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D&Co Tips on How to Share the Love this Valentine’s Day

hands holding big and small hearts together silhouetteThe year’s most “beloved” holiday is coming up, and at award-winning PR firm Durée & Company, we’re full of ideas about how to celebrate! We love to share our cheat sheet with our readers, so following are a few tips:

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to enjoy Italian cuisine. Our favorite Italian restaurants, BRIO Tuscan Grille and BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, are serving up some delicious specials over Valentine’s Day weekend. We’ve already made our reservation to enjoy BRIO’s Surf & Turf, featuring a delectable 5 oz. grilled filet and Maine lobster tail, and we’re eyeing the divine Double Chocolate Bread Pudding Dolchino for dessert! BRAVO! is offering a two-course special in which guests can receive a soup or salad with select entrées. Grilled lamb chops anyone?

2015_Brio_Layered-Chocolate-Cake SmallCalling all romantics! The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District has the perfect date night planned for you and your Valentine. The District’s “Amore with Norma” promotion, featuring opera, wine and more, is available Feb. 11 and 13 before and during Florida Grand Opera’s performance of “Norma” at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

And don’t even think about heading out on your date without a clean car! Before you pick up your Valentine, support individuals with autism and stop by Rising Tide Car Wash. Not only will you receive a great car wash and service, but you’ll also be supporting Rising Tide’s primary mission: to employ adults with autism. While you’re there, pick up a Rising Tide gift card for your Valentine as well.

Before your big date, treat yourself and book a Valentine’s Facial Special with Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery’s esthetician. Can’t fit it into your schedule before the big day? No problem, this $69 special rate is available during the whole month of February.

Now that’s what we call amore!

D&Co Welcomes New Executive Vice President, Richard Murry!

The strength in a team comes from all of its players. At award-winning PR firm Durée & Company, we couldn’t be happier to have one of our newest team members recognized in the press. This past week, Executive Vice President Richard Murry was spotlighted in Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel where his recent appointment to Durée & Company was announced. Like the candid Richard we know, he was not shy in revealing some of the secrets to his achievements!

Richard’s success as a public relations professional comes from a solid foundation of excellent writing – a skill that is critical in this line of work, he says, despite living in the age of hashtags, abbreviations and slang. A thorough understanding of a client’s message and the ability to effectively communicate that to the media is paramount. What’s changed? Richard states that the delivery methods have evolved over the years. While a considerable amount of the job still entails working with journalists and news outlets, social media now allows us to speak directly to the audience and ultimately control the message. All of this boils down to intelligent research, relevant content and – you guessed it – impeccable writing skills.

Understanding the audience is therefore a crucial component in public relations and Richard considers himself a lifelong practitioner of proactive community relations. In getting out from behind his desk, Richard is always “circulating” in the community where he can share his clients’ stories. This is one of the many reasons Richard is such a valuable team member at Durée & Company and we can’t wait for you to meet him soon! Continue reading “D&Co Welcomes New Executive Vice President, Richard Murry!” »

Ready … Set … Go!

Running woman runner with green vegetable smoothie. Fitness andThe new year is here, so get your athletic shoes ready because award-winning PR firm Durée & Company is quickly moving forward, and we invite you to join us! From speedy races to a nice day of golf, there are numerous opportunities to get involved with D&Co’s non-profit clients. What better way to start off the new year than getting in shape and giving back to the community? Below are a few upcoming events:

Jan. 16 – 5th annual Jon Jay FMSbonds Celebrity Bowling Challenge benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade
Have you ever dreamed about bowling with a celebrity? Now is your chance! Jon Jay of the San Diego Padres will be hosting this event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Project Learn After-School Program, serving Club members in grades K–8.

Jan. 27 – 2016 La Croix Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by ADT brought to you by Ultimate Software Kick-Off Party at Artserve
Enjoy delicious bites from BRIO Tuscan Grille, mocktails by LaCroix and ice cream by Artica during this meaningful event to help raise awareness and end drunk driving.

March 12 – Feeding South Florida’s 6th annual Outrun Hunger 5K Walk/Run at Charnow Park
Join the mission to end hunger in South Florida by walking/running miles for meals. Participate as an individual or create a team.

March 14 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade 49th Annual Golf Classic at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
Get your golf clubs ready for a day of golf! This event offers participants the choice to play for fun or at the competitive level. An awards banquet and ceremony follows the tournament.

corporate run 2015April 7 – Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Fort Lauderdale
This will be D&Co’s second year participating in this race, an enjoyable way to get the whole office networking with other area companies.

April 24 – 2016 La Croix Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K presented by ADT brought to you by Ultimate Software at Huizenga Plaza
Support MADD’s mission to stop drunk driving and make our community a safer place by signing up to walk or run in this fun-filled event.

We hope you will join us in supporting these causes and making a difference in our community. Lace up your sneakers, dust off your bowling ball, and start practicing your swing – because these events will be here before you know it!