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As the owner of Flacks PR, Rhett Wilkinson has earned placement in media that include CBS News, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News (3X), MSN (2X), the Chicago Tribune (2X), Nasdaq, the Digital Journal, the Dallas Morning News (2X), the Washington Times (2X), and The Pew Charitable Trusts. (See more below.) He has publicized Sony Pictures Television, Silicon Valley companies, an Instagram influencer, the world’s leading advocate for a democratic, non-nuclear Iran, and a small business that enabled flutists to play their instrument in the wind for the first time in history. He has also done content marketing for Microsoft.

Also over Flacks and as a publicist, Rhett has experience writing press releases, doing media relations, and earning media coverage for entities including a governor’s office, an author who wrote about a nation being torn apart after an election, an affordable housing groundbreaking, Syrian refugees and owners of Los Angeles restaurants, a man whose work figured into a United Nations initiative that won a Nobel Peace Prize, New York City director & playwright Nehprii Amenii, a healthcare expansion advocate, a software executive, a Bay Area entrepreneur, and the theatrical film “Before Your Time.”

Rhett has done media relations and earned coverage of another author, a computer science professor, a government access app, and an artist & publisher.

Rhett earned placement for the national non-profit Vote Smart. He has also written press releases publicizing a robot, a boxing non-profit for youth, an initiative to help the still-innocent vote, a tool to help children deal with stress, an entrepreneur who brought krill meat to the United States, a foundation that helps children with cancer. He also wrote a press release for a Republican man who organized an effort on the floor of the 2016 GOP National Convention to oppose the nomination of Donald Trump as president and was the plaintiff in the lawsuit that unbound national delegates under state law.

Rhett also did content marketing for a Nashville country singer, a law firm that fights for consumers and an organization that seeks improvement regarding issues like women’s rights and racial inequality in the Middle East. Rhett has created media databases for many of the aforementioned clients, including the governor’s office.

In other work, Rhett enjoyed being a screenwriter for the theatrical film “Before Your Time.” He wrote a dozen-and-a-half speeches for the governor. He was also part of a Disney film crew and wrote a brief used in a meeting with former President Barack Obama.

Reach Rhett for his Flacks PR work at rhett@flackspr.com or (801) 300-1809. Follow the agency on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

EARNED MEDIA SAMPLES

UConn students question cancellation of CRT show (Yahoo! News)

Months later, more than 1 million Americans are still waiting for unemployment aid (The Washington Post, The Seattle Times)

Gov. Herbert has created his own rock and hard place (USA TODAY)

Fruit Truck to return to Delavan Thursday (Yahoo! News)

The Fruit Truck makes stop in Naperville this Friday (Chicago Tribune)

Elgin News Digest (Chicago Tribune)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre endures last-minute changes (MSN)

Nuclear deal critics see fresh warning signs in Tehran-Moscow collaboration (The Washington Times)

West Garfield Park celebrates groundbreaking on new affordable housing project, C.A.R.E. Manor (CBS News)

West Garfield Park celebrates groundbreaking on new affordable housing project, C.A.R.E. Manor (MSN)

Zelenskyy’s powerful plea for help moves Congress, puts Biden on the spot to step up aid (The Washington Times)

Jail voting expands in Illinois (The Pew Charitable Trusts)

I earned coverage as a film publicist:

Community Film Project brings filmmaking to Davis County (Deseret News)

Production continues for Davis County Community Film Project (Standard-Examiner)

Community film project showcases Davis County (Standard-Examiner)

I wrote press releases that have been picked up or led to stories by the following outlets both previously mentioned and unmentioned:

Mike Galindo: From Jail Time to Full-Time Entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Benzinga, Morningstar, Longview News-Journal, StreetInsider.com)

Motos America to Acquire Three Motorcycle Dealerships in Florida (Yahoo!, Nasdaq, Seeking Alpha, Digital Journal, Yahoo! Sports)

Just Balloons create display to celebrate new wine café in St. Charles (KMOV)

First look: The Wine Café brightens up historic St. Charles (Riverfront Times)

The Wine Café offers flights, bites and more on Main Street in St. Charles (Feast Magazine)

The Wine Café is now open on Main Street in St. Charles (Sauce Magazine)

Boards, Chips, and Drones from CES 2016 (Make)

Big Data is Crushing You, But PicoClusters Will Give You Footing (Benzinga)

