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Insurers Recommend PR Pros for Clients in Crisis

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Epoch 5 President Katherine Heaviside recently penned an article for the trade publication Insurance Advocate in which she described the importance of engaging professional crisis communications experts: By Katherine Heaviside Here’s how it usually works. You’re finally enjoying a well-deserved day off when frantic coworkers begin sending you… more

Editors to pitching pros: KO the hype and hard sell

Newsday’s auditorium was recently the scene of a lively discussion on a topic that is near and dear to public relations professionals: how to successfully pitch media on stories that are important to their organization. “Expert Tips for Great Media Coverage” was organized and moderated by Epoch 5… more

News 12 Westchester Wins Eight New York Emmy® Awards

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News 12 Westchester was honored by The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with eight New York Emmy® Awards. The awards were presented this weekend at the 59th annual New York Emmy® Awards ceremony at The Marriott Marquis Times Square in New… more

NICE bus Receives a Perfect Score In Federal Triennial Compliance Review

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Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE bus) recently completed the rigorous Federal Transit Administration’s Triennial Review with no findings of deficiencies, what is considered a perfect score indicating full compliance.   NICE received the highest attainable score in this mandatory performance audit, which is required of all public transit agencies that… more

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. Expands Into Capital District

Garfunkel Wild, P.C. (GW) is pleased to announce the opening of its Capital District office at 677 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, effective September 14, 2015.  Heading the Albany office are three high-ranking attorneys formerly with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) – former General Counsel James… more

Optimum Community Announces Eighth Annual ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ Student Essay Contest

For the eighth consecutive year, Cablevision’s Optimum Community and Olympusat, Inc. are proud to sponsor the “Hispanic Heritage Month” essay contest in recognition of the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans.  Open to middle-school (grades 6 through 8) and high-school (grades 9 through 12) students, the 2015 contest asks… more

Austin & Williams Wins “Best of Show” in 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards

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Leading advertising and higher education marketing agency Austin & Williams (Hauppauge, NY) was recognized by the judges of the 31st Annual Educational Advertising Awards as a “Best of Show” winner for its Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY) advertising campaign. The agency also received three gold, four silver, two bronze… more

Lights, Camera, Crisis! Is Your Company Ready?

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What are the odds your organization will have a full-blown crisis that could hurt your good reputation or even destroy your business? Well, based on the near-daily calls our firm gets for crisis communications services, the chances seem pretty good. So, are you one of those organizations that… more

The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Announces New Time for Shows: 12 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

For the first time, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, one of New York State’s largest public events, will take place starting at 12 Noon and run until 5 PM – a new time for the show which traditionally ran from 10 AM until 3 PM. Fans… more

Powerful, Multimedia Production ‘BASETRACK Live’ at Adelphi University

Contact: Epoch 5 Public Relations) Production vividly recounts story of a group of Marines and their families before, during and after deployment to Afghanistan Garden City, NY … Adelphi University is pleased to announce that BASETRACK Live, the powerful and engaging play adapted from interviews with veterans from… more

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