Monthly archives: November 2014

Posted by Lauren Michaels

Happy Thanksgiving – and a friendly reminder to give back!

November 26, 2014 In Corporate, Executive Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving – and a friendly reminder to give back!

One holiday season, SM& made fleece for young children in need thanks to Building Impact. Above is a photo of SM& employees holding the finished product inside their office at

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Posted by Helene Solomon

Retailers’ Actions Speak Louder than Words on Black Friday

November 25, 2014 In Corporate Comments Off on Retailers’ Actions Speak Louder than Words on Black Friday

Every year as we approach the holidays, the shopping frenzy seems to grow more and more out of control. Customers, demanding better deals and around the clock hours, seemingly force

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Posted by Larissa Weinstein

The Tribe is Growing: 4 Lessons in Grassroots PR from November Project

November 25, 2014 In SM& Team Comments Off on The Tribe is Growing: 4 Lessons in Grassroots PR from November Project

Since this past summer, I’ve been working out with an awesome group of humans as part of a free fitness movement called November Project.  It went from two guys crushing

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Posted by Solomon McCown Healthcare Team

New Laws Ensure Good Samaritans Head to Jail for Feeding Homeless

November 25, 2014 In SM& Team Comments Off on New Laws Ensure Good Samaritans Head to Jail for Feeding Homeless

Growing up, I’d often go on road trips with my family which prompted many drives through different cities, where I saw homeless men, women and children begging for money or

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Posted by Ashley McCown

Ashley McCown Quoted in PRWeek on FIFA World Cup PR Challenges

November 21, 2014 In Corporate, Crisis Communications Comments Off on Ashley McCown Quoted in PRWeek on FIFA World Cup PR Challenges

When does a public relations firm turn down a huge international client looking for reputation management? When it’s dubbed “mission impossible” by the industry. FIFA, the world soccer body that

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Posted by Amy Derjue

Bill Cosby In Crisis

November 20, 2014 In Crisis Communications Comments Off on Bill Cosby In Crisis

To think it all started with a meme. The social media team for comedian and 1980s sitcom star Bill Cosby recently asked Twitter users to “meme” him by putting their

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Posted by Helene Solomon

Highlights From Our Panel With Governor Deval Patrick

November 20, 2014 In Executive, SM& Presents Comments Off on Highlights From Our Panel With Governor Deval Patrick

This week, Helene Solomon sat down with Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick as he reflected on his accomplishments and the road ahead as he prepares to leave office after eight

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Posted by Sean Hathaway

Pizza Hut Goes For a Brand Reheat

November 19, 2014 In Corporate, SM& Team Comments Off on Pizza Hut Goes For a Brand Reheat

Lately Pizza Hut has been a little low on the dough. The top pizza chain has posted losses in three straight quarters and faces a change in leadership with current

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Posted by Michal Regunberg

When Politics Becomes Personal

November 19, 2014 In Corporate, Executive Comments Off on When Politics Becomes Personal

I started the day yesterday listening to the eloquence of outgoing Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who even after eight years in office, is willing to let his humanity define him. He

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Posted by Kristin Wetherbee

PR Lessons Learned from Scandal

November 19, 2014 In Corporate, Crisis Communications Comments Off on PR Lessons Learned from Scandal

I have been on a shameless Scandal watching binge over the past few weeks, but am happy to report that my time has not all gone to waste. Olivia Pope

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