Candice Brown-McElyea is founder and president of One Eight Oh. Candice has a thorough background in public relations, digital media and communications, marketing and management. A graduate of the University of Florida, she started her professional career as a television news reporter, working on air in Gainesville Fla., Salisbury Md., and Sarasota Fla.
Currently a blogger on several news websites and a freelance on-air host and commentator, Candice’s specialties include media relations and press writing, social media strategy and implementation, digital image management and strategic communications.
Candice has strong and established relationships with key individuals in news markets around the country and meets regularly with editors and reporters to pitch stories for a diverse lineup of clients. Having seen PR from a journalist’s perspective, she has a unique knack of finding newsworthy nuggets about every company she works with, writing up those stories effectively, and pitching them to ensure maximum earned media value.