The Faces Behind BizCom: Andrew DeBellevue

Meet the faces behind BizCom! We’re profiling all of our team members at the agency.

Meet Andrew DeBellevue. He’s a born and raised Texan and is a graduate from the University of North Texas. He just started his internship at BizCom.

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What it Means to Be a Team

This past fall, my freshman year at Southern Methodist University began.  Being the oldest of four children, I was the first of my siblings to move away from home, and I wasn’t looking forward to it. Undeniably, I was excited, but the petrifying thought of being “alone” overshadowed all of that.  It was a major adjustment, as it is for everyone, and I was faced with many fresh decisions. What major should take up my next four years? What should consume my time? Would everything work out?

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Buying Businesses in a Pandemic is a Real Thing

Warren Buffet, the famous American investor and philanthropist, has said, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” And despite the pandemic, plenty of investors are seeing great value in investing in franchise opportunities. 

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Leading By Example in a Crisis

Strong leadership in the business world often calls for bold moves in tough times. For many of our clients, that time is now.

We have witnessed leaders shine a spotlight on important and necessary issues in recent weeks, using their positions of influence and their brands to help promote healthy conversations in moving our world forward. 

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More stories of creativity, perseverance during a time of crisis

At BizCom, we’ve been inspired by the way our clients have pivoted their businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis. And we have made sure they continue to find ways to share their stories and messages as a way to inspire others.

Here is a sampling of stories they have shared in recent weeks.

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Franchise brands showcase their creativity in response to COVID-19

In case anyone forgot that founders and creative entrepreneurs are the very backbone of successful franchise organizations around the world, a messy virus called upon them to do what they do best: keep on inventing greatness.

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The PR Lesson that Should Infest Every Business After COVID-19

It started with a scare. It grew to a frenzy. And by the time stores were running out of hand sanitizer and facemasks, it was full-blown panic for the general public. We’re talking about the coronavirus outbreak and thousands of confirmed cases to-date. No, it’s not as bad as the flu. The economic impact, however, could be so much greater. 

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Franchisees Talk Franchising: Charlie Williams of Smoothie Factory

At BizCom, we work with a variety of franchise brands and have the privilege of sharing the unique stories of franchisees that represent those brands. This week we kick off a new series on the BizBlog highlighting a franchisee and why he or she got into franchising. 

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The Faces Behind BizCom: Rachael Briner

Meet the faces behind BizCom! Over the past few months we’ve been profiling team members at the agency.

This week, we are profiling Rachael Briner, the newest addition to our team. Rachael is currently a freshman at SMU, and she started working at BizCom about a month ago as our intern.

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Introducing BizCom Design

Since the early 1900s when Edward Bernays and others began introducing the idea of “public relations” as a way to shape public opinion, the profession has continually evolved to take advantage of advances in technology and communications tools. Recently, another trend has begun to take hold — the blurring of the lines between PR, marketing and advertising. At the same time, the growing influence of the citizen journalist coupled with the explosion of social media has diluted the impact (and availability) of traditional media.

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