Favorite ice cream shops

To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, our team worked very hard to find the best ice cream shops in the Twin Cities. There was overwhelming support for Milkjam Creamery (Minneapolis).

Other office favorites include: Grand Ole Creamery (Minneapolis and Saint Paul), Izzy’s (Minneapolis and Saint Paul), Nelson’s (Saint Paul and Stillwater), Cold Front (Saint Paul), Conny’s Creamy Cone (Saint Paul), and Cup and Cone (White Bear Lake).

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12 straight slow news days

Every major TV and radio station in the Twin Cities broadcasts live from the State Fair each year, giving fans the opportunity to watch their favorite personalities in action. But those who watch the broadcasts closely will notice that the makeup of news changes during the fair. TV newscasts are largely devoted to stories about, well, the fair. While major hard news stories still get covered, feature stories about topics other than the fair rarely get traction.

Over the next 12 days, Goff Public will intentionally isolate itself from the media as we plan strategies for our clients for September 6 and beyond.


For the second year, The Great Midwest Rib Fest pleases lovers of ribs, music and art

More than 30,000 people attended The Great Midwest Rib Fest, in its second year at Mystic Lake, in July. Award-winning ribs, art vendors, and free, live music lit up Mystic’s outdoor grounds during the three-day festival. Ten of the Midwest’s best rib cookers competed, and Aussom Aussie of Michigan took home the prize for the best ribs. Goff Public helped recruit the expert rib-judging panel and publicized the event with media spots such as this KARE-11 segment with Texas Outlaw BBQ.


Time to refresh your video library?

When a small video-sharing website called YouTube was founded one decade ago, the communications industry changed forever. Today videos are one of the most effective ways to engage, educate and amuse people. Goff Public’s video team has vast experience producing videos with an emphasis on storytelling. We package them in ways that bring information to life with personality and authenticity. From succinct messages to extensive documentaries and everything in between, we help clients determine what types of videos best achieve their goals and reach their audiences.

Summer is an ideal time to film videos because of the vibrant outdoor colors and the many warm-weather gatherings taking place. To learn more about how Goff Public can help enhance your organization’s story through video, contact Chris Duffy.

Goff Public named a great workplace

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal named Goff Public as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work. Goff Public strives to provide employees with the best possible environment to grow professionally, personally, and as a team.

Iron Ore Alliance thanks Gov. Dayton and legislators for work on sulfate standard