Goff Public has been a trusted advisor to us for many years. They help us turn the interesting things that are happening at Saint Mary’s University into memorable stories that get the attention of the media and our key audiences.
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Chris Duffy draws on an extensive background in journalism, marketing and communications to help our clients develop public relations strategies and execute them with expertise.
Chris has strong relationships with reporters throughout the state and has garnered extensive coverage for clients related to health care, education, safety training, bullying, and other important topics. He has successfully garnered coverage for a wide variety of clients, including Flint Hills Resources, Saint Mary’s University, Catholic Charities, Education Evolving, and Andersen Corporation.
As part of his work with the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association, Chris helped coordinate news stories on all four local television stations and in the Star Tribune raising concern about Minneapolis high school students using Metro Transit buses for school transportation. Chris also secured significant local and national coverage for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center (NBPC). He even played a key role in getting Ellen DeGeneres to wear orange during her TV show on Unity Day – part of National Bullying Prevention Month.
Using his award-winning television journalism background, Chris shoots, directs and produces compelling and creative videos that showcase clients’ projects and effectively communicate their messages. Highlights of Chris’s work include videos about Andersen Corporation’s sustainability initiatives, the opening of a new Catholic Charities facility, and Goff Public’s 45-year anniversary.
Before joining Goff Public, Chris spent several years in broadcast journalism, working as a television news reporter in Wisconsin and a news director at St. Cloud State University’s radio station. In these positions, he researched leads, covered and wrote local stories, and delivered live reports. Chris has even interviewed Barack Obama and Brett Favre.
Chris is active in several professional organizations, including the Twin West Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. Chris also serves on the Saint John’s University Alumni Association board and its communications and marketing committee.
Chris has a master’s degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Saint John’s University. In his free time, Chris enjoys running, golfing, spending time with his wife, and performing live shows with his band, Reigning Runners Up.
Joined Goff Public: 2011
“Online Marketing Videos: From Novelty to Norm” Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Nexus