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NST Team at the Bernays Awards

NST Wins Seven Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Awards in 2019

  December 5, 2019

As a result of its strategic and comprehensive approach to public relations, Nuffer, Smith, Tucker was recently recognized with seven honors at the 2019 Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Awards Ceremony: A Black & White Affair on Nov. 7….

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How to Get Verified on Facebook and Instagram

  November 25, 2019

Is your company or brand longing for a blue check mark online? In today’s day and age, brand recognition is everything. Influencers, brands and public figures want to stand out and be the best – and the coveted blue check…

Redefining PR

Our Vision: Redefining PR

  October 10, 2019

At Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, we’ve got our sights set on a vision to redefine the public relations industry. This means helping others abandon the perception of public relations as a wheel of propaganda, churning and burning self-serving, bias-driven news releases….

How to Make a National Media Story Work Locally

  September 23, 2019

Public relations professionals often hope a local story they are pitching makes national news. On some occasions, the opposite situation presents itself and we are challenged to make a national story work locally in order to be more effective at…

An Internship Worth Your Time

  September 9, 2019

Are you looking for an internship that goes beyond morning coffee runs and basic office work? The Nuffer, Smith, Tucker internship program provides young professionals a hands-on opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the public relations industry. Part of the…

Using a PSA to Drive Action

  September 4, 2019

A public service announcement (PSA) is traditionally a video or audio clip that is disseminated by local broadcast news stations free of charge with the ultimate goal of raising awareness toward a concern or changing public attitude, behavior or perceptions…

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Dave Nuffer: Not Just Another ‘PR Guy’

  September 2, 2019

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker is celebrating its 45th anniversary, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our past and current leaders. While many things have changed over the last four decades, one thing remains constant: all of our leaders have been…

[Media] Pitch Perfect

  August 15, 2019

Important things to remember when formulating your pitch As communications professionals, we understand the importance of a strong media pitch and outreach plan. In today’s information-heavy world, it’s important for organizations to set themselves apart by expanding their reach and…

On the Passing of Dr. Glen Broom

  August 12, 2019

Pictured from left to right: Dave Nuffer, Dr. Glen Broom, Allen H. Center, Kerry Tucker By Kerry Tucker & The Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Family We were sitting on the third base line on one of those great afternoons at Jack…

Cultivating Genuine Engagement with Elected Leaders

  August 6, 2019

While most of California’s local elected officials serve only as part-time mayors and councilmembers, they are responsible for representing the interests of thousands of their fellow citizens and must educate themselves on a wide-range of policy issues. The challenge of…

Making the Most of an On-Location Media Event

  April 10, 2019

On behalf of NST client, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program (CPDPP), our team is charged with the Herculean task of educating roughly 40 million California residents about a deadly citrus tree disease called Huanglongbing (HLB) and the pest…

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker: Then & Now

  April 1, 2019

A new acquaintance of our firm recently commented on the uniqueness of Nuffer, Smith, Tucker both in its culture and approaches. I’m biased, for sure, but I happen to agree. Something special happens within our firm’s four walls, and to…


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