Connecting with the east of the river community is a complex and nuanced process. You need to make sure your message is clear, includes a variety of methods (both online and in the streets) and it needs to be timely, resident-focused and relevant. Communications needs to be packaged in such a way that they can be viewed and shared easily. Most importantly, they need to be respectful and with an understanding of our community. That’s why I started reSPIN Public Relations in 2008, and one of my first projects was this blog, Congress Heights on the Rise.

I’m proud to say that for over a decade, this site has helped change the narrative about life in wards 7 and 8. Pretty much everything and anything happening east of he river has appeared on this site and I’ve been lucky enough to have worked on most of the most impactful projects east of the river. I am proud to say I have receipts in these streets! 

So, if your business, organization, nonprofit, government agency, company etc. is serious about doing real community outreach east of the river; you really should include this resource in your community engagement toolkit. Special rates for Ward 7 and Ward 8 based nonprofits and charter schools.

Important note: As a community resident and advocate, I won't work on projects that I don’t think have Ward 7 and Ward 8's best interest in mind. I don't need the money nor the aggravation. 

So if you are ready to go beyond flyers, beyond just contacting the local ANC, and beyond the occasional tweet or Facebook post you can inquire about advertising opportunities via this site, social media and the daily e-newsletter.

Need a personal touch? In addition, The Advoc8te (under her reSPIN footprint) is available on a consulting basis to provide community engagement, marketing and event planning services. I'm very good at what I do and I tell it exactly like it is. 

reSPIN is based in Ward 8 and is a woman-owned and minority small business. What's not to love about that?! So if you are ready for an upgrade, contact me for details and availability.

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