Author: Thom Mariner

Public Relations tips from the pros

At last summer’s Unplug and Play event at TQL Stadium: OneSource CEO Christie Brown, FC Cincinnati Foundation Executive Director Kate Solomon, reporter Clancy Burke of Local 12 with Alyson Best

When we learned that two of our favorite public relations managers in the nonprofit sector were stepping aside to try something new, we saw an opportunity for them to share some perspective and pointers. Ann Stewart and Alyson Best have provided a level of excellence that we in the publishing industry value most highly.

Culture FIX: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

This must be Catholic week in Cincinnati arts & culture circles. Not one, but three presentations have strong, but very distinct Catholic themes. And of course there are many other choices, especially Saturday, which is literally overflowing. Good luck deciding!

Culture FIX: Jan. 19-25

“Bla, bla, bla..”. I type the preceding each week as a placeholder until inspiration finally strikes and I can fill in this intro. It seems especially appropriate in these deepest depths of winter, so here are a few excuses to take your vaccinated/masked self out for some much-needed distraction/insiration.

Culture FIX: Jan. 12-18

Some endings. Some beginnings. Some here and gone. All of these event organizers pledge to take the utmost precautions. All vaxxed up and boosted? Don’t blink. Mask up and venture forth. But please be careful.

Culture FIX: Dec. 15-21

“It’s the holiday season…” Or so they tell me. Having spent a week in Mexico City before they decorate (Nothing much begins there until Dec. 12), we find ourselves in catch-up mode this week. Nothing puts you in the mood more, however, than plowing through a week’s worth of Christmas concert listings. Here’s a helping heaping… enjoy!

Culture FIX: Dec. 1-7

Now that you all have done your good deeds and donated on #GivingTuesday, we can all celebrate by looking for distractions in the days ahead. Here’s my starter list…

Culture FIX: Nov. 17-23

It used to be that major acts passed us by. No longer. Check out this list, with local treasures too, and take advantage of what is a formidable collection of unique opportunities. We have definitely hit the big time.