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How A Global Pandemic is Driving the Future of PR

Here we are, in the midst of global pandemic and it’s forcing brands to take a hard look at how they are communicating with their audiences.  Many brands are reevaluating campaign priorities, messaging, and tactics. It’s not surprising. Significant events, especially crises that can be felt on a national or global scale, are known to…  Read more

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Helping Clients Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis

As we all know, the ongoing COVID-19 situation is fundamentally disrupting virtually every facet of our lives – and brand communications is no exception. And for organizations of all sizes, across virtually all sectors, the lynchpin of navigating this unprecedented situation has been effective internal and external communications. At The Martin Group, we’ve been busy…  Read more

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PR/Communications During the COVID-19 Emergency

There have been countless articles written over the past few weeks regarding public relations and communications during the COVID-19 emergency. We have focused here on a few we feel provide timely, important considerations, are fairly quick-and-easy to read, and best reflect some of our own advice as well. In helping our clients manage an emerging…  Read more

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The Evolving Newsroom

To stay informed, connected and advised many of us do what feels natural – we turn to the news. We turn to channels that provide us with insight, facts, discussion, experts, updates, debates – and in times of discomfort and fear, reassurance. Take today’s unprecedented global coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic: communities around the world…  Read more

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365 Days at 620 Main Street

The Martin Group sharpened its giant scissors and then cut the red ribbon for its new corporate headquarters, located at 620 Main Street in downtown Buffalo, in May 2017. In July and following an extensive interior renovation of the building, our firm made the official move two blocks north from what was then home (477…  Read more

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“Children's is Moving" Integrated Communications Campaign wins prestigious Silver Anvil Award

Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) highest honor recognizes efforts of Buffalo, NY-based Kaleida Health and The Martin Group in effectively introducing the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Yesterday evening during the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) national awards gala at the Edison Ballroom, Buffalo-based Kaleida Health and The Martin Group received a…  Read more

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The Martin Group’s Headquarters Wins “Brick by Brick” Award

The Martin Group has been awarded a “Brick by Brick” Award in the New Office category for its corporate headquarters, located at 620 Main Street. The 2018 Brick by Brick winners, announced during a Monday night ceremony held at WNED Studios and attended by more than 300 people, were selected from 12 different categories by…  Read more

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The Martin Group Announces Expansion into Albany Market

Award-winning integrated communications agency’s Capital Region office a result of continued client roster growth and strategic relationship with Hearst Digital Agency BUFFALO/ROCHESTER/ALBANY, N.Y. – The Martin Group, an award-winning, “best-in-class” integrated communications agency with offices in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., today announced the company’s expansion into the Capital Region, effective in March 2018. The agency…  Read more

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Tips for Appearing on Camera

  By Dick Shaner, Jr., Senior Vice President, and Emily Pumm, Multi-media Specialist Whether you’re getting ready for an on-camera media interview or preparing to appear in a video to represent your organization, you’ll want to take all necessary steps to help make a positive impression. Over the years I’ve had two negative experiences that…  Read more

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So you want to make a video. Now what?

So you want to make a video. Now what?  Read more

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Giving Thanks for Children’s Hospital

As we gather together this week to share a meal with family and friends, the team at TMG pauses to give thanks for a monumental gift that has been given to our entire community; the new Oishei Children’s Hospital. The new Oishei Children’s Hospital is the first freestanding children’s hospital in New York State, and…  Read more

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Crisis Management Institute Issues its 2016 Annual Report

What were the major crisis trends and what businesses suffered a corporate black eye in 2016? The Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) is out with its annual – and expanded – crisis report, having tracked more than 600,000 crisis stories in the news worldwide last year. According to the report, the most crisis-prone industries in…  Read more

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5 Reasons To Attend Startup Grind

#1 – The Startup: Fanbassador A platform through which live performers are able to actively engage with their fans, Fanbassador allows music fans to dictate which artists come where, and when. Users are able to add cities to a tour, build their ideal music festival, request a setlist and purchase the exclusive merchandise of their…  Read more

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What does the media really think of PR pros?

