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Samantha Jones Toal

Senior Media Relations Specialist

“Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.”

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

As a Senior Media Relations Specialist, Sami executes high-level strategy by securing media opportunities in top-tier and trade publications. She works to develop client messaging, monitors upcoming industry trends and explores opportunities for clients to gain awareness and establish credibility in their field.

Sami grew up in Virginia, but now calls central Illinois home. She received her bachelor’s in advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has minors in history and public relations. When she’s not keeping an eye on the news, she loves to bike, run and hangout with her pets.


  • Messaging strategy
  • Pitching
  • Media relations


  • Writing
  • AP Style
  • Editing


  • Biking
  • Music
  • Kombucha

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