Write Right

Sadly, avoiding writing isn’t as simple as never picking up a musical instrument. Communication is a critical part of our day, whether in person or in prose. So here are a few helpful hints to clean up your writing and start writing-right.

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Meet Greg DeWeerd, our new communications specialist

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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 Marketing Firm vs Hiring In

Before we get into whether or not you should hire a marketing firm, let’s first define what a marketing firm is in the traditional sense. What is a marketing firm? A marketing firm is a business that helps other companies, nonprofits, startups, and small businesses tell their story through various marketing and communications strategies. Marketing […]

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Meet Sean Silva, our new video strategist

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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’

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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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