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December 2015
Even though the unusually warm weather is attempting to convince us otherwise, the holiday season is upon us! And what better way to embrace the season than with some charitable giving. We took a look at some organizations that are doing it right this year: For the fourth year in a row, The Community Design...
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The healthcare industry is constantly changing, with advances in technology and medicine happening daily. However, as this year comes to a close, there are several big trends we’ll be watching at Solomon McCown that affect our clients, the industry, and society as a whole. ObamaCare Recently, the Senate approved legislation that would repeal President Obama’s...
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about Christmas. The Force is strong at 177 Milk Street, as people throughout the office express their excitement for the new Star Wars film in various ways and blog posts. But all this hype got us thinking about the communication exhibited by certain...
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For the fourth consecutive year, Solomon McCown President Ashley McCown provides her annual review of the Top Ten public relations crises of the year—first published on PR News. McCown shares her thoughts on which crises were handled well and which organizations needed a stronger response. Which PR crisis topped our list? Watch the video to find out!...
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Last week, Solomon McCown participated in a table top discussion on crisis planning with members of the private and public sectors from the Greater Boston community. With the past few weeks mired in acts of mass violence from Paris to San Bernardino, California, the topic was all too timely. Presented with a hypothetical scenario, the...
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‘Tis the season of giving, and pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan certainly gave people in the health care space a lot to talk about in recent weeks. The $150 billion blockbuster deal between the two companies caps off a banner year for mergers and acquisitions, yet the details of the agreement raised much criticism and...
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You may have heard them referred to as innovation units, urban-sized apartments, or more commonly micro-units. These minute homes are making a big impact in major cities across the United States; and no, we’re not talking about the affordable prefab ones like former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg lobbied so hard for in...
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Blogging has come a long way since the late 1990s when the term “weblog” was coined. What was once primarily a tool for individuals to share their interests and lives, blogs are now used by political campaigns, media outlets, nonprofits, B2B and B2C companies and countless other organizations. It’s estimated that more than 2 million...
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I’ve always prided myself on being present, both in my public relations career and my personal life. I pay attention to who I’m with, where I’m going, what I’m working on – while being a champion multi-tasker at the same time. Being a parent teaches you that you can edit a document while listening to...
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This week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced it would create a plan establishing written rules on signage for the city’s office towers. This plan, according to the agency, would serve as a starting point for negotiation rather than rigid regulations. As noted in Jon Chesto’s story, it comes at a time where signage is more...
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