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Sheridan Wachtel
​SM& client WinnDevelopment is mentioned in a piece defending special tax breaks on Forbes.com. Peter J. Reilly cites Winn's utilization of the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (HPTI) program to rescue and convert the vacant Cliftex Mills in New Bedford, Massachusetts into Manomet Place, a 76-unit mixed-income housing complex for seniors age 55 and older. As...
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S​omething is about to happen in Boston politics that has never happened before: Social media platforms & digital communications techniques will play a major role in the city's hotly contested race for mayor. Twenty years ago, when a Hyde Park city councilor named Tom Menino became mayor, Boston's communications landscape bore little resemblance to what...
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​From the moment of the Boston Marathon bombings to the eventual capture of the surviving suspect, Bostonians and non-Bostonians alike turned toward various forms of media for the most up-to-date information about what was happening in the city. Wednesday night, two panels in Boston discussed the role media-traditional and social-played in the tragic events. SM&...
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​According to the Centers for Disease Control, obesity prevalence among children & adolescents has almost tripled since 1980 and in 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, averaging $1,429 higher per person than individuals of a healthy weight. Obese children are at an increased risk of developing diabetes and 70 percent...
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​On May 21, SM& was honored at New England Society for Healthcare Communications' Lamplighter Awards ceremony. SM& SVP Michal Regunberg was on hand to take home two gold & two silver awards for communications work on behalf of healthcare clients: Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Neighborhood Health Plan and the Massachusetts Alliance...
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​Solomon McCown (www.solomonmccown.com), a Boston-based national public relations firm specializing in strategic communications, media relations, public affairs, and crisis management, announced today the opening of its new office in New York City. Solomon McCown has a track record of working with clients in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., so the new office is a...
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​We all know social media has changed brand communications and crisis management. The latest example of the trend is Disney. Account Coordinator Amey Owen reflects on the issue: Recently, Disney crowned Merida, the main character of the popular Walt Disney Pixar movie "Brave," the 11th Princess in the Disney brand. To conform Merida to the...
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​We have all sat in a medical office at some point listening to our doctor give us a diagnosis and then telling us how to proceed. Because doctors dedicate such a large portion of their adult life to their medical education, we often blindly follow their advice without discussing the options. But that is all...
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​Earlier this week, actress Angelina Jolie stunned the world when she wrote in a New York Times op-ed that she recently opted to have a preventative double mastectomy to lower her high genetic risk of breast cancer. Jolie has been lauded for her bravery in stepping forward and discussing a very personal choice, thus sparking...
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​SM& President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown was a guest blogger on the Greater Boston Real Estate Board's blog providing key takeaways for the real estate industry in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack. Click here to read the blog.
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