Franco looks back at the 2003 Blackout in Detroit

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2003 Blackout that caused 50 million people across eight states and part of Canada to lose power. Here at Franco Public Relations Group, the significance of this date got us thinking about where we were at that time ­- and how far our power grid has come since[…]

Re: View Detroit – Corktown

Not only is Corktown Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, its tenants are known for putting Detroit on the national food and entertainment map. Here’s a photo* tour of the most acclaimed spots in this quaint and quirky district: *Disclaimer: due to Michigan springtime, these photos are a bit drab…but trust me, the neighborhood is anything but. Mudgie’s[…]

Daily routine? No such thing in the PR world!

The day of a PR professional is not what I would call routine or predictable. Sure, we typically start the day with coffee and e-mail (or at least that’s how I prefer to start my days), but from that point forward, anything goes. From short deadlines to executing major events, coordinating with clients half a[…]

4 ways to benefit from networking in PR, online or in person

Have you noticed that networking is no longer confined to a roomful of professionals in suits anymore? It can happen in almost any environment, and very often occurs online. In the PR world, and here at Franco Public Relations Group, we connect regularly on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.   Whether I’m attending an[…]