What does the media really think of PR pros? From the key ingredients of a great pitch, to frequency for calls and follow-up, Martin Davison PR shared pointers for maintaining a positive rapport with media at PRSA Buffalo Niagara’s “Managing Media Relationships” last month. Attendees heard straight from the source — and the sources. Senior…  Read more

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Martin Davison wins big at the Excalibur Awards

Annual Public Relations Society of America awards ceremony recognizes Buffalo Niagara PR efforts; MDPR wins 31 awards  Read more

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From Scouting Players, to Scouting Companies

Lessons from a Professional Basketball Player Turned Entrepreneur  Read more

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How Bird Nests And New Business Relate

A number of years ago I helped a client introduce a line of “squirrel-free” bird seed. For those not familiar with bird feeding – now the second most-popular hobby in the U.S. behind gardening – squirrels are wily little rascals that will outsmart just about anyone or anything that sets out to deny them access…  Read more

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Integrating Social Media with PR

So you want to spread the word about your brand. You’ve developed a public relations strategy and think you should capitalize on social media, too – but you can’t put your finger on how it integrates with your PR plan. Understanding how to utilize social media and PR together can be tricky. In this post,…  Read more

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Weighing the Benefits of a Positive Corporate Reputation

In my last two blogs I discussed how actions speak louder than words when it comes to building and maintaining a positive corporate reputation. I also examined how two well-known and once highly respected companies – Volkswagen and Chipotle Mexican Grill – suffered the consequences of their actions, along with the negative impact crises had…  Read more

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Public Relations 101: Media Pitching

“What exactly do you do?” That’s a familiar question for public relations professionals. PR is multi-faceted, to say the least, so the answer is tough to put your finger on. One area of PR is media relations. In this post, we’ll walk through basic steps of pitching the media, which is crucial to successful media…  Read more

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10 Takeaways from Rob Kaiser, Executive Editor at the Niagara Gazette and Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Every month, the PR team at Martin Davison hosts a lunch’n learn with different members of the media. The goal is to help us build personal and professional relationships with reporters that extend beyond the newsroom, while also learning how we can more efficiently work with them. In late January, we met with Rob Kaiser,…  Read more

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Five Issues to Watch in Albany that Aren’t Uber

Yes, you should call your representative and weigh in on the push to bring Uber and Lyft to Upstate New York. But ridesharing isn’t the only issue that should have your attention as the State Legislature kicks off the 2017 session. Still, just to be sure you’ve got your talking points down: Visit Buffalo Niagara…  Read more

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The Hits Keep Coming for Volkswagen and Chipotle

Last September, I wrote about the negative impact crises have had on Volkswagen and Chipotle Mexican Grill (“When it Comes to Reputation Management, Actions Speak Louder Than Words”), two well-known and once highly respected companies. Both companies are back in the news. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced criminal charges against six Volkswagen executives for their…  Read more

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A Successful Semester for Our PR Intern

Exactly three months ago I walked into Martin Davison PR with an open mind and a fluttering heart. Thankfully the nerves were instantly put to ease as everyone welcomed me with open arms. I quickly learned about the team’s adoration of dogs and craft beer and knew that I would find a home at MDPR.…  Read more

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Iskalo Development Corp. Unveils “Reikart House” Boutique Hotel Brand and Showcases Construction Progress at Site of the Former Lord Amherst

Northtowns’ first full-service, upscale hospitality offering draws inspiration from historic Amherst couple as well as prominent WNY architect  Read more

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Matt Davison Recognized as “40 Under 40” Honoree

Managing Partner Matt Davison was recognized as one of Buffalo Business First’s 2016 “40 Under 40.” The “40 Under 40” awards honor individuals making a different at work, home, and in the WNY community. Davison is managing partner of Martin Davison Public Relations and senior vice president of The Martin Group. Martin Davison Public Relations…  Read more

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It’s not rocket science: PR for brand activation

Restaurant grand openings, facility ribbon cuttings, the unveiling of a new brand and the start of a capital campaign all aim to raise awareness, maximize exposure and grow an organization’s bottom line. Here are 10 simple ways to prepare for launching a new product, service, company initiative or special event to streamline efforts, ensure a…  Read more

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Invest Buffalo Niagara Showcases 15 Regional “Wins” During Annual Meeting of Investors

Today Invest Buffalo Niagara—the nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York—announced its 2015-16 business attraction and expansion results. “The 2015-2016 year brought a very solid number of company wins, strong job numbers and an unprecedented level of private sector investment,” said Tom Kucharski, president & CEO of Invest…  Read more

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Remember to Move Over – It’s the Law!

The Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), the New York State Police Department, and West Seneca Police Department encourage drivers to ‘Move Over’ for law enforcement and emergency personnel. “Police, fire, and ambulance personnel are often required to do their work on the shoulders of busy roadways and highways, and every year, hundreds of officers…  Read more

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When it Comes to Reputation Management, Actions Speak Louder Than Words

National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame Member and Former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy famously said, “What you do should speak so loudly that no one will hear what you say.” When it comes to reputation management, Marv was right; actions typically speak louder than words. Two well-known and once highly respected companies…  Read more

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“Steer It, Clear It” to Improve Roadway Safety

BUFFALO, NY – Today the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC) encouraged motorists to “Steer It, Clear It,” in the event of a minor vehicle collision. “Once a car accident has occurred, the odds of subsequent collisions increase significantly if vehicles are not moved out of the way of traffic,” said Athena Hutchins, executive director…  Read more

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Invest Buffalo Niagara Unveils Updated “Welcome to Buffalo Niagara” Relocation Guide

BUFFALO, NY– Invest Buffalo Niagara—the nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York—unveiled the 2016 “Welcome to Buffalo Niagara Relocation Guide.” “Our region has seen remarkable economic development activity in recent years, and as a business attraction organization, we aim to capitalize on that momentum to continue to drive…  Read more

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Summer 2016 Travel Tips

NITTEC, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, and Peace Bridge Authority offer travel information and advice to motorists Today, in anticipation of the upcoming Canada Day and Independence Day holidays and busy summer travel season, the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, and Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority)…  Read more

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Martin Davison Public Relations Awarded 14 Excalibur Awards by the Public Relations Society of America

Martin Davison Public Relations received 14 awards as part of the PRSA Buffalo Niagara’s 2016 Excalibur Awards, held June 22 at the Tralf Music Hall in downtown Buffalo. MDPR and The Martin Group would like to congratulate Michael P. Hughes, senior VP of public affairs and marketing at Kaleida Health, for receiving the May C. Randazzo…  Read more

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TMG Wins Two Commendations for “World’s Best Digital Health Resources”

The Martin Group received two awards as part of the national Digital Health Awards, announced in June 2016. The Martin Group was awarded in the following categories: Erie County Medical Center Corporation BRONZE                     Responsive Website Design              ECMC website Erie County Medical Center Corporation MERIT                         Website                                               ECMC website The Digital Health Awards honor the world’s…  Read more

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Manning and Gurney Appointed to PBA Board of Directors

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (PBA) today announced the appointment of Kenneth A. Manning and reappointment of Charles L. Gurney III (“Sam Gurney”) to the PBA board of directors. Kenneth A. Manning was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and confirmed by the New York State Senate on…  Read more

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Invest Buffalo Niagara Continues Aggressive Canadian Outreach Efforts

Regional economic development organization’s recent cross-border engagement strategy leads to series of business attraction wins, marquee event attendance, and hosted panel discussion to promote bi-national connectivity BUFFALO, NY/ OAKVILLE, ON – Today Invest Buffalo Niagara—the nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York—announced several achievements related to its ongoing…  Read more

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Peace Bridge Authority Formalizes Contract Award with American Bridge Company for Bridge Rehabilitation Project

BUFFALO, NY/FORT ERIE, ON – The Board of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge Authority) has awarded a construction contract to American Bridge Company for the Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The $80.5 million Peace Bridge Rehabilitation Project is one component of an overall $186 million, fully self-financed, five-year capital plan approved…  Read more

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Public Relations for CanAm Connectivity.

