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Bestie Bag New Product Development

Just about two months ago, we signed Bestie Bag on as a new client. You may recall the blog post about this product development client. We took the original idea of a bag designed for kids with sensory learning problems and turned it into a product that all tween girls can enjoy, the Bestie Bag. See the blog post here, if you missed it!

The product development thus far has been remarkable. We’ve made slight improvements on the design and introduced the Bestie Girls. The bags are currently being manufactured, and we’re looking to launch the product on December 1st. The Bestie Girls each represent a different bag, color, and personality. Each bag comes with an exclusive Bestie Girl key chain, pictured below. These characters are original designs from our newest graphic designer, Ligia Barao. Ligia and I have been working hand-in-hand to bring this concept to life, and we couldn’t be more proud of our accomplishments so far!

Bestie Bag Product Development - Key Chains

Meet the Bestie Girls!

Zoey, to start with, loves to bake. The yellow of her Bestie Bag reminds her of her favorite recipe – her grandma’s lemon bars!

Claire loves nature and animals. She even has her own dog, Luna, who will be officially introduced by our launch date.
Rachel is all about fashion and music. She’s the one to turn to if you’re looking for the coolest new band or fashion accessory.
Katie loves sports. She’s always up to try something new, but she’d never turn down a game of basketball or soccer.
Vanessa is a movie buff. She’s a big fan of comedies. She tells the best jokes and goes out of her way to make everyone laugh.

To continue the new product development process for Bestie Bag, we have been doing a lot of social and PR work. Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages! We’ve been featured in Texas Lifestyle Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide and should be featured in more as they come out. We’ve also just started planning  for a tween focused trade show that we’ll be attending in January.

Keep an eye out for more product development news because there’s  a lot more to come!

You can learn more about the Besties on our landing page. Be sure to check back on December 1st to see our all new e-commerce site!

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Jade Goodman Named New Web Content Writer

If you follow the blog you may have gotten used to me as your web content writer.  My pacing and overall writing style have brought you news and events from around MSCO’s world for the past several months. Now, the time has come to pass the torch along to another talented writer. Allow me to (re)introduce you all to Jade Goodman, who will be the new web content writer on The Scoop.

As you may have read before, Jade has been an account strategist here for several months. She is an excellent writer and has filled in for me as a web content writer while I was away at times. Now, she will write all of our news and updates for The Scoop. As we always intended, this gives you a behind-the-scenes peek into what we do here at MSCO while also highlighting some of our bigger client successes in public relations, advertising and branding. In short: get to know us, we’re amazing!

Meanwhile, I’m not retiring as a web content writer. Look for my new series of columns with tips on how to improve your business through digital marketing, savvy writing, online presence, and traditional advertising.

It all comes back to variety. Any web content writer would tell you that mixing it up with different posts and topics is the key to success. Having a range of different posts keeps our blog interesting for clients, business owners, and followers of marketing in general.

My new Tommy’s Tips column will appear on Tuesdays (Tommy Tuesdays, get it?) and offer insight into more than just MSCO. We’ll focus on trends in internet marketing, public relations, website design and more. Consider it a guide to small business marketing and advertising brought to you by one of Westchester’s leading marketing firms. It’ll be a blast, I promise.

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Forbes Tabs Mark In Business Marketing Consulting

Mark Stevens is Forbes’ newest business marketing consulting blogger. This is the latest public relations success for MSCO following this year’s rerelease of Mark’s book Your Marketing Sucks, the business marketing consulting guide that build this agency.

Surely they noticed Mark’s business marketing consulting acumen after seeing his great success on LinkedIn earlier this month. Mark’s post, Why You Must Lie On Job Interviews And What You Must Lie About, has already surpassed 775,000 views and earned him wide recognition for his pointed critique of the hiring process. This is the type of business marketing consulting advice we give to clients on a regular basis, so it’s no wonder Forbes would want to bring someone like Mark in to offer his unconventional wisdom.

The article takes a look at Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and her difficulty coping with the public relations nightmare caused by product recall after product recall. Going against the conventional wisdom that this is somehow all her fault, or even that she was set up, Mark goes on to cite poor marketing as the reason she’s taking the blame. It was marketing’s fault that she hid from the situation until it became unavoidable. It was also marketing’s fault that she did not become the face of a new GM instead of the next in a long line of disappointments. Mark then offers his business marketing consulting from his own experience serving our past client Intrawest. You can read the whole thing here.

This partnership with Forbes no doubt will open doors for MSCO. Even though Mark is already a well-known commentator for Fox News, CNBC and other media outlets, Forbes adds another big name and strong credibility to our brand. Posts on Forbes should appear weekly, so be sure to check back often for Mark’s business marketing consulting column tackling the big issues all business owners and marketers face.


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Local TV Advertising Begins For TF Andrew



After weeks of scripting, shooting and production, TF Andrew finally makes their TV advertising debut this week.  The above video production was shot in two parts and produced by director Stephen Kerstein, so an extra special thank you goes out to him for his work on the project.

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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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