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News Release: Hirons taps industry veteran to lead agency's digital, media teams

Sheila Smiley brings more than 20 years’ experience to public relations and advertising agency Hirons, an advertising, public relations and digital agency with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, has welcomed Sheila Smiley as senior vice president, media and digital. Rose Durbin, senior vice president and the firm’s longtime media director, will continue with Hirons in… Continue reading News Release: Hirons taps industry veteran to lead agency's digital, media teams

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Three fresh, fun shows to watch while you wait out the winter

Why does it feel like such a big decision to click "play" on a new show? I really fell into a slump with TV shows last fall, constantly going back to my same old binge-worthy favorites and not exploring anything new. If you're like me and have been looking for something else to change up… Continue reading Three fresh, fun shows to watch while you wait out the winter

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News Release: Hirons Adds Programming Heavyweight to Digital Team

The following release was published here and here. INDIANAPOLIS – Hirons, an Indianapolis-based advertising, public relations and digital agency, has hired Matt Dennis, who will serve as director of digital and development for the firm’s digital department. Dennis brings nearly 20 years of digital development and management experience to the Hirons team, having worked in… Continue reading News Release: Hirons Adds Programming Heavyweight to Digital Team

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Find Out Where Your Passions Lie Through Skill-based Volunteering

Volunteering for organizations whose missions align with your personal values can be a great way to help you make an impact in your community, but there are also a multitude of other benefits as well. A 2013 study even showed that people who volunteer "feel better physically, mentally and emotionally" than people who do not… Continue reading Find Out Where Your Passions Lie Through Skill-based Volunteering

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Setting My Intentions for 2020

I don’t necessarily believe in new year’s resolutions. The concept has developed a negative connotation in my head overtime. I find it’s often associated with a sense of shame in some way, whether it’s feeling shameful for a behavior you want to rectify or getting upset with yourself for failing to stick to your resolution.… Continue reading Setting My Intentions for 2020

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Tips for Presenting at a National Conference

This fall, I was one of three people representing Hirons at the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development's annual conference in Nashville, TN. While I have given numerous presentations throughout my career thus far in classes, in meetings and at local events, this was my first time traveling out of state for business and… Continue reading Tips for Presenting at a National Conference

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News Release: Hirons Expands Communications Management Team

INDIANAPOLIS – Hirons, an Indianapolis-based advertising, public relations and digital agency, has hired Charnay Pickett and promoted Leigh-Ann Richardville and Clare Leonard. All three will serve as account managers in the communications management department. Pickett brings several years of expertise to the team, having spent time in both business development and external communications roles. She… Continue reading News Release: Hirons Expands Communications Management Team

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How Rural Americans Shop for the Holidays

This piece was originally written as part of my work for Hirons' Rural Reach program and was published here. Holiday shopping season and its many, many advertising campaigns are upon us. As part of Hirons’ Rural Reach program, we believe it is important to engage rural communities, and the biggest shopping season of the year… Continue reading How Rural Americans Shop for the Holidays

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Four Audiobooks I Enjoyed in 2019

Update: I originally only had three books on this list, but I recently finished Hollow Kingdom and just knew I had to add it! One of my goals following graduation this past May was to make more time for reading. And while that's definitely still a goal for me to keep working towards in 2020,… Continue reading Four Audiobooks I Enjoyed in 2019

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Job Applicants Beware: LinkedIn Phishing Scams

Have you ever looked for jobs on LinkedIn? Submitted an application through its platform? Me, too. LinkedIn has typically been the number one place that I go to look for opportunities, including professional and sometimes volunteer. Given my recent experience on the other end of the job application platform, I'll be thinking twice in the… Continue reading Job Applicants Beware: LinkedIn Phishing Scams