Monday, November 23, 2009

Corgan employee shaves head in support of friend

With Thanksgiving coming up this Thursday, we thought this week's blog entry should focus on the spirit of giving. Earlier this month, our client Corgan Associates hosted an event that is definitely worth noting and shows the true spirit of giving.  Corgan employee, Karen Farmer, made an inspiring gesture for her childhood friend, Whitney Ness, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Karen decided to show her support for her friend by sacrificing her own hair, but Karen took her idea one step further and devised a way to get her firm involved in this heart-warming gesture.

Karen asked her coworkers, colleagues and clients to pledge $25 for a chance to cut off a section of her hair. Within a week, Corgan's family of employees and contacts responded with donations totaling nearly $5,000 that will help subsidize Whitney’s medical costs.  Corgan’s weekly Friday Forum was chosen as the grand finale - the first 26 donors were given the chance to cut off a portion of Karen's hair. As a fitting closing to the ceremony, Whitney cut off the final section of hair, and Corgan President David Lind, shaved off Karen's head to complete her "new do."

The event gave us a peek into the corporate culture at Corgan and is just one of many examples of Corgan rallying behind its employees and the causes they undertake. The firm's team spirit and family-like environment is a great example for all of us, especially for those companies looking for ways to boost employee morale and strengthen employee bonds. 

Below, Karen stands next to Whitney before the hair cut starts. 

For the complete story, go to the Dallas Morning News NeighborsGo site:  To check out more photos and videos from the event, visit our Flickr page: or visit Corgan's YouTube channel:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

MileMeter on Fox Business News

Congrats to our client, Chris Gay, for a great interview that aired live today on Fox Business News.  Chris discussed how MileMeter works and all of the benefits of by-the-mile auto insurance.


Monday, November 2, 2009

PRSA Dallas' Drinks+Diversity Initiative Receives National Diversity Award

This year, our very own Leah Ekmark and Marie Powell (2009 PRSA Dallas Diversity co-chairs) created and launched PRSA Dallas' first, ongoing diversity program for the chapter.

Appropriately coined "Drinks+Diversity" (D+D), the informal, quarterly networking event was initiated to potentially expand the PRSA Dallas membership base and also raise awareness about the importance, and various meanings, of diversity.

Today, we heard from the PRSA National Diversity Committee that this initiative has earned the Dallas chapter a 2009 Diversity award! Along with the Orange County and Miami chapters, PRSA Dallas will be presented with the award at the National Assembly Luncheon in San Diego on November 7th. In addition, each winning chapter will receive a $250 reward to help advance its own diversity initiatives.

For those of you who haven't made it to a D+D happy hour yet, we invite you to join us for our next event, co-hosted by NuPros, at Elbow Room on Thursday, Nov. 5th beginning at 6 p.m. There, you will learn cutting-edge trends and tactics of diversity in communications from Shawn Williams, founder and publisher of Dallas South blog. Don’t miss out on this fun opportunity to network with your peers and other industry professionals in an informal, happy hour environment – all while learning more about diversity! View event details and RSVP via Twitter here: or contact

Past D+D event speakers include Tommy Thompson, president of iNSPIRE! and Cooper Smith, editor-in-chief and publisher of Gay List Daily.