Franco stayed active in April as we were networking, eating good food and growing.
Franco welcomed a new Digital Marketing Specialist, Adriane. Prior to joining Franco, Adriane gained experience working on Mayor Duggan’s social media team as well as the city of Detroit’s. She also managed the Healthier Michigan blog during her time at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. We are excited to welcome her to the team.
Pat had the grueling assignment of spending an afternoon at Valentine Distilling, in Ferndale, selecting a specialty drink for the upcoming PwC Grand Prixmiere, presented by Chevrolet, benefiting the Belle Isle Conservancy. Valentine Vice President, Nick Brancaleone, graciously hosted the planning committee, creating several tasty concoctions. In the end, consensus was the White Blossom Spritzer, a refreshing aperitif featuring Valentine’s 2016 World Vodka Awards White Blossom Vodka. Taste one for yourself at the June 3 event on the island, kicking off the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.
Tina K. and Ann Marie attended the Wayne State University PRSSA luncheon. Franco sponsored three students to attend the annual celebration honoring students and giving both the studentsand local PR professionals a networking opportunity.
“We love the event because we get to see who the next PR stars will be.”- Ann Marie
Pictured left to right: Kim Eberhart, Tanner Friedman; Elizabeth; Don Tanner, PRSA president and president of Tanner Friedman; Andrea Pecoraro, Identity; Nancy Skidmore, PRSA; Jennifer Flowers, Ford Direct.
Marie, Sarah, Dan Ponder, Pat and Andrea enjoyed a delicious evening at Hour Detroit’s Savor Detroit dinner series on Tuesday, April 26, featuring Executive Chef Doug Hewitt of Chartreuse and Executive Chef Paul Virant of Chicago’s Vie and Perennial Virant. Steve Wilke, Hour Detroit editor, and R.J. King, DBusiness editor, joined the Franco crew for a photo with the chefs.
Ever wonder how player’s names get on the jerseys so fast after a player is selected during the NFL Draft? The answer is our client Stahls’ and they have about two minutes to make it happen. This year, Erica and Tina K. put on their Franco team jerseys to represent Stahls’ in Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft Day. Tina and Erica’s media efforts even landed our client a story in the Chicago Tribune.