Now’s the time to strengthen your “bragging” muscle

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Economic Development.

Today we’re talking about the importance of sharing your story – and why it’s more important now than ever. Once COVID hit, EDOs and tourism organizations had to scramble to keep up with all of the new, pressing demands. You’ve had to create, promote, and execute on brand new funding programs, requiring extensive staff time and …

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7 tips to feel more confident on Zoom

Posted on September 24, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Video.

When you first had to move your in-person meetings to Zoom, were you ready for it, or did it overwhelm you? Initially, you might have had to adjust to Zoom in some of the following ways: Figuring out the technology to set up and schedule calls Getting comfortable with the webcam (and figuring out how …

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The importance of embracing virtual communications

Posted on September 18, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Strategic Communication.

Remember when it seemed like lockdown would last about a month or two? Here we are, nearly 7 months later. During this time, the terms “pivot” and “new normal” became an everyday part of our language as businesses and organizations have had to figure out how to keep going under new restraints and circumstances. As …

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3 Tips for Writing a Strong Grant Proposal

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development, Guest Blog.

At Platinum PR, we’re happy to be collaborating with Nichola Ostrander of Ostrander’s Consulting to provide grant writing support for our clients. We’ve invited Nichola to share a few tips with you today about how to write a strong grant proposal. Here’s Nichola: Right now, there are so many opportunities to get funding for communities. …

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We’ve moved!

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under News.

Exciting news! Platinum PR has moved to a new office space! Our new address is: 50 Citizen Way, Suite 403-1B Frederick, MD 21701 We’ve moved into a much larger space, which we’re sharing with our friends & collaborators over at Octavo Designs. As you might guess, we moved into a larger space so that we …

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Economic Development is Not for Amateurs!

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Economic Development.

When my colleague Jay Garner asked me to help him promote his new book, Economic Development is Not for Amateurs!, I was thrilled to help. His new book, co-authored with Ross Patten, shows community leaders how to transform local, regional, or state economies and super-charge a community’s revitalization effort to attract jobs, investment, and residents. One …

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