Connecticut Old State House Opens New Gift Store

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, connecticut, Non-Profit

We are proud to be part of the planning to reopen the new and improved gift store at the Old State House in Hartford. Our firm did the research to help decide the retail planners approach to supporting the Old State House efforts with a focus on Hartford and Connecticut history by featuring unique items, books, […]

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Congratulations to the Catalyst Fund 20th Anniversary

Posted on 20. Nov, 2013 by in Blog, community, Non-Profit

I am proud to be a part of the Catalyst Endowment Fund and member of the Steering Committee that supports worthy groups and important issues in the Greater Hartford Region. Congratulations to all members for a great first 20 years, and for the next 20 years of providing support to important efforts in our community […]

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Telling Your Story Workshop Appreciated

Posted on 19. Mar, 2011 by in Blog, community, Non-Profit, nonprofit, our philosophy, Portfolio

Morning Musing Workshop Once Upon a Time…The Story is Everything. Presented by Ira Yellen, President/CEO The face. The voice. The success. The event. All of these are parts of a story. Yet how do you choose the one example that fully encompasses everything your organization is, all that it does? And how do you tell […]

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Integrated Communication Campaign Helps Retain Funding for Community Health Centers

Posted on 09. Jul, 2010 by in Health, Non-Profit, Portfolio

Overview Faced with decreasing funding from the Connecticut Legislature and low awareness of the value of community health care centers to the state’s health and economy, CPCA retained First Experience Communications (FEC) to help them develop and execute a strategic public relations campaign to retain funding for the community health centers, as well as HUSKY […]

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Promoting Connecticut’s Nonprofit Community

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by in Non-Profit, Portfolio

The Connecticut Association of Nonprofits — Advocating, supporting and strengthening nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut. Case Study Overview During uncertain economic times, services and employment nonprofits provide become more crucial to the people of Connecticut, yet these same services and jobs become prime targets for state budget cuts. The Connecticut […]

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Social Marketing Research Helps Market a Comprehensive After-school Program

Posted on 14. Jun, 2010 by in Education, Non-Profit, Portfolio

Parents and Communities for Kids (PACK) — Improving learning outcomes for children, ages 6 to 10, by participating with their parents Case Study Overview Research shows when parents take responsibility for their children’s learning, children become more successful in school and life. This was the catalyst behind Parents and Communities for Kids, “PACK”, which began […]

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Marketing a 25th Anniversary for a Major Community Group

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 by in Non-Profit, Portfolio

Leadership Greater Hartford — Branding and Positioning a Connecticut Premier Leadership Program Case Study Overview During the strategic planning process in 2000, the Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) Board of Directors agreed the mission of LGH is “to convene and develop a diverse array of community-minded leaders to address the key issues affecting Greater Hartford”. To […]

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Media Campaign for Bone Marrow Donor Registration Drive to Save Lives

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by in Health, Non-Profit, Portfolio

Vinay Chakravarthy, a 28-year-old South Asian-American physician with life-threatening leukemia, urgently needed a bone marrow transplant to survive. An urgent need to find a marrow donor match to save a young doctor’s life engaged First Experience Communications in an unprecedented campaign to give localized media relations support in cities across the U.S. to help grassroots […]

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Media Relations Draws attention to People with Disabilities

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by in Non-Profit, Portfolio

Oak Hill Responds to a Terrible Tragedy — A family murder-suicide tragedy shocked Connecticut and shook the community of caregivers and providers for people with disabilities. Case Study Situation A family murder-suicide tragedy shocked Connecticut and shook the community of caregivers and providers for people with disabilities. In late February 2007, Richard Brown shot and […]

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Promoting Hartford during Challenging Times

Posted on 30. Apr, 2010 by in Non-Profit, Portfolio

Hartford Cares —Leadership Greater Hartford Takes Important Role in Promoting Hartford After a Crisis of Confidence Hartford was in a crisis of morale and morality. LGH collaborated with other groups to organize a candlelight vigil in Bushnell Park to foster healing and hope in Hartford.  First Experience Communications was asked to handle all public relations […]

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