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Winter is Coming: 5 tips for holiday PR

You may hate the headline of this blog but, you cannot ignore the reality that winter and the holidays are, in fact, coming. Now is the time for PR pros to set their sights on this ‘most wonderful time of the year.’ Here at Franco, we have a lot of clients whose business peaks during[…]

Detroit Inspires Me

Why “Detroit Inspires Me”

After a rousing TEDxDetroit brainstorm, our team took TEDx’s basic question, “If you had the world’s attention for a few minutes, what would you share?” and answered it. We unanimously decided that we wanted to share our passion, the places and ideas that got us excited to come to work in the morning. What inspires[…]


Franco Launches New Brand

Welcome to Franco! We are proud to reveal the next generation of the Franco brand — a celebration of our past, present and future. Franco has been a leader in public relations in Detroit and beyond for more than five decades. We’re story tellers, but we’re usually helping our clients refine their messages, their strategies[…]

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10 Reasons Why Franco is Cool

Franco was recently named as one of Crain’s Cool Places to Work so we wanted to let the world know our favorite things about working here. We asked around the office to figure out what makes Franco so cool. 1. Franco is friendly “I think Franco is cool because we get to work with so[…]

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Hospice has personal and professional significance for two Franconians

Public relations is one of the few professions in which the practitioner’s personal and professional lives can clearly intersect for the betterment of all. Andrea Kenski and I blend the two every day as the Franco team that proudly supports Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice. Our personal experiences learned at loved ones’ bedsides,[…]

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Franco On The Town – June Edition

The month of June was filled with events in Detroit, a perfect reminder of the commitment Franco has to continue serving this city. Erica and Stephanie Bowen from the Belle Isle Conservancy lent a helping hand to call and direct the program with the audio / visual crew at this year’s Grand Prixmiere. Pat and[…]

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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[…]

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Detroit Design

Detroit is a hard working city, with its own highs and lows; it’s a place with fantastic roots and a true creative energy.  I dove deep in all things Detroit and within just a few months I was moving my life, design studio, and job all into Detroit. Soon after, my design adventures with Franco[…]