Different events require different expertise to plan and execute. A wedding planner and a corporate event planner will tell you that while there may be some fundamental truths to event planning that span various industries, these endeavors couldn’t be more unique. Throughout my career in public relations and strategic communications, my event planning expertise most … Continue reading How to Plan a Successful Community Event
Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that's been shared. Enjoy this month's treasure - and if it inspires you - be sure to share it with family and friends! So you’ve put in the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand
It’s something you’ve likely told yourself often, “It’s just a crazy day…week…month. Once I get through this burst of busyness, I’ll move slower, relax a little, take it easy.” Insert whatever are your most common words of choice, but you get what I mean. This belief is a common lie we tell ourselves because we … Continue reading Are You Missing Out on the Dream Life You Already Have?
At 8-years-old my son experienced his first press event to celebrate the more than 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations the CATE mobile unit disseminated across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Public Relations. By definition, this term and the entire industry can be many different things. Often it's lumped into the large category of communications and outreach, spilling into … Continue reading The Power of Public Relations: How does earned media really work?
If there's some good to come out of a global pandemic and the world embracing virtual events, it's that this has simplified the planning process for many events that would typically take place in person. While some events do not transition well to an online format, others have proven that this was an excellent model … Continue reading How to Plan a Virtual Press Event
Description The PA Home and Garden Design Expo is the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Harrisburg’s annual four-day event that takes place in late February/early March at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. As the largest home and garden show in Central Pennsylvania, this is a well-established and long-standing event that makes up a significant … Continue reading PA Home & Garden Design Expo Establishes New Brand, Grows Attendance in 2020
Event planning is a complex and extremely detail-oriented field. People devote their whole careers to mastering the talent of bringing together well-executed and well-attended events from weddings, birthdays, and social celebrations, to conferences, conventions, and business meetings. And the extensive list goes on…and on. Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure (and sometimes the headache) … Continue reading Tips for Planning a Successful Business Conference
So you’ve put in the hard work to establish the countless details of your new business or brand. Maybe you’re expanding your existing business into a new territory and needed to create a new brand to represent this. Or maybe your existing brand was long overdue for a fresh new look. No matter the reason … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand