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

Empowering motorcoach companies to get social

let's work together to spread awareness, secure a better future for the motorcoach industry and get back to business.
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Recently, we had the pleasure of working with the United Motorcoach Association on a quick-start social media toolkit for their members. We were tasked with an interesting challenge: help the industry speak with one voice as they asked for support from the Federal governement in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic — and help motorcoach operators new to social media adopt this tool for their future marketing efforts.

You can read more on the solution we helped UMA create in this article.

Introducing KHPR Office Hours

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COVID-19 has disrupted even the best business marketing and communications plans. If you are wondering how to get back on track with your messaging, looking for advice on the most appropriate way to promote your business during a pandemic, or if you need a plan to deal with the media, we can help.

Kimball Hughes Public Relations, a national agency based in Philadelphia, is hosting virtual office hours from 3pm EDT to 5pm EDT on May 28, 2020, offering FREE public relations consultation to organizations in need of assistance. We’ll listen and offer practical, expert advice on how to proceed.

Whether you are struggling to create effective messaging or simply need a seasoned professional to gut-check your current communications plans, Kimball Hughes PR can help.

These free consultation appointments are on a first-come, first serve basis. We’ll discuss your challenge during a 30- or 60-minute call. Depending on the issues, we’ll either offer advice on the call or follow up within 24 hours with thoughtful suggestions and advice on next steps you can take to help your business.

Email us at info@kimballpr.com to schedule your May 28th appointment today.

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, your employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders are getting their messages from sources ranging from the CDC to Instagram. Writing in PropertyCasualty360, KHPR President Gary Kimball asks: shouldn’t some of that messaging come from you? He provides guidance on how business leaders can communicate with their audiences — read it here.

Download our Communications Checklist

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For businesses, there is a right and wrong way to communicate during a crisis as tragic and widespread as the COVID-19 pandemic. We all know the wrong approach when we see it — but how do we do the right thing? We hope our Communications Checklist points you in the right direction

Click here to download the KHPR Communications Checklist.

(It’s free to download and we’re won’t make you sign up for anything — that link takes you directly to a PDF download.)

If you need further guidance during this trying time, please rest assured that our team is fully operational and ready to support you. Reach out at info@kimballpr.com for general inquiries, or connect with the Kimball Hughes PR team on LinkedIn.

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Reputation management through crises

For businesses, a compassionate and savvy response to the COVID-19 pandemic involves transparent, accurate and realistic communications. This serves to protect not only employees’ and customers’ health, but also a business’s reputations. In PropertyCasualty360, our VP Rod Hughes offers guidance on reputation and crisis communications for insurance professionals and all B2B professionals.

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?


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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.