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Public Relations

  • Client EYP ranked No. 1 in sustainability

    Well, this is great news! Architect magazine recently unveiled its rankings of the top architecture firms in the country and it named EYP Architecture & Engineering, one of my longtime clients, as the top firm in the country for sustainability. This is the second year in a row that EYP has earned the top spot […]

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    Client Piero Rivolta wins statewide poetry award

    My client Piero Rivolta recently received a silver medal from the Florida Authors & Publishers Association for his book of poetry, Just One Scent: The Rest Is God. The book was originally published in Italian in 1999 by the Italian publishing house Crocetti Editore, eventually selling more than 7,000 copies worldwide. An updated edition of poems in both Italian […]

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    Path Financial travels to NYC for National Financial Advisor Week

    My client Raul Elizalde, president of Sarasota’s Path Financial, received some major recognition last week, when he was invited to participate in National Financial Advisor Week, a five-day Times Square event that drew 5,000 attendees. Raul spoke on day one of the event as part of a “rapid fire” panel, focusing on high-frequency trading, Federal Reserve policy, […]

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    Sarasota client launches gorgeous new website

    One of my longtime clients, Sarasota’s Church of the Redeemer, has launched a stunning new website, which you can check out at redeemersarasota.org. The revamped site features improved navigation, lots of multimedia content and gorgeous photography that showcases life at the church.

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    Talking PR at regional “Word Out” conference

    I was delighted to share my experience in reaching out to the media with attendees at the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida’s recent Word Out conference in Parrish, Florida, recently. The conference was held at DaySpring, a religious retreat center, and I was invited to participate by the diocese on behalf of The Church of […]

MC in Print

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    New column: Why Dent’s ‘experience’ isn’t the right kind

    I’m wading into the supervisor of elections primary this week in my first guest column for The Sarasota News Leader, a new online outfit I blogged about back in June. They publish a fresh slate of stories and columns each Friday, and I’m happy to report they liked a piece I wrote about Supervisor of […]

  • Sense and the City: Signing off

    Today’s column will be my last for Ticket. I’ve enjoyed writing in this space — sharing stories about everything from dads teaching their children how to skip stones across the water, charities and fundraising events, and women who put their titillating talent (and tassels) to the burlesque test, to pieces about local firefighters, nurses and […]

  • Sense and the City: Diane McFarlin will be missed

    Having met Sarasota Herald-Tribune Publisher Diane McFarlin only once and then briefly — when we bumped into each other one night at a Ringling Town Hall lecture, and I learned that she was as warm and genuine up close and personal as she was elegant and beautiful from afar — I knew I wasn’t the best-qualified […]

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    Sarasota Blues Festival VIP Offering Doesn’t Fit

    The Sarasota Blues and Music Festival is irking me with its $75 VIP tickets. VIP? In a parking lot across from Ed Smith Stadium? Whatever! Read my outrage at this week’s Sense and the City column in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital

    Sense and the City: At SMH, kindness is the cure

    My mom recently underwent surgery at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and the experience has made me reflect on the importance of kindness and care in helping folks recover. And so I turned those thoughts into this week’s Sense and the City, out in the Ticket today. Here’s a sample: It’s easy, when you arrive at a […]

Reality Online

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    America’s War Machine: Local Journalist Releases Essential Look at Military Industrial Complex

    After decades covering defense and foreign policy stories in Washington, journalist James McCartney devoted his retirement to writing a book about what he had learned about the military-industrial complex. No small surprise, the MIC is alive and well — nearly 55 years after McCartney, as a reporter just starting out, heard President Eisenhower’s historic 1961 […]

  • Robin Draper

    Sarasota writer wins statewide blog award

    Sarasota’s Robin Draper won big-time recognition for her blog Authentic Florida, which was named Best Food Blog in the state at the Sunshine Awards competition held in Orlando in January. (Yes, I know, I’m a bit behind!) More than 100 nominees were submitted to the contest, held at FlBlogCon (the Florida Blogger and Social Media […]

  • Triple Destiny

    Sarasota writer/singer/filmmaker releases first novel, Triple Destiny

    Diana Colson, a longtime columnist for the Pelican Press back in the day, has released her first novel, Triple Destiny, set in part in Sarasota. The novel tells the story of a dance teacher who hides in Sarasota to protect her daughter from her violent husband, then escapes to Bali Colson taught in Sarasota County […]

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    Former Herald-Tribune editor launches new book on Florida breweries

    Craft beer is all the rage these days, particularly in Florida, which has earned a reputation as a hub for creative, delicious beers, with a plethora of small, medium and large breweries all over. The scene has grown so popular it’s now the subject of a book, titled, well, Florida Breweries, and it was penned […]

  • I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye

    Sarasota poet offers meditation on mourning a pet

    For all those out there who love their dogs, Sarasota poet Arlene Klein recently republished a collection titled I Never Wanted to Say Goodbye: Gentle Words to Comfort Those Who Mourn the Loss of a Pet. Klein calls the book “a testament to the joy of living with pets and the sorrow of losing them.” […]