Public Relations

First Freedom Center

Carrie Culpepper created a public relations strategy and campaign for the grand opening of the First Freedom Center museum, which was built on the site where Thomas Jefferson’s groundbreaking Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was signed into law.

The resulting press and buzz:

Center on Va.’s role in religious freedom opens FridayRichmond Free Press, 1/20/15

First Freedom Center celebrates all (and no religions),  1/19/15

Top 5 Weekend EventsThe Richmond Times-Dispatch, Friday 1/16/15

First Freedom Center Opening and Commemoration story and video, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Saturday 1/17/15

Editorial: First Freedom Center resists evilThe Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday 1/18/15

Their Opinion: Virginia Statute for Religious FreedomThe Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday 1/18/15

“First Freedom Center opens in downtown Richmond,” The Associated PressFriday 1/16/15
[Story picked up by: The Washington Post, SeattlePI.comRichmond Times-Dispatch, Fredricksburg Freelance Star, WSET TV (Lynchburg, Danville, Roanoke), Staunton News Leader] 

Interview with CEO Randy Wyckoff, AM 1140 WRVA Jimmy Barrett Show,  1/16/15

Evening news segment, NBC-TV Ch. 12, Friday 1/16/15

Evening news segment, ABC-TV Ch. 8, Friday 1/16/15

 First Freedom Center Exhibits, 1/14/15

 God and Man at 14th & CaryRichmond Magazine’s The Hat, 1/13/15

 Calendar listingStyle Weeky, 1/13/15

Interview with Randy Wyckoff on Inspire IndeedWRIR 97.3FM, 12/30/14

Two-minute NPR segment, WCVE 88.9FM, 4/13/15


GRID magazine – promoted opening on Facebook & Twitter

Governor Terry McAuliffTweeted quote from his speech, 1/16/15

Many others tweeted about it, 1/16/15

Senator George Allenposted photos and paragraph about his attendance at the opening on Facebook



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