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The Perfect 10

Over the past 10 weeks, La Cuchara, the new Basque restaurant in Meadow Mill, has been everywhere—in print, online and on television. The Baltimore Sun featured the restaurant three times—in a restaurant review, in a list of the top 10 new dishes in Baltimore (we can confirm, the duck confit is delicious!), and in the 101 Days and Nights in Baltimore special section.

La Cuchara was featured on TV twice—on WJZ and WBFF with co-owners Ben and Jake Lefenfeld displaying a selection of popular dishes and drinks.

Online, Baltimore Magazine wrote about La Cuchara’s new Firkin Night in partnership with Union Brewing and Style Magazine featured an interview with Chef Ben.

But, more important than the media buzz, has been the buzz from diners. The restaurant has been packed and the reviews have been glowing. That’s perfect.

July 10, 2015   Comments Off on The Perfect 10

Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

We are currently accepting resumes from motivated college students looking for an exciting internship for the fall semester.

We welcome interest from communications, public relations, marketing, English or business majors who want to build their portfolios and their knowledge of public relations.

Interns at Himmelrich PR work as part of our client teams and produce real work (not “busy 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 social media
– researching promotional opportunities
– providing ideas and suggestions in meetings, brainstorming sessions and email responses
– assisting in planning and managing client events
– developing press lists
– tracking media

Internships are unpaid and can be used for academic credit. Students with course work or prior experience in public relations, marketing or communications are preferred. Applicants interested in a fun place, filled with smart and nice people, working in a pretty cool office in Hampden, and eager to share lots of ideas should email a resume and cover letter to internships@himmelrich.com.

No phone calls, please.

July 8, 2015   Comments Off on Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

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