Everything you do or say is public relations. — Anonymous
In 2012, Yasheaka Oakley Owens launched YOakleyPR, a boutique public relations firm that empowers 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and small businesses with public relations, social media, and online marketing support services.
Our mission is simple: To make public relations an asset for your team, not a problem. We are dedicated to empowering smaller organizations with the tools they need to increase public awareness of programs and initiatives, engage potential donors or constituents using traditional and digital media relations, and earn media placements on the local, regional, and national levels while respecting budget limitations and deadlines.
As your public relations partner, when your business grows, ours will grow with you. Therefore, our team will work hand-in-hand with your team to support your growth by setting objectives and creating a long-term plan that identifies strategies and campaign benchmarks for performance. Yasheaka Oakley Owens and the YOakleyPR team help nonprofits build relationships with industry and community influencers that can increase online engagement, build social communities, and earn media placements on the local, regional, and national levels while respecting budget limitations and deadlines.
Our team offers a variety of virtual support services, including: public relations writing, email marketing, social media account management, online content distribution, online content writing, as well as support identifying media professionals for interviews and media placements.
Allow our team to provide you with the individual attention you need to make your project a success. When you choose YOakleyPR, you can rest assured that you’re not only receiving public relations support, but an advisor, assistant, and friend. We offer a variety long-term service packages that are well-suited to organizations looking to outsource their daily, monthly, or annual public relations, social media, and online marketing activities.
YOakleyPR’s focus on the nonprofit community permits us to foster collaborations between our network of corporations and nonprofit clients in order to help our clients achieve philanthropic and strategic goals that support their missions.
Yasheaka Oakley Owens, M.A.
With a passion for public relations and years of experience in the higher education, government, and nonprofit sectors, Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the Owner of YOakleyPR in Boothwyn, PA.
Prior to launching YOakleyPR, Yasheaka worked for Condé Nast Publications in Wilmington, Delaware and for the County of Chester’s Department of Community Development as a marketing communication and graphic design liaison for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Yasheaka coordinated and promoted a nine-week financial stability and home ownership series that featured over 17 organizations and served over 100 community members. The program was praised by the County of Chester commissioners and nominated for consideration for The Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in 2010.
When she isn’t working with nonprofit organizations in need of affordable public relations support services, Yasheaka serves on the Braathe Enterprises Advisory Board as a Public Relations and Social Media Mentor to undergraduate and graduate students interested in integrated marketing. She is an active member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (DCCC) and Public Relations Society of America Philadelphia Chapter (PRSA). Yasheaka Oakley Owens also serves as a Board Member and Corresponding Secretary for The Cheyney C Club, and is the Public Relations Committee Chair for the Cheyney University National Alumni Association (CUNAA).
In 2015, YOakleyPR celebrated a major benchmark by serving 100 young professionals by way of the YOakleyPR Virtual Internship Program. To mark the occasion, YOakleyPR published an infographic highlighting its participants. That year, YOakleyPR was also recognized by the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia Chapter, the third largest chapter in the county, as the recipient of the 2015 Anthony J. Fulginiti Award for Commitment to Education.
Yasheaka Oakley Owens earned a Master of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations at Kent State University and is a summa cum laude graduate of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with concentrations in Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design. You can also find Yasheaka Oakley Owens on LinkedIn.
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