Himmelrich PR, Good Thinking.

Elves for a Day

This year, for our annual holiday volunteer experience, we participated in Elf Night with Business Volunteers Maryland at the Salvation Army. We spent Wednesday afternoon helping fill over 1,800 boxes with clothes, toys, and stockings for 4,000 local children.

Here’s a shot of us elves after a few hours of fun and meaningful service:

elf night

December 19, 2014   Comments Off

Spreading (Our Client’s) Holiday Spirit

Our clients have a lot going on this holiday season—and that means we have a lot going too! Here are a few of the many ways some of our clients are spreading their holiday spirit:

Donna’s restaurant hosted a packed holiday cooking class last night—a sold out crowd of home chefs learning tips and tricks from chef Donna.

The Maryland Science Center will be suggesting great holiday gift ideas from their Science Store on WBFF this Saturday. The Science Center’s 12 Days of Science begins next week with daily holiday craft activities, experiments and demonstrations.

Over 300 artists at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will fill aisles and aisles with unique and interesting holiday gifts this weekend in Chantilly, VA. The Edward A. Myerberg Center will help holiday shoppers complete their gift lists at its holiday bazaar on Sunday.

Hundreds of people will collect and wrap gifts for local children at Business Volunteers Maryland’s annual Elf Nights next week.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for our clients!

December 10, 2014   Comments Off

Spring Internship Opportunities Available!

We are currently accepting resumes from college students looking for an internship for their Spring 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
- 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 to intern, 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.

December 3, 2014   Comments Off

Thanksgiving Traditions

Though we spent most of the Thanksgiving holiday eating, we each took a break to snap some pictures of our favorite family traditions:

HPR Thanksgiving

December 1, 2014   Comments Off

Our Mediterranean Thanksgiving

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

picstitch (1)

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!

 IMG_8855

 

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.

SL TIM Spring 2014 010

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.

IMG_8710

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.

SL

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.

Sean & Becca

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

 IMG_9947

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