We were honored to be recognized this week at the 2013 Pepperpot Awards presented by the Public Relations Society of America’s Philadelphia chapter. I’m not only extremely proud of my hardworking team here at Canary and grateful to the clients who give us opportunities to work on exciting, creative and thought-provoking projects, but I was also particularly proud to be a representative of the cultural community at this PR industry event. (Pictured at right: Rose Mineo and Megan Wendell of Canary Promotion with Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Association for Public Art.)
Canary received a first-place Pepperpot Award for our PR and marketing work on the Association for Public Art’s Open Air and a second-place “Ladle” for our communications campaign for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia initiative. I consider myself very fortunate to do the work I love every day with a group of smart and dedicated people. Winning awards for that work is icing on the cake.
This month, I attended the
Americans for the Arts 2013 Annual Convention
in Pittsburgh where approximately 1,000 arts professionals from around the country came together to exchange ideas and experiences — as AFTA President Bob Lynch put it, to “explore all the ways in which the arts are truly transforming America’s communities.”
The recurring theme at the convention was storytelling — how to create deeper connections through personal, authentic stories of your organization, your artists and your work. The arts are ripe with these vibrant narratives, and yet many organizations still seem to struggle with making their stories resonate.
In a time when funding opportunities for the arts are being cut left and right, what could be better than the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (a Canary Promotion client) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) offering up to $100,000 (per project) for innovative new models for local arts journalism? Read more »
The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) kicked off this week, and the biggest question on the minds of any arts lover is how to choose from the vast list of performances and events. So we pulled up our Edith Piaf Pandora station, poured through the packed calendar, and made our picks. First, we’ll tell you about our clients’ excellent PIFA offerings, and then give you a few other Canary staff picks.
Paris map from the Rosenbach Museum & Library’s Exile Among ExpatsRead more »
Canary Promotion founder & president, Megan Wendell shares some favorite experiences from the past year. Some are Canary clients; some are not. How lucky are we to work with clients who consistently make such inspiring work that we can’t stop talking about it a year later? Read more »