A highly-skilled public relations professional with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the University of Southern California, Patrick O’Reilly serves at the president of Riverside, California-based OPR Communications, which values accountability, respect, and results. In 2015, Patrick O’Reilly’s Riverside company won the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA’s) Polaris Award for the BVES Holiday Light Exchange campaign.
PRSA hosts a variety of awards events that recognize outstanding public relations professionals and their work in numerous categories. At the national level, these include the Silver Anvil Awards, which are very prestigious and are known as “the Oscars of the public relations profession.” The Silver Anvil Awards are announced each spring at a show in Manhattan, New York. PRSA also gives out the Bronze Anvil Awards for individual campaign components as well as a variety of individual awards and the section awards, which are made to practitioners on the basis of industry expertise.
Patrick O’Reilly is an active member of the public relations industry, with experience in corporate positioning, special events, and brand marketing. Based in Riverside and built on his professional expertise, Patrick O’Reilly’s company OPR Communications was founded in 2001.
With a dedicated team of experienced professionals, OPR Communications specializes in a number of public relations practice areas, including public affairs, media relations, and crisis communication. In public affairs, OPR designs strategies that allow government clients to connect with and benefit their communities, whether at the state or local level. OPR’s media relations experience runs from training to strategic counsel, helping clients engage the media in a way that favorably presents their priorities and messages. And when faced with swiftly evolving events, OPR’s crisis communications team helps protect the client’s standing and media image. Focused on success through accountability, respect, service, and results, the firm’s dynamic strategies can accommodate new information and circumstances in pursuit of the goals of their client.
A recognized leader in the industry, OPR Communications has received the Public Relations Firm of the Year award by PRWeek and an award for excellence in community relations from the Public Relations Society of America, among others.