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Arnold Palmer: The Loss of a King. The Death of a Gentleman

On September 25, 2016 the sporting world lost a major figure. Arnold Palmer was not the greatest player to ever hit a golf ball. He didn’t have the prettiest swing nor did he win any and all tournaments he possibly could have during his career. But he certainly made the greatest impact to the modern…

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How Crisis Communications Can Help Clean up the Mess

Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting in New York City. The trademark session where I was one of three speakers was entitled “Brands Under Attack: How Brand Owners can Save Face.” Attendees came to hear how ambush marketing, data breaches and negative PR impacts brand value,…

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Ashley McCown Weighs in on Wells Fargo Crisis

Wells Fargo’s September began with a $100 million fine from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ended with a Capitol Hill grilling by CFPB creator and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren after regulators found that 5,300 of the bank’s employees created an estimated 2 million bogus accounts. How can Wells Fargo begin to rebuild its reputation…

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Five for Friday: Jackson Murphy

Five for Friday is a regular Solomon McCown blog feature in which one of our PR pros shares five of their favorite hobbies, passions, or interests. This week, we hear from Assistant Account Executive Jackson Murphy (at left). Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to join my friends and see my favorite musician, Bruce…

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2016 Greater Boston Real Estate Confidence Index

Greater Boston’s real estate market has been on a bender – record-shattering sales, huge demand for office space in key submarkets such as Kendall Square and the Seaport and massive amounts of new luxury residential filling up in record time. But will these trends continue? Solomon McCown and NAIOP Massachusetts teamed up on our first…

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Senior Vice President

Solomon McCown & Co delivers integrated, strategic communications, public affairs and crisis management services to regional and national clients facing complex, mission-critical issues. We are a PR agency passionate about healthcare PR, crisis communications, mission focused organizations and corporate work including real estate and financial services. We leverage all of our assets – our strategic…

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Decoding Future Cities Buzzwords

Today, architects, designers and planners have greater access to technology and data, enabling them to work smarter and more accurately than they ever have before. This is good news because as our cities become more densely occupied and restricted, due to factors like population growth, new construction and rising sea levels, we must become more…

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5 for Friday: Wendy Goldstein Pierce

Five for Friday is a regular Solomon McCown blog feature in which one of our PR pros shares five of their favorite hobbies, passions, or interests. This week, we hear from Senior Vice President Wendy Goldstein Pierce. I love watching the city grow and change, and Solomon McCown is lucky enough to be working with…

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Back to School Tips for Professionals

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter, the nights get a little cooler and we all return to business after the summer months. While it’s been a few years since I’ve gone back to school, I still feel that urge to refocus in early September. Here are my tips for adults looking…

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Massachusetts Infrastructure: You Want It, You Fund It

As a perpetual patron of public transportation, I have been watching the MBTA’s Green Line extension saga with a close eye. I remain optimistic about the likelihood of the project coming to fruition and the most recent update gives me further confidence for the future of transit expansion. As with any public infrastructure project, cost…

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