Kerry O'Connor

Public Relations and Copywriting

O\\\'Connor Communications
9312 Somerset Drive
Overland Park, Kansas 66207
9132200425

email: kerryoconnorpr@gmail.com

    

Background

Kerry O’Connor, ABC, Owner, O'Connor Communications

I have more than 25 years of proven professional experience in public relations, media relations and marketing communications in the metropolitan Kansas City area. Prior to founding O’Connor Communications in 2013, I was director of media relations at Saint Luke’s Health System where I was a senior strategist and advisor responsible for developing and implementing media relations strategies that extended and elevated the organization’s superior reputation and brand. My additional expertise gained at health insurance, medical research, education, and agency industries includes corporate reputation management, telling compelling stories, and building positive relationships with media on a local and national level.

As an independent consultant, I have served clients in industries from health care, automotive and gaming to retail, restaurants and animal health with a variety of communications services.

A graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a B.S. degree in Public Relations, I have received numerous local, regional and national awards for excellence in communications from the International Association of Business Communications, Bronze Quill Awards; American Hospital Association, Touchstone Award; Public Relations Society of America PRISM Awards; Health Care Marketing Report Magazine Awards; and the Missouri Hospital Association, Show Me Marketing “Best of Show” Award. A respected communications professional, I hold Accredited Business Communication (ABC) designation by the International Association of Business Communications (IABC) and stay involved in professional development activities.

Services include:

Media Relations
- Strategic media outreach planning, pitching, news release writing, press kit and background material development, interview coordination, spokesperson coaching, interview preparation and message development.

Writing Services
- Develop content for newsletters, web sites, articles, video scripts, social media, marketing and promotional material, speeches and internal/employee communications.

Contract Assignments
- Full or part time contract work to assist with temporary gaps in staffing or seasonal heavy workload in busy PR and marketing communications offices.

Communications Strategy Development

For more information and recommendations, visit my page on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kerryoconnor1/

Samples

Capabilities Overview-O'Connor Communications Capabilities Overview-O'Connor Communications
Fundraiser PR: Kentucky Derby Gala Fundraiser PR: Kentucky Derby Gala
Executive Profile Executive Profile
Employee newsletter article-nursing med protocol study Employee newsletter article-nursing med protocol study
Cause-related PR-HeadsUp trail run - press release Cause-related PR-HeadsUp trail run - press release
cardiac services - Cayman patient - press release cardiac services - Cayman patient - press release
medical research - mummy study - press release medical research - mummy study - press release
Newsletter article - heart scan saves life Newsletter article - heart scan saves life
Newsletter article - medical research Newsletter article - medical research