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Jeff Crilley will be the speaker at McKinney Sunrise Rotary Club on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 a.m. at Eldorado Country Club as the guest of Phyllis Davis, Ebby Halliday Realtors.
Mr. Crilley retired from TV news after 25 years reporting in Dallas, Minneapolis, Omaha and Lansing to start the country’s first “all journalist” PR firm. During his career he made hundreds of national news appearances including CNN, CNN Headline News, FOX News, The Discovery Channel, Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show. He has been recognized by his peers with dozens of national and regional awards including the Emmy, the National Headliners Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Thurgood Marshall Award and in 2004 was named by the Texas Associated Press, “The Best TV Reporter in the state.”
Real News Public Relations is the country’s first all-journalist PR firm, staffed exclusively by former award-winning reporters, editors, and producers. Having seen the failures of the public relations industry firsthand from within the news room, Real News PR was founded in 2008 by a team of media experts with the purpose of delivering results instead of promises. We guarantee success because unlike other PR firms, we speak “journalist”. We work with clients to develop stories that the media will love, and we deliver them in a language they understand.
Many other PR firms spend their time writing meaningless press releases and blasting them out. All they are doing is killing trees and wasting bandwidth. Real News PR sees itself as a resource for the news rooms, providing valuable content and experts for media outlets from coast to coast. Beyond guaranteeing news coverage, we also provide full service video production, search engine optimization, social media strategy and implementation, as well as a professional speaker’s bureau.
The Rotary Club of McKinney Sunrise meets each Wednesday at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast and a program. The club leased over 1400 U.S. flags in the McKinney community last season and is preparing for the 2013 season. For more information about the club activities and the flag lease program, go to our website at www.mckinneysunriserotary.org. Gary Taylor is the president.