Martin Davison PR recently facilitated the Peace Bridge Authority’s unveiling of the $24 million expanded and renovated U.S. Customs Commercial Building. 
The project is part of a comprehensive effort being made in and around the U.S. plaza to improve the Peace Bridge crossing and ensure that it remains a top international travel and trade corridor.…  Read more

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Meet Christine Denham

Martin Davison Public Relations, recently hired Christine Denham as senior public relations manager. She is based in the company’s Buffalo office. Formerly an account supervisor for Coyne Public Relations in New York City, Denham expands MDPR’s account management, client relations, and special event capabilities. Her prior agency experience also includes Weber Shandwick, Edelman, Cohn & Wolfe,…  Read more

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Good News, Bad News on the Crisis Communications Front in 2015

There was some good news on the crisis communications front last year according to The Institute for Crisis Management (ICM), which just released its annual report for 2015. It found crisis stories in the news decreased by six percent from the previous year. Unfortunately, those crises in the news were no less alarming or damaging…  Read more

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Boosting brands for clients.

Social Media Director John Jiloty was recently featured in Buffalo Business First for his content creation and storytelling that spans both TMG and MDPR clients. Highlights from the story include John’s professional and WNY history and long-time involvement with social media. John also breaks down the details of his day-to-day job for TMG/MDPR and shares…  Read more

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MDPR opens doors for Dave & Buster’s and Qdoba.

Martin Davison Public Relations recently completed two restaurant grand openings for national brands – each debuting in a new WNY market. In March, Dave & Buster’s opened its first Rochester location at The Marketplace Mall. MDPR hosted a VIP event, heavily covered by area media and with more than 1,100 registrations. MDPR recently helped with…  Read more

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Bringing AV savvy to PR.

The Martin Group is pleased to welcome Multimedia Specialist Emily Pumm to the Martin Davison Public Relations team. Having worked as a freelancer, production assistant and intern for a wide variety of national and local startups, non-profits, production companies and film productions, Emily brings an extremely unique and broad perspective to MDPR’s videography and social…  Read more

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PR 101 for Startups– Determining What is Newsworthy

Last month, Martin Davison Public Relations joined forces with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to host PR101, a free seminar for startups in LEARN at the Innovation Center. PR101 was an overview of DIY media exposure for startups, companies that may not be able to afford a PR firm or a practitioner in-house. We briefed…  Read more

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Who Was The Real Super Bowl 50 Winner?

Last night’s Super Bowl was a battle between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers – and the advertisers. We know who won the football game, but who won the advertising game? According to the USA Today, Hyundai’s ‘First Date’  commercial was number 1. We asked TMG and MDPR partners to share their favorite and least…  Read more

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We’re Ready for You Super Bowl 50!

We’re all getting ready for Super Bowl 50 to premiere this Sunday, whether it’s for the game, the half-time show or strictly the commercials. Here are a few leaked ads to keep an eye out for on Sunday. From Budweiser and T-Mobile, to Pokemon celebrating its 20th anniversary, we’re excited to watch the big game…  Read more

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GALA 22:6 Raises More Than $330,000 to Support Catholic Education in the Diocese of Buffalo

The Martin Group again served as sponsor for the 16th annual dinner and Martin Davison Public Relations provided PR support  The tears streamed down my face and the faces of many others at GALA 22:6 on Thursday night, Jan. 28, as those of us in attendance watched a heart-wrenching video about Natalie Lewis – a…  Read more

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Ridestrong.

Martin Davison PR facilitated the launch of the 2016 Tour de Cure® with “Red Ride 25,” a cycling event held at Riverworks during which team captains, Red Riders, corporate supporters and elected officials completed a collective 25 hours of riding to kickoff fundraising for the Tour’s 25th anniversary. During the Red Ride 25, Revolution Buffalo hosted…  Read more

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What Do You Think About Subway’s New TV Spot?

