Week in Review: Introducing Kylie Lacey!

We’ve got some exciting news—we have a new staffer! We’re pleased to announce that Kylie Lacey has joined TVP Comms as project director. Her official bio is coming soon, but in the meantime, get to know her here, and be sure to give her a follow on Twitter and connect with her on LinkedIn. Introducing the newest member of our merry band, Kylie Lacey! Learn more about her on the TVP Comms blog (link in profile). A post shared by TVP Communications (@tvpcomms) on Oct … Read more…

Introducing Kylie Lacey!

October has always been a good month for TVP Communications—the agency was founded six Octobers ago and I was offered the opportunity to join the agency four Octobers ago. This October, we’ve got more great news—Kylie Lacey has joined our team as project director! Kylie most recently was the content marketing manager for VitalSource, where she created case studies and thought leadership pieces about reducing the cost of learning materials for college and university students. Her first brush with the PR world was in her … Read more…

Do You Have to Start an Underground Casino to Pay for College?

I recently watched The House with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Scott (Ferrell) and Kate (Poehler) Johansen are so excited when their daughter gets into Bucknell University, until the small town they live in gives away her scholarship for a town pool. When the two are faced with paying tuition on their own, they start an underground casino and the chaos ensues. While both of my children have savings accounts and 529 college savings plans, this movie gave me serious anxiety about paying for college, … Read more…

Week in Review: Bookworms

This past weekend, I booked a little getaway to the Blue Ridge Mountains to celebrate my birthday with my family. We went apple picking, visited some wineries, and despite less-than-ideal weather, we had a nice, relaxing time. My favorite part of the weekend, though, was right when we arrived at our AirBnB. We brought a small bag of toys from home for my daughter to play with, and she dumped them out, looked up at us, and said, “Any books?” She’s so my kid—we both … Read more…

How Well Do You Know the TVP Comms Team?

How well do you know the team at TVP Communications?  Below is a little trivia game about our college days designed to put some fun into your week and help others. From hurricanes to wildfires to tornadoes, there are so many people across the world right now that need a helping hand. Take a little break from work, and if you are the first person to answer all five questions correctly, TVP Comms will donate $25 dollars to the charity of your choice. Let the … Read more…

Week in Review: A Reminder to Find the Good

For every vacation, weekend, and most days after work, I fully take a break from the world of news. It’s so necessary for my personal wellbeing to shut down and enjoy my life in the moment so that I can be prepared for the reboot. But, it’s getting harder and harder to log back in—and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling this way after this week’s horrible shooting in Las Vegas. My daughter is too young to be aware of tragedies like this, but … Read more…

Feeling the Remote of Working Remotely

Most of the time, I love working from home. It gives me flexibility, the freedom to wear sweatpants to work, and total access to snacks. It’s so helpful to know that if I need to pick up my daughter early from daycare or run to the post office, I can. I don’t have to commute anywhere or leave my house if the weather is really bad. I know that I’ll connect with my coworkers over the phone at least once a week with our staff … Read more…

Week in Review: Soup’s On!

I don’t know about you, but I need a break from the Kardashian baby boom and our president’s ongoing feud with the NFL and professional athletes. This weekend looks promisingly autumnal in Virginia and I’m unplugging and taking full (or should I say, fall) advantage. All of my food magazines have been piling up with cozy fall favorites and slow cooker classics, and I’m finally diving in. I’m going pumpkin picking, putting on some soup to simmer, and maybe even breaking out a sweater or … Read more…

Week in Review: Falling in Love

Happy Fall! Today, my husband and I are celebrating our four-year anniversary. Of our marriage, that is, since we’ve been officially together for literally half of my life. In middle school, I spotted a short, mushroom-cut adorned metal mouth from across the gym during a matball game, and I knew I would marry him one day. Whether you think it romantic or creepy, I eventually won him over. And while he’s since ditched the haircut and the braces and is no longer a foot shorter … Read more…

Quick Hit: RIP USA Today College

This week, USA Today College announced that it is closing, effective immediately. The whole TVP Comms team was saddened by the news. We really enjoyed the site, both as a news outlet and as a media opportunity. It offered a unique experience for student journalists, and it offered audiences both hard-hitting news and fun—we respect a strong GIF game here at TVP Comms. via GIPHY Here are some of our favorite clips from USA Today College: Washington Monthly’s 2017 best colleges list has some surprises … Read more…