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A Weekend of Mess and Media

It was a big messy, media-filled weekend for the Maryland Science Center!

On Saturday, the Science Center hosted its annual Mess Fest, a day of messy science experiments and crafts. WBAL-TV previewed the day’s activities and the Baltimore Sun captured the event. On Sunday morning, a staffer from the Science Center demonstrated fun summer science experiments on WBFF-TV that families can do at home.

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Solstice, the Science Center’s annual fundraising event held last weekend was featured in the Scene and Heard section of Sunday’s Baltimore Sun and in a video on the Sun’s website.

June 29, 2015   Comments Off on A Weekend of Mess and Media

Old Line, New Client

For an office of whiskey drinkers, our newest client is especially exciting. Old Line Spirits, a new Baltimore-based single-malt whiskey distillery, will open in early fall. The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal and Main St. Distilleries made the announcement (as did we).

June 16, 2015   Comments Off on Old Line, New Client

A Toast to Our New Client!

We’re excited to be working with La Cuchara, the new Basque restaurant in Hampden/Woodberry! After less than a month, there is already quite a buzz—and a full house on weekends.

Here’s to a great (and delicious) relationship.

Bobbin & Stealin, Julep, False Idol and Bull’s Blood cocktails, and a cameo by Chef Ben! 

May 14, 2015   Comments Off on A Toast to Our New Client!

We ♥ City Life!

Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun ran a great story on our client Live Baltimore. The new Way to Stay initiative celebrates families living in Baltimore and provides tons of information for families who want to stay in—or move to—the City.

Live Baltimore is the organization behind the iconic “I ♥ city life” campaign. We ♥ city life too—everyone at Himmelrich PR lives in the City, which, aside from it being a new client, is one of the many reasons we’re excited to work with this great organization.

April 20, 2015   Comments Off on We ♥ City Life!

#WelcomeBackBirds

Ballpark snacks to celebrate the Baltimore Orioles Opening Day! Let’s go O’s!

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April 10, 2015   Comments Off on #WelcomeBackBirds

All in a Day’s Work!

A typical question to PR professionals: “So what, exactly, do you do on a typical day?”

Our answers today:
– met with a Muslim scholar
– priced out custom ping pong balls
– spoke to writers about Game of Thrones related crafts
– discussed how proposed legislation in North Carolina might impact a client’s branding initiative
– developed marketing plans for a dance festival and a fundraising gala
– evaluated 30 applications for summer internships
– tasted menu items from a soon-to-open restaurant
– wrote the plan for a website relaunch
– scoured the Internet for whiskey websites, blogs, magazines and distilleries
– designed a postcard for a client’s new initiative
– led a brainstorm session for a client’s a summer fundraising campaign
– negotiated contracts for client sponsorships
– discussed ideas for a client’s onsite presence at festivals
– researched crawfish puns for social media posts
– talked to artists who paint ostrich eggs and build custom guitars
– bought baseball-themed snacks for our staff Opening Day celebration

April 10, 2015   Comments Off on All in a Day’s Work!

A Good Good Friday

With Easter and Passover this weekend, it seems appropriate that we have renewed our relationship with the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, the Baltimore-based organization that explores religious differences in order to foster tolerance and understanding. As part of the ICJS’s expanded mission to include Muslim theology, the keynote speaker at its annual Manekin-Clark lecture on Wednesday, May 13, will be Eboo Patel, the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core.

We are pleased to be part of this important work.

April 3, 2015   Comments Off on A Good Good Friday

Fundraising Season

We’re looking forward to the next few months promoting three of our favorite nonprofit clients’ annual fundraising events, each benefiting a worthy cause.

On April 25, Crawfish for Cancer will host its third annual crawfish boil in Washington, DC. Based on this tradition that began at Williams College, Crawfish for Cancer raises funds for Multiple Myeloma Cancer research and educates young professional about the disease.

The Women’s Housing Coalition’s Spring Spectacular will be held on May 27. The organization helps formerly homeless women by providing affordable permanent housing and supportive services. In an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music, WHC will raise awareness of the issues facing homeless women in Baltimore—(and money to support their work.)

On June 4, the Edward A. Myerberg Center’s fundraiser will feature the Broadway Tenors, a trio of award-winning Broadway actors performing the best in musical theatre. Proceeds from the event will benefit programs for Myerberg members—active older adults in Baltimore.

March 23, 2015   Comments Off on Fundraising Season

Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications!

We are looking for eager, motivated and creative college students to join us for an internship over the summer. We offer a fun place to be with smart and nice people, and a pretty cool office in Hampden.

Interest from communications, public relations, marketing, English or business majors who want to build their portfolios and their knowledge of public relations are welcomed. Interns work as an integral part of our client teams and produce real work for a variety of local and national clients, including events and shows, nonprofits, attractions, and large corporations. Duties include:

– writing press materials, newsletters and other publications
– creating content for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
– researching promotional or media opportunities
– developing press lists
– working with media
– participating in and contributing to brainstorms
– tracking media coverage

Internships are unpaid. Students with course work or prior experience in public relations, marketing or communications are preferred, too. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to internships@himmelrich.com. No phone calls, please.

March 16, 2015   Comments Off on Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications!

Spring Has (Almost!) Sprung

The Maryland Home and Garden Show concluded on Sunday after two weekends of beautifully landscaped gardens, home improvement contractors and DIY seminars inside the Maryland State Fairgrounds. With two snowstorms in two weeks, tens of thousands of visitors and dozens of print, online and television media were eager for a hint of spring.

Stories about one of the show’s most interesting features—a sustainable “Tiny House”—ran in the Frederick News-Post and the Capital Gazette. This morning’s Baltimore Sun included an article recapping the show’s success and posted its second online photo gallery with images of the lush landscapes. Last weekend, WBAL TV and WJZ TV gave viewers a sneak peak of the springy, warm vibe on some of the coldest days of the year.

With the temperature finally rising and the conclusion of another successful Maryland Home and Garden Show, we think spring is finally on its way!

March 9, 2015   Comments Off on Spring Has (Almost!) Sprung