Interactive Multi-Media Play ‘HUMAN’ Plays at Wortham Center for Performing Arts (Broadway World)

I’ve earned placements for individuals and entities including those mentioned, speaking against racism by Left Right News personnel, and recounting a mall shooting. Here are samples:

The fight in Ukraine is inspiring U.S. leaders to support human freedom in Iran (The Dallas Morning News)

Showing support for change in Iran (Coronado Eagle & Journal)

Like in Ukraine, we must recognize Iranians’ right to resistance (Merion West)

Food for thought? A distinguished local chef is championing and end to world hunger through a new campaign (Fact Magazine)

Recipes for world peace! Bahrain-based chef and food consultant Faisal Aldeleigan is joining hands with 11 Michelin-starred chefs (GulfWeekly)

Bahraini chef Faisal Aldeleigan brought together 13 of the world’s best chefs for part of a United Nations initiative that won a Nobel Peace Prize (bizbahrain)

Community leaders join forces to address affordable housing on West Side (WGN9 Chicago)

West Side nonprofit to break ground on affordable apartments Saturday (Austin Weekly News)

Will Pell’s missing votes matter at the polls? (GoLocalProv) (I’m referred to as “Rhett Wilson”)

Mania by George Artem (The Chris Voss Show)

Joliet jail registered as polling place so inmates can vote (FOX 32 Chicago)

Jail voting expands in Illinois (GCN)

Illinois expands voting for jail detainees (The Crime Report)

Interview with technology attorneys Scott & Scott (eChannelNews)

Scott & Scott LLP’s new contract service integration (Legal Practice Intelligence)                                   

Scott & Scott, LLP launches contracts-as-a-service solution for managed services providers using ConnectWise Sell (Legal IT Professionals)

Early-stage companies at MIT Sloan event tap partners (TechTarget’s SearchITChannel)

5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 19 May 22 (ChannelE2E)

Trademark tussle pits Denton County flute wind guard maker against guitar brand Fender (The Dallas Morning News)

Small north Texas business fighting lawsuit from major music company over name (KRLD Dallas)

How a Bartonville startup became a target for music giant Fender (Denton Record-Chronicle)

Woodwind Accessory Maker Win-D-Fender accuses Fender of bullying over trademark dispute (Guitar.com)

Flute accessory producer Win-D-Fender calls Fender’s request for trademark cancellation ‘absurd’ (Ultimate-Guitar.com)

Canceled play at UConn sparks questions among students involved as to why (FOX61)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre endures last-minute changes (Hartford Courant)

Lehi entrepreneurs developing app to snatch better deals (Daily Herald)

Shopping app offers quick, curated deals (SIGNAL Magazine)

Two local companies are transforming call center experiences for consumers (Daily Herald)

Before you make your cruise, you need to make your flight (TMCnet)

Fruit Truck ‘a-peels’ to fruit lovers with fresh, bulk orders (The Cap Times)

From farm, to truck, to you | ‘The Fruit Truck’ to make a fresh produce pit stop in Sturtevant Thursday (The Journal Times)

The Fruit Truck brings affordable, fresh produce to Midwestern cities (KMTV)

The Fruit Truck set to sell at Pete’s Place South June 30 (The Bemidji Pioneer)

Chris Voss Show Podcast | New America: Awakenings by Tyler Davis (The Chris Voss Show)

Tyler Davis: New America: Awakenings – Author Chat with Book Trailer (OutBuro)

Use of AI in healthcare can solve the inequality of access (The Star)

Editorial – What will happen to the Affordable Care Act? (Utah Stories)

Twins share compassionate spirit through deli (Los Angeles Downtown News)

Workplace racism charges emerging from Brooklyn’s Left Right News (Black Star News)

Police still seek 7-8 more suspects in Fashion Place Mall shooting (KUTV)

From behind bars to businesses and beyond (Tri-City Voice) (see page 18)

Placements resulting from political communications:

Advocates push for Medicaid expansion, but House plan would leave many without (The Salt Lake Tribune)

One Medicaid expansion bill gains favor of leadership, but people still want more (Deseret News)

Lawmaker to Medicaid expansion advocates: “Don’t give up” (KUER)

Guv’s budget gives more for Utah education, especially science (The Salt Lake Tribune)

Education gets top priority in Gov. Gary Herbert’s $12.8 billion budget plan (Deseret News)

Education emphasized in gov’s budget proposal (FOX13)