Meet Greg DeWeerd, our new communications specialist

We have hired Greg DeWeerd as communications specialist to work directly with clients, helping to develop and implement strategic marketing and communications plans to achieve their company goals. “Greg brings a diverse skill set to Boileau that includes web and graphic design skills, an emphasis on SEO and digital strategy, and a desire to solve […]

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Hiring a Firm vs Hiring In

Often when companies approach us about doing work, they are going through a change or a transition. They could be under new ownership, developing a new product line, experiencing a crisis, or trying to enter a new vertical. All of these transitions require communication and can take more time than an organization has to invest […]

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Meet Sean Silva, our new video strategist

We have hired Sean Silva as video strategist to lead the continued growth of the video department, manage clients and provide strategic counsel on media distribution. “Sean’s a great storyteller,” said Vince Boileau, principal of Boileau Communications. “He brings over 20 years of diverse experience in production that makes him perfect for the challenges this […]

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The release of releasing the release

During my nearly two years as a reporter, I spent a significant portion of each day sifting through countless emails (I had 34,000 emails in my inbox when I left), the majority containing a press release. The process started with “starring” the emails worthy of a second look, deleting the rest and then reviewing my […]

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How do you turn a group of people into a team?

It’s not uncommon for companies to require different skill sets for different positions. That’s very true for our company. What makes a great copywriter is different from what makes a great video producer. They will tackle problems differently, visualize differently, and maybe even communicate differently. Sure, they can get along, but how do you turn them into a team?

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The times they are a changin’

Transitioning from journalism to PR Change is inevitable in life and learning to accept that change is normal is a skill I’ve slowly mastered. Recently, change has again risen to the surface, this time as I switched jobs from the business reporter at the Holland Sentinel to the writer and communications strategist at Boileau. As […]

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Finding positives in failure

I don’t mind talking about my failures. People who know me know I’m a believer that I’ve learned more over the course of my life from my failures than I have my successes. Not long ago I saw a piece in the Wall Street Journal talking about how some leading Ivy League schools and others […]

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