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Campaign assets included PSAs, videos, sweepstakes, ongoing social content, email outreach and a focused microsite. In just a few short months, Brian Communications was leading the five local markets in driving media coverage of UBS, successfully positioning all four financial advisors as subject matter experts while also highlighting national UBS content developed by its corporate research department.

And recognizing that quality media placements are more valuable than quantity, one financial advisor eliminated his long-standing advertorial commitments less than a year into our public relations program, believing earned media placements provide greater value to growing his line of business. In April , Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners announced the creation of a groundbreaking joint venture focused on providing high-quality, affordable health care in a highly competitive marketplace.

A strategically-designed rollout of the brand to a crowded and competitive market helped Tandigm exceed its first-year growth and success goals within months of launch and well ahead of projections. Its leadership praised the new brand and the new processes that supported consistent communication to key constituents.

In the age of multi-screen engagement and battles for viewership, CNN continues to seek new and innovative ways in which to grow awareness for one of its hallmark programs, CNN Heroes.

Focused on telling the stories of everyday heroes, KPIs aim to drive opt-in registrations for re-marketing, engage the audience through voting and time spent with CNN, build advocacy through social mentions and create a viral lift.

To accomplish these objectives, CNN again turned to us — for the eighth straight year — to develop a campaign to honor everyday people who truly make a difference in their community and to engage the public in selecting the Hero of the Year. To accomplish these goals, we created the 3 rd Annual Brides Live Wedding — a multi-phase contest brought to life across a three screen experience.

At Brian, we leveraged this wealth of knowledge to develop an abundance of subject matter experts, representing a variety of orthopaedic disciplines and healthcare experiences. By cultivating a deep pool of intellectual resources to offer to local media as well as larger metro dailies and national outlets, we were able to ensure that anytime a journalist needed a resource, we were offering the perfect person. FRBK , as well as several privately held businesses.

Ed Mahlman has created strategic advantages that deliver measurable outcomes for leading brands. Immediately prior, he was Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Turning around what had been 10 years of flat sales, Ed grew the business from two to three billion dollars, an increase of 50 percent, in just four years. Before that, Ed held several positions at Tierney Communications handling accounts such as Sunoco, Deloitte, Aramark, Verizon as well as several casinos.

She has been with the company since and has been responsible for creating great ideas that trigger consumers to engage with brands, managing and executing national online, social and mobile promotional campaigns supporting major brand strategies. Many of her projects involve creatively applying new technologies and amplifying via social media including Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and Twitter.

Women Who Empowers Us Award. She is also involved with the Junior League of Philadelphia. With wide-ranging experience in consumer packaged goods, education, cultural arts, luxury brands, healthcare and non-profit associations, Meg Kane brings a distinct perspective and terrific media relationships to her role at Brian. Matt brings a breadth of experience having managed communications programs for clients across a multitude of industry sectors.

Prior to joining Brian for its launch in , Matt spent six years rising through the ranks at Tierney Communications. Matt also held positions at Comcast and Elizabethtown College. He lives in Ardmore, Pa. Michelle is an accomplished marketing communications professional with more than eight years of experience demonstrating expertise in all aspects of marketing, including media relations, digital communications, social media, internal communications, community relations, issues management and media training.

As a Vice President, Michelle oversees strategic communication and content marketing campaigns for a number of clients including Widener University, Independence Blue Cross and the Newspaper Association of America. Tara is an analytics maven. She brings more than twelve years of interactive marketing experience to Brian, as Senior Vice President, Operations, overseeing digital strategy, analytics, and media planning.

Tara has contributed to various articles and books in digital marketing. After only a half-dozen openings and closings, our ProShade will no longer stay fully open. The handle slowly rotates back and allows the cable at the top to release about 6". Doesn't' seem like much of an issue but as a result, the shade wobbles and blows around with every little wisp of wind. Can you advise how or who to call about this? Hello Anonymous, it looks like the ProShade Market Umbrella's tilt feature just doesn't work all that well.

I hope the manufacturer improves it in subsequent models since tilting the umbrella has to be convenient enough for everyone. Hi Anonymous, I wonder if you can use some sort of zip tie to keep the handle in place, so that it doesn't rotate back and causing your ProShade Market Umbrella to partially closed.

Of course this is just a quick fix and temporary. You could probably return the umbrella for a full refund at Costco if this is a major issue for you. Costco has a pretty good return policy with items that you're not satisfied with or is defective since it sounds like the manufacturer's customer support wasn't too helpful. Maybe you really don't need to tilt your umbrella. I fitted it with bricks and sand to get a lb base that even my wife can roll easily.

As the sun moves, you just roll this incredible base. I bought the bricks and sand at Lowes garden section. Hi Anonymous, thank you for suggesting a rather ingenious alternative to the ProShade 11' Market Umbrella since it seems like a lot of people are having a hard time getting the ProShade Market Umbrella with Tilt to do what it's supposed to do and tilt.

This might be a good solution for those who don't put their umbrella through a table's umbrella hole. My ProShade 11" Market Umbrella will not open. I bought it almost a year ago and have been pleased. The pulley system is very hard for me to use because it is so heavy and the pin hole is so high.

I have to get my son to open and close it for this reason. Now for some strange reason it will not open at all. My son cannot open it either. The rope that we normally pull will not budge. It is stuck, but after observing and checking everything very closely, we cannot figure out what the problem is.

We do not want to break it, so we stopped trying to make it open. Can you give us some suggestions on what the problem could possibly be and how to make it open? Is a tilting elbow replacement part available? My ProShade 11' Market Umbrella fell over in a wind storm and caused the elbow to dislocate. Hi Anonymous, oh that sucks what happened to your umbrella because of the storm.

Stocks continue to rise on hopes for trade war cease-fire Global stock markets are up again on hopes that the United States and China will call time-out in their escalating trade feud.

Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains Asian shares are mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease.

Fed member sees more interest rates hikes A central banker says he believes growth remains strong despite increasing uncertainty over trade tensions, saying he expects interest rates to Sears sales decline improved in latest quarter; shares soar Sears Holdings Corp. VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer Volkswagen says it will stop making its iconic Beetle in July of next year. How major US stock indexes fared Thursday U. Target to hire , for holidays; UPS, FedEx beefing up Target plans to hire more than , people for the busy holiday shopping season, and UPS and FedEx say they're adding workers to handle all that Technology companies lead indexes higher Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as technology companies rose following a recent bout of weakness.

Average US mortgage rates climb; year at 4. Global oil production hits a new record, led by US and OPEC The world's supply of oil hits a record million barrels a day, another sign of oil's dominance in the energy market.

For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by Now and then: Banks dropped their easy lending ways after racking up billions in losses from mortgages gone bad after the housing bubble burst, What's changed in US financial system since '08, at a glance What has changed in the US financial system since , at a glance.

Safer financial system yet much hasn't changed A decade later: A safer financial system emerged from crisis, yet much hasn't changed. US business leaders with political aspirations A look at some notable US business leaders and entrepreneurs who have had political aspirations. How fund investing has changed In the decade since the financial crisis, investors have been changing not only what they invest in but how they do so.

In 'golden age' of branded credit cards, shoppers cash in Competition is driving branded credit cards to offer higher rewards for everyday spending. US consumer prices rose an annual 2.

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