“Understanding target publics, reaching them through the right medium, enhancing their knowledge of your organization, changing their opinions or moving them to action takes a well thought out plan. Achieving desired results requires the right tools and the ‘three Cs’— careful planning, collaboration and creativity. I’m ready to partner with you every step of the way.”

Ann Marie Varga, APR, MHR is a communications strategist with experience in all aspects of public relations, media relations, community affairs, advertising, marketing and branding. Particular strengths include written and verbal communication, issues management, crisis communication, digital marketing, media visibility, building consensus and inspiring cooperation and teamwork.

An innovative and enterprising leader, Ann Marie has expertise in developing and leading next-generation communication strategies as well as identifying gaps and demonstrating a compassionate approach to making tough changes. Ann Marie has worked in agencies and corporations and currently works as a consultant. Her experience spans a variety of industries, including academia, banking, government, tourism and utilities.

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Ann Marie is President of Ann Marie Varga Public Relations (AMVPR). She serves clients in both the Tampa/St. Petersburg and the Orlando areas. She also currently serves as the Florida Affiliate for Academy Communications, a national media-consulting agency based in the Boston area and specializing in higher education. AMVPR is a virtual agency collaborating with colleagues in public relations, digital marketing, traditional marketing and advertising, graphic design, photography and videography as needed in targeted markets to help clients achieve their goals.

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