I’ll drink to that!

Jul 24 2018

Last autumn, my wife, Colleen, and I invested in our local pub – along with 50+ other villagers. We lay claim to being the smallest community in the UK (160+ people) to own its own inn. After months of hard work by all, we recently got the good news that we’ve found the perfect tenants to run it. In early September, the newly named “The Winterbourne,” will open in the peaceful countryside of Winterbourne Bassett, Wiltshire with great real ales and a top-quality restaurant. So what are the lessons to be learned here?

I’d like to corrupt three cliches to answer that.

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The spirit or the letter of the law? [for those who enjoy rugby]

Dylan Hartley (C) discusses Italy's tactics with referee Romain Poite on Sunday CREDIT: REUTERS
Mar 2 2017

Have you ever sent an email to your boss that contained words like, “If I don’t hear back by 3pm, I will assume it is approved”? If you have done – or worse, if you continue to do so – I would strongly advise against this tactic. While you may think this type of approach covers your back, all it does it rile up your manager, as you are forcing your timeline on them. More experienced staff aren’t likely to do this. They’ve probably been burnt before. Like me.

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In-house vs Agency – The Great Debate

Agency vs In house
Jan 26 2017

The transition from an in-house marketing team to an agency environment has been an interesting one. Well, perhaps revealing might be a better way of putting it. At about three months in, the differences have become evident and quite a bit more substantial than I had given them credit.

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Career lessons from a dead cat

Career lessons from a cat
Jan 24 2017

Finding the neighbour’s cat by the back fence at 10 o’clock last night, surrounded by our three dogs, wasn’t the ideal way to end a long day’s work. Especially since the cat was dead. (And no, the dogs did not cause the demise; they only discovered it.) But it made me think – while most of our lives aren’t as fleeting as a feline’s, there is as much need to capture the best of our time at work as we should with our friends and families. Sure, “life is short,” but your career is even shorter. Seize the moment.

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8 Internship Lessons, As told by The Office

Internship Lessons
Jul 7 2016

As my first month of being a Paragon intern comes to a close, I feel as if I have already learned so much. There is a lot more that goes on in the day-to-day public relations world than I had thought and I can’t help but relate my experience to one of my favorite TV shows, ‘The Office.’

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Paragon Named One of the Top PR Agencies

Top PR Agency New York
May 5 2016

PARAGON PUBLIC RELATIONS HONORED AS ONE OF THE TOP PR AGENCIES OF THE YEAR IN 2016 AMERICAN BUSINESS AWARDSSM

Agency captures Stevie Award recognition for the second consecutive year

Hoboken, NJ – May 5, 2016 – Paragon Public Relations, a full-service boutique communications firm, is awarded “Public Relations Agency of the Year” for the 2016 Bronze Stevie® Award in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.

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Requiem for a Resume

March Madness and Resumes
Mar 22 2016

Last week, the NCAA tournament – arguably the most exciting sports championship of the year – kicked off around the country. As always, “March Madness” did not disappoint in the first two rounds, with upsets aplenty and last second finishes that will be replayed for ages. However, this year was marked by some blatant oversights by the tournament committee, who failed to recognize the accomplishments of some smaller schools and instead granted spots in the field to bigger, more established programs whose “resume” was deemed more impressive (see what ESPN Bracketology expert Joe Lunardi had to say).

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