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    Mary Beth West Sells Public Relations Firm to Fletcher Marketing PR

    Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 Kelly Fletcher

    I could not be more honored to take the helm for Mary Beth West. She is not only an amazing public relations professional that I have learned much from over the years; she is also a dear and trusted friend. Mary Beth, I know I have some big high heels to fill and I’m so glad we’re going to have the opportunity to work together in a new way. You are simply the best.

    Topics:
    In the News, Communications, Fletcher, MarketingPR

    Crisis Communication Lessons From the United Airlines Fiasco

    Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 Chris Martin

    Unless you’re completely media-agnostic, it’s been impossible to avoid the images and video of a doctor being “re-accommodated” by airport police on a United Airlines flight in Chicago on April 9. The disturbing video showing a bloodied Dr. David Dao being dragged to the concourse infiltrated Facebook feeds, morning shows and websites everywhere.

    Topics:
    MarketingPR, In the News

    Movement Continues for Gender Equality

    Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 Laura Mansfield

    Hundreds of thousands of women gathered recently at the nation’s Capitol and across the country as part of a widespread movement for gender equity. Regardless of why women marched  and the reasons were deeply personal and varied — the fact remains that women still earn less than men in the workforce.

    Topics:
    In the News, Marketing to Women

    Heartstrings and Headlines- This Year's Super Bowl Ads

    Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 Chris Martin

    Super Bowl LI is in the books, and according to FOX, it was the most-watched television program in U.S. history, with more than 172 million viewers. As the Falcons and Patriots made history on the field, there was plenty of non-football conversation surrounding what, for many, is the real star of the game—the commercials.

    Topics:
    MarketingPR, In the News

    Social Media, Sponsored Content and the Future of News

    Monday, Nov 28, 2016 Chris Martin

    There has been a lot of news recently about, well, news.  

    Plenty of digital ink has been spilled in think pieces about two related topics that deal with how we consume news in the digital space. 

    Topics:
    MarketingPR, In the News

    The Fine Art of the Pivot During Election Season

    Monday, Nov 7, 2016 Laura Mansfield

    While skilled politicians can be effectively evasive, it’s not a communications model to emulate.

    Topics:
    In the News, MarketingPR

    Vine's Final Decline

    Friday, Nov 4, 2016 Kaily Groover

    Twitter recently announced its decision to permanently shut down Vine, the iconic six-second video-sharing platform. The release sparked an enormous amount of curiosity among the public but no signs of tears shed. After hearing his creation had been disposed of, Yusupov responded with one simple tweet: "Don't sell your company!" 

    Topics:
    In the News, MarketingPR

    Snapchat partners with Tribeca Film Festival

    Friday, Feb 19, 2016 Claudette Sariya

    The Tribeca Film Festival has officially partnered with Snapchat to create Tribeca Snapchat Shorts, the first program of its kind inviting users to submit 200-second long Snapchat stories for a chance to win an awesome prize, including two passes to the Tribeca Film Festival, a trip to NYC and a whole lot of swag.

    Topics:
    MarketingPR, In the News

    Cityview profiles CEO Kelly Fletcher

    Friday, Jan 8, 2016 Carly Harrington

    It was a passion for communications, especially toward women, that helped shape and grow the business Kelly Fletcher started nine years ago.

    Her hard work and dedication to the craft has resulted in a flourishing company in downtown Knoxville that was recently spotlighted in the latest edition of Cityview. The magazine profiled six successful East Tennessee women entrepreneurs, who started and head up their own communications firm.

    Topics:
    Fletcher Features, In the News, Marketing to Women

    It’s one Big Orange par-tay, y'all!

    Monday, Jun 15, 2015 Abbigail

    Bobby Maze 3rd Annual Celebrity Weekend featuring Adrian Peterson, Candace Parker, Allen Iverson & Chamique Holdsclaw and more!

    If you're a sports fan or just dig hanging around celebrities, this is THE weekend to hang in Knoxville! Bobby Maze, former professional basketball player and point-guard for the University of Tennessee men’s basketball team during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons is making his way back to good ‘ole Rocky Top to host the 3rd Annual Celebrity Weekend benefiting the Emerald Youth Foundation. Kickball and basketball game tickets are available for purchase online. Kickball tickets are $5, and basketball tickets range from $25 to $75.

    Did we mention that Bobby’s bringing some of famous friends and lots of former VOLS along for the ride? Purchase a ticket and get up close and personal with celebs like Adrian Peterson, Candace Parker, Allen Iverson and Chamique Holdsclaw, while watching them play kickball and shoot hoops to benefit Knoxville’s youth.

    The weekend festivities kick off at the new Emerald Youth Samson Sports Complex on Friday, June 19, with a kickball game starring professional athletes playing against members of the Knoxville Police Department and the Emerald Youth Foundation.

    Things really heat up on Saturday, June 20 at Hardin Valley Academy with two AAU basketball games and a star-studded celebrity basketball match-up to follow.

    It’s going to be one Big Orange Party with after-hours happenings at NV Nightclub and The International. You can even don your white duds Kanye style and hip-hop the night away.

    Maze, who is passionate about mentoring today’s youth, wants to provide children and teenagers with encouragement and opportunities to help them stay active and become leaders in their communities. He is proud that the Celebrity Weekend will benefit Knoxville’s urban youth.

    Kudos, Bobby Maze. You truly put the ROCK in Rocky Top.

    Topics:
    In the News, Fletcher Features, MarketingPR

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