Category Archive for: Corporate

Battling Fake News

Fake News. It’s more than an oxymoron. It’s an all-out assault on democracy. Think that’s hyperbole? Thomas Jefferson is believed to have written, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.” So, how can a citizenry that now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish and which increasingly gets its news…

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Crisis Communications for DOS Attacks

Last week’s hack of New Hampshire-based DNS (Domain Name Service) provider DYN knocked out many of the web’s most popular sites for hours. In PR Trade Bulldog Reporter, Solomon McCown Vice President T.J. Winick points out who communicated well during the outage and why, and provides some crisis and issues management tips for those companies…

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What You Say & How You Say It

Our client RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England invited Solomon McCown to present at their RECHARGE networking and educational event, recently held in Boston. The name of our breakout session was It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. The reality is that both are important; that is, having key messages that resonate and providing…

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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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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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Five for Friday: Kathryn Alexander

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 Account Executive Kathryn Alexander, photographed with her boyfriend, Mike, at Jack’s Abby. Within the SM& office walls, there are quite a few brew…

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The BEAT: Bob Coughlin from Solomon McCown & Company on Vimeo.

The BEAT with Bob Coughlin

The BEAT: A video series featuring an intimate conversation with innovators on what drives them and how they meet challenges. We are proud to launch The BEAT series with Bob Coughlin, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), who shares his thoughts on advancing and maintaining the state’s leadership in the life sciences…

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned at Summer Camp

As summer winds down and my kids come home from camp, I am reminded about how much I learned during those eight weeks away that I still keep with me today and use as part of my daily professional life. Sharing: At camp you have to pool resources, using whatever individual campers can contribute for…

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Five for Friday: Alex Nickel-Milstone

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 Account Coordinator Alex Nickel-Milstone, photographed here with her boyfriend. I’ve been lucky enough to call Boston my home for the past five years. I…

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