Amanda Tucker is a graduate of the University of South Florida with an extensive academic PR background. While working toward her degree in public relations, she gained a variety of experiences working at the USF Sun Dome writing press releases, publicizing events and updating media lists. In addition, she worked as the Director of Finances for the Public Relations Student Society of America, and helped plan and publicize USF’s Annual Take Back the Night event. After being with the company for two years, Amanda is currently the Managing Agent at PR/PR Public Relations, an Orlando publicity firm.
Mar 2011 - Present
-Edit and pitch clients' articles, press releases and op eds
-Pitch clients to news media for interviews-Helping to create internal communications and marketing material
-Manage the day-to-day activities for several clients, including authors and professional speakers-Create and distribute the company's monthly e-newsletter
-Hire and manage company's interns
Oct 2008 - Mar 2011
-Provide support to publicity agents in the form of writing, brainstorming and editing articles, press releases, blogs, newsletters and marketing material-Generate publicity for agency president and clients (authors, experts and professional speakers) through media interviews and article placements.
Aug 2007 - May 2008
Responsible for a floor of 40 residents, bulletin boards, planning programs, mentor.
Jan 2007 - May 2007
Public Relations/Marketing Intern
Wrote press releases, researched media contacts and updated media list, implemented new technology-based communication strategies.
2004 - 2008
Activities and Societies: Public Relations Student Society of America, Sigma Alpha Lambda, NITE, Resident Assistant