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TF Andrew Store in Westchester Public Relations Hit

A crowd gathers at the "bar" at TF Andrew's Westchester public relations event
The latest step in our public relations and marketing strategy for TF Andrew happened last night as we helped the new high-end flooring superstore celebrate their grand opening in Elmsford. Dozens of people joined us for an evening of food, fashion and flooring with a special  presentation from Habitat for Humanity recognizing the Faheys for their commitment to the community. 

TF Andrew branded collateral next to Cottages & Gardens magazine
As one of the top Westchester public relations agencies, we brought in Cottages & Gardens magazine as an event sponsor. The high end glossy publication invited their select subscriber list of affluent residents and designers to the party. Also in attendance were some of TF Andrew’s notable business partners and customers, Westchester public relations professionals, as well as staff from MSCO, including myself and our CEO Mark Stevens. 

TF Andrew founder Tom Fahey talking with Westchester public relations expert Cindi Cook
Score this as another win in MSCO’s public relations strategy. We’re all very pleased with the turnout and reception, so a big hand goes out to the finest Westchester public relations team there is. Next up for TF Andrew in our marketing strategy for TF Andrew will be digital advertising, cable TV in Westchester public relations and other advertising. Stay tuned for more updates as this campaign unfolds, including a sneak peek at our brand new TV commercial next week.

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Teams of Distinction Connecting Teams Through HC Online

Our PR staff helps another client get press coverage. In one of their latest articles, human resources blog HC Online quotes Teams of Distinction (formerly People NRG) founder Lawrence Polsky as an expert on corporate team building. As the expert on business culture and coaching, Polsky says:

“Most of the problems on teams are human: conflict, stress, burn out, success, failure, striving, collaborating. These are all human problems that require real relationships [to manage].”

This is part of our ongoing marketing strategy to transform Teams of Distinction into the go-to consultancy for CEOs worried about their company culture and team performance. Look for more from Lawrence in more human resources and management media channels in the coming weeks.
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Bestie Bag Now Working with MSCO

MSCO landed yet another new client today in Bestie Bag. A unique children’s bag which has already been a lot of fun to work with so far, imagine a small tote with a stylish design. Now picture half of it being covered with a brightly colored fur. That’s a Bestie Bag.

After seeing the product (a bag initially created for children to aid in sensory learning), we were able to turn the idea around completely, finding product potential in the tween market and creating a strategy we can now bring to life. To do this, we plan to build an interactive community around the brand. Currently, we have five bags in five different colors. Each bag will be represented by a female character that has her own personality. These girls, the Bestie Girls, will carry their Bestie Bag everywhere.

From there, we’ll grow through social media and non-traditional marketing techniques to get positive word-of-mouth and a viral buzz going. At that point, the sky’s the limit, making this one of the most exciting products MSCO has marketed in a while.

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Mid Month New Client Roundup

Two new clients begin work with MSCO today, marking the start of two new marketing relationships as we seek to position each client for the best success in their industry.

Teams of Distinction (formerly People NRG) is an executive coaching firm with Swiss roots that helps build teams and keep companies of all sizes moving forward. We’ve refocused their brand starting with a basic question: Do you really have a team? When you really look at it (and we’re developing ways for managers and CEOs to do just that), most “teams” are simply groups of people that can’t get on the same page and don’t like each other very much. Teams of Distinction helps companies make a u-turn from one of these “teams of extinction” into a Team of Distinction, hence the name. For them, we’ll be playing up some of their Swiss heritage as it relates to precision and this new methodology at industry events, through the Society of Human Resource Management and in other marketing.

Also starting with MSCO is At Home Senior Care, a home-based senior aid service. We’ve refreshed their branding and are working on their marketing materials to give them a stronger presence in their industry. Other marketing and advertising will undoubtedly follow.

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Clarfeld Again Ranked #1 NY Independent Financial Consultant by Barron’s

For the sixth consecutive year, Barron’s ranked Rob Clarfeld, CEO of Clarfeld Financial Advisors, New York’s #1 Independent Financial Advisor. A client of MSCO for that entire span, we’ve been with them every step of the way, unearthing new opportunities and streamlining their business development, so they can focus on what matters, growing wealth for their clients.

Says Clarfeld about the achievement:

“I’m thrilled by this year’s ranking; however, it is our Barron’s ranking for six consecutive years as New York’s best independent wealth advisor that attests to the consistency of our methodology, high-touch client service culture and ongoing commitment to excellence.

“This past year saw us highly ranked by Forbes, The Financial Times, as well as other publications, but the Barron’s ranking is by far the gold standard of the financial services industry.We operate in an incredibly competitive environment, among very talented firms, particularly in New York where the best of the best compete for the trust of extremely sophisticated clients.”

With a score of 99.496 out of 100, Clarfeld ranked eighth nationally in Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors list for 2014 and has been among the top ten nationwide for six consecutive years.

Barron’s rigorous, objective ranking is the most prestigious and respected listing within the financial advisory industry. Unlike other industry surveys that list advisors solely by assets under management, Barron’s vetting process employs an in-depth qualitative assessment of the advisor’s investment philosophy, business practices, contributions to the community and profession, as well as asset and revenue growth.

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