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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 President and crisis communication expert Ashley McCown shares her perspective on how organizations can best rebuild trust with customers in aftermath of the disruption with...
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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 the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate sectors. SM& client Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, CEO of IBA – Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, is also an honoree. Senior Vice...
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T.J. Winick
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 Cincinnati Zoo, Apple Computer, Disney and the Wounded Warrior Project, is captured on a video posted exclusively on the PR industry trade’s popular website. Click...
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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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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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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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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 work becomes extra exciting, often for a crisis: accidents, natural disasters, financial challenges or corporate drama. This week we were fortunate enough to find a...
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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: Communicating Your Brand in the Age of Integrated Media.” We were honored to be joined by a panel of all-star communicators from leading brands, moderated...
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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 folks think their own writing isn’t good and why most of what they read isn’t good. This reminds me how important clear, concise writing is...
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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 out several major errors on the campaign’s website, including information about a deceased chef and one who closed his Providence restaurant a year ago to...
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