Happy Father’s Day From The D&Co Dynamos


With Father’s Day around the corner, Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company is celebrating our wonderful dads. And while it’s easy to get caught up with what’s going on in our everyday lives, we never want to forget the things that matter the most, and the important advice and guidance that got us to where we are today. To get in the Father’s Day spirit, the D&Co Dynamos have each shared a quote of wisdom from our fathers who hold a special place in our hearts.

Quotes from our fathers:

“If you are going to do it, do it right or don’t do it at all.” – Durée’s dad

“Make a decision and live with it.” – Andrea’s dad

“Choose your investments wisely. Especially as they relate to your time, talent and most importantly, your finances.” – Chrissy’s dad

Never lose your sense of humor.” – Sue’s dad

“Whatever it is that you do, most importantly, make sure you have fun.” And, “Always double check your work!” – Nicole’s dad

“You have a choice every day – choose happy.” ­– Caroline’s dad

“Tighten everything that’s too loose, and loosen everything that’s too tight.” – Brooke’s dad

“The enemy of excellence is perfection.” – Elana’s dad 

“For you – the blind who once could see – the bell tolls for thee.” – Sam’s dad

“Keep carving your way through life and you will succeed.” – Lizzie’s dad

“Nothing good happens after midnight.” – Elizabeth’s dad

We wish all the amazing fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day with your families and the people that mean the most to you!

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estatepublic relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public RelationsSocial MediaMarketingAdvertisingSpecial Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

Lifestyle Magazine June 2017 Issue Photoshoot at Sabbia Beach


As publicists in an ever-changing media landscape, we are constantly thinking of new and unique ways to pitch client stories. At Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company, we pride ourselves on our unique pitch ideas that grab the attention of both local and national media.

Recently, group editor of Lifestyle Media Group, Kevin Kaminsky, was in our office to chat about clients and brainstorm ideas for coverage. Inspired by her extensive real estate experience, D&Co President Durée Ross pitched and secured a truly exceptional editorial piece.

As the creativity and idea came to fruition, it was decided that D&Co real estate client, Sabbia Beach, would be the site of a fashion photoshoot for Lifestyle Magazine’s June 2017 issue. Sabbia Beach is the only real estate project in Broward County to have a feature like this.

Before the sun was up, D&Co dynamos Caroline Williams and Nicole Cornella, the Lifestyle Magazine team and a crew including photographers, stylists and a hair and make-up squad, met at Sabbia Beach to shoot former American’s Next Top Model contestant Alexandra Agro for the cover of the magazine. After a few beach shots just after the sun was up with Sabbia Beach as a backdrop, we grabbed some hard hats and headed to the construction zone for some more action, but not without a few wardrobe changes.

Alexandra posed amongst construction, leaning against concrete and sitting on unfinished frames of the building.  Sabbia Beach may be rising out of the sand, one floor at a time, but the unfinished project set the stage for a shoot unlike any other in Broward County.

Being on-site for the shoot was a true behind-the-scenes experience. Durée & Company was proud to work alongside Lifestyle Media Group and bring an idea that started in a conference room to pages in a magazine.

Be sure to grab a copy of Lifestyle Magazine’s June issue to get a look of the 6-page spread or click here.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.

D&Co Travels to the Big Apple with Rado


durée & company radio watchesThe Big Apple. A concrete jungle featuring the best in architecture and design. NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official celebration of global design, spanned the month of May, and celebrated all disciplines of design across multiple boroughs from Brooklyn to Manhattan. The dynamos at South Florida public relations firm Durée & Company took to New York City with our client, luxury Swiss watch brand Rado, which was the official watch sponsor of NYCxDESIGN.

As the event’s official watch sponsor, Rado opened a pop-up gallery exhibition at WantedDesign Manhattan, showcasing not only its innovative design and craftsmanship in timepieces, but also the winner and finalists of its second Rado Star Prize U.S. (vote here for your favorite finalist). The brand took a raw, blank, white space and transformed it into a gallery. The pop-up kicked off with a VIP opening evening with the gallery, filled with guests including friends of the brand, top media, members of the design community and more.

We at D&Co understand the time and effort that goes into an event. Event planning ranges from small, intimate dinners to galas and week-long pop-ups — and the preparation and coordination is different for each event. Events have many moving parts.  Organization, delegating and “keeping your cool” are only a few of the skills required for a team during the planning stages. Everyone wants a great event, but no event will be successful without hard labor, long hours and sometimes a few fires to put out.

We pride ourselves on being an extension of our clients. We go where they need us and help in any capacity that we can. For this event, D&Co enlisted one of our favorite NYC caterers, Scoozi Events, to dish out kitschy bites, like Nutella pop-tarts and seared tuna on a rice cracker with the Rado logo. We also sourced and managed a leading photographer and videographer to capture the opening reception.

No event would be complete without media relations. D&Co invited and secured top media attendance for the preview including Hearst Digital Media, Robb Report, Surface and more. The team took the time to engage with all media, as they showed them around the space and spoke about key highlights of the exhibition.

When it comes to event management, we find a way to make things happen to drive success. And, we are never afraid to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.

About Durée & Company

Durée & Company, Inc. is an award-winning full-service public relations, marketing and special events firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Aspen, Colorado. The firm serves the corporate, agency and non-profit arenas for local, national and international clients focusing on public relations for real estate, public relations for restaurantspublic relations for law firmspublic relations for charitiespublic relations for healthcare, and many more. Durée & Company services include Public Relations, Social Media, Marketing, Advertising, Special Events, and Radio Promotions and Outreach.