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PR Pro Durée Ross to be Honored on Oct. 19 at Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s 8th Annual Comedy Night


Fort Lauderdale public relations firm Durée & Company prides itself in supporting various non-profit organizations.  It’s an extremely rewarding feeling to know that our contributions in the community can help serve non-profit organizations in a positive way. This year, Duree & Company is proud to announce that we are a sponsor of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation South Florida Chapter’s 8th annual Comedy Night. We are thrilled with yet another opportunity to further serve our community and contribute to a good cause.

During an evening of laughs for a good cause, our very own Durée Ross will be honored! The fearless founder and leader of Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company will be recognized for her dedication and commitment to the Foundation as well as the many other South Florida charities she supports.

Durée is delighted to be a part of the Comedy Night on Thursday, Oct. 19, which will raise funds to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s ongoing efforts toward finding a cure for digestive diseases and improving the lives of the 1.6 million children and adults suffering from them. Renowned comedian Nery Saenz will open for acclaimed funnyman Mark Schiff — both who will draw smiles and raise funds at the event.

Be sure to join us Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek. All guests will enjoy complimentary wine and beer, a Tito’s Handmade Vodka signature drink, and an array of appetizers.

VIP and general admission tickets are available here. For more information, or to sponsor this laugh-filled event, contact Jennifer McCorvey at (561) 218-2929 or jmccorvey@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.

 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.

 

A-Rod and Giancarlo Stanton Visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade for All-Star Week Event


Events can be stressful for publicists, but throwing a celebrity into the mix elevates the event to a whole new level. Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, an alumnus of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, recently returned home to the club where he learned how to play baseball. The purpose of his trip, which took place during MLB All-Star Week, was to open the new Teen Center and its beautiful mural by renowned local artist David “LEBO” Le Batard at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Kendall Club and dedicate the refurbished baseball fields by throwing out the first pitch. Having the celebrity component plus an All-Star event meant The D&Co Dynamos were needed on deck for some serious media attention for our client, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade!

The Dynamos from Fort Lauderdale PR firm Durée & Company rallied the forces to spread the word about this MLB All-Star Legacy event far and wide. With all of our publicists on base, our team hit for the fences, outreaching to media for onsite event coverage spanning not only our local market but the national market. Thanks to our extensive media relationships and networking, we were able to personally secure local and national media to attend. We also utilized our far-reaching relationships to coordinate interview opportunities. The Dynamos provided staffing onsite and navigated on-camera opportunities with our client, as well as real-time social media coverage via Facebook Live.

But there was no seventh-inning stretch for The Dynamos! The ladies continued post-event media outreach by managing post-event requests for images and b-roll, hitting a grand slam for Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade and garnering media coverage that reached both national and international audiences. Media outlets included ESPN, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra!”; local TV coverage on WFOR CBS 4, WTJV NBC 6 and WSVN FOX 7; the New York Post and New York Daily News; as well as Sports Illustrated, People Magazine, People en Español and our local Miami Herald. 

The event was part of the MLB/Miami Marlins All-Star Week youth and community initiatives that seek to impact the lives of underserved and special needs youth. The guest list was star-studded, boasting VIP attendees such as Miami Marlins Owner David Samson; All-Star Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton; Miami Marlins legends Andre Dawson, Jack McKeon and Charles Johnson; and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. A-Rod gave an emotional speech about the life-changing experiences he had at the Club and meeting his baseball coach and mentor, Eddie Rodriguez. Following the ceremony, Stanton’s charity, All-Star Smiles Foundation, provided free preventative dental care and education for approximately 100 children with Dr. Craig Spodak, DDS.

All-Star Marlins Alex Rodriguez

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 is Gearing Up to Get Strikes with MLB Players & Celebrities!


Jon Jay & FriendsWe at award-winning PR firm Durée & Company will be elated to get a strike – and surprisingly, so will Major League Baseball players – at the 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge on Jan. 16 at Splitsville Lanes in Miami. The fun-filled event, hosted by Jon Jay, San Diego Padres outfielder, Miami native and Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade alumnus, will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program.

Not only will Jay be in attendance, but many of his MLB friends, as well as other celebrities, will be lacing up their bowling shoes for this great cause. In fact, at last year’s Bowling Challenge, Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen, football star Olivier Vernon, and baseball stars including Yonder Alonso, Chris Marrero, Matt Holliday and Gio Gonzalez struck out to enjoy the evening.

D&Co with Andy CohenCheck out just a few reasons why we at D&Co are eagerly anticipating this star-studded event:

  • Red carpet arrivals (Major League Baseball stars and local celebrities)
  • Enticing hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • An exciting bowling challenge

The event is open to the public (attendees can bowl or simply watch the friendly competition.) Tickets are $75 per individual non-bowler, $125 per individual bowler, and $475 per bowling team (five people.) Tickets and sponsorship packages can be purchased here.

This event is one of many that we at D&Co are looking forward to working with in 2016 to support our esteemed non-profit clients, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Why not join us, MLB stars and other celebrities for the 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge – it’s right up your alley!