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May 2013
​If you watched coverage of Harvard University's Commencement and wondered why Oprah Winfrey or our own Mayor Thomas Menino were awarded "Honorary Doctor of Law" degrees, there is a method to the pomp and circumstance. I consulted a colleague at Brandeis, where I was deeply involved in helping to determine which "big name" folks we...
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​SM& client WinnDevelopment is mentioned in a piece defending special tax breaks on Forbes.com. Peter J. Reilly cites Winn's utilization of the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (HPTI) program to rescue and convert the vacant Cliftex Mills in New Bedford, Massachusetts into Manomet Place, a 76-unit mixed-income housing complex for seniors age 55 and older. As...
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S​omething is about to happen in Boston politics that has never happened before: Social media platforms & digital communications techniques will play a major role in the city's hotly contested race for mayor. Twenty years ago, when a Hyde Park city councilor named Tom Menino became mayor, Boston's communications landscape bore little resemblance to what...
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​From the moment of the Boston Marathon bombings to the eventual capture of the surviving suspect, Bostonians and non-Bostonians alike turned toward various forms of media for the most up-to-date information about what was happening in the city. Wednesday night, two panels in Boston discussed the role media-traditional and social-played in the tragic events. SM&...
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​According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity prevalence among children & adolescents has almost tripled since 1980 and in 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, averaging $1,429 higher per person than individuals of a healthy weight. Obese children are at an increased risk of developing diabetes and 70 percent...
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​On May 21, SM& was honored at New England Society for Healthcare Communications' Lamplighter Awards ceremony. SM& SVP Michal Regunberg was on hand to take home two gold & two silver awards for communications work on behalf of healthcare clients: Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Neighborhood Health Plan and the Massachusetts Alliance...
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​Here are some interesting takeaways from this year's New England Society of Healthcare Communicators—#NESHCo2013–that really put an exclamation point on how we communicators need to be thinking and acting on behalf of our clients in the new world of healthcare. Consumers are in charge: It's no longer enough to simply put out information and expect...
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​I was born in Oklahoma City. I went to my first University of Oklahoma (go Sooners!) football game with my grandfather, a proud alum, when I was five. I knew what a wishbone offense was by the time I was eight. Thus, my twitter handle: @AshBoomerSooner. I am still partial to cowboy boots (just check...
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​Statistician Nate Silver set the media world abuzz when it was announced that he was taking his talents (and his popular blog FiveThirtyEight) from the New York Times to ESPN. If the din weren’t deafening enough, Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan increased the volume by writing on her blog that Silver was viewed as “disruptive”...
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​The Boston Globe reported today that National Development’s Ink Block South End will now include 83 luxury condominiums. The building, to be called SEPIA at Ink Block, is the only new luxury condo project planned for new construction throughout the City of Boston. SEPIA will feature a rooftop sundeck, private balconies and underground parking among...
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