Inspiring clients by building their trust as a communications coach and counselor by working to clarify their messages.
Marsha served as a public and media relations leader for Greater Twin Cities United Way for more than a decade.
As a former broadcast journalist, she understands the rapidly-changing news media environment and the critical component of quality storytelling.
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Marsha’s multi-faceted communications career includes anchoring and producing television news; news assignment editor and field producer; moderating and producing a weekly public affairs program; corporate television executive producing and moderating; has done voice-over work; and as an associate professor of communications and journalism.
Marsha spearheaded several large-scale public relations efforts – most notably the Minnesota Hunger Initiative’s annual Thanksgiving Day Walk to End Hunger; provided crisis communication expertise – including the aftermath of the 35W Bridge collapse and the north Minneapolis Tornado. She has also provided executive media interview coaching and organized and moderated panels.
As a former communications and journalism educator, Marsha has also served as a guest lecturer in public relations for Twin Cities area colleges.
Marsha believes in high standards for the community and is committed with board service that include Prepare + Prosper, the Leadership Advisory Council of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) and she served for six years on the Martha Ripley Board of Advisers.
Her professional affiliations include the:
Marsha earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communications from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.; attended Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn. and United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn.
She is an ordained minister, serving in leadership capacities at her church.
It's about relationships combined with steep journalism and public relations experience - including strategic program planning, content development and editing; and a drive for equitable representation in the media. It's understanding the importance of leveraging media moments, whether in front of a camera, a microphone or sitting across from an editorial board. It's providing counsel gained from experience as a spokesperson, understanding quality story placement. Situation assessment in crisis. Knowledge of responding quickly across multiple media platforms. Whether developing or activating a crisis plan, it will get done.
More than a decade of experience as head of public and media relations in the nonprofit sector; former television and radio journalist; corporate television programming production and voice-over work
Whether writing opinion pieces for editorial pages, collaborating with corporate community relations, or promoting the good works of an organization, we can advance the good works of your company or organization.
WCCO 830-AM RADIO - February 16, 2018
Esme Murphy interviews Marsha Pitts-Phillips on John Hines Show about the cultural phenomenon #BlackPanther @esmemurphy @wccoradio
WCCO 830-AM Radio - June 24, 2018
Jearlyn Steele and producer Sheletta Brundidge speak with Marsha Pitts-Phillips about the recent shooting in north Minneapolis. @wccoradio @twohautemamas1
Two Haute Mamas Podcast - December 1, 2018
Marsha Pitts-Phillips shares steps businesses can take in the immediate aftermath of a hack to protect their brand and reputation.