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DARREN COPELAND

720-273-1089 (M) 303-837-8258 (H) LinkedIn Twitter ID darren.copeland@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Darren Copeland is a public relations professional with nearly twenty years experience in public relations and in the news business as an award-winning journalist. Skills include:

  • Writing and editing press releases
  • Strategic planning and crisis communication
  • Local and national media relations
  • Successfully Implementing social and emerging media campaigns
  • PR measurement and analysis
  • Staff and project management
  • Media training and coaching
  • Community relations
  • Intermediate language skills with Spanish
  • Event Planning
  • Experienced team leader

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Public Relations Projects

Communications Plan for Tetro Performance Fitness Strategic Messaging Campaign for the Colfax Marathon International Communications Campaign for the International Republican Institute in Venezuela Social Media Internal Communications Plan for Frontier Airlines

Colorado Senate Republican Caucus, Communications Director 2008-2009

Individually managed communications for the CO Senate Republican Caucus. Created traditional, video & audio news releases. Implemented new and social media, as well as scheduled and developed media training courses. Executed seminars for Senators and bloggers.

Metro Networks, Reporter/Anchor 1999-Present

Experienced sports reporter at professional events. Research, edit, write and report for the Denver news market, as well as for national radio broadcast. Anchor morning/afternoon traffic reports for various news and music radio stations in the Denver market.

The PRAS Group, LLC, Owner/Managing Partner 2007-2008

Managed and planned The PRAS Group clientele’s PR, media relations, crisis communications, media training, and community outreach. Created The PRAS Group website. Established and managed working relationships with professional industry organizations. Planned and organized special events

Radio Broadcast Journalist (LinkedIn) 2004-Present

Locations and various affiliations available upon request. Produced and hosted radio talk shows focusing on local, national and international current news events.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Coach/Athletic Director for Denver School of Science and Technology; Denver Press Club; Public Relations Society of America (PRSA); Mile High Social Media Club; Teacher, Ohio Center for Broadcasting;

EDUCATION

2009 – University of Denver, M.S., Public Relations 1993 – Ithaca College, B.S., Communications

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