June 28, 2018

The terms ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ have been thrown around for months now, and while your definition of what constitutes fake news may differ depending on your political leanings, the fact that these terms have risen to the top of national discourse is concerning. As PR professionals, it’s hard not to take a step back and examine how our role as communicators influenced the rise of fake news and alternative facts.

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February 10, 2017

Goodbye 2016, hello 2017! While the Aria team enjoyed an extended winter break (work perks!), we came back ready to hit the ground running and kick the new year off with a bang. We are sure that 2017 will be a great year for Aria, and are thrilled to share some of the major PR wins our clients achieved in the first month of the year: 

 

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February 21, 2019

New year, renewed motivation to get our clients amazing results! We worked to ensure our clients started the year off strong with a robust media presence, all while prepping for HIMSS19. Below are some of our clients’ biggest wins from January:

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August 16, 2017

Public Relations professionals get a bad rap. No matter where it began, the misconception of PR people as “spinners” is out there, and has been furthered by stereotypes, assumptions, and narrow perspective. Why should you trust me, a PR professional? Because I only recently stepped onto the public relations side from the other side of the aisle. Just a couple years ago, I was a full-fledged journalist.

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August 11, 2017

Summer is in full swing, and here in Boston, we feel blessed to finally get some sunshine! Even with our long weekends and fun summer Fridays, the Aria team is hustling for results for our clients. Take a look at some of our major client highlights for July below:

 

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July 12, 2017

Summer is officially here! While our team is ready to hit the beaches and enjoy the warm weather on our #SummerFridays, we are still hard at work securing great press coverage and other PR wins for our clients. So, slap on those shades and let’s reflect on our PR highlights from the past month.

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July 12, 2018

By Kelsey Pearse

The temperatures in Boston certainly hit some record highs in June, and adding to the heat, our clients had some sizzling results all month long. So grab your sunglasses and take a look at some our top client wins throughout the month of June:

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July 11, 2019

By Sean Chase

It may have taken until the end of June to reach warm, summer temperatures, but unlike Mother Nature, Aria didn’t wait to heat things up as we secured top-notch coverage for our clients throughout the month. Check out our clients’ top wins from June below:

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October 10, 2019

Most people know that October marks breast cancer awareness month, though for all too many of us, breast cancer is something we are aware of year round. Whether we are battling the disease, supporting a family member who is, or taking steps to ensure proper screening, we are inundated with reminders that the risk of breast cancer is very real.

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January 15, 2021

As we all (should) know, social media is a valuable, even essential, tool for connecting businesses with a wider audience. At Aria Marketing, in addition to our public relations work, we lead social media programs for our healthcare clients, developing organic and paid content to boost sales and increase their digital reach. Through social media channels, our clients can share relevant news stories, promote recent coverage, and connect with other industry leaders. But, creating great social media content can only go so far; engagement from employees and a broader audience is needed to propel the content, and company, forward.

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April 11, 2018

By Antonia Rutter

They say the month of March comes in like a lion, which certainly rang true for our Aria team as we began the month by heading to Las Vegas for HIMSS18 (which we lovingly refer to as our PR Super Bowl). The event was a great success for us and our clients, but it wasn’t the only March highlight. Check out some other notable client wins from last month:

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June 9, 2017

The weather in Boston may not have been very spring-like in May, but Aria client news was in full bloom all month long. Here’s a recap of all of the highlights from the past month. Cheers to more great PR, and beautiful weather, as we roll into summer.

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August 22, 2018

Our team at Aria is growing like weeds this summer! For this blog post, I got to know our newest account coordinator, Danielle Adams, and account executive, Kara McCrudden, and found out some of their big life goals, dreams, and favorite things (including their mutual love of defunct bands from the early-2000’s, and Harry Potter).

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May 6, 2021

The Aria team has been working remotely since March of 2020. Of course, this transition came with initial challenges but we are fortunate to be in a profession where we can secure results for our health IT clients from anywhere with a WiFi connection. Despite the tumultuous nature of past year, it has been one of steady growth for Aria, and we are excited that we were able to welcome many new faces to the team!

 

Maddi Larsen, account coordinator and trivia superstar, joined Aria at the beginning of 2021. I had the pleasure of catching up with her to discuss quarantine hobbies, her background, and why she moved across the country to Boston:

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July 26, 2016

If you follow us on social media, you know that at Aria, we love to celebrate any and all major milestones. Well, we recently celebrated an old one… oops, I mean “a big one,” as our President, Scott Collins, just hit the big 5-0! In honor of Scott’s birthday, we asked him to share some little known facts about himself:

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July 22, 2020

As most of us in the healthcare IT sphere know, telehealth adoption has exploded thanks to COVID-19. In fact, according to a recent survey from our client Kyruus, 75% of patients had their first virtual visit in 2020 and Frost & Sullivan forecasts a sevenfold growth in telehealth usage by 2025.

 

At the start of the pandemic, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) eased some HIPAA security rules to aid with the rapid shift to virtual care, particularly specifically allowing health systems to use non-compliant remote communication technology such as Zoom, Skype or FaceTime without facing penalties. While the move sped up the adoption of telemedicine, it didn’t eliminate the security and privacy risks associated with them.

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June 28, 2017

As a political junkie and a healthcare public relations professional I have followed the healthcare debate with keen interest, and I have been anticipating the day when we would finally have a serious political discussion about how best to fix or replace the ACA.  Sadly, even as we remained hopeful a decision would be made pre-Independence Day break, the Senate decided to delay the vote and now we are barely having that conversation.

 

So, I thought it might be useful to use the occasion of the new Senate Republican healthcare bill to bring-up a few relevant issues that seem to be getting left out of the conversation:

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May 21, 2020

As we’ve entered week 10 of social distancing here in Massachusetts, all eyes are on strategies for resuming activities without compromising safety. Working at a healthcare-focused PR agency like Aria during the COVID-19 pandemic has given us insight not only on the acute effects of the crisis, but on the wider-reaching consequences the virus has on the industry. With quarantine and stay-at-home orders in place, people have missed routine and non-emergent medical appointments, forgoing care that they might have sought in a more normal circumstance.

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August 15, 2018

Last month, my fellow SAE Danielle Johns and I had the opportunity to attend INFLUENCEHER Week in the Seaport district in downtown Boston. Organized by the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), the event featured an inspiring lineup of panels (one of which featured Julie Yoo, CSO and Co-Founder of Kyruus, one of Aria’s clients!), presentations, and workshops to promote and further women leaders and entrepreneurs in the technology industry.

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December 11, 2017

As the beautiful foliage began falling from the trees outside, the Aria team was hard at work inside securing top-notch results for our clients which we wanted to share in this blog. Read about some of our clients’ latest PR wins for the month of November!

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