Cindy Stranad Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Raleigh, North Carolina (PressExposure) July 09, 2009 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Mike Gauss 919.232.5008

Cindy Stranad, principal and founder of Articulon (, a Raleigh-based branding and public relations firm, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.

The accreditation program assesses competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the profession. The examination targets public relations professionals with at least seven years of industry experience and/or a bachelor's degree in a communication field.

"Earning the APR reflects the mastery of the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed in our increasingly complex profession," says Felicia Blow, APR, 2009 chair of the Universal Accreditation Board. "Practitioners who achieve the designation are demonstrating their commitment not only to the public relations profession, but also to a strong code of ethics and to the betterment of their clients."

Candidates are granted the APR distinction after successfully completing a rigorous process, including presenting their portfolio to a review panel and sitting for a computer-based examination. The honor is presented by the Public Relations Society of America and announced by the Universal Accreditation Board, which directs the competency certification program.

Stranad, who founded Articulon in 2002, has created and managed messaging and strategic communication plans for startups, emerging corporations, consumer campaigns and Fortune 500 brands alike. She has executed hundreds of communication platforms that convey the business value provided to customers, clients and the community. Her 18-year career combines agency, corporate and consulting roles. This includes extensive experience as senior brand manager for a national photofinisher, as well as account management positions with two of Adweek's top 100 advertising agencies, Moroch and McKinney. Her leadership extends to the community where she takes an active role in media, business and charitable organizations.

For more information on Articulon, visit

About Articulon

Based in Raleigh, Articulon delivers branded marketing and PR programs that are commercially intelligent and targeted to drive results. With a hands-on approach, every campaign is custom built to meet client objectives based on our commitment to creativity and responsiveness. Inspired to gain results, Articulon helps clients to break through the abundance of noise with a branded and a focused message that creates a connection to their audience. Articulon works with professional service-based companies with a need to increase visibility and organizations that promote advocacy and cause related health initiatives. Work has been completed for emerging brands and fortune 500 organizations including: Panera Bread, AKC, Defond North America, The Better Business Bureau of Eastern North Carolina, Hughes Pittman & Gupton, and Saks Fifth Ave. Visit or call 919.232.5008.

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