Himmelrich PR, Good Thinking.

Gearing Up to Volunteer

We are working with Business Volunteers Maryland to promote its upcoming events including doSOMETHING!—a networking event tonight to spur community involvement among Baltimore professionals, and “a night of doing good. better.”—the organization’s inaugural fundraiser in October. We are also seeking out volunteer opportunities of our own—both as a firm and as individuals. Luckily, we work with Business Volunteers! Business Volunteers’ Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Nonprofit Programs led a workshop for us last week where we identified what each of us is passionate about and then provided suggestions for local nonprofits where we each might be of service.

We’re proud to work with such an impactful organization and look forward to affecting change in our community by promoting their events and programs and by providing our time and energy.

September 10, 2014   Comments Off

Soaking in the last of the summer weather…

…poolside at an office get-together last night.

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September 5, 2014   Comments Off

Looking Forward to Labor Day

For us, Labor Day isn’t just about family barbecues and enjoying the last days of summer. It’s our deep breath before a fall filled with: promoting eight weekend festivals in five markets in 10 weeks, publicizing an additional 20+ one-time, one-day events for our non-profit clients, tasting and telling about new restaurant menu items, managing title sponsorships for six events around the country and providing ideas and insights for new Baltimore business ventures and adventurous Baltimore businesspeople.

We can’t wait for things to start falling into place.

August 27, 2014   Comments Off

Lots and Lots of Links

We’ve sent a lot of compelling, goofy, fun and interesting links around the office this week. Here’s some of the cool stuff we’ve been sharing:

Taco Bell Survivor Story

What’s on your Twitter feed?

Texting > Talking

Design Sabotage

Spotify Around the World

See? Food!

Ping Pong in the Park!

Stoop Stories

iMac 1.0

No Sweat? No Gatorade.

Out With the New, In With the Old

August 22, 2014   Comments Off

Here Come the Crafts!

The ink is dry on the contract—for the seventh year, we will be promoting the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals! We love promoting the Festivals and the artists because we know how much craft-lovers enjoy the shows and how much the artists rely on them for their livelihood. But we also love how much fun we have working on each show. We’re looking forward to:

-sampling tons of delicious food from gourmet food purveyors, especially taste testing salsa, wine slushies and sugar-free powdered drink mixes
-animated conversations with artists about things we don’t know, like the temperature at which glass melts (between 900°F and 3000°F) and where to find the best meteorites for jewelry (apparently,  it’s in Arizona)
-holiday shopping in October…and November…and March…
-road trips up and down the coast with stops at casinos, barbecue restaurants and Ethiopian eateries
-seeing how many convenience stores we can get to in an hour as we collect newspapers that feature articles about our clients

Bring on the crafts!

August 15, 2014   Comments Off

A Milestone and a Welcome

Our work is about making sure our clients’ achievements are recognized, but sometimes we like to share our own good news.

Dennis Mizzoni has been promoted to Account Coordinator. Dennis recently celebrated his second anniversary at HPR, and is second-to-none when it comes to wry witticisms and darling doodles.

Catherine Rinaldo has joined Himmelrich PR as an Account Associate. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and will begin pursuing a masters degree this fall in JHU’s communication program.

Congratulations Dennis! Welcome Catherine!

August 8, 2014   Comments Off

More Cool Clients

Here’s what’s new: We now provide public relations and marketing support for Donna’s restaurants and NV Salon Collective.

Why we’re excited: We love working with new clients who are working on something new. For example, Donna’s is participating in Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week and its Charles Village location has just launched late-night dining with a special food and cocktail menu. NV Salon is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is making the most of its presence, online and in Hampden.

What we’re looking forward to: We’re happy to do what we’re good at—producing good work, planning creative promotions, and offering our good thinking to good people.

August 6, 2014   Comments Off

Now Accepting Fall Internship Applications!

Summer is winding down, but we’ve been gearing up for the fall and we’d like some aspiring PR pros to join us!  We are currently accepting resumes from college students pursuing an internship for their Fall Semester.

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

Interns at Himmelrich PR work as 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 can include:

- writing press materials, newsletters and other publications
- creating content for social media
- researching media and promotional opportunities
- developing media 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 to intern at with smart and nice people, a pretty cool office in Hampden, and lots of sharing of ideas should email a resume and cover letter to internships@himmelrich.com.

No phone calls, please.

August 1, 2014   Comments Off

A Week as an HPR Intern

After working as interns at Himmelrich PR for over a month, we’ve come to realize that each day can be completely unlike the previous. Unexpected phone calls from media, heated office-wide debates, and meetings with clients from Baltimore and all around the country make our work here exciting and present us with invaluable opportunities. Here are some highlights from our week:

We spent the morning exploring the Maryland Science Center, pressing buttons, lifting levers, seeing a planetarium show and letting our curiosity lead the way, reminding us of MSC’s dedication to education in addition to just fun.

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Wednesday, we began our day with the weekly staff meeting, which, as usual, was as an opportunity for everyone to reflect, discuss, argue, and inform. We engaged in conversations about big concepts like the integrity of businesses to lighter subjects such as Baltimore’s best frites.

We participated in a “Brown Bag Lunch” hosted by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, where we learned about navigating and utilizing its new website and connected with other young professionals.

We learned about branding, identity, logos and historical signage during a meeting for a client’s upcoming building development project.

We enjoyed a tasting (or more like a feast) at one of our client’s restaurants that included four cocktails and dishes such as veal cheeks, tuna tartare, polenta bread pudding and blueberry lemonade.

We celebrated a birthday in the office with lunch, coffee and cookies from a local café, as well as some fun conversation about the merit of Comedy Central.

We finished our week at the finish line of a tough, yet rewarding 5K that we helped promote, and, of course, took some selfies to document our accomplishment.

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July 11, 2014   Comments Off

Our 4th of July Tradition Continues…

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This past weekend was (another) filled with successful client events as we continued our Fourth of July tradition of coordinating client sponsorships around the country. As hot dogs were eaten, big name musical acts rocked stages, American flags were waved and fireworks lit up the sky, over one million people saw our client’s logos everywhere, donned fun giveaways bearing our client’s name and heard their message in Ohio, Missouri and Pennsylvania.

We love three-day weekends—especially when our clients love our work.

July 8, 2014   Comments Off