Fort Lauderdale and Broward County have long outgrown their Spring Break reputation. Located north of Miami-Dade County, Broward County is a booming region filled with business, art & culture, entertainment and recreation. Since this is the base of Durée & Company’s corporate location, Broward County is our “hometown.” Our team has deep ties and even deeper affection for the organizations and companies that do business alongside us in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
We at Durée & Company are equally at home with nonprofits that serve the hungry as we are with entertainment districts that greet visiting tourists. No matter whom we represent in Broward County and Fort Lauderdale, we always deliver our best to our neighbors, friends and colleagues.
The biggest advantage to working in Broward County is that we can promote from the heart – we are patrons and customers of the clients we represent. Our children attend schools in the Broward County Public Schools; we enjoy the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District; we get our cars washed at Rising Tide Car Wash; and we appreciate the culture of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
Simply put, nothing beats working from “home.”
Some of our Broward County and Fort Lauderdale clients include:
Broward Performing Arts Foundation: The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, receives and maintains funds to promote, foster, sponsor and develop the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Durée & Company has the privilege of assisting the Foundation with promoting its good works, as it supports the Broward Center.
Broward County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services: The sixth largest public school system in the U.S., Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has over 260,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 99 charter schools. BCPS Food and Nutrition Services helps assure that all BCPS school children have access to nutritious food during the school day, playing a vital role in student achievement. Durée & Company leads BCPS Food and Nutrition Services’ public relations and marketing efforts to increase meal participation among students in Broward County.
Coral Springs Museum of Art: A client of Durée & Company since 2013, Coral Springs Museum of Art focuses on highlighting present-day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create traditional, modern, postmodern and digital art. The Museum serves Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties with its unique and family-friendly schedule of programs. As the Museum’s PR partner, we work closely with its team to promote to the media its impressive educational programming, community outreach initiatives, exhibitions and signature events.
Crockett Foundation: Representing the Crockett Foundation, Durée & Company spends time with former NFL player and local philanthropist Henri Crockett. He and his brother Zach’s South Florida-based nonprofit organization is committed to improving quality of life and building strong communities locally and internationally, wherever there is a need. Durée & Company supports the foundation in its mission by promoting its stellar fundraisers, community events and educational successes throughout Broward County.
Feeding South Florida™, Broward County: Feeding South Florida is one of 202 member food banks in the Feeding America™ network, the sole Feeding America food bank in South Florida, and the largest food bank in the state, serving 30 percent of the state’s food insecure population. Durée & Company works closely with FSF to respond to local media needs and regional demands for information throughout Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Our team also has generated national press for FSF through our expertise in crisis communications.
Lubell Rosen: Durée & Company is proud to represent the law firm of Lubell Rosen, dedicated to providing full service representation, as well as defending and protecting entrepreneurs and business owners, physicians, healthcare professionals and businesses in the healthcare industry. FORTUNE Money Magazine has named the firm a U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm. The firm also has offices in Coral Gables, Florida; Syosset, New York; Upper Saddle River, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlanta, Georgia.
MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. In South Florida, the chapter’s annual Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash have raised more than $585,000 in five years (2011–2015). Durée & Company spearheads the promotion and event marketing for the dozens of free events held by MADD’s Broward and Palm Beach chapters each year to educate youth and parents on the dangers and consequences of impaired driving.
Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter/National Philanthropy Day: This nationally recognized event dedicates a day to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives and our community here in Broward County. Durée & Company is proud to work with and honor those that give back to Broward County every day by being the organization’s PR partner.
City of Pembroke Pines: Named “One of the Best Cities to Live in America,” Pembroke Pines is home to over 160,000 residents. Pembroke Pines was named “2014’s Best Place for Hispanic Entrepreneurship” by WalletHub, and was ranked by Money magazine as #32 in the top 50 “Best Places to Live” 2014. Pembroke Pines is the only city in Florida included on the list.
Rising Tide Car Wash: Durée & Company began a PR relationship with Rising Tide Car Wash before its doors opened in 2013. Unique in concept and execution, Rising Tide Car Wash is a scalable social enterprise with the primary mission to employ young adults with autism, giving them an opportunity to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle. Durée & Company has delivered national coverage, industry recognitions and global exposure to Rising Tide Car Wash, after years of continued PR service and by building a continuous narrative about the family-centered business.
Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District: Durée & Company manages the social media and digital community building, as well as increases community awareness for Riverwalk A&E District, which welcomes guests from around the world to the excitement of Fort Lauderdale’s downtown. With this client, more than 1,000 individual events are on the annual calendar. So our team is constantly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube, keeping more than 1 million visitors informed of what’s happening next! Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District is a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations, including Broward Center for the Performing Arts, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the Historic Stranahan House Museum and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, located along the New River.
Sabbia Beach: Pompano Beach’s first “toes-in-the-sand” oceanside residential development in almost a decade, Sabbia Beach is an elegant, ultra-luxury condominium with more than 60 residences and resort-style amenities. Located in a popular vacation destination, this real estate development looks to appeal to a mix of locals, empty nesters and foreigners in search of luxury waterfront living. Groundbreaking will commence in last quarter 2015 with estimated completion scheduled for last quarter 2017. Durée & Company handles media relations, community relations, social media and special events for Sabbia Beach.
Hemisphere Sales Group: Durée & Company manages the media relations, social media and digital community building for Hemisphere Sales Group, which offers an out-of-the-box approach to the ever-changing world of real estate development. Co-founded by Amy Ballon and Lisa Whitaker, the boutique firm directly works with select developers, offering consulting services from the infancy stage of the project until sales are complete. It takes a proactive approach to research, marketing and sales management customized for each project, to deliver the highest standards of service from the infancy stage of the project, repositioning existing properties, through the closing process.
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea®: Durée & Company provides PR and marketing for Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Sea, the leading global provider of wheelchair rentals, scooter rentals, oxygen rentals and other special needs equipment rentals. Recommended by the world’s major cruise lines for superior service and value, Special Needs Group also services guests visiting hotels, resorts, theme parks and convention centers.
BRIO Tuscan Grille, with Broward locations in Plantation, Pembroke Pines and Hallandale Beach: Since 2008, Durée & Company has worked with BRAVO/BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). We have earned this major restaurant company’s trust, and it has earned ours. So much so that the relationship has expanded into assisting the BBRG corporate PR team with national system campaigns, such as National Lasagna and National Ravioli Days. Following our proven results, our team has also been called on to assist with crisis communications, new menu rollouts, promotion of BBRG’s No Kid Hungry® campaign, recipe features and continued support of individual restaurants. Durée & Company is proud of the reliance BBRG places on our team to support the company at the local, state and national levels.