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From Dream to Reality
UpComms PR has been around for a long time as an idea and a dream to provide professional communication services to scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs. Ever inspired by those at the forefront of discovery and at the helm of small business with big ideas, my goal through UpComms PR is to help clients tell their stories and build pivotal relationships among their stakeholders. This includes providing assistance in press release writing, media relations, event planning and execution, social media presence and management, website content development, video/multimedia production guidance, strategic PR planning and more. Following the birth of our first child, my husband and I finally set out to make this dream a reality. UpComms PR started in 2021 and officially launched its website on January 5, 2022.
Located in Trinidad and Tobago, we aim to provide our clients with services and products of a high standard. One of our sayings is public relations is HEART: Honest, Ethical, Advocacy, Relationship-building and Transparent. At the root of our operations, we believe in treating others the way we ourselves wish to be treated—and that includes HEART, working hard, and offering services with integrity, respect, and professionalism.
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Valene Mc Dougall
Founder and Lead Consultant, UpComms PR
Meet Valene Mc Dougall
Valene Mc Dougall is a multifaceted communications professional with over eight years' experience in public relations and video production at academic institutions, government agencies, and private organisations in Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.
The melding of PR professionalism with the creative thinking and storytelling of a video producer enables her to create proposals that are focused on pursuing goals strategically, while developing and showcasing ideas visually.
Her insightfulness and attention to detail has fuelled the successful development of strategic PR plans, social media plans, communication tools, outreach activities, events, stakeholder relationships, media relationships, and more. She has produced multimedia content to showcase the research of cutting-edge scientists while working among some of the best science correspondents, public affairs experts, and multimedia producers at the National Science Foundation in the United States. Her work continues to be showcased at the Foundation.
Valene takes a studious approach to comprehending the needs of clients, while being adept at finding appropriate solutions and proving results.
She graduated from George Washington University with a master's degree in Strategic Public Relations. She also holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Angelo State University where she specialised in radio/TV production and minored in journalism. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Public Relations Association of Trinidad and Tobago.