Thursday, August 11, 2016

Now Hiring | Paid Fall 2016 Internship

C. Pharr & Company is seeking a dynamic intern for fall 2016 to assist with a variety of accounts ranging from real estate and construction services, to education and corporate social responsibility. Sophomore and junior-level students studying journalism, public relations or communications are encouraged to apply.

Candidate must be a detail-oriented, resourceful self-starter with an understanding of media relations and AP style. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Internship responsibilities include:
  • Drafting and distributing media materials including pitches, media alerts, news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets and media briefing materials for clients
  • Creating/updating media lists
  • Tracking media coverage and updating clip logs
  • Gathering and organizing editorial calendars
  • Reviewing newspapers/industry publications for client mentions
  • Assisting with the development and execution of plans, events and activities that support client communication goals and objectives
  • Researching clients, client competitors or other subjects requested by team
  • Assisting with social media planning and account maintenance for clients
  • Drafting posts for CPC blog and social handles
  • Attending occasional PR industry events and participating in seminars, webinars and other professional training
  • Working within a client-focused team setting, interacting with all disciplines to get real-world experience and understanding of the collaborative nature of the agency environment
The internship typically runs Mid-September through early December. Hours are flexible based on class schedule.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to


Friday, June 17, 2016

Sweet Summertime Highlights from January to June

Summertime is here and we are officially halfway through 2016. Time has flown by at the C. Pharr office with new clients on board, fun projects, training sessions and volunteer outings. Here are just a few of our favorite highlights to-date.

5. Crisis and Media Training
Whether it’s equipping our clients for a potential future crisis or getting them practice in front of a camera before a big interview, we love putting on trainings and presentations. Earlier this year we had the chance to travel out to Long Cove's luxury lake home community to train on-site staff and executives on what to do in a crisis scenario. Our favorite quote we shared with them was this: “The single biggest predictor of reputational harm is that people think you don’t care. Effective crisis response is a timely and persistent demonstration that you care.”

We also ventured out to Capital One’s Plano campus to train executives for future media interviews. Fort Worth market president Tiffany Cason had the chance to put her training to the test just a few weeks later for an interview with Fort Worth Business at the Capital One Women Entrepreneur Event.

4. Putting Our Creativity to Work
We often use our creativity in planning and writing, but rarely do we get to flex our muscles in the realm of design and videography. Recently we had the chance to revamp a few client documents with a design refresh as well as put together a video from iCode’s first graduation event. 

3. Earning our “Wings”
We’re thankful to have clients that have been with us for years and we’re equally thankful for the chance to bring new clients on board, especially when they are as fun and innovative as RISE, a Dallas-based company that offers its members unlimited monthly flying and the ability to arrive just minutes before a flight, park feet from the terminal and board the plan in less than three minutes. You won’t want to miss the news coming from this company!

2. Telling Stories that Will Warm Your Heart
We consider ourselves very lucky to work with clients that are doing amazing things that leave a lasting impact on others. Our team has been hard at work pitching stories for Trinity Christian Academy and the media is loving it. In case you missed it, check out this heartwarming story of TCA students using their final engineering project to make life easier for Micah Kwok, a 3-year-old Allen boy who has hydrocephalus. You can also see a timely Dallas Morning News story from Mother’s Day. 

1. Team Bonding and Having FUN!
With a team full of “foodies,” we’ve slowly been eating our way through Dallas at outings to Carbone’s, Savor, Klyde Warren Park Food Trucks (Sno Cones) and the historic Highland Park Pharmacy (it’s so much more than a pharmacy!). With countless hours of hard work, it’s been sweet to enjoy a few outings together and celebrate the accomplishments along the way – both work-related and personal. We’ve also had the chance to give back to the community through volunteer days at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio. There’s nothing quite like coming together for a good cause and we’re looking forward to partnering with more great organizations in the future.

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Google+ for the latest client news.

This post was contributed by Katie Venhaus, @Katie_Venhaus.