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July 2015
As a college student in the Fenway area, I have been eagerly awaiting #CityTargetBoston’s grand opening. Convenient access to $24.99 sandals, colorful throw pillows and kitchen appliances I never knew I needed – what more could I want? After attending CityTarget’s grand opening this past weekend, I realized that there is a marketing takeaway from...
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I’m going to go out a limb here and say: Donald Trump will not be our next President. But that’s not to say he can’t cause some pain and suffering to his fellow Republicans (as long as he stays in the party and doesn’t run as an independent as he has threatened to do). Let’s...
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Now that Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics has ended, how will the city’s reputation fare? The Boston Business Journal asked local public relations experts to weigh in on the failure of the bid from a reputation management perspective. Solomon McCown & Company CEO Helene Solomon shares her thoughts in this slideshow. Do you...
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I’ve followed politics since I was young. Both of my parents actively followed the news and I tuned in with them, whether they were watching presidential election coverage or our local Board of Selectmen meeting. As a result, I developed a thirst for political news and current events and went on to study Political Science...
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Whether it’s an individual like Bill Cosby or Rachel Dolezal, a huge organization like the NFL or a publication like Rolling Stone, there have been several high-profile public relations crises in the news this year. Solomon McCown President and crisis communications expert Ashely McCown shares her top six PR crises—and what organizations can learn from...
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In a sea of construction projects in the Greater Boston area, incredible amenities and developments with a mix of residential and commercial space seem to spur the most excitement. Here are some that I can’t wait to see: Related Beal’s Congress Square Project What was once a quiet shortcut to Post Office Square bordering State, Devonshire, Congress and Water streets will soon to become a booming retail attraction between Faneuil Hall and Downtown...
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Does public speaking make you nervous? You’re not alone. Surveys find that nearly three-quarters of Americans are afraid of speaking to a crowd. Our team of communication experts have trained hundreds of professionals on how to give a great presentation. In our latest eBook, you can learn how to overcome your fear of public speaking...
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It starts when we’re kids entering the cafeteria on the first day of school, lunch tray a little shaky, heart beating a little fast, wondering to yourself, Who am I going to sit with? The social anxiety and potential pitfalls of sharing a meal seems rather disproportionate to the act of breaking bread, but even...
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  I recently visited Acadia National Park for the first time. After hearing numerous stories from friends and relatives about its glorious natural peaks and picturesque views, I was very excited to experience the destination on my own. Little did I know I would leave with an invaluable lesson from the small island of Mount...
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New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was admitted to a Miami hospital last week due to a fireworks mishap, leaving fans and media alike to speculate the seriousness of his injury and the long-term effects that it might have on his career. If closing out his Fourth of July weekend in a hospital wasn’t...
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