Author: Joanna Doven, Premo Consultants CEO + Founder
There’s something remarkable about this time of year. Al fresco dining. The smell and promise of freshly planted herbs. The color green. And for many, the return of the ubiquitous summer Rosé (or in my case, the Mojito, which really should be treated as season-agnostic). Over the course of four years we’ve sought to bring this optimistic summer energy to our clients in every season, unraveling their stories and working relentlessly to get their great work noticed.
Through word of mouth, we’ve grown. New York businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the nation have called upon us, seeking to work with a boutique agency that challenges the traditional ad agency model rooted in insensible retainers to justify even more insensible overhead costs.
I’m proud to tell you that the month of May has been our most successful yet. We moved our headquarters office to the tech epicenter of Pittsburgh – Bakery Square – and now call Google’s third-largest software development office in the world our neighbor. We hired a distinguished Wall Street guru, Charlie Crane, adding a bona fide investor relations practice.
And, most importantly, we got a lot of clients noticed. We’d like to share with you a few of our favorite placements and elaborate on some Premo Consultants news.
What will benefit you
Wine – Celebrate with the ultimate American wine
We’re working with Michael Hill Kennedy, one of the world’s top sommeliers and founder of Component Wine. Michael recently was named to Forbes 30 under 30 for his innovative approach: give wine lovers the option of experiencing purebred Napa Valley varietals before they are blended to make some of the world’s top cult wines. Check out this video and article in Barron’s by Richard Morais and acquire Component Wine today.
What you should know
Cracker Barrel – A case that will go down in history
We’re happy to work with one of the top class-action law firms in the nation, Carlson Lynch. They’ve worked on the Target data breach case and are lead counsel in the Home Depot data breach class action. Their recent work to hold Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores accountable for ineffective ADA parking accessibility has resulted in great news for people with disabilities after a federal judge ruled that the corporation must comply with ADA regulations. The Associated Press’ Joe Mandack picked up the story last week and it reached several hundred newspapers, including The New York Times.
What we’d like you to tell your friends
Wall Street – Bringing it to Huss Group
Charlie Crane began his career analyzing the world’s largest publicly traded advertising agencies, earning recognition as one of Wall Street’s best stock-pickers from Institutional Investor magazine. He now brings more than 30 years of experience as an investor and writer to Huss Group’s clients, developing effective communications strategies that build value for an organization’s stakeholders. Read about Charlie Crane here – and welcome him to the team!
Joanna Doven talks with Jeff Hahn, the Owner and Principal of Hahn Public, to talk his new book, why universities tend to be so bad at crisis communications, and his 5 step method to crisis response.
Premo CEO Joanna Doven details why she finds the most fulfilling part of public relations to be the partnerships you build, and talks about Google’s large donation to the Pittsburgh community on the heels of Premo’s work with Pittsburgh’s public schools and Google’s nonprofit initiative.
Reporter Sean Hamill talks about major COVID-19 outbreaks in senior care facilities and how many of them have mishandled the situation, as well as the future of local newspapers, and the key role Facebook and Google can play in their comeback.