A Midsummer City’s Dream

Summer is in full swing, and Franco was all around Metro Detroit in the month of July. Check out the fun times we’ve had on the town supporting clients and beyond! CEO Dan Ponder was given the Distinguished Service award at Metro Detroit Youth Day. Also pictured are Randy Henry of WDIV and Ed Deeb!
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Bob Bury

Detroit Historical Society CEO shares why Detroit inspires him

We recently had the pleasure to ask Bob Bury, Detroit Historical Society Executive Director and CEO, a few questions about the museum and how Detroit inspires him.   Tell us what’s coming up at the museum: Well you know 2017 is a big year for the city. There’s been a lot of big years for
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Detroit Inspires Me Twitter Chat Recap

In honor of 313 Day, Detroit’s unofficial holiday, Franco hosted our first Detroit Inspires Me Twitter chat. In order to spark uplifting conversations about Detroit, we asked people to share some of the things that inspire them about the city. Here’s what we talked about: Q1: What inspires you about Detroit? Q1: What inspires you
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Reflecting on Detroit’s Eastern Market

Since its debut in the 1800s, Eastern Market has grown into one of Detroit’s most iconic destinations. With fresh food, restaurants, businesses, art and more, the historic shopping district never falls short of interesting things to do, see or taste. Ed Deeb, who some have referred to as “The Go-To Guy of Detroit, worked for
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Franco team with editor Lee DeVito

Publication tips from an editor

We recently had the pleasure to chat with Lee DeVito, editor-in-chief of the Metro Times, for some insider intel gleaned by plying him with cookies while we asked questions and reveled in his industry insight. Here’s some of what we talked about:   How has digital media changed the Metro Times? Lee said digital media
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Michiganian of the year inspired by Detroit

We recently had the pleasure to ask Mark Davidoff, Deloitte Michigan Managing Partner, a few questions about how Detroit inspires him and Deloitte. How does Detroit inspire you? Detroit inspires me every day given all of the tremendous growth in the past number of years. As a matter of reflection, in 1805, after the great
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How Detroit inspires a major corporation’s innovation

Every day at Franco we’re working in this city and finding more stories of innovation, creativity and determination that inspire us. “Detroit Inspires Me” is our way to share what makes us proud to be Detroiters. We recently had the pleasure to talk with Matt Simoncini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lear Corporation and
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Franco with Jessica Lundy

Tips for PR Pros from the Media

As PR pros, we email and meet with media every day for our clients, but rarely get to sit down with them and talk one-on-one. This week, the Franco team met with Jessica Lundy, TV20 host and on-air personality, to find out how we can work together as media and public relations professionals. Jessica started
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Inspired by TEDxDetroit

“When you share your story in the presence of a community, you have the power to change lives.” TEDxDetroit speaker Satori Shakoor Thank you, TEDxDetroit for shining your light on the greatness of this city and our people. There is nothing like being among a group of Detroiters with good ideas and good intentions who
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