And The Oscar Goes To….

Awards season is underway and the same is true for the franchise industry.

Last week, Entrepreneur magazine released its acclaimed 41st annual Franchise 500 list, and we are pleased to announce that a number of our clients representing a variety of industries were included. Published annually by Entrepreneur, the Franchise 500 is a comprehensive ranking of the strongest brands in franchising from across all industries.

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Franchising’s Year of the Woman

Is 2020 the Year for Women in Franchising? 

When it comes to women and franchising, living the American Dream, and that constant hot topic of how to “be your own boss”… there’s the occasional “women’s issue” of a magazine, or some organization’s congratulatory award for woman of the year, or even the occasional ranking for best franchise opportunities for women. And while the national conversation about women in franchising has often felt like an obligatory mention at times, those times certainly are changing for the better. 

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Making a Ribbon Cutting Newsworthy

There are three things that come to mind when thinking of a ribbon cutting ceremony: the speech, the official ribbon cutting and the photo op. These ceremonies happen all the time and the hope is to earn media coverage. However, they rarely ever do. 

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From Protecting the American Dream to Living It: Veterans in Franchising

Today on Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women who selflessly protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. With so many VetFran member brands on our client roster, this remains one of our favorite observations to honor with media coverage each year

Here’s a look at some of our favorite franchising stories we had the pleasure of sharing in honor of Veterans Day 2019…

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The Faces Behind BizCom: Monica Feid

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

Meet Monica Feid! Monica, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, TX. She is the President and co-founder of BizCom. She started working at the agency 20 years ago on October 1, 1999.

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BizCom’s Summer Newsletter

BizCom clients have had an incredible 2019, generating exciting news and producing dynamic events to promote their products and services.

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10 Minutes With The Redneck CEO

Meet Gary Findley, also known as The Redneck CEO. Gary serves as CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain – two brands who have experienced quick growth under Gary’s supreme leadership. 

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Franchising: It’s All in the Family

At BizCom, we have the opportunity to work closely with many executive leaders of the franchise clients we represent. This has given us a great look at who those executives are, not only within the business, but also outside of the office.

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The Value of Grassroots Storytelling

As the liaison between our clients and the media, we face a difficult task as public relations professionals: We must balance our clients’ priorities with what the media will find newsworthy.

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10 Minutes with Shannon and Heather Hudson of 9Round Fitness

Next in our “Ten Minutes With…” blog series, we talked with Shannon and Heather Hudson, the co-founders and CEO/COO respectively of the world’s largest kickboxing chain: 9Round Fitness. Here’s everything Shannon and Heather had to share with us about entrepreneurship, building a brand from the ground up, clarifying your brand’s messaging on an international scale, and how marketing and PR tie into all of that…

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