Boulder International Film Festival with Linhart PR

challenge As a relatively young film festival only in its seventh year of existence, the 2011 Boulder International Film Festival was challenged with continuing to build its reputation as a ‘must attend’ event among both local audiences and film festival enthusiasts from across the world. In addition to increasing awareness, the festival hoped to drive […]

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Community Servings with PAN Communications

Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. Each day, Community Servings provides critically needed nutrition to clients fighting devastating diseases, along with their children and/or caregivers. Challenge As Community Servings’ pro bono PR agency […]

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Progeria Research Foundation with SPECTRUM

A needle in a haystack: Pr Outreach drives global search for progeria sufferers in race for cure Article originally appeared in PRNews November 7, 2011 Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (“Progeria,” or “HGPS”) is a fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Its name is derived from the Greek language and means […]

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Community Food Bank of New Jersey with Coyne PR

Issue A perfect storm combining the country’s financial crisis, massive layoffs and rising food prices led to a dire situation across the nation:  America’s food banks were literally running out of food and unable to meet the needs of the increasing number of hungry men, women and children who relied on them for help. This […]

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Greater Twin Cities United Way with PadillaCRT

The American workplace is shrinking – a troublesome trend for United Ways across the country. Economic, technological and cultural changes are reducing the number of full-time workers at large corporations, replacing them with contractors and virtual employees working outside the reach of traditional workplace charitable giving campaigns. Overview Greater Twin Cities United Way – traditionally […]

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ChiArts with Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Opportunity Facing a clear lack of diversity in Chicago’s professional music scene, leaders of the city’s arts community discovered that it was the largest in the country without a public arts high school. Using the Chicago Public Schools’ Renaissance 2010 initiative as a vehicle, the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) was born and […]

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Page Education Foundation with Carmichael Lynch Spong

Situation Analysis Immediately following his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction in 1988, Alan Page, former Minnesota Viking, established the Page Education Foundation. The goal was to entice young people of color to positively influence children by offering mentoring and financial assistance for college in exchange for volunteer service. During the first year, 10 Page […]

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St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence with The Vandiver Group, Inc.

Issue In 2012, Pastor B.T. Rice of New Horizon Christian Church decided he was tired of preaching at funerals.  Violence was escalating in the St. Louis community, and the number of young people dying due to violent crime was increasing in parts of St. Louis city and county.  Violent behavior had become an expectation, and […]

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