Zombies, the Eclipse and 50 Grand

Between grand openings and announcing the winner of $50,000 from Comerica Bank in the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, the Franco team had a busy August, but we still managed to have a little fun. Here’s what we were up to in August: Franco CEO Dan Ponder visited with different GMRENCEN tenants to learn more about
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Franco on the Town

From TV segments to business symposiums, this month we were busy supporting our clients! Marie and Jen attended Avalon International Bread’s bake house tour and interacted with members of the media. James and Pretzel Bell’s Executive Chef, Mike Trombley, stopped by TV20 Detroit to celebrate the restaurant’s one-year anniversary and March Madness specials. Dan and his
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Franco Launches New Brand

Welcome to Franco! We are proud to reveal the next generation of the Franco brand — a celebration of our past, present and future. Franco has been a leader in public relations in Detroit and beyond for more than five decades. We’re story tellers, but we’re usually helping our clients refine their messages, their strategies
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A bittersweet departure from a happy home

We talk a lot in public relations and marketing about “third-party validation,” the idea that what somebody else says about you is more trustworthy than what you say about yourself. You trust the restaurant reviewer more than the restaurant’s advertisements, your friend who hated the movie more than the actor praising it on the talk
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Franco Specialties – PR and Pumpkins

As the wind ripples the Detroit River outside our windows and the leaves turn on the Riverwalk, the Franco team prepares for one of their favorite fall pastimes – the annual pumpkin carving competition. Since this is my first Franco Halloween, I wanted to see just how fierce the competition is – so I dusted
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Building Relationships through Community Involvement: Tips from Franco CEO Dan Ponder

Celebrating 30 years with Franco Public Relations Group, our CEO Dan Ponder has cemented himself as a business leader in Detroit. But Franco is far from his only commitment in the region. Ponder is also an active member of the community, serving in leadership positions for organizations throughout the state, including the Detroit Regional Chamber
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