Advertising, Campaign, Digital Marketing, Facebook, Social Media

Successful social media campaigns. We love them. We want them. But how do we build them? Just because your 14-year-old cousin amassed an impressive Instagram following in six months by winging it doesn’t mean you should follow suit. Your brand deserves a sound social media campaign strategy. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few concrete steps to help you create a successful campaign. 1. Set Clear Goals The most important step in creating a successful social media campaign is defining...

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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, 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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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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Clients, Promotions, Social Media

One nice thing about a career in advertising: No two days are the same. Especially when you have a client like the Dolan Automotive Group, owners of Reno Toyota, Lexus of Reno and Reno Mazda Kia. As many northern Nevada residents know, the Dolans are up for anything when it comes to their monthly promotions. For those of us at Foundry, that means some pretty strange shopping excursions. One day your assignment is to find the perfect shade of red...

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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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