Zombies, the Eclipse and 50 Grand

Between grand openings and announcing the winner of $50,000 from Comerica Bank in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, the Franco team had a busy August, but we still managed to have a little fun. Here’s what we were up to in August: Franco CEO Dan Ponder visited with different GMRENCEN tenants to learn more about
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Public Relations vs. Marketing: What’s the Difference? A Detailed Synopsis from Detroit’s Original Firm

Two different disciplines. Two different audiences. Two different goals. Two different writing styles. The word “different” in each of those sentences has special meanings in each context. Trust us, we know. As Detroit’s original PR and marketing firm, we’ve pioneered writing for each purpose – especially as consumer tastes and the media landscape have changed
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Big Names mean Big Opportunities for Franco!

It’s an exciting time to be at Franco!  We have long been committed to increasing the visibility of Detroit brands and businesses both locally and nationally.  We’re advancing that vision with the latest batch of new business, featuring brands from all over the country! Emagine Entertainment, a leader in the cinema entertainment industry located in Michigan, Illinois,
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Networking: Love it or hate it, an essential business tool

I have a secret. Not all PR people love networking. Not every PR pro is a natural at working a room. Some actually dislike, even dread, networking opportunities. And there’s a big difference between enjoying events, and actually being an effective networker. But love it or hate it, networking is an essential skill for any
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Interviewing for Video: 5 Best Practices

The popularity of videos has grown exponentially over the past few years and trends show that it’s not stopping any time soon. If you’re working in PR, marketing or social media, you’ll probably have to record a video at some point. Whether you’re a video pro or just starting out, these best practices are going
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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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Top 7 takeaways from Digital Marketing Boot Camp

Didn’t make it to the Detroit Regional Chamber‘s Digital Marketing Boot Camp? Franco team members Adriane, Jen and James summarized the top takeaways (and tweets) from a morning of impressive presenters and panelists including Sola Obayan, Eric Hultgren, Eric Thomas and Marcus Burrell. 1. Don’t get caught up on vanity metrics While vanity metrics, like the number of likes on a
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Franco on the Town

This month, Franco crushed it at NAIAS, networked and learned some healthy recipes! Ulliance‘s Chef Paul dropped by Franco to cook us a lovely meal and shared some healthy recipes to help us kick off Franco Fit Club. With a little help from SMDI‘s coffee bar, Erica excelled at the 2017 North American International Auto
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Six cool ties to the tech industry

One of the beautiful things about public relations is getting to work with clients from many different industries, because as us PR pros know, everyone needs PR! One of the industries we work with is the always-growing, ever-changing and exciting technology field. Whether it’s a long-term client or a project based relationship, we love getting
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