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Your webinar on diversity may not be as helpful as you think

The public murders of Black and brown individuals have added fuel to the previously meager but growing flame that was corporate diversity, equity and inclusion. More and more difficult conversations are being had in the workplace, and as an ally to POC, a woman, a member of the LGBTQ community — and just generally a… Continue reading Your webinar on diversity may not be as helpful as you think

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Release: Local nonprofit retains summer music programming despite the pandemic forcing a change in format

INDIANAPOLIS – A recent survey from Girls Rock! Indianapolis shows that the majorityof families are still interested in the organization’s annual summer camp, despite itsmove to a virtual format. The organization hit their goal of 100 camp sign-ups shortly before social distancingprotocols were put in place. GRI surveyed families to gauge interest in alternativeformats and… Continue reading Release: Local nonprofit retains summer music programming despite the pandemic forcing a change in format

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Trends to know: COVID-19’S effect on media consumption

The following blog post was originally published on hirons.com and written in collaboration with Sheila Smiley. Marketing and advertising budgets are typically the first to be slashed during an economic downturn. In 2020, the ad industry is bracing for a projected loss of $26 billion in revenue. However, cutting advertising and media budgets may not be… Continue reading Trends to know: COVID-19’S effect on media consumption

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WFH: A “new normal” that requires its own boundaries

In the last month since I've updated this site, the world - both my own and everywhere - seems to have taken a sharp left turn. Among the multitude of changes our household has been adjusting to, I have now been working from home for nearly four weeks. Thousands of people worldwide are making the… Continue reading WFH: A “new normal” that requires its own boundaries

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Results v. Outcomes: Setting your marketing campaign up for success

I’ve been managing business development opportunities at Hirons for almost two years now, providing constant exposure to different industries and types of organizations. On a daily basis, I could be interacting with a small nonprofit, a large business-to-business manufacturer, a government agency, or any other sort of organization in between. As a firm with services… Continue reading Results v. Outcomes: Setting your marketing campaign up for success

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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