Goff Public is providing pro-bono assistance to the Minnesota Innocence Project to help pass a bill that would compensate Minnesotans who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. News coverage of the proposed bill is becoming more widespread as it gains momentum at the Capitol. For example, bill co-author Rep. John Lesch was recently interviewed on MSNBC to discuss why it’s important that Minnesota join the majority of states that already have compensation statutes in place.
We helped Judson University in Illinois gain significant media attention for its signature annual event, the World Leaders Forum. The event has drawn big-name speakers including George W. Bush, Tony Blair, and Mikhail Gorbachev. This year’s speaker, Condoleezza Rice, inspired a sold-out crowd of more than 600 people with a speech on global leadership and human achievement.
When Mall of America announced its $325 million expansion last month, Goff Public was there to help the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) explain its role in the project. Hotel Development LLC, an SMSC enterprise, will own the new JW Marriott Hotel being built as part of the expansion. We assisted with planning, media requests, and other logistics that helped ensure a successful announcement. The event received widespread media coverage, including this Star Tribune article.
In March Goff Public’s Sara Thatcher organized the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Saint Paul’s media and communications day. Sara secured prominent speakers and assembled a panel of top Twin Cities media executives, including the executive editors and news directors of the Pioneer Press, MinnPost, KSTP, and Minnesota Public Radio. Jennifer Hellman and Chris Duffy also provided media training to the 50 participants in the chamber’s leadership program.
Goff Public’s self-published book, The Ann E. Answers Guide to Communications Etiquette in the Digital Age, was featured in the Star Tribune on February 13 and on Twin Cities Live on March 12.
Catholic Charities and its partners are seeking funding for the Dorothy Day Center ReVision, a plan to create a more dignified and effective way to serve the homeless. Over the past month, we filmed and produced a video demonstrating the differences between the deteriorating Dorothy Day Center in Saint Paul and the successful Higher Ground building in Minneapolis, which is the model for the ReVision project.
We are excited to have worked with U. S. Steel on an award-winning speech. Delivered to the Economic Club of Minnesota last year, the speech recently won the top award in the “Executive Communications – Speeches” category from the Public Relations Society of America, Pittsburgh chapter. Goff Public’s writing team regularly helps clients develop compelling speeches and presentations.
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