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TV News Anchor Turned PR Professional: Five Questions with Sean Hennessey

At Castle, we have some incredible employees. From social media gurus and digital marketing specialists to event managers and strategists, our skilled team of event and public relations professionals are the driving force behind our success. Our Five Questions blog series aims to highlight the various expertise and insights of our team members. Today we…

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What PR Professionals Can Learn from Improv Actors

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theater in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment (Hideout Theater). But whenever I tell someone that this is one of my hobbies, I almost always get the same question: “So really none of it is…

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Full-Time PR Pro and Part-Time Entrepreneur: Five Questions with Amanda Albert

At Castle, we believe that our greatest asset is our amazing team of public relations and event professionals. From corporate meeting planning and conference and event production to media relations strategy and relationship marketing, our team does it all. Each member of the Castle team has a different back story and unique insights and information on public relations,…

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Media Training 101: A Conversation with Sandy Lish

I had the opportunity to sit down with The Castle Group’s Co-founder and Principal, Sandy Lish, to learn more about what media training is and why it’s an important part of the public relations industry. Amanda Albert: What is media training? Sandy Lish: It truly depends on who the client is and the situation at…

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Nine Things to Think About Before Summer Kicks Off

Despite the crazy, decidedly non-Spring-like weather that until very recently occurred along most of the East Coast, we can finally feel it: summer IS coming. Summer–when people are away on vacation, July 4th shortens the week, there are fewer events and networking opportunities, some businesses have “slower” seasons (think: academia), and some are in high…

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Media Relations 101 – The Persistent Publicist

Do I call again? Should I leave a message this time? Or maybe email is best? Courting an editor, reporter or producer can feel like you are asking someone out on a first date. It takes persistence and a little patience to begin a new relationship as well as to engage the media. In a…

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Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham Talks Teamwork, Culture & Community Service

Boston Celtics President Rich Gotham recently sat down with Sandy Lish to talk about his most defining moment with the organization, the importance of teamwork on and off the court and how great it is to be a part of “Celtic Pride.” He also shared a few things most fans may not know about the…

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Guest Blog Post: Castle Lessons – The Importance of the Brand

As public relations professionals we are brand ambassadors, brand protectors and brand builders. When I started at Castle as a green account executive I had no idea what this truly meant. In fact I did not appreciate the weight of it all until I was working in my current role as the director of communications at Saint Louis University School of Law – by myself – with only the experience of my Castle years to guide me.

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On Fenway Park’s opening day, a blog about pitching

I was meeting with a business associate recently, and he was interested in my opinion on what kind of press coverage he could get for his company’s annual business conference. He felt very strongly that it should be of interest to the media. While he had very valid points for feeling his offering was solid…

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12 Things the Castle PR Team Can Relate To: As told by ‘The Office’ (gifs)

1. No matter how early you went to bed the night before, mornings are always rough. (Source) 2. It doesn’t matter how you drink it, but coffee is your best friend. (Source) 3. Nothing cheers you up after a tough day quite like an office dog. (Source) 4. Networking comes naturally. (Source) 5. Athletics are…

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