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Crisis Expert Ashley McCown on Airline Communication Struggles

August 12, 2016 In Crisis Communications, Executive Leave a comment

The skies have not been friendly for airlines this summer, as both Delta and Southwest have dealt with major outages that have inconvenienced customers and damaged their brand. Solomon McCown

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Helene Solomon Named Woman of FIRE by Banker & Tradesman

July 18, 2016 In Executive, Public Relations, Real Estate Leave a comment

Solomon McCown CEO Helene Solomon has been named a 2016 Woman of FIRE by Banker & Tradesman. This award honors the most talented, ambitious, innovative and philanthropic female leaders in

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Ashley McCown featured in PR News

July 13, 2016 In Crisis Communications, Executive Leave a comment

Solomon McCown President and Crisis Communications Expert Ashley McCown’s take on The Top 6 PR Crises of 2016…So Far is currently featured on PR News. Her countdown, which includes the

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Kicking Off a Second Century of Extraordinary in Pittsburgh

June 28, 2016 In Real Estate Leave a comment

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

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Non-Profits Value the Three Ts: Time, Talent and Treasure

June 14, 2016 In Nonprofit Leave a comment

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

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Solomon McCown Wins Five NESHCo Lamplighter Awards

June 7, 2016 In Corporate Leave a comment

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

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When Is a Shipwreck Not a Public Relations Crisis?

May 31, 2016 In Crisis Communications, Real Estate Leave a comment

The real estate industry is fascinating. We have the privilege of working with people changing city skylines, providing affordable housing, creating communities and reshaping the public realm. And, sometimes this

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SMC Presents: Mad Men & Women of the New Millennium

April 28, 2016 In SM& Presents Leave a comment

Today, 200 communications professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, real estate, healthcare, and education sectors joined us for our 23rd SM& Presents panel, “Mad Men & Women of the New Millennium:

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The Value of Strong Writing

April 22, 2016 In Corporate Leave a comment

Recently, freelance business writer Josh Bernoff conducted a survey of writers – about what makes writing ineffective. I read with interest his post on the results, which focuses on why

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Rhode Island Tourism Campaign and the Case for Agency Integration

March 30, 2016 In Public Relations Leave a comment

It’s been a tough week for Rhode Island. The state’s new tourism campaign hit a couple of bumps this week and integration—or lack thereof—may be to blame. Rhode Island NPR pointed

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