Does Your Event Need Us?

When it comes to events, Durée & Company has seen and done it all. We roll up our sleeves and help our clients work every element of the event – from inviting sponsors to join the cause to ensuring that the big day or night runs smoothly.

The Live Red Carpet at The Boys and Girls Club of Miami Wild About Kids 2012 GalaIt’s ideal to sign with a public relations (PR) firm in the beginning stages of your event planning. This will help make sure that you get the media coverage you need to have the large turnout you’re likely looking for. It will also be important if your event is going to play out on an international or national basis. Following are key areas in which Durée & Company has stepped in, lent a hand and made a difference on a large, and small, scale.

We help you strategize

A PR firm will be able to assist you with strategizing your event, helping with every single aspect and keeping you organized throughout the entire process.  Plus, a firm will help you with promotional activities that include, but are not limited to, press conferences, sponsorships, media tours, program launches, and analyst tours.

We promote our client, the event and the cause

A good firm will not only promote the event; it will also help promote your company or organization. This can significantly benefit your company in the long run; not just for the event. The firm will work diligently to create buzz, and make that buzz reach everyone who needs to hear it.

We ensure it runs smoothly

If your event is large scale, you can expect a lot of media coverage. For this reason, it’s helpful to have a PR firm on your side that will ensure the press is accommodated and everything runs as scheduled.

We lower your stress levels (to manageable levels)

Planning an event can be overwhelming for anyone. However, when you leave it to a firm that has lots of event planning experience, you’ll have less responsibility in the process and find that much of the weight can be lifted off your shoulders.

South Florida is “in season” until May, and events of all kinds will be filling calendars until our lovely snow birds fly home before summer hits. Of course, we also plan many stunning event during the summer months, too. Look for Durée & Company’s team at the best events in South Florida – because we helped plan them!

Celebrating All Things Estrogen at Broward College South Campus

It used to be, “I am woman. Hear me roar.” Now it’s more like, “I am woman. Life is complicated.”

With the feminist movement being redefined with each voice, the female experience is no longer easily summed up with a musical lyric or poem. It’s much more complex than that.

Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs (B.SOCA) Director of Cultural Affairs and Student Engagement Lamar Lovelace is bringing his signature Manhattan flair to South Florida with a series of live performances from female artists who have a lot to say.

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Broward College South Campus’ Overheard 2014 kicked off with the Jan. 17 show of Vanessa Hidary, The Hebrew Mamita, and continues with acclaimed jazz singer René Marie channeling an elderly black woman and her views on life with Slut Energy Theory, Feb. 12.

Aizzah Fatima tackles sex, religion and politics from the vantage points of six Pakistani-American Muslim women in Dirty Paki Lingerie, and Staceyann Chin closes the series out on April 25 with her thoughts on life, love and the pursuit of equality.

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We at Durée & Company (a group of uber-talented people sans men) can appreciate anyone who tries to explain, clarify, synthesize or simply untangle the female experience. We’re intricate beings. Each story adds to our collective understanding of what it means to be a woman in 2014. We are part of our communities, families, governments, social fabrics and global futures in a way probably never seen before. B.SOCA is documenting this amazing time when we can talk about what all of this means to us – and you.

If you’re ready for an entertaining journey into another realm, talk to a woman who’s been somewhere. Better yet, come hear three of them.

“I am woman. Sit down and listen.”

All performances are at 8 p.m. at the Broward College South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. $10 general admission; free for students with I.D. Visit for more information.

Who’s Got “Next?” Apparently We Do – and So Do Five of Our Wonderful Clients

uac-logoIn sports, “who’s got next?” means who is up next, who will make the next big play, rally and help the team win.  Whoever that person is – keep your eye on them – because he or she is the one to watch.

Durée & Company and five of our great clients have “got next,” according to Lifestyle Media Group, because we’ve all been named finalists for the illustrious 2014 Up & Comer Awards. An “Up & Comer” is someone who is 39 or younger, is making an impact on his or her South Florida community, and is demonstrating leadership in business or politics.

I’m proud to say that I, Durée, am a finalist in the Public Relations category. And I’m thrilled to share that the following Durée & Company clients are also finalists in their respective areas:

–       Jacob Steiger, Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, finalist in the Healthcare category

–       Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, finalist in the Non-Profit category

–       Heather Geronemus, Ultimate Software (chair, MADD Broward’s Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale), finalist in the Public Relations category

–       Frances Herrera, Frances Herrera Interior Design, finalist in the Professional Services category

–       Lee Josephson, Raymond Lee Jewelers, finalist in the Retail category

So on Feb. 27, 2014, at the Gallery of Amazing Things, located at 481 S. Federal Highway in Dania Beach, I’ll be surrounded by my friends and clients at the Up & Comer Awards Ceremony. We’ll celebrate being the ones to watch – the ones who have “got next” – in South Florida