Brand Development, Clients, Facebook, Promotions, Social Media

If you haven’t experienced the Pokémon GO craze first-hand yet, we can almost guarantee your life has been touched by one of the estimated 7.5 million aspiring Pokémasters who are stumbling around neighborhoods, parks and malls on the hunt for imaginary creatures.  We’ve heard and read about hundreds of businesses throughout the country taking full advantage of this app to bring foot traffic into their locations. Coffee shops, retail stores, malls, bar crawl organizations—you name it, they’re all bringing in...

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Advertising, Public Relations

Mos Eisely Spaceport, Tattooine (May 4, 2016)- One of my earliest memories is of watching Star Wars. To my innocent young mind everything about the galaxy far far away was black and white. Old Ben and Luke Skywalker were the architects of the shining city upon the hill and Darth Vader and his stormtroopers were undoubtedly heathens purposed only to destroy everything that is good in the universe. Over the years I’ve learned you can’t be so steadfast in your...

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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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Campaign, Clients, Foundry Team, Leadership, Press Releases, Public Relations

In this video, Michael Pranikoff from PR Newswire answers that continually popular question: "Is the press release dead?" As a PR professional, I have watched the “Is the press release dead?” conversation take place my entire career. The answer, in short, is no. However, that does not mean that anyone practicing PR out there has free reign to throw a bunch of words on paper that he or she feels is “newsworthy” and send it to every media outlet in town....

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Advertising, Facebook, Public Relations, Social Media

Fact: "The Times They Are A-Changing" has been the most overused headline in the past 24 hours on marketing and social media blogs. Whether you're a fan of Facebook's recent release of the timeline or not, it's here to stay (and by "stay" I mean until Facebook changes the layout in another six months). Yesterday, Facebook released the timeline layout for business pages. While the change doesn't necessitate a complete overhaul of Facebook strategy, the new layout and page structure...

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Brand Development, Company Culture, Design, Foundry Team, Q&A

Do you constantly have to grab for the AP Stylebook throughout your work day? Is it "lay" or is it "lie"? Should I use "affect" or "effect"? What about “who” vs. “whom”? My go-to resource has become Mignon Fogarty — better known as "Grammar Girl" — of QuickandDirtyTips.com. Her website and podcast provide — well just what you'd think: quick and dirty tips to an ever-growing number of topics such as: "Did I Tweet or did I Twitter?" "Funny Misplaced Modifiers" and "Do you capitalize 'Google'?" Luckily,...

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