Friday, June 17, 2016

Sweet Summertime Highlights from January to June

Summertime is here and we are officially halfway through 2016. Time has flown by at the C. Pharr office with new clients on board, fun projects, training sessions and volunteer outings. Here are just a few of our favorite highlights to-date.

5. Crisis and Media Training
Whether it’s equipping our clients for a potential future crisis or getting them practice in front of a camera before a big interview, we love putting on trainings and presentations. Earlier this year we had the chance to travel out to Long Cove's luxury lake home community to train on-site staff and executives on what to do in a crisis scenario. Our favorite quote we shared with them was this: “The single biggest predictor of reputational harm is that people think you don’t care. Effective crisis response is a timely and persistent demonstration that you care.”

We also ventured out to Capital One’s Plano campus to train executives for future media interviews. Fort Worth market president Tiffany Cason had the chance to put her training to the test just a few weeks later for an interview with Fort Worth Business at the Capital One Women Entrepreneur Event.

4. Putting Our Creativity to Work
We often use our creativity in planning and writing, but rarely do we get to flex our muscles in the realm of design and videography. Recently we had the chance to revamp a few client documents with a design refresh as well as put together a video from iCode’s first graduation event. 

3. Earning our “Wings”
We’re thankful to have clients that have been with us for years and we’re equally thankful for the chance to bring new clients on board, especially when they are as fun and innovative as RISE, a Dallas-based company that offers its members unlimited monthly flying and the ability to arrive just minutes before a flight, park feet from the terminal and board the plan in less than three minutes. You won’t want to miss the news coming from this company!

2. Telling Stories that Will Warm Your Heart
We consider ourselves very lucky to work with clients that are doing amazing things that leave a lasting impact on others. Our team has been hard at work pitching stories for Trinity Christian Academy and the media is loving it. In case you missed it, check out this heartwarming story of TCA students using their final engineering project to make life easier for Micah Kwok, a 3-year-old Allen boy who has hydrocephalus. You can also see a timely Dallas Morning News story from Mother’s Day. 

1. Team Bonding and Having FUN!
With a team full of “foodies,” we’ve slowly been eating our way through Dallas at outings to Carbone’s, Savor, Klyde Warren Park Food Trucks (Sno Cones) and the historic Highland Park Pharmacy (it’s so much more than a pharmacy!). With countless hours of hard work, it’s been sweet to enjoy a few outings together and celebrate the accomplishments along the way – both work-related and personal. We’ve also had the chance to give back to the community through volunteer days at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio. There’s nothing quite like coming together for a good cause and we’re looking forward to partnering with more great organizations in the future.

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Google+ for the latest client news.

This post was contributed by Katie Venhaus, @Katie_Venhaus.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Women Helping Women: Volunteer Day at the Genesis Women’s Shelter

Each quarter one member of our team chooses a volunteer outing for the group and for the first quarter of 2016, I was tasked with choosing our activity. Yesterday, we had the joy of serving Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas. The incredible women and children who live in this shelter are survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and Genesis is their stepping stone to a safer and better life. Our role was to provide 15 Easter goody bags for the women at the shelter, which included daily living supplies such as soaps, basic first aid and even a little chocolate for something sweet. We also received a tour of the facility, and saw firsthand the opportunity for success and healing Genesis provides.

I was the lucky one in our agency to choose this quarter’s cause. Women’s rights and social justice are my passion, and Genesis was the perfect fit when it came to finding a simple, personal and impactful way to help women who deserve the best.  

As a team, C. Pharr is always honored to help those in need, and we look forward to next quarter’s volunteer day soon! Check out the photos from our volunteer day and see more information on Genesis here:

This post was contributed by Nichole Hazard.