About samanthamkimball

Samantha is public relations manager, content strategist and chief cookie consumer at Kimball Hughes PR.

Philly-area students: be our Spring intern!

We're hiring an intern!

We’re looking for an intern to join our team for the Spring 2019 semester. This internship is open to juniors and seniors studying in a public relations, communications, or a related major at a college or university in the greater Philadelphia area.

Our agency serves a diverse client base with media relations, content development, crisis communications and social media management and consulting. Because we are a boutique agency, you are guaranteed hands-on experience in any or all of these areas.

We ask for a commitment of approximately 15 hours a week. Start and end dates are flexible, depending on the intern’s school schedule. This is a paid internship.

Desired Skills

  • A strong interest in pursuing a career in public relations or communications.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including knowledge of English grammar, a strong writing style and a willingness to write in a number of different styles and formats.
  • Research skills, including the ability to differentiate between reliable and unreliable sources online.
  • A major in public relations, communications, journalism, English, or a related discipline.
  • Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and communicating professionally via email.
  • Knowledge of AP style preferred but not required.
  • A working proficiency in the Mac operating system and the Microsoft Office suite.

Responsibilities

All of the interns’ responsibilities are supervised, and you will work closely with a few members of our team. Our focus is on helping you build the skills you need to function as a communications professional.

The public relations intern will:

  • Learn about media outreach by researching publications, generating media lists and drafting press releases.
  • Develop professional writing skills by assisting with short written pieces such as blog posts.
  • Assist with social media content curation and development.
  • Research clients or other topics to support ongoing projects.
  • Make phone calls, as related to other learning experiences.
  • Attend client meetings, presentations or events, as related to other learning experiences.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to skimball@kimballpr.com. Both cover letter and resume are required.

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Breathtaking Addison Wolfe listing featured as WSJ House of the Day

Take a peak inside Carousel Farms, a 32-acre New Hope, Pennsylvania property featuring a beautiful farm house, restored barn and 15,000 lavender plants, with this Wall Street Journal House of the Day feature. This unique property is listed by boutique Bucks County firm Addison Wolfe Real Estate.

4 things to look for before you post to social media

Social media tools are designed to be easy to use—but they’re not always easy to use well. Between typos, hasty responses and toggling multiple accounts in one dashboard, posting to social media can be perilous. What’s a social media manager to do?

Being careful doesn’t need to take a lot of time. Check out this checklist before the next time you hit “post.”

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On A.M. BestTV, AAMGA’s Bernie Heinze discusses recent visit to Lloyd’s

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Earlier this month, Bernie Heinze, executive director of AAMGA, briefed A.M. BestTV’s John Weber about his recent visit to Lloyd’s to discuss the role of MGAs in transfers, audits and more. Watch the interview here.

How can hotels use social media during a crisis response?


Photo credit: Mark Emery Photography via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

The majority of hotels recognize the critical need for crisis response planning. But have they factored in social media? Over at Hotel Executive, Gary explains eight ways hotels can be effectively using social media during a crisis response.

 

New Hope’s Logan Inn makes history, sells for $5.6 million

Jersey City developer promises to restore, expand Bucks County landmark

Addison Wolfe Real Estate, a boutique real estate firm specializing in distinctive properties, today announces New Hope’s historic Logan Inn has sold for $5.6 million to Landmark Hospitality, headquartered in Jersey City, N.J.

According to Addison Wolfe Realtor® Caryn Black, who represented Landmark Hospitality, the Logan Inn deal represents the largest commercial real estate transaction in recent history within the borough of New Hope.

“This deal has been in the works for some time, and promises to remake the face of downtown New Hope while remaining true to the building’s historic roots and New Hope’s distinctive character,” says Black. “Landmark Hospitality has an impressive track record of restoring historic commercial properties and turning them into remarkable destinations that complement their environment. The same will be true of Logan Inn.”

Established in 1722 as a tavern, the Logan Inn at 10 West Ferry Street in New Hope is Bucks County’s oldest and only in-town, continuously operational inn on the National Register of Historic Places.

Frank Cretella, principal of Landmark Hospitality, intends to work closely with New Hope’s Historical Architectural Review Board and Doylestown Architect Ralph C. Fey, AIA, to enhance the property’s curb appeal. In its current form, Landmark’s plans call for constructing two additional permanent structures that will add 17 new guest rooms and a pebbled court yard.

“As we did with the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station a few years ago, our intention is to return the Logan Inn to its true landmark status,” explains Cretella. “Logan Inn has been a centerpiece for New Hope since the dawn of this town, and we intend to renew its promise, restore its history and remake it as a showplace of fine dining and lodging for the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the area annually.”

Landmark Hospitality, a leader in urban renewal and adaptive reuse practices for historic and existing commercial structures, also operates Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, Stone House at Sterling Ridge in Warren, N.J., and Celebrate at Snug Harbor in Staten Island, N.Y., in addition to the Ryland Inn. The company also recently unveiled its other distinctive New Hope property, the fully renovated Hotel Du Village on River Road.

Gloria Nilson & Co. opens Toms River office

Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate today announces it is scheduled to open its newest office in Toms River at 411 Main Street in early December 2015. This newest location brings the company’s total number of offices to 24 throughout New Jersey, with two locations in Bucks County, Pa., and more than 700 agents working throughout the region.

“Toms River is an extremely diverse and dynamic downtown environment that continues to be a destination of many throughout the state,” explained Jacqueline Paterno, the broker-associate branch manager who will lead the Toms River office. “With so many of our clients looking to Toms River and surrounding areas for homes, this was the next logical location for our business and our agents. We’re thrilled to be joining the local community.”

In addition to Paterno, 12 additional sales associates from Gloria Nilson & Co.’s Brick, N.J., office will join the Toms River office. Plans for an official grand opening celebration in the first quarter of 2016, as well as recruiting for additional experienced and well-trained local sales associates, are also underway.

Sales associates who will work from the Toms River office include: Ramona Bruno, Anna Fimagnari, James Hawkes, Michael Meehan, Sima Parisi, Loretta Parody, Peter Paterno, Tom Rafferty, Sarah Rullo, James Schneider, Roseann Smith and Donald Stout

“One of the reasons Gloria Nilson & Co. has continued to grow as a successful real estate brokerage is because our expansion is strategic and it focuses on meeting the needs of our buyers and sellers,” said company President Pat Bell. “Toms River gives us another key regional location in Ocean County as well as further reach into other desirable shore communities where buyers are most interested.”

For more information about Gloria Nilson & Co. and its new Toms River location, please visit www.glorianilson.com or call Paterno at (201) 218-6388.