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City School Celebration

Who would have thought that there was a koi pond and tilapia farm at a Baltimore City public school? Who knew that there was a high school curriculum centered around hip-hop music and poetry?

Well, now we know… after our inspiring visits to schools with these, and other, innovative programs and working with the energetic educators who lead them.

On Monday night, the Fund for Educational Excellence – and 500 community leaders, families, and supporters of public education in Baltimore  – honored Baltimore’s 181 public school principals at the annual Heart of the School Awards.

There were over 550 nominations for 84 principals for this year’s awards. Ten principals were named finalists, and five were honored as Heart of The School Award winners for their leadership, innovation and commitment.

The festive and moving celebration featured Baltimore City School parent and “Indie Mom of Comedy” Meshelle, inspiring messages from former US Secretary of Education John King and city school CEO Sonja Santelises, and standing-ovation after standing-ovation in appreciation of the principals.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Principal Support Fund, which awards grants to principals for professional development, school programs and special events. In the past year, the Fund has awarded 26 grants to Baltimore City Schools principals totaling more than $100,000.

Here is some coverage of the event: Baltimore Sun, WJZ, The Steiner Show, Fox45.

May 24, 2017   Comments Off on City School Celebration

Celebrating the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

Important initiatives that bring real opportunities to students in Baltimore make our work spreading the word worthwhile. This morning’s announcement of the Bloomberg Arts Internships coming to Baltimore was rewarding for us and our client, Young Audiences.

The 25 Baltimore City students who will have summer internships in arts were honored by Mayor Catherine Pugh, Stacie Sanders of YA, Jeannie Howe of GBCA and dozens of arts leaders and host organizations. This summer, each student will participate in a six-week paid internship at an arts organization as well as professional development programs for college and career readiness.

This morning, The Baltimore Sun and Technical.ly Baltimore shared the news of this important program.

May 15, 2017   Comments Off on Celebrating the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

What’s Up?​

March 3, 2017   Comments Off on What’s Up?​

Giving Tuesday

It’s Giving Tuesday. If you’re looking for nonprofits that make a big impact on civic, educational and cultural life in Baltimore, we know a few! We’re honored to work with these great organizations.

 

Live Baltimore

livebaltimore.com

 

Maryland Film Festival

mdfilmfest.com

 

Maryland Science Center

mdsci.org

 

Teach for America

Baltimore.teachforamerica.org

 

Young Audiences

yamd.org

November 29, 2016   Comments Off on Giving Tuesday

PR / Media Position Available

Himmelrich PR has a position open for a Media Specialist/Account Manager. We are looking for someone who can handle media relations, manage client relationships and produce great work for a variety of interesting clients.

Principal Responsibilities
– Work with clients to identify media opportunities, including social media and influencers
– Develop and lead the execution of strategic media, communications and promotion plans
– Develop and deliver compelling angles, stories and pitches
– Create and maintain media and promotional relationships
– Write press and other materials, including press releases, narratives, digital content, newsletters, and reports
– Identify and manage relationships with promotional partners
– Serve as principal client contact for agency clients
– Represent the agency at client, industry and professional events

Skills and Experience Required
– A minimum of two years of media relations experience, including developing media relationships and pitching
– Excellent writing skills for all types of media
– Professional demeanor and presentation
– Highly organized
– Comfortable working independently and collaboratively as part of a fast-paced team
– Flexible, with a positive attitude
– Knowledge of public relations practices, standards and trends

About Himmelrich PR
For 18 years, Himmelrich PR has helped its clients achieve their goals through thoughtful public relations and creative marketing support. The firm works with local and national nonprofit educational and arts organizations, retail and hospitality destinations, corporations, entertainment venues, and festival and event promoters.

Himmelrich PR is located in a cool 120 year-old mill building in the Hampden/Woodberry area of Baltimore. We offer a flexible, collaborate environment that encourages and supports employees as they pursue their unique interests and develops their personal and professional talents. www.himmelrich.com

To apply
Please send resume to jobs@himmelrich.com No phone calls, please.

October 25, 2016   Comments Off on PR / Media Position Available

Among Friends

September 19, 2016   Comments Off on Among Friends

“Going Big with Basque”

That was the headline of the Washington Post review (yesterday in print, online here) of La Cuchara.

Last week, the restaurant’s sommelier was featured in a Baltimore Business Journal story titled “How I created an award-winning wine program at La Cuchara.”

Not a bad start to the work week and the Fall season.

September 6, 2016   Comments Off on “Going Big with Basque”

Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

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

Interns at Himmelrich PR work as part of our client teams and produce real work (not “busy work”) for our clients, including events and shows, arts organizations, nonprofits, restaurants, and attractions.

Duties include:
– providing strategy and ideas for promotions and publicity
– identifying media, contacts and client opportunities
– writing media and promotional materials, including press releases, newsletters and blogs
– researching media outlets and personnel

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

Internships are unpaid and should be used for academic credit. Applicants interested in working at a cool office in Hampden filled with smart and nice people should email a resume and cover letter to internships@himmelrich.com.

No phone calls, please.

August 17, 2016   Comments Off on Fall Internship Opportunities Available!

Long Term Success

Happy anniversary… to us.

We just inked our agreement with the Maryland Home & Garden Show to promote its fall show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. This is the 10th year we are working with the show producers.

But it’s not the first time we’ll be working with the show’s featured entertainment: we go waaay back with Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel, a popular attraction at the boat shows we promote.

Twiggy

July 13, 2016   Comments Off on Long Term Success

Winning Principals Behind the Mic

Fresh off their wins at the inaugural Heart of the School Awards, five outstanding Baltimore City Public School principals sat down with Dan Rodricks on the The Sun’s Roughly Speaking podcast.

Press play to hear their insights, challenges and triumphs.

June 23, 2016   Comments Off on Winning Principals Behind the Mic