Sara Owens

Senior Account Manager

Sara explored both coasts before settling back home again in Indiana. After studying international relations and French language at the University of San Diego, she pursued career interests in foreign policy, human rights, humanitarian work and telling human-interest stories with impact. She moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the world’s largest neutral and independent humanitarian agency supporting victims of international armed conflict. Her specific focus within humanitarian communications was portraying the impact and relevance of international humanitarian law through public, academic and media relations, social media diplomacy, and more.

Sara uses these skills today to lead strategic ideation for campaigns, write complex thought leadership content and work closely with clients across industries with an international scope, sustainability and ESG communications, and more. Not surprisingly, she loves working with nonprofit clients and mission-driven B2B and B2C clients, and she enjoys switching it up with restaurant and hospitality clients.

Industry Articles

PR Agencies vs. In-House PR

“Should I hire a PR agency or just hire someone internally?” We hear this often on the business development side of things. There are major differences between hiring an agency and hiring an individual(s) in-house to oversee PR, and pros and cons for each. Here are some things to consider if your organization is weighing whether to hire a PR agency versus keeping or adding PR in-house.

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How PR Has Shifted Since COVID-19

Public relations is a profession that is built upon communication and the skills needed to cultivate favorable public images for organizations and/or individuals. For our staff at Dittoe PR, it’s been interesting to observe how our day-to-day lives have shifted – everything from where we’re working, to what our clients need.

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