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Month

September 2013
By Ashley McCown, Solomon McCown President​ Aurora. Sandy Hook. Boston Marathon. More times than we would like, in the last year or so, we have found ourselves talking about shocking mass casualty events. How do they happen? What can we do? And now the tragedy in the Washington Navy Yard. No one wants to think...
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​By T.J. Winick, Solomon McCown Vice President While you may like your latte extra hot, Starbucks is now asking its customers to refrain from packing heat. On Wednesday, CEO Howard Schultz wrote an open letter saying guns are no longer welcome–though stopping short of an all-out ban. In fact, not wanting to put their staff...
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​By Amy Derjue, Senior Account Executive After a spring filled with one public relations crisis after another, Paula Deen’s redemption tour began this weekend in Houston, Texas. The queen of Southern cuisine made her first public appearance since June at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show. The audience, which paid to see a cooking demonstration...
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On September 11th, our Digital Team attended a Social Media for Nonprofits Training at Google Cambridge hosted by HandsOn Tech Boston. Mike Byrnes from ESC New England presented an overview of all social networks and how nonprofits should be utilizing them. Here are the key takeaways from each social network that we learned from the...
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​By Michal Regunberg, SM& Senior Vice President The Boston Globe’s David Filipov, whose father Al was on the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on 9/11, wrote a moving and riveting story about that day and the 12 years since in a way that I have never seen before: through a series of...
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​On the Solomon McCown & Company Facebook page, we've started a feature called 5 for Friday. Every week, one member of our staff presents a list of anything that strikes his or her fancy—a fun way to start off the weekend. In this week's 5 for Friday, SM& Intern Katherine O'Brien shares her five favorite...
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Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. As in previous years, it was a day of remembrance and support as people came together to reflect on that horrible event and how it changed our world forever. Many companies across the globe showed great respect for the victims and the United States with...
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By Solomon McCown Vice President T.J. Winick ​I was a broadcast journalist for almost two decades. What I loved most about my job was crafting a story: Looking for the great "character" to help tell my tale, finding a way to use the best visuals up front, and constructing a narrative that was thoughtful yet...
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​Kirk A. Sykes, President of New Boston Fund’s Urban Strategy America Fund was recently appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Executive Council. Following the announcement, he sat down with GlobeSt to discuss what’s next for the organization. You can read Kirk’s thoughts here.
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​Here at Solomon McCown & Company, we’re used to providing counsel in a crisis so our clients can better weather a storm. And Tuesday, we witnessed, first-hand, a textbook case of top-notch crisis management and communications. Our email server was down for several hours on a busy first-day-back from Labor Day Weekend. It turns out,...
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