Company bids a not-so-fond farewell to a rough year in 2015 with new advertising campaign I suspect few organizations were happier to see 2015 from their rear-view mirror than Subway. Last April, Russell Taylor, who headed the Jared Foundation – named for long-time Subway pitchman Jared Fogle – was arrested on child pornography charges. Taylor…  Read more

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Martin Davison Public Relations Twitter List

At Martin Davison Public Relations, we see social media as integral in the ever-changing PR world. We know the importance of using social media to enhance marketing and PR strategies and reach influencers and members of the media. We also know how tough it can be to keep up with the daily avalanche of content…  Read more

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‘Tis the season for giving.

TMG is proud to be collecting food items for the Food Bank of WNY in an agency-wide food drive, to give to those in need and show our appreciation for the regional charity. The Food Bank of WNY distributes food to programs that feed the needy in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.  Read more

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RiverWorks commits to health and wellness.

Martin Davison Public Relations planned the announcement for a five-year health and wellness partnership between Independent Health and RiverWorks, effective January 1, 2016. Healthy Options® menu items will now be available at RiverWorks’ food concessions and in its restaurant, and health, fitness and wellness-related activities will be scheduled throughout the year. Independent Health members will…  Read more

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The 12 “Tips” of Christmas

Your Holiday gift guide to a successful year of earned media in 2016 I enjoy media relations; good old-fashioned publicity. It’s challenging yet very rewarding successfully pitching a feature story, arranging for an interview, positioning a spokesperson as a thought leader to address a particular topic currently in the news, or issuing an advisory that…  Read more

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43Northern exposure.

Martin Davison Public Relations (MDPR) was proud to play a part in the culmination of the second year of 43North – the world’s largest business idea competition. 43North Week offered a weeklong celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, featuring events and activities that engaged entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, angel investors and the general Western New York…  Read more

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#GivingTuesday

Are you part of the global celebration of a new tradition of generosity? Have you given back yet today? Now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all passed, it’s time we sit back and give back to those in this world less fortunate than us. #GivingTuesday is a global day that is dedicated to…  Read more

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The Martin Group to Purchase Historic 620 Main Street

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Martin Group (TMG), Buffalo’s leading full-service advertising, branding and public relations firm, has announced plans to purchase the historic 620 Main Street building, located in the City of Buffalo’s Theater District. TMG is currently headquartered at 477 Main Street, a building purchased in 2008 and subsequently renovated by Tod Martin, TMG’s…  Read more

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What We’re Thankful For This Year

It’s been a great year at The Martin Group, from acquiring AMDG Public Affairs, now known as Martin Davison Public Relations, to the influx of new hires and earning the title of the sixth fastest growing company in WNY in the Buffalo Business First, we have A LOT to be thankful for this year. Without our…  Read more

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National Doughnut Day Brings Back Krispy Kreme Publicity Memories

Grand opening of the new Dave & Buster’s at Galleria brings back memories of Krispy Kreme publicity.  Those of you old enough to remember The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show or familiar with it through reruns on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or Boomerang will undoubtedly recall the Wayback Machine, a device used to transport the characters Mr.…  Read more

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We’re Hiring A Videographer!

Full-Time Videographer The Martin Group/ Martin Davison Public Relations The videographer is responsible for shooting, editing and producing video content consisting of interviews and short features for digital and social media use and other various audio and visual communication projects that support and promote The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations and their clients. The ideal client…  Read more

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Trick-or-Trend?

Hallow’s Eve is a time for the year’s most talked about PR blunders and pop culture stories to materialize in the form of costume. Gone are the days of tossing a sheet over your head and calling yourself a ghost. You must walk a fine line in your costume choice: Ironic, but not too ironic.…  Read more

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43North Week

The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations are proud sponsors of 43North Week, which began last Wednesday, October 21, and wraps up Thursday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, October 29 the 11 chosen finalists — out of 11,356 applicants — will pitch their ideas to a panel of…  Read more

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Meet Our Newest Groupies

It’s a time for growth at The Martin Group and Martin Davison Public Relations. We humbly accepted the August 2015 recognition of sixth-fastest Growing Company in WNY by Buffalo Business First, and much of our growth can be credited to the assembly of a strong team. And so, without further adieu, we’re proud to introduce…  Read more

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Totes McGoats: Brilliant Public Relations or Accidental Genius?

