term relationships with reporters, assignment editors, editors, Web businesses, marketing specialists, advertising professionals and designers.
If you are intrigued by what Teragram Communications can offer you please contact Margaret to learn what Teragram can offer your company, non-profit or event.
University of Illinois at Springfield
Master of Arts in Communication
1991 - 1998
1994 - Present
Free-lance Public Relations & Feature Writing (10/94-Present)-Write feature articles for the Springfield Business Journal, a local business publication and Springfield Magazine a community, arts and entertainment magazine. TERAGRAM COMMUNICATIONS - United Professional Horsemen's Association-creating media relations materials including press releases and media training guides for horse show managers and other equestrian professionals. Hanson Professional Services Inc.-internal communications including writing, editing and coordinating quarterly company newsletter, Web site writing and other internal communications. Midwest Charity Horse Show, Youth Charity Horse Show, Illinois Horse Fair and the Mid-America Mane Event horse show-media relations including coordinating all media events, writing all press releases, PSAs and some advertising; coordinating all interviews and press conferences; spokesperson; media kits; crisis communication and handles all media issues, wants and needs. The Brunk Morgan Horse Museum grant research and writing, case statement and fund development planning. Tim Levy and his Life Summit-coordinated USA book tour. AlexanderK Designs, HealthBlog-blogging and article writing. Master of the Mind and RealSugarDaddies-press release writing. Prairie Catering-sales letters. Girls on the Run-grant writing and planning.
American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter
Community Relations Coordinator
2001 - 2003
American Red Cross (10/01-7/03) Community Relations Coordinator
Handled all aspects of public and media relations, special events coordination and grant writing for the American Red Cross Illinois Capital Area Chapter, a humanitarian organization helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. My duties included but were not limited to: public and media relations including spokesperson duties, crafting press releases, press conference coordination and keeping positive relationships open with the media; writing successful grant proposals including WNNS/Valco Cruise for Charity, Rotary Foundation, American National Red Cross, Sangamon County Foundation and Par-A-Dice Casino to name a few; planning several special events and fundraising campaigns including a swing dance, canister campaign, dining club, orchids for Motherís Day; and administrative responsibilities including Raiserís Edge donor database management.
1997 - 2000
Gateway Foundation (4/97-7/00) Development Officer
Handled all aspects of fundraising & public relations for the Gateway Charitable Foundation-Southern Illinois Region, where adolescents and adults are guided through the maze of addiction. My duties included but were not limited to: assisting in writing grant proposals; twice yearly direct appeals; a biannual newsletter, Common Ground; coordinated special events including golf outings, community awards dinners, open houses and press conferences; community relations; volunteer coordinator; major gifts; press releases and media relations.