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Public Relations

Apr 13 2015

Make your Landscape Architecture PR Bloom in 5 Easy Steps

April is Landscape Architecture Month, and the profession is in the spotlight. What can landscape architects do this Spring and throughout the year to get the attention of the media? Landscapes take a long time to design and a long time to grow. Unless you’re Michael Van Valkenburgh, you probably don’t have a ribbon cutting […]

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Feb 11 2015

Little Things Mean A Lot: How to Strengthen Your Professional Relationships

Whether you follow-up after a meeting with a brief, friendly email, send a client a card for their birthday, or simply pick up the phone to check-in and say hi, every “little thing” that you do to reach out to clients, colleagues, and journalists can help strengthen your professional relationships. These seemingly small actions place […]

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Jan 26 2015

Public Relations – Are You an Innie or an Outie?

Dale Walker is the Director of Communications at Francis Cauffman, a Philadelphia and NYC based architecture firm that has supported its clients since 1954 with innovative architecture, planning, and interior design services. With close to three decades of experience in marketing and communications for the AEC industry, Dale’s expertise includes marketing and proposal strategies, positioning, […]

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Jan 20 2015

Test Your Knowledge: PR Pop Quiz

There’s no better way to start the New Year off than perfecting your firm’s PR strategy. The first step to improving your firm’s communications plan is developing a clearer understanding of what PR is and what it can do for you. We’ve put together a mini pop quiz of several common misconceptions of PR. How […]

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Dec 3 2014

Why Santa Claus is the best brand ever – and what you can learn from him

As Andy Williams’ iconic holiday song goes, it’s “the most wonderful time of the year” once again! This month, our topic is branding, so we thought we’d discuss one of the strongest brands ever – Santa Claus. We can all learn a lot about branding from Ol’ St. Nick and we’re going tell you why. […]

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Oct 31 2014

Who’s Afraid of Social Media?

The scary truth about using social media is that it’s not as hard as you think. It’s up to you to decide how you want to use it and which platforms suit your firm best. Social media is an essential tool for successful marketing efforts. Design professionals can share their work and ideas in real […]

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Oct 28 2014

Bad communication is frightening! How to banish it for good

What frightens you most? Creepy crawlers in the night, werewolves howling at full moons, haunted houses, or skeletons in the closet? Well, we’re scared of all those things, too, but what really frightens us is how some people communicate. You may laugh, but it’s true! We have so many ways to communicate these days (some […]

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Oct 21 2014

Raise Your Professional Profile from the Dead

It’s October once again; when bumps in the night and creepy creatures can rattle even the bravest folks. But the scariest thing that can happen to you this season is when you realize you’ve let your professional profile slip into the darkness! Here are a few tips to help you change from an industry ghost […]

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Sep 30 2014

Use SEO Strategically to Raise Your Firm’s Online Visibility

This month we’ve heard from guest bloggers Brad Feinknopf on investing in good photography and Jessica Wyman on tips for designing an effective website. Now that you’ve got a great website with gorgeous photography, how do you actually get visitors? The answer is SEO. Search engine optimization (SEO) improves a website’s visibility in online search […]

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Sep 29 2014

Impact + Beauty: Top tips for designing compelling portfolio websites

Jessica Wyman is principal and creative director of Wyman Projects, a graphic design and web development consultancy based in New York City. As a graphic designer with a degree in architecture, she has ten years of experience collaborating with architects, interior designers, engineers, and A/E/C consultants, to create meaningful print and web experiences that communicate professionalism and integrity. Jessica […]

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Aug 29 2014

Creating Videos to Showcase Your Portfolio and Your Firm

In our previous posts this month, we’ve covered using drawings and diagrams to communicate the design complexities of your projects and we’ve given you a strategic plan for writing your first book. In this post, we want to take you step-by-step through creating your own videos and using them to showcase your portfolio and your […]

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Aug 6 2014

Using Drawings to Promote Your Projects

Last month’s theme explored the importance of incorporating a broad range of strategic tools to communicate about your firm. Another effective approach to promoting your projects is to use drawings, renderings, diagrams, and other visual representations. You probably have lots of drawings, elevations, site plans, and diagrams you’ve created for projects to show to clients […]

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