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The Art of Advocacy: How to motivate grassroots to action in your community


It takes more than blood, sweat and tears to make a PR campaign successful. Every great marketing plan includes a smart and sexy grassroots strategy. But how do you motivate stakeholders without a huge budget at your disposal?

Whether working with rural or metro audiences, Candor will provide tips and tricks to get folks engaged and advocating for your cause.

Bio - Candor
Candor is a fully-integrated public relations and social media firm located on historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City. The agency was founded in 2012 by Karen Wicker and was named the second-fastest growing private company in 2015 by the Greater OKC Chamber of Commerce. In 2018, Candor was named “Agency of the Year” by the Oklahoma City chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Bio - Ally Glavas

Ally combines business acumen with diverse account management experience to achieve client goals. She is a skilled crisis communicator who protects public images and clients’ livelihoods.

An instinctual leader, Ally sees the big picture and rallies resources to secure success. Whether counseling clients or streamlining internal processes, Ally’s passion for perfection and empathetic disposition elevate every aspect of Candor’s services.

She is a self-proclaimed political junkie who got her start in public affairs working in the nation’s capital. Ally is accustomed to crafting grassroots strategies that influence state and federal legislative and regulatory decisions.

Bio - Larisha Hunter

Larisha navigates the complexities of research and data interpretation to create communication plans which build brands and increase revenue. She is well versed in everything from rebranding and event planning to publication layout.

A visual storyteller by nature, Larisha has a keen eye for functional layout, design and scan-ability. She combines this skillset with her public relations expertise to create eye-catching multimedia releases which earn top placement for her clients.

Larisha can fill many roles in a communications department due to her previous experience at the State Chamber of Oklahoma.

Ally Glavas Vice President,  Candor PR   Linkedin

Ally Glavas
Vice President, Candor PR

Larisha Hunter Senior Account Executive,  Candor PR   LinkedIn

Larisha Hunter
Senior Account Executive, Candor PR