Our Favorite Ways to Celebrate Fall

By Hailey Paquette | Sep 24, 2019

The first days of fall are upon us, and with their return it’s finally time to enjoy cooler temperatures. Here are our favorite ways to celebrate fall.   Lisa: “I’m a warm weather girl to my core, but there’s something truly magical about the way the leaves change colors in the fall. Despite the chill in […]

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Our Summer Family Traditions

By Hannah Sewell | Jul 26, 2019

Summer is finally here, and warm weather brings fond memories of family traditions. Below we’ve shared our favorite summer family traditions – including ones that are still going today.  Natalie  For a good chunk of my elementary to high school years, we spent a few weeks every summer visiting my grandma and grandpa in Lake […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: Women Changing the Conversation

By Ann Smith | May 29, 2019

Thanks to the three amazing women — Heidi Yewman, Janice Levenhagen and Angela Earl — who brought all the feels to last week’s “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat on the topic of Women Changing the Conversation. It was a powerful morning that will undoubtably stick with us for a while. Here is what we are […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

By Gretchen Hoffman | May 10, 2019

We’d like to take a moment to thank all of the moms and mother figures in our lives – you continue to inspire us each and every day. Happy Mother’s Day! Ann Dear Mom, There really aren’t words that accurately sum up just how much I love you.  Even though I’m raising girls of my […]

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Our favorite April Fool’s Jokes from 2019

By Savanna Frimoth | Apr 2, 2019

Each year, April Fool’s Day offers an opportunity to infuse fun and humor into the corporate world. Successful April Fool’s Day jokes can build rapport with target audiences, boost engagement on social media and even earn press coverage! However, if executed incorrectly or in poor taste, April Fool’s jokes can have the exact opposite effect. […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Emailing Journalists

By Hannah Sewell | Jan 31, 2019

Emailing is a great way to communicate, it’s fast and efficient. However, when done incorrectly, your email may be ignored or deleted and the journalist may be less likely to open subsequent emails – and you want them to stay open to future ideas. As a public relations firm, we’ve had a lot of experience […]

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A Handy Flowchart for Exclamation Point Overuse

By Mary Gorretta | Feb 26, 2015

In written communication, particularly emails, one of the hardest challenges can be conveying your tone of voice. How many times have you read an email wondering if the sender is angry, annoyed, snappish or maybe just being brief? I know in many cases, I overcompensate for this by using an exclamation point to show how […]

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‘Office Housework’ – Addressing Gender Stereotypes Within the Workplace

By Lisa Lavora-De Beule | Feb 12, 2015

In a recent op-ed essay in The New York Times, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton Business School professor Adam Grant, address the issue of “office housework.” This piece is the third within a four-part series about women in the workplace. In it, Sandberg and Grant state that regardless of their role within […]

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How PR Can Save Us from the Anti-vaccination Movement

By Kelda Rericha | Jan 27, 2015

Thanks to a measles outbreak at the happiest place on earth, our news feeds have all been filled with what we already know: vaccines work and are safe, but some people — primarily between 2000 and 2011 — opted to not vaccinate their children, and now we’re paying the price. The “why” has been examined […]

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New McDonalds Ad Tugs at Heartstrings but Receives Criticism

By Mary Gorretta | Jan 16, 2015

Did see you see McDonalds’ new heartwarming commercial while watching the Golden Globes or NFL playoffs earlier this week? I admit that I liked it. The heartfelt ad showed a photo montage of messages posted on various McDonald’s signboards by some of the fast food restaurant’s franchises, including “Thank you Veterans”, “We Remember 9/11”, “Boston […]

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Campaign Ads of 2014

By Ann Smith | Nov 4, 2014

November 4th has arrived and after today you no longer have to listen to the campaign advertisements, at least for awhile. Although these advertisements address some of the issues with each campaign candidate or proposition measure, they can be overbearing, aggressive, and sometimes pushing the truth. NPR’s Alisa Chang, recently reported on the “2014 Campaign […]

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