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​Earlier this week, actress Angelina Jolie stunned the world when she wrote in a New York Times op-ed that she recently opted to have a preventative double mastectomy to lower her high genetic risk of breast cancer. Jolie has been lauded for her bravery in stepping forward and discussing a very personal choice, thus sparking...
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​Our client, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), sponsored a Boston visit by the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), mental health professionals who specialize in trauma. ITC came to Boston to help stitch lives together in the aftermath of the city's recent tragedies, spending the last week meeting with those affected by the bombings, including more than 100...
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​SM& President and crisis communications expert Ashley McCown was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek on the balance of good PR in tough situations. More specifically, the piece highlights best practices for responding to unexpected good press, as McDonald's did when the man who famously rescued three missing girls in Cleveland, Ohio remarked in a television interview...
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​On May 8, more than 150 people joined us at our SM& Presents Panel examining the issues facing the City of Boston in the post-Menino era. With Boston voters preparing to elect only the city's fourth mayor in 45 years, the event featured a lively discussion of the key issues Mayor Thomas M. Menino's successor...
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​On Monday of this week, Solomon McCown CEO Helene Solomon Tweeted from the Back Bay Association's annual meeting that panels & events across Boston will have to add extra time to the program to announce all the candidates in the room as we enter a busy election season. On Tuesday, the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood...
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​After the tragedy, chaos & overall exhausting nature of last week here in Boston, when SM&'s game night rolled around, I was more than ready to embrace the chance to unwind, share some laughs, and of course, partake in a few rounds of good, old fashioned corn hole. Now, tossing bean bags toward a slanted,...
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​That has to be the conclusion of watching, listening and reading the news of the Marathon bombing and its aftermath for the last week. While social media sites like Twitter were ablaze with bits and bites of information crossing at lightning speed and Reddit was putting out information from police scanners, there was still so...
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​Lately, there has been a lot of news about the news. Here in Boston, the nearly 50-year-old alternative weekly, Boston Phoenix, announced last week that it was suddenly closing-sending shock and awe through the readership community and prompting calls for a kick starter campaign to fund the printing of its last issue. This come on...
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​As an intern at SM&, every day is a learning experience filled with new information, new ideas and new opportunities that are opening my eyes to the PR field. Last week I had the chance to attend an event held by the Boston chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) on Integrated Marketing...
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​SM& sat down with BostInno's Walter Frick and Steve Annear to discuss story angles and how they use social media to both glean and drive stories. Check out what Walter and Steve had to say about leveraging Twitter and their social media pet peeves. Click here or below to watch the video.
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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.