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June 2016
The days of heavily produced television and print advertising has given way to a world in which brands are expected to produce a high volume of visual marketing content in a very short period of time on digital platforms. This change has left many brands scrambling as they try to keep up with competitors who...
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Pictured above from left to right: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Riverlife President and CEO Vivien Li; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees Chair Carol Robinson; The Davis Companies CEO and Founder Jonathan G. Davis Last week, a SM& team went on the road to Pittsburgh on behalf of client The Davis Companies (TDC)...
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SPOILERS FOR RECENT Game of Thrones episodes follow. In last week’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” assassin Arya Stark got herself stabbed by The Waif during a stroll through town. Despite the injuries inflicted to her gut, she manages to put up a fight, run, jump into the ocean, fake her own drowning, and survive. In this...
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This week, millions gathered in solidarity with the victims, families and L.G.B.T. community affected by Sunday’s horrific attack of terror and hate at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Rallies were held from City Hall Plaza in Boston, to New York’s historic Stonewall Inn and in major cities across the country and world. As media...
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There is an old saying that nonprofits need your time, your talent or your treasure. This is especially true in today’s nonprofit world, where people can get more involved in the causes they care about, even if they aren’t in a position to write a big check. Whether you’re an established professional who has the...
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As a part-time New Yorker, I am lucky to have seen the phenomenal productions that have graced the stages of Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. And, yes, that includes Hamilton, thanks to my husband and Solomon McCown CFO Bill Stein, who pushed to see the show when it was in workshop, even though I took...
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Public Relations has evolved in the digital age but, at times, old school tactics such as press releases are one of the best avenues to take when announcing real estate transactions. In a never-ending news cycle with countless channels of social and traditional media online, PR professionals have to possess another skill which can be...
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This week, healthcare communicators from across the region gathered in Providence for the 26th Annual New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) Lamplighter Awards. Solomon McCown & Co. was proud to accept five Lamplighters, which showcase and honor excellence in healthcare communications throughout New England. According to NESHCo, judges in the 2016 competition saw 381...
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In recent years, video has become an increasingly critical component of a social media campaign. Cisco predicts that in 2019, 80 percent of all consumer Internet traffic will be comprised of consumers watching video. Facebook’s algorithm reportedly favors video, especially live video. Twitter also allows short videos in its timeline. Instagram reports that in a...
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