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Meet the Media: Barbara Ballinger

By Sean Dowdall, CMO Barbara Ballinger’s entrepreneurial spirit runs as deep as her smile – and that’s one of the many things we love about her. A veteran writing and communications professional, Barbara covers everything from real estate and interior design to personal finance and the arts. We’re excited to share this insight into this heartwarming and funny person who…
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Meet the Media: Joel Drucker

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor  A common career path in communications is to go from journalism into public relations. Joel Drucker went in the other direction. From age 23 to 33, he worked in the PR agency world managing accounts for such international firms as Edelman and Burson-Marsteller. But keen most of all to be a writer, Joel in 1993…
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PRC on Being Black/African-American in the US: It’s Complicated

By David Cumpston, Senior Director Brett Andrews, CEO of client PRC, penned this thoughtful — and thought-provoking — op-ed in this week’s San Francisco Business Times highlighting America’s continued fight for racial justice.  The full piece, which can also be seen on PRC’s website here, is pasted below. Please feel free to leave a comment to engage in these important…
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Crisis Communications Checklist – Are You Ready?

(Thanks to our Detroit PR partner, Bianchi Public Relations) By David Landis, President The most dangerous crisis is the one for which your organization is unprepared. Crises happen all the time. COVID-19 is one of the most far-reaching crises in recent history and has affected thousands of businesses. Since it has struck, the pandemic has presented many challenges – and…
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Meet the Media: Tanya Gazdik, Automotive Editor with MediaPost

Are you ready to vroom? Our PRGN agency partner in Detroit, Bianchi Public Relations, recently caught up with Tanya Gazdik, MediaPost automotive editor and senior reporter. Among her other beats, Tanya also covers financial services, travel, pet brands and sports — in addition to writing about marketing and advertising by major companies.  Please click here to see the original post…
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(client) Sutter Health helps give Scott Kidd a second chance

By David Cumpston, Senior Director We’re always eager to share heartwarming stories from our clients and this week is no exception. The story of Scott Kidd, the Oakland Athletics West Coast scouting supervisor, is nothing short of miraculous. Scott, his family and (client) Sutter Health navigated through a series of major, life-threatening challenges that could have ended so differently. Their…
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Q&A with Henry Schulman, Giants Beat Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

By Leigh Anne Varney, Senior Account Supervisor I recently caught up with my friend, Henry Schulman, for his take on work and life during the pandemic. From his ever-evolving daily routine to his social media stardom, Henry’s love for journalism and sports is an inspiration to me and his fans. This is his 33rd season as a baseball writer: he…
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Sports Marketing During a Pandemic

By Robin Carr, Senior Counselor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently told The New York Times that he runs daily to relieve stress. However, what he really wants – like so many sports fans – is to go to a baseball game. He’s sorely missing his favorite team, the Washington Nationals….
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Q&A with Annie Burke, executive director with TOGETHER Bay Area

By Polly Ikonen, Senior Counselor We recently spoke with Annie Burke, executive director TOGETHER Bay Area, about the group’s efforts to address two important challenges: climate change and social inequities. In the following Q&A, Annie shares her thoughts on these, as well as how our relationship with the outdoors will evolve in light of COVID-19. You can also listen to…
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AIDS Walk San Francisco 2020 Goes Virtual, July 19

To walk or not to walk? This was the big dilemma plaguing organizers for this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco (AWSF 2020), since the City’s shelter-in-place mandate took effect last month. Our client PRC, along with AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation and MZA Events (the three producers of AWSF), recently announced their decision to move the popular fundraising event to…
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