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On Record PR

51 EpisodesProduced by Gina RubelWebsite

On Record PR goes on record with C-suite executives, journalists, top legal marketing professionals, lawyers, and other thought leaders to discuss best practices for marketing and public relations strategies that drive business success.


Season 2, episode 51: How the #RealCollege Movement and Philadelphia Institutions Communicate during Covid-19 and in 2021 with Deirdre Childress Hopkins

Deirdre is the former Director of Public Relations for Visit Philadelphia where she served as the communications representative for Latinx, African American, LGBTQ, and the Canadian tourism markets. 

Prior to that, she was the Strategic Communications Manager for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Deirdre also is the first person of color to serve as president of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association in its 75-year history.

A former journalist, Deirdre worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Daily News, and United Press International. She also has served in many leadership roles for the National Association of Black Journalists.

Her community service includes the 2016 Philadelphia DNC’s Communications Working Group, 2015 Communications and Marketing Committee for the World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit in Philadelphia, and the social media team for the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

In this episode…

Gina Rubel went on record with Deirdre Childress Hopkins, the Director of Communications at The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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