Monday, May 20 – An Energetic Start To The Week
On Monday we headed to Broadscope Media to record new voice-overs with Garet Chester, the voice behind Jack from Virginia Energy Sense‘s Value Your Power campaign. It was a big success and we couldn’t have asked for a better result. If you haven’t met the shocking spokesplug yet, check out this fun commercial to learn more a few ways to reduce your energy usage!
Tuesday, May 21 – The PR Machine (AKA Kent) Is On 100%
The public relations machine at M+M has been running at full speed this week for many of our clients. Kent and company helped Huntington Learning Center of Richmond spread the word to school-age parents in the Richmond region, by offering free tips to help parents fight the dreaded “summer slide.” We also helped A. Smith Bowman Distillery announce a full calendar of fun events at Virginia’s oldest distillery (including the upcoming Father’s Day Festival on June 15). In addition, we helped our clients Hitting Cancer Below The Belt gear up for their upcoming Boxer Brief 5K on June 8 at Stony Point Fashion Park, and spread the word that Hearth & Home Shoppe recently moved to a bigger retail space across the street.
Wednesday, May 22 – Drinking For A Cause
Wednesday evening, the HofGarden in Scott’s Addition donated 10% of their taproom proceeds to the VCU Massey Cancer Center where Account Manager Leanne Ferry serves on the Massey Alliance Board. She organized the Garden Give Back Event to raise money (and a glass) to benefit a great organization. Art Director Carissa Ghaffari and Office Manager Katie Rossberg both showed up to drink for a good cause. Interested? Check things out here and shoot her an email to find out more.
Thursday, May 23 – More Awards, Please
On Thursday I got up extra early, poured myself a triple-sized coffee, and joined my friend and Richmond’s #1 radio host John Reid for a segment on Richmond’s morning news. We discussed the governor’s ongoing PR crisis and the head-scratching press conference that was conducted by Governor Northam’s alma mater, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Here is a clip of the interview, ICYMI.
On Thursday evening, I took Creative Director Art Webb, Communications Manager Kent Brockwell, and Director of Account Services Kaitlin Thomas to the Virginia PR Awards. We were very excited that Kyanna Perkins, Director of Victim Notifications at Virginia’s Office of the Attorney Generals was able to join us for the PR prom. We cleaned up well and also cleaned up another award to add to our collection. This year, we won the prized Commonwealth Award for our campaign for Respect Richmond. And as always MC Andrew Freiden did an amazing job hosting the event. #InstaFreiden
Friday, May 24 – The Password Isn’t Password
While most people will be heading to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, I will be on the phone Saturday, Sunday, and probably most of Monday helping my mom recover her Facebook password. Instead of emailing Facebook and hitting the “I forgot my password” link, she had several friends and neighbors try to help and she somehow set up three additional aliases on the social networking site. I will be traveling to South Carolina if I’m unsuccessful handling this myself.
A Few of Our Favorite Events
Stony Point Fashion Park | N. Chesterfield, VA
June 8, 2019 | 8-10 a.m.
For the seventh year in a row, underwear-clad runners, joggers, and walkers will be descending on Stony Point Fashion Park in the name of colorectal cancer awareness. The Boxer Brief 5K is Hitting Cancer Below The Belt‘s largest fundraiser and awareness event of the year. Plus, this year’s event features a post-race stretch led by Bryant Johnson, personal trainer and author of “The RBG Workout,” who you might’ve seen on Stephen Colbet’s show. Even if you aren’t a runner, this is a really fun event to attend and the Madison+Main-iacs will be there, too! Registration is now open!
- Smith Bowman Distillery | Fredericksburg, VA
June 15, 2019 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Give dad a day he won’t forget and head up to Virginia’s oldest distillery for a day of tours, tastings, great food, and live music. Plus, don’t miss the annual Barrel Regatta at 1 p.m., where dads will be competing against each other for glory and bragging rights as they paddle homemade bourbon barrel boats to the finish line. Learn more on the Distillery’s Facebook page.
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