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Our Mediterranean Thanksgiving

Today our “work family” celebrated Thanksgiving with a pre-holiday Mediterranean lunch—our annual tradition.

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November 25, 2014   Comments Off

Downed Dominoes Made For Upped Attendance

Things fell into place at the Maryland Science Center’s Domino Day this past weekend—thousands gathered to watch over 15,000 dominoes tumble! Previews of the event on WBFF and WBAL and features in the Baltimore Sun and b the Newspaper helped draw a big crowd for the big topple.

Here’s the huge domino display (and the huge crowd!) just seconds before the dominoes came crashing down!

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November 17, 2014   Comments Off

We’re Singing in the Rain

It’s a gloomy, dreary weather day in Baltimore…but not in our office! We’re celebrating that we’ll be promoting the 2015 Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore in January and that we renewed our commitment to promote boat shows in Boston and Baltimore in January and February for the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

On with the show(s)!

November 6, 2014   Comments Off

Crafts, Costumes and a Concert

After months of working with our clients to spread the word about their events, we love seeing their customers and visitors having the experiences that we promote. That’s why we loved this past weekend!

On Saturday, we saw our impact on the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival—over 10,000 craft lovers cramming the aisles in Somerset, New Jersey, all buying and tasting the one-of-a-kind treats from some of the country’s most talented artists.

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We invited families to the Maryland Science Center’s annual Halloween event, Spooky Science. We enjoyed watching as pumpkin catapults and self-carving pumpkins engaged and amused happy and costumed families. Our Account Associate Molly got in on the spooky fun with a 65-pound boa constrictor.

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Business Volunteers Maryland held its first fundraising event on Saturday night and we were glad to share the evening (featuring an LA based band and food from local food trucks) with so many supporters of this important organization.

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October 27, 2014   Comments Off

Interns In Action

From our interns Sean Lampley and Rebecca Riley:

Prior to starting our internship, we each expected to engage in typical PR tasks: writing press releases, drafting newsletters, compiling media kits, and creating social media content. At Himmelrich PR, we do those things—and more! One day we’re sitting in on a website redevelopment meeting and the next we’re walking around a craft festival, getting inspiration and information for newsletters. We both love coming to work every day and experiencing new things. Here are a few highlights of our internships so far:

We conducted research at a craft festival by meeting local artists and learning about their work.

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We took a trip to our client’s restaurant where we photographed (and sampled!) new, delicious fall menu items.

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We visited a local university hosting an extravagant event for over 400 VIP guests. We spoke with the university’s Senior Event Director who gave us a detailed overview of the process of planning and executing the event.

What we have enjoyed most about our time here, though, is when the whole office comes together to celebrate. We’ve had muffins and pastries to celebrate birthdays, a Chipotle lunch on our first day, and cheered on the O’s in their playoff game while working on laptops in the conference room and enjoying pizza.

After such an eventful first month, we can’t wait to see what Himmelrich PR has in store for us next!

October 24, 2014   Comments Off

Our First Pitch of the Season: Craft Show Success!

Our season of promoting 11 Sugarloaf Craft Festivals began in Baltimore this past weekend with rain coming down and press showing up. Despite lowered expectations due to the Orioles playoff home games, some not-so-sunny weather and a Ravens game on Sunday, both attendance and sales were up over last year.

On a weekend with lots of sports activity and competition for media coverage, the festival scored some impressive hits, including in Baltimore Magazine, The Sun, Carroll County Times, The Avenue News and a roster of other local papers. In addition, it was a grand slam of Baltimore TV, starting in-studio with WBFF on Friday, followed by on-site segments with WJZ  and WMAR on Saturday, and bringing it home Sunday morning with WBAL.

October 14, 2014   Comments Off

A Quiet Day in the Office

TV studios, festivals in South Carolina and at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, research at the New York Public Library—it seems we’re just about everywhere BUT in our office today.

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October 10, 2014   Comments Off

We Back the Birds

Showing our O’s spirit with some new office window decorations. Let’s go O’s!

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October 3, 2014   Comments Off

The Missing Ingredient: Molly

To make the perfect chocolate chip cookie, you first need good chocolate. Then there’s the flour, sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla. But there’s another crucial ingredient: the baking soda that helps expand the cookie. If we think of our firm as a chocolate chip cookie, our new Account Associate Molly Dressel is like the baking soda. Even though we already had all of the key elements to make us successful—talented staff, keen insight, interesting clients—Molly expands our work with her energy, drive and talent. (And the homemade cookies she brings into the office a couple of times a week aren’t so bad either—although they are expanding our waistlines.)

Welcome, Molly! We’re happy to add you to the HPR mix.

October 2, 2014   Comments Off

Plenty of Press for Planes

This weekend the Charm City Fly-In returns to Southwest Area Park but the sky isn’t the only place these model airplanes, gliders and helicopters have been seen.

Cameras captured the model aircrafts flying, gliding and soaring through the air all this past week. The Fly-In was the WBFF Hometown Hotspot on Monday morning. On Wednesday, the models lit up the early morning sky on WJZ’s People are Talking live segment. And, WBAL and WJZ shot some fly Fly-In footage today to be broadcast this weekend.

In addition, the Fly-In was also featured online and in print. A writer from the Arbutus Times talked with hobbyists and pilots who will be flying their planes this weekend and used a Go-Pro to shoot from the sky for an additional online video. The Baltimore Sun included the event in its b section and weekend insert’s Happenings section.

We’re looking forward to clear skies, light winds and heavy coverage this weekend.

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September 26, 2014   Comments Off