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August 2015
“Did you watch the VMAs last night?” It’s a question people have asked of each other since 1984, when Madonna set the tone for decades of debauchery by writhing on a stage to her hit song “Like a Virgin” at the first MTV Video Music Awards. While I don’t remember that particular controversy, I do...
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All of us here at SM& hope you have enjoyed your summer. So many of our clients (and our staff!) have enjoyed Summer Fridays, long weekends, weeks on Cape Cod or in Maine, or even trips as far afield as Costa Rica. As you’ve enjoyed your summer days off, have you ever wondered how our...
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Sometimes, life just drops crises right into your lap. Big or small, we all experience times of intense difficulty or trouble throughout our lives. Recently, I experienced a conundrum. I ripped my pants at work. I was sitting quietly at my desk, plugging away on a project, when I looked down and noticed I had...
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In order to apologize, one must genuinely be sorry for what they’ve done. SM& President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown recently weighed in on what it takes for a celebrity or brand to successfully take responsibility in the public eye, in the latest from WBZ News for CBS Boston.
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There’s a new trend emerging in the workplace: Yoga. It’s not completely new. Some companies have been offering ways for employees to de-stress in the office for the past few years, such as Aetna, a health insurer that has been providing free yoga and meditation classes since 2010. But now, a lot more organizations are...
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One of my favorite parts about working on the health care team at Solomon McCown is the opportunity to communicate and share the ways in which our clients provide compassionate and quality care to the patients they serve. Whether through a strategically placed op-ed, an engaging tweet, or a press release sharing breaking news, effective...
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In the past few months spent living in the city of Boston, I have learned about its history, culture and unique traditions. From its Irish roots to its cobblestone streets, I have found myself falling in love with the city all over again. But in all my travels and adventures around the city so far,...
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Millennials are known as a unique generation. Defined as anyone born between the years 1980 and 2000, this age group has grown up through some significant changes in communication, with the Internet and social media playing a huge role in their lives. Millennials love brands that align with their values, make their lives easier, all...
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While checking my twitter feed yesterday afternoon, a post from Hillary Clinton caught my eye. How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 12, 2015 My first reaction: Oh, that’s not going to go over well. My second reaction? …But it could be...
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This week Google announced the restructuring of its company into Alphabet. So what exactly is Alphabet? It is a new holding company for Google and the various sub-companies that veer from Google’s focus on Internet products, such as driverless cars and drone-delivery. What will happen to the Google brand? It’s hard to tell, given its...
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