Hot off the presses: recent client news

recent client news

It's been a busy winter season here at FACTEUR - and for good reason! From USA Today to Food & Wine, we've been helping our clients land stories in national, regional, and local outlets. All together, that's 73 million eyeballs -- not counting social media hits! -- on FACTEUR client brands and businesses in one month alone. Take a look at the list below! 

Client: The Flying Fig
Industry: Food & Drink, Restaurants
Story: "50 Female Chefs in 50 States"
Outlet: USA Today
Timing: March 2018
Impressions: 1 million each day
Preview: Chef Karen Small has owned Cleveland's The Flying Fig for almost two decades, infusing sustainable agriculture from small farms and local food artisans into her menu. Read the full story.

Client: Oak & Honey Events
Industry: Weddings, Event Planning
Story: "5 Wedding Professionals Using Sustainable Practices"
Outlet: Brides.com
Timing: March 2018
Impressions: 4 million each month
Preview: Melanie Tindell, founder of Oak + Honey, is an expert in sustainable event planning practices. “I was working as an interior designer and doing some non-profit event planning on the side...During her first few years as a wedding planner, she was shocked by how much waste she was seeing. Read the full story.

Client: Heidi Robb
Industry: Food & Drink, Styling
Story: "How to Become a Food Stylist"
Outlet: Food & Wine
Timing: February 2018
Impressions: 27 million each month
Preview: According to Heidi Robb, a food stylist who got her start with Food Network star Michael Symon, food styling requires more than an eye for aesthetics. “A stylist needs to be well-versed in the manner with which food and ingredients behave in all stages, from sourcing raw ingredients to preparation techniques to how foods will hold and for how long to preserve maximum freshness and beauty,” she says. Read the full story.

Client: Oak & Honey Events
Industry: Weddings, Event Planning
Story: "25 Interactive Food Station Ideas"
Outlet: Bridal Guide
Timing: February 2018
Impressions: 4 million each month
Preview: Pretzels with dipping sauces – like mustard, nacho cheese, and caramel – are sure to delight your guests. It's also super easy to create an eye-catching display; event planner Oak & Honey Events created this simple display with plywood, copper pipes, and metal hooks. Read the full story.

Client: The Flying Fig
Industry: Food & Drink, Restaurants
Story: "Midwest Traveler: Northeast Ohio's Old and New Taste Traditions"
Outlet: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Timing: February 2018
Impressions: 3 million each month
Preview: Karen Small is the godmother of the Cleveland farm-to-table scene, using lessons learned from her Italian immigrant grandparents and the decade she spent raising sheep and cows and canning for the winter on a back-to-the-land homestead. Read the full story.

Client: Oak & Honey Events
Industry: Weddings, Event Planning
Story: "11 Creative Ways to Give Your Wedding a Personal Touch"
Outlet: Cleveland.com
Timing: February 2018
Impressions: 5 million each month
Preview: Northeast Ohio event planner Melanie Tindell wants everyone to walk away from a wedding thinking about how it perfectly encapsulates exactly what makes each couple special. As the owner of Oak and Honey Events, she’s always looking for ways to add one-of-a-kind elements to every big day. And often times, it’s the smallest details that make the biggest impact. Read the full story.

 

Client spotlight: branding and building a website for an event planner

Introducting  annesiegel.com .

Introducting annesiegel.com.

Anne Siegel is truly the kindest and most energetic soul you could ever meet. Our friendship dates back to 2008 when we first began working together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum: she in special events, I in communications. Since then, Anne’s role at the museum now includes planning all of the high-profile events like the Induction Ceremony: no small feat! Anne is so passionate about event planning that she does it in her free time as an independent consultant.

I asked Anne what three words would she use to describe her personal brand. She responded with ‘bold, authentic, and fun.’

Recently, she reached out to me to help her reimagine and relaunch her personal brand. As an event planner, Anne is a very visual creative, so she wanted us to focus our energies on designing an online space that would showcase her past work and also open the door for collaborations in the future.

I asked Anne what three words would she use to describe her personal brand. She responded with "bold, authentic, and fun." We used her descriptors as the foundation of our creative direction, which is highlighted on the homepage (pictured above).

The fun side of Anne's brand is really highlighted in the voice throughout her website, especially brought to life on her "About" page with the help of her unconventional headshots. 

The fun side of Anne's brand is really highlighted in the voice throughout her website, especially brought to life on her "About" page with the help of her unconventional headshots. 

We also worked together on developing a color scheme that spoke to both Anne's professional and fun sides of her event planning style. The pops of pink are bold and fun; the gentle touches of green are natural and authentic; the dark navy helps ground and bring the palette together. It's fresh, noticeable, and versatile.

One of the most important objectives with launching Anne's website was making sure to deliver not only a great looking and user-friendly product for her website visitors, but also a user-friendly product that she could update on her own. We chose to build the site in Wordpress due to its flexibility and easy-to-use content management system. With the layout in place, she will be able to effortlessly update and add to the website as needed, whether it be her online portfolio or blog post. Additionally, as Anne is active on social media, we included an Instagram banner on the footer of each page to highlight her channel updates on a regular basis.

Throughout the process together, FACTEUR PR assisted with:

It has been such a pleasure working on this project with Anne, and we hope you'll take a moment to visit her new website at annesiegel.com

Interested in learning more about FACTEUR PR's digital creative and content marketing services? Contact us!