Brand Development, Campaign, Clients, Foundry Team, Public Relations

What’s the big deal? We’re thrilled to announce our efforts in collaboration with The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows resulted in their recognition with the prestigious ‘Gold Award’ for Comprehensive Marketing Strategy at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Marketing & Communications (MAC) Awards. This calls for a victory dance and some digital confetti, as the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows was selected among hundreds of the largest Clubs across the country for implementing the...

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Brand Development

Whether this is your first time hearing of us or you work with us in some capacity, I am excited to introduce you to the new brand. For those new to us, Foundry, formerly known as Bauserman Group, is an integrated advertising, marketing and strategic communication agency. Established in the late 80's, we are based in Reno, Nevada. With a recent move to downtown Reno, I thought it was the perfect time to rebrand. New Name In the advertising world,...

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Advertising, Company Culture, Foundry Team, Public Relations

Connor Christiansen joined the Foundry as a Public Relations intern in May 2015. Connor focuses on writing press releases, coordinating interviews and, his favorite, posting to online community calendars. Occasionally, we let Connor break out of the intern corner and write for our blog. In honor of International Women’s Day, take a look at what his time in the office has taught him about gender in the PR industry.  PR OFFICE, Baus. (03/08/16)— Jon Hamm’s award-winning run as Sterling Cooper’s macho-man...

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Advertising, Campaign, Clients, Social Media, Special Events

Top 5 Takeaways from the “Yelp for Your Business - 101” Event, Hosted by Foundry Last week we hosted Michael Tragash, Yelp’s Senior Community Manager for Reno, to teach our clients and contacts about Yelp for Business. There was a lot of information dispensed throughout the hour-long presentation, so we’ve compiled our Top 5 Takeaways from the evening: In order to use the free helpful tools that Yelp offers business owners, you have to actually claim your business page. Although a...

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Clients, Press Releases, Public Relations, Social Media

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RENO, Nev. (October 3, 2014) – The Reno Rodeo has selected the Foundry, a Reno-based advertising, marketing and communications agency to provide public relations and social media to the “Wildest, Richest, Rodeo in the West” which just celebrated its 95th year. The Foundry will manage the Reno Rodeo’s year-round media relations and expanded social media and assist the Reno Rodeo Association with community outreach and event coordination for the 10-day event, including the historic cattle drive and...

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Advertising, Campaign, Design, Featured, Press Releases, Print

Today, we received word that we are a Gold District Winner in the 2014 American Advertising Awards, making us a National American Advertising Awards finalist. The award goes to the "What Beer Are You?" poster created for a DynaGraphics customer appreciation party. Winning an award at the district level is the second step in the three-tiered competition. The national awards will be held on May 31 in Boca Raton, FL. So, what beer are you? Take the test with our...

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Advertising, Company Culture, Foundry Team, Leadership, Public Relations

Whether you have done thousands of interviews or only a handful, preparation is important to your success and the success of your message. which is the whole reason why you want to do an interview. So, take a few moments to review our 4 Tips for Preparing for an Interview. What are the three things you want the reporter and their viewers to know and understand about your organization, event, etc.? This will help you focus on your talking points....

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Advertising, Campaign, Clients

If you attended classes at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno any time from the '80s to the spring of 2011 it's likely you took a class from journalism professor Jake Highton. And once you took a class from Jake Highton, you became part of an unofficial club. The club was made up of stressed-out students comparing equally bad grades. The amount of his hastily-penned -- perhaps even violently-scratched -- red-ink corrections caused almost everyone...

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Brand Development, Design, Print

The last Sunday in February is always circled in red on my calendar and blocked off a year in advance. It’s the one night I get to be with a guy that’s not my husband – and his name is Oscar. The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s biggest night, where both the couture and the speeches are either breathtakingly good or amazingly bad. In both cases, it’s difficult to look away. Whether I’ve seen most or nearly none of the movies...

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Company Culture, Foundry Team, Leadership

So you’ve landed your first job. Now what? A bouquet of bright sharpies sits next to my black inbox, telephone and computer on a crisp white desk. The cursor on the screen taunts me to begin typing. I’ve officially begun my first professional job. I joined Foundry as a full-time employee in January. Transitioning from a university to an agency atmosphere has been a scary yet exciting move. The work I put forth is no longer about A’s and B’s,...

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