Jay Leno

An evening with Jay Leno: Tips for working with a celebrity

Franco recently had the opportunity to work with former Tonight Show host and celebrity comedian extraordinaire. Jay visited the Stahls’ Automotive Museum in support of its inaugural Hat Trick for Heroes, a three-day event celebrating heritage, heroes and hockey, all in support of local veterans and their families. Jay attended the charity gala fundraiser in[…]

Kayaks on the Rouge River

An inside look at the Rouge River

Ever wonder what happens to your water after it goes down the drain or runs off into the sewers? If you answered, “It makes its way to the river,” you’d be correct. But do you know which river or watershed your area drains into? I bet you do, but it’s something most of us don’t[…]

The Franco Salvation Army Team

Eighty Days of Red Kettle

All PR professionals have that one client project that seems to take over everything. It means long hours at the office, lack of sleep (which leads to copious amounts of caffeine), around the clock emails and being on your feet for hours at a time. For those of us who work on The Salvation Army[…]

9 Moments From TEDxDetroit That Will Make You Want To TEDx Everyday

Just one week ago Detroit entrepreneurs, musicians, comedians, nerds, artists and doers congregated at the Fox Theater for TEDxDetroit 2015 to share their new ideas, inventions and points-of-view. It was a day filled with explosions, standing ovations and tears. I was lucky enough to get asked to help my fellow Franconians, Stephanie Casola and Marie Stawasz[…]

Building Relationships through Community Involvement: Tips from Franco CEO Dan Ponder

Celebrating 30 years with Franco Public Relations Group, our CEO Dan Ponder has cemented himself as a business leader in Detroit. But Franco is far from his only commitment in the region. Ponder is also an active member of the community, serving in leadership positions for organizations throughout the state, including the Detroit Regional Chamber[…]

10 Reasons Why You Need to Register for TEDxDetroit Today

On Thursday, October 8th, creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, geeks, designers, thinker and doers will all flock to Detroit for the 7th Annual TEDxDetroit. Franco PR Group is excited to work with them to spread the word about this one-of-a-kind conference. 1. TEDx events are breakoffs from the larger, parent conference TED Talks. TED stands for Technology,[…]

Live on Location from Metro Detroit Youth Day

Have you ever seen someone photo bomb a news reporter’s live frame? Imagine 34,000 kids serving as the background to a live set. That’s what Metro Detroit Youth Day looked like on July 15. Up until Metro Detroit Youth Day, I had only been in news studios for TV segments. Metro Detroit Youth Day attracted[…]

Nonprofit Public Relations Provides Professional and Personal Reward

When bettering mankind is a top consideration in selecting an occupation, PR generally isn’t the first profession that comes to mind. Cancer researcher . . . absolutely. School teacher . . . definitely. Firefighter . . . yes. Though maligned as a practice in its infancy, public relations has long proven itself to be a[…]

Franco takes on Detroit: Our many trips to Belle Isle

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about Belle Isle this past year. From becoming Michigan’s 102nd state park to the renovation of the Scott Fountain, Detroit’s island gem is in the midst of an amazing transformation. Luckily for Team Franco, we’ve had plenty of opportunities to be a part of it. Check out some photos[…]

IABC Detroit Recognizes Franco at Renaissance Awards Ceremony

        Franco Public Relations Group was recently recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Detroit chapter during the 33rd annual IABC Detroit Renaissance Awards Ceremony. The Award of Merit in the media relations category was awarded to The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division account team for its work on the[…]