(Photo Courtesy of WGRZ) Our Martin Davison PR team weighs in on the Totes McGoats phenomenon, analyzing the PR impact and potential of this creepy mascot from Niagara Falls. Brilliant strategic PR move or accidental genius? Tell us what you think. Oliver Hays (Senior PR Manager): So this Totes McGoats character is breaking the internet;…  Read more

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Ping Pong Diplomacy

On August 28, TMG and Martin Davison PR attended the inaugural Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament at 43North, on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo. Staffers Matt Davison, Oliver Hays, Blake Carbone and Kelsey Hanks vied for the championship title as observers networked with resident startup companies in the 43North incubator space. Check out 43North’s Ping Pong…  Read more

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Light The Way … Find a Cure

It was a warm, early fall evening on Friday, Sept. 25 with bright sunshine gradually giving way to a nearly full moon; the perfect setting for the 17th annual Light The Night® Walk in Delaware Park, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western & Central New York. The Light The Night Walk celebrates…  Read more

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Martin Davison PR a Proud Member of Rise of the Rest Organizing Committee

Martin Davison Public Relations is proud to welcome Steve Case, the founder of AOL and leader of “Rise of the Rest,” to Buffalo. In August, Case announced his 2015 Rise of the Rest Tour at the White House, and Buffalo was chosen as one of five cities for Case to tour – and give $100,000…  Read more

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How To Write A Press Release

In this era of content, the press release is an optimal tool to promote news about your organization. Press releases keep you top of mind for members of the media, and give you a steady, current stream of new information on your own website and social media platforms. Did you hire a new employee? Sponsor…  Read more

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One Beer. One Buffalo.

On August 14, aptly the same day as the first Buffalo Bills 2015-16 preseason game, Martin Davison Public Relations facilitated a press event around the tapping of the first kegs of One Buffalo beer, a unique collaboration between Southern Tier Brewing Company and Pegula Sports & Entertainment. (716) Food and Sport hosted Buffalo Bills and Sabres President…  Read more

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The Martin Group Named Sixth Fastest Growing Company in Western New York

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Martin Group (TMG), a premier advertising, branding and public relations firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo, has been named the sixth fastest growing company in Western New York, according to Buffalo Business First and the 2015 Fast Track Awards. “It’s a real honor to be recognized for continued growth as a company,…  Read more

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The Martin Group Promotes John Jiloty

BUFFALO, NY- The Martin Group (TMG), a premier advertising, branding and public relations firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo, recently announced the promotion of John Jiloty. John has been promoted to director of social media at Martin Davison Public Relations. In his new role, he will continue his responsibilities overseeing social media content creation, strategy and…  Read more

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Hey, what’s the big idea?

43North–World’s Largest Business Idea Competition announced the conclusion of its year-two application period on June 24. Martin Davison Public Relations contributed to the applicant push for startups and entrepreneurs from around the world by helping coordinate a multi-city roadshow tour to engage out-of-market audiences, partnering with national organizations and incubators/accelerators, and organizing visits to Canada,…  Read more

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A sharp collection of awards.

Martin Davison Public Relations (MDPR) made its presence known at the 2015 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter’s 26th annual Excalibur Awards. We won two Gold Awards – one a joint entry submitted by Catholic Charities of Buffalo for their 2013 annual report produced by TMG – and the other a joint…  Read more

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Newsworthy Crises Continued Their Upward Trend Last Year; Is Your Company or Organization Prepared to Handle One?

The Institute for Crisis Management (ICM) recently released its annual report for 2014 and if you think crises facing businesses and other organizations are on the decline you better think again. The annual report, a compilation of news, trends and the identification of industries most prone to a crisis, identified more than 223,000 crisis news stories…  Read more

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How Did The Buffalo Bills Break Their Season Ticket Record? A Focus on Community Relations

With this week’s announcement by Bills President Russ Brandon that the Bills have set an all-time record for season ticket holders with 57,500 (and counting), it’s obvious that Western New York is bleeding blue and red as much as any time since the Super Bowl years. Considering the fact that the team hasn’t made the playoffs…  Read more