Strategic Communications, LLC Senior Consultant Kelly Gaggin successfully defended her doctoral dissertation to earn her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications today! In addition
There is no handbook explaining how to balance marketing, media relations, internal communications and keeping other stakeholders informed during a pandemic. But fortunately – thanks to tools we already have
Strategic Communications, LLC in Syracuse has taken on its youngest client ever: 14-year-old Fayetteville-Manlius High School freshman and new book author Avery Luttrell.
Luttrell has published her first novel “The
Now more than ever, companies are boosting their internal communications strategies. But without an external communications strategy, the employee relations plan will not be as effective and may in fact
Organizations spend a lot of money each year to develop their image, brand reputation and messaging for their key audiences.
But there comes a point when leadership wonders if what they are communicating is
As public relations professionals, a lot of what we do involves managing an organization’s reputation.
For the most part, the more media attention your organization receives, the more your stakeholders
Senior Consultant Kelly Gaggin, APR has been out and about this spring sharing her expertise in communications with professionals and students alike.
In March, Kelly participated in “Millennials: Changing the
As a follow-up to Strategic Communications’ series of crisis communications training sessions at the 2019 National Safety & Trainer’s Conference, Crystal DeStefano was interviewed for an in-depth article to further
Strategic Communications Senior Consultant Kelly Gaggin, APR has signed a contract with Rowman & Littlefield to co-author a book along with Regina Luttrell from Syracuse University and Adrienne Wallace from Grand
Three Strategic Communications consultants have been quoted in recent public relations textbooks for their expertise in the industry:
President Crystal DeStefano provided examples of her proven media pitches for various
Elizabeth Greenaway has been named professional advisor to the PR students in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at Penn State University. Professional advisors are counselors to the
Each member of the Strategic Communications team is deeply connected with various facets of the public relations industry’s leading organization, the Public Relations Society of America.
Crystal DeStefano, APR works
Elizabeth Greenaway joins the Strategic Communications team as a consultant. Based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, she will serve Strategic Communications’ clients in several areas of communications, including strategy development, writing and storytelling,
The annual public relations conference held by the Public Relations Society of America’s Northeast District “PRxNE” (“PR by Northeast”) was a great success. The event drew hundreds of communications professionals to Corning,
Michael Meath is among four distinguished alumni of Onondaga Community College who have been named 2016 “Alumni Faces” honorees for their professional achievements and contributions to the College and the
The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Leadership Assembly voted today to elect Samantha Villegas, APR, as the new Director of PRSA’s Mid-Atlantic District. In the election, Samantha’s years of experience
Kelly Gaggin, Consultant with Strategic Communications, recently completed the Communications Management Master’s program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, earning her Master of Science in Communications Management.
Ed Riley, the man who has led the restoration of the former Hotel Syracuse, received the Onondaga Historical Association’s OHA Medal Award in recognition for his outstanding and meritorious service to local history,
Last night, Crystal DeStefano presented the award for “Community Partner/Advocate of the Year” to Syracuse-based St. Joseph’s Health at the 2015 Excellence in Health Care Awards event.
DeStefano nominated St. Joseph’s
As Syracuse-based VIP Structures continues to evolve after 40 years in business, Katherine Hoeft has been leading VIP Architecture (VIP Architectural Associates, PLLC) for just over two years now.
Auburn, NY’s daily newspaper, The Auburn Citizen, has launched a monthly column contributed by Auburn Community Hospital to inform the community about what’s happening at Auburn Community Hospital. Topics of interest and of
As the official spokesperson for the New York Propane Gas Association, Crystal DeStefano helps consumers keep grilling season safe with a statewide media outreach effort. Some key safety tips include:
At a press conference today, Hotel Syracuse Owner Ed Riley announced the Hotel Syracuse property will now become part of Marriott International’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand. Marriott will work closely with
Selected by the College’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Career and Applied Learning Center, Crystal DeStefano led a LinkedIn workshop at Onondaga Community College to help students build and enhance
As President of the Central New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Crystal DeStefano developed and lead an invite-only, closed-door roundtable of senior practitioners to discuss the
Strategic Communications, LLC was one of several organizations recognized as a 2014 Economic Champion in Central New York.
Each year, CenterState CEO recognizes local businesses as Economic Champions for their
Strategic Communications, LLC’s “Strategic Minute” continues to be featured in the Central New York Business Journal. This guest column features topics ranging from internal communications to managing the news media,
Many local organizations have been turning to the Central New York Community Foundation’s Strategic Partnership Fund. And for good reason.
As of this year, local organization mergers, affiliations or collaborations
Strategic Communications, LLC’s government relations and strategic planning practices are now operating as P.R. Quinlan.
Frank Caliva III – Strategic Communications, LLC’s Director of Public Affairs & Strategy Development –
Following more than ten years of strong business growth and continued financial success, Syracuse-based Strategic Communications, LLC is selling the majority of its assets to two current employees of the
Crystal (Smith) DeStefano – the company’s former Director of Integrated Media for Public Relations – has acquired SCLLC’s public relations practice, which will remain based in Syracuse, NY. This includes Media,
On a test of five basic financial literacy questions, the national average was only 2.88 correct answers, according to the 2013 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) State-by-State Financial Capability Survey.
With decades of experience in the energy sector, the Strategic Communications team is helping the propane industry to increase awareness of another Industry Responders Conference for safety training. This two-day
Strategic Communications, LLC is often sought-after for its crisis communications and media training expertise. Last week, Michael Meath delivered a Fast-Track presentation called “Do’s & Don’ts of Incident Management” on
This month and year-round, the Strategic Communications team helps NBT Bank to increase awareness of financial literacy tips and programs available throughout the Bank’s five-state footprint. NBT Bank is a
Centerstate CEO (the twelve-county business leadership and economic development organization based in Syracuse, NY) has engaged Strategic Communications, LLC for its first Training and Education Series program of 2014.
Michael Meath founded Strategic Communications, LLC in January of 2004 as a public relations, government relations, crisis communications and strategic planning consulting business.
Now, 10 years later, the company has grown
The Strategic Minute podcast series will now be presented on the WRVO-FM, a National Public Radio affiliate located in Upstate New York. Through a special underwriting agreement, Strategic Communications, LLC
In addition to serving as Strategic Communications, LLC’s director of integrated media for public relations, Crystal (Smith) DeStefano, APR, also serves as the president for the Central New York Chapter
Work Reimagined is an AARP initiative powered by LinkedIn, “dedicated to helping experienced professionals connect to more satisfying careers.” For the November issue, writer Elaine Pofeldt featured Michael Meath and
Crystal Smith has earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential from the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB). Smith is the youngest Accredited Public Relations professional in Central New York.