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[…]

PR vs. the World: Why I believe a PR pro has the best job

Don’t let my headline give you the wrong impression. Working in public relations is not, by any stretch of the imagination, an easy job. PR pros are guilty of working long hours on tight deadlines under immense stress. The job is challenging, unforgiving and . . . the best job ever. For those of us[…]

Franco takes on Detroit: Joe and Dan’s trip to Comerica Park

Team Franco is an active bunch. Many of us jump at the opportunity to support our coworkers by attending various client events, such as a Craft Beer Expo at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, a springtime in Paris themed fundraising gala at the University of Michigan and, as the title suggests, an on-field ceremony at[…]

AP Style broke my heart

Last night, while sitting on the couch getting my fill of March Madness and exploring the Twitterverse, I stumbled across some disturbing news. According to a Poynter article, AP Stylebook editors have decided to allow the use of the word “over” when referring to quantity. AP Stylebook Editor Darrel Christian had this to say to[…]

10 tips to maintain a work-life balance

For PR professionals, there generally isn’t a 40-hour work week or a typical work day. Early mornings, evenings, and weekends – we work when we’re needed and until the job is done, so it’s important to find a balance to make sure you remain productive at work as well as happy and healthy on a[…]

Franco takes on Detroit: A trip to ‘The Joe’

The Franco team is an active group. And many nights you’ll find a handful of Franconians out and about in the city we love, Detroit. Working out of the GM Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit affords us the opportunity to experience the best this city has to offer, from restaurants and bars to concerts and[…]

Tools a PR pro can’t live without – a Franco perspective

A PR pro’s job can be hectic and fast paced. Working in this industry, we have to learn and master many tools of the trade to do our job effectively. In this case, my definition of a tool is anything and everything I use to get the job done, from my notepad and pen to[…]

My weekend at the Special Olympics State Summer Games

Being the hyperactive, never-sit-still-kind of guy that I am, I always need something to do. On days off work at Franco Public Relations Group, you can usually find me working on cars at my family’s tire shop or in the yard doing some landscaping, but you’ll never catch me sitting around. So when this guy,[…]

What we love about our jobs – Daniel Stocking

At Franco, our culture is based on a company-wide commitment to excellence. Excellence is more than providing a quality product; it’s much deeper than that. It’s the Franco team working in unison to achieve the best results for our clients. To attain excellence, each team member must believe in this philosophy. I believe that to[…]

My time as an intern: Life at a PR agency

You’ve landed your dream internship and the hard part’s over…or so you thought. You’ve heard the rumors about the job being intense, the pressure being on and the pace being fast.  But did you believe it? Working at an agency is all of the above and more. It’s a fast-paced, competitive and most of all[…]