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At EARLY PR we find motivation and inspiration witnessing and supporting the work that our clients have been called to do and the passion with which you do it. Thank you and we love you for it! In order for us to bring our whole selves to this work, to make it better, faster, stronger — for our community, for youwe take breaks.

Stepping away from the work allows us to come back with a fresh perspective, different solutions to problems, and new ideas. Downtime really does make the work better.

To align with our values and bring our best selves to work, we prioritize the mental and physical health of our team. One way we do this is by simply not working on Fridays.

Encouraging ourselves and each other to maintain this agreement required its own sort of work. Unhooking ourselves from the hustle and grind culture felt necessary and unavoidable.

Because as a team of mostly Black and Brown people who are also creatives, we are the first to feel the mental, emotional, and financial pinch of life under a pandemic against the backdrop of the movement for Black lives. And, we are the last to feel any relief.

As Black and Brown creatives, we often feel obligated to show up for the culture, to speak truth to power with art, to say yes to everything, to pour ourselves 1000% into all of the work at all times. We want nothing more than to see our people thrive in spite of these twin pandemics.

We have experienced first-hand the psychological terrorism of white supremacy; we also know that it’s our duty to love each other and protect each other. But what does that look and feel like in the professional realm?

At EARLY PR we decided to start small: no work or meetings on Fridays through summer 2021.

After a couple months, we noticed the reservoir of our imaginations began to refill. When we weren’t spending all of our energy at work, or suffering the mental and emotional toll of explaining anti-Black microaggressions or otherwise convincing people of our inherent humanity, other areas of interest began to bloom.

Experiences of levity and lightness showed the success of Summer Fridays. Because of this, EARLY PR has decided to permanently incorporate it into our company culture through policy change. As of August 2021, all EARLY PR staff and contractors will not be required to work on Fridays.

We’re gonna echo the Nap Bishop, Tricia Hersey, and say, “Go take a nap.”

Rest with us. We’ll see you on the other side.

Legacy starts now: Celebrating three years of creative diversity, business innovation, and client success.

Our three-year business anniversary is on October 19th and we’re celebrating all month! We are celebrating three years of creative diversity and equity-based strategies led with a bold vision. Our legacy, and yours, starts now.

Nicole founded EARLY PR in 2018 after years of helping political leaders get elected and decoding complex healthcare challenges into digestible content. Frustrated with the divisiveness of politics and the lack of creative agency, she sought to apply her communications and media-savvy skills to help grow businesses doing good across sustainability, health & wellness, and lifestyle industries. Since then, EARLY PR has evolved from solopreneur to company, boasting a talented team of creatives.

Nicole Early, Founder of EARLY PR

At EARLY PR we see communications and marketing as an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded businesses and advocate for causes that we care about. Whether that be for B-corps, government institutions, NGOs, or e-commerce start-ups, EARLY PR has come to be a reliable partner when your business needs some brand strategy, and shine. We love to work with values-aligned clients – companies who are genuinely doing good and having a good time doing it.

Over three years we’ve been able to secure more than 232 media placements, write and plan 750 social media posts, launch and manage 23 Facebook ad campaigns, and support creative client campaigns for Central City Concern, Travel Portland, Helen Rose Skincare, Looptworks x NBA, The Oregon Cares Fund, and more.

Our team measures success not only by KPIs, but by the number of Black and Brown creatives we’re able to partner with, the expansion of our networks, and how often our client work actively supports our values and positively impacts the community.

At EARLY PR we believe that more is more, meaning that we work with an abundance mindset and knowing that what is meant for us will find us. Three years of consistent success has shown us that we can’t be stopped.

For us, a team of mostly Black and Brown creatives, it’s about opening doors for each other and for you, while resisting gatekeeping and the scarcity mentality that lets us believe there isn’t enough to go around. At EARLY PR, we put each other on and we lift each other up, practicing what we preach and learning from our clients as well as our cheerleaders.

That’s why we’re excited to celebrate with you for the entire month of October! Help us celebrate and begin building your own legacy by

Stay tuned to learn more about our apprenticeship program and how you can support (or join) it. We’re working behind the scenes to create a program to mentor and collaborate with more BIPOC creatives. We pride ourselves in taking bold action to create a professional and personal world that reflects widely touted DEI practices and true inclusivity.

Send your questions and ideas to

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