Public Relations

Media Outreach ▪ Press Conferences ▪ Editorial Board Meetings ▪ Community Events

I've garnered favorable press coverage for my clients on matters ranging from labor market data and academic research to community events and social advocacy.  

A Case Study

''No More Drama'' Expo Tackles Low Self-esteem Among Teen Girls

The Challenge: 


To boost attendance at Embracing Your Future Association's 2008 and 2009 "No More Drama" teen girl self-esteem conferences, attract media coverage of the events, and gain more business and community support. 


The Strategy:


Developed public relations campaigns involving email marketing, flyer distribution and targeted media outreach, web marketing and a popular radio personality as emcee.


The Results:  


  • An increase in conference participants from 30 parents and teen girls in 2006 to 150 in 2008 and nearly 400 in 2009.


  •  News features in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, Lawndale News and The Times, and interviews on WYCA (102.3 FM), WVON (1690 AM), WPWX (92.3 FM) and WBEZ/91.5 FM.


  • Sponsorship from Illinois Department of Public Health.

Written and designed by Yolanda Y. Harris, Marketing Communications Strategist, 2016.