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Online PR Media founders Christine O'Kelly and Tara Geissinger have extensive knowledge of both traditional and search engine marketing. With over 15 years of experience launching press campaigns for clients, the two combined their knowledge to create an affordable press release distribution site with the features they and their clients desired most.
Hence, Online PR Media was born -- a news announcement broadcasting solution that offers a perfect blend of traditional PR and SEO marketing.
Online PR Media offers affordable multimedia press releases that achieve high search engine visibility -- putting your message in front of the right people at exactly the right time. We’ve combined all of the features that internet marketers, business owners, and journalists have asked for in an online press release distribution site.
Meet the Online PR Media Team
Tara Geissinger, Co-Founder
Tara Geissinger is Co-Founder of Online PR Media. She studied Journalism at the University of Central Florida where she was a journalist for the university paper, spent summers interning at the local television news station, and eventually found her passion working for a boutique PR-firm in Orlando. Tara spent over a decade working in marketing and PR before switching gears and turning her sights to online visibility and publicity. Her expertise has helped hundreds of clients secure national, trade and local coverage for their news announcements. "Our goal with Online PR Media is to educate and empower people so they can effectively manage their own online publicity campaigns. We respect the integrity of traditional journalism and public relations and are enjoying being part of their online growth."
Christine OKelly, Co-Founder
Christine O'Kelly is Co-Founder of Online PR Media. She studied and has a BA in Writing at the California State University San Marcos. Christine worked as a freelance writer for Southern California's "Beach News" and various print magazines before studying SEO copywriting and founding SEO Content Solutions, a leading SEO Copywriting firm. Christine has helped hundreds of businesses grow their visibility and sales online by helping them craft customer-focused content and leveraging online visibility tools. "My passion in life is giving a voice and a stage to the incredible people and businesses that have powerful messages that need to be heard. We live in such exciting times where it truly is possible to connect people who have a need with those who have a solution."
LaToya Byfield, Editor
LaToya Byfield is a Pace University Graduate with over 10 years of PR and customer service experience. She was formerly the Senior Assignment desk editor at PR Newswire and Circulation Manager at JamaicanEats Magazine. She is dedicated to providing the best customer service possible while helping clients meet their marketing goals.
Karen Marciano, Editor
Karen Marciano majored in English at The College Of New Jersey, and continues to cultivate her love of the written word as an editor at Online PR Media. She writes web copy, articles, and press releases, all of which give her the perspective and eye that comes in handy when reading copy that others submit for editing. She enjoys making sentences grammatically correct, as well as ensuring proper use of punctuation. She takes great pride in ensuring that the work she edits is in the best shape possible, as Karen feels that the point of the written word is easily muddled with poor editing. She's also a a mom to her 2 year old son, Hunter.
Melanie Lluch, Editor
Melanie Lluch has been working as an editor for Online PR Media for more than two years. She has two bright young daughters and a wonderful husband. Melanie believes that knowledge is power and online press releases enforce people through updated and valuable information. Melanie's favorite pastime is reading her favorite novel or an Archie comic book while her daughters snuggle closely beside her.
Katie Dixon, Press Release Writer
Katie Dixon graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1995 with a degree in print journalism. Katie was born with a passion for journalism. As a kid, she spent hours after school roaming the halls of a local high school where her father worked as a journalism adviser. This exposure to the work and dedication required to put together a successful publication easily led her to her high school and college newspapers, where she worked as a columnist, reporter and editor. For the past four years, Katie has been working as a freelance writer. Press releases are some of her favorite pieces and she loves helping clients uncover news that's going on in their own companies or industries. One of the greatest compliments she's ever received was when a client said, "You made us sound interesting!"
We look forward to helping you announce your news and events and helping your business grow!
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