SM& Team
holiday survival guide
The holiday survival guide to get you through those dreaded conversations and stressful social situations Holidays are meant for relaxing, spending time with loved ones, and homemade food. That being said, this holiday cheer also comes with the inevitable awkward social situations we’ve managed to avoid throughout the other forty-odd weeks of the year. We’ve...
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PR News Awards
SM& has been honored with a Digital Award for Best Digital Marketing Campaign for our work with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). PR News’ Digital Awards are the industry’s top honor in the PR and communications digital space, recognizing outstanding digital initiatives among corporations, agencies and nonprofits. The award recognizes the success...
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The holiday season is right around the corner. If you’re looking for ways to give back in the Boston area but aren’t sure how to get started, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this quiz around your interests to recommend what volunteer activities might appeal most! In my free time I’m usually…...
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Solomon McCown
In 2003, Helene Solomon and Ashley McCown came together to form Solomon McCown & Company (SM&), a Boston-based public relations firm committed to the highest standards; that raised the bar on performance, commitment and results. Last week, SM& celebrated its 15th anniversary and our evolution into being a fully integrated strategic communications firm with in-house...
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marketing funnel
How do you define marketing? If you believe it’s to get someone to take an action or make a purchase, you’re halfway there. In the marketing world, that’s the final result of a campaign; you want to turn the prospect into a customer, motivated by your ad. In marketing as well as sales, there’s an...
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On Monday night Bachelor Nation watched Bachelorette Becca Kufrin, the 28-year-old public relations executive from Minneapolis, Minnesota, get engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen, a 29-year-old medical sales rep from Reno, Nevada. Many viewers felt that Becca was finally receiving the justice she deserved after a very public breakup last season when her then-fiancé, former bachelor Arie...
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communicator awards
SM& has just been honored with not one, not two, but THREE Communicator Awards. The Communicator Awards is a leading international award program judged by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, a VIP group of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. The awards we received showcase our range in...
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The SM& Real Estate Team was proud to spend an afternoon volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, a local non-profit organization that helps over 145,000 children in need. Every year, Cradles provides daily essentials in a “kid pack” to ensure kids thrive in school, at home and when taking part in recreational activities. The packs include...
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real estate
As an action-packed 2017 ends, we’ve compiled five real estate trends that have shaped this year in real estate. Let the countdown begin! 1. Emerging Markets As the City’s development boom continues, one of the most interesting and exciting things we’ve witnessed in the past year is the focus on new areas and neighborhoods in...
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Next week, City Hall Plaza will be transformed from a blank canvas into “The HUB” an exciting and vibrant collection of geodesic domes and repurposed shipping containers master planned by the award-winning, Boston-based design firm CBT. These domes and containers will feature an array of art installations, musical attractions, exhibits and more. With the third...
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We are a fully integrated PR agency that thrives at the intersection of public policy and business, helping organizations to define who they are, earn the recognition they deserve, and protect their reputations.

We provide senior counsel in complex sectors, including healthcare, education, housing and real estate. We leverage our experience in traditional and digital media, government relations and crisis management to support legacy organizations and those that are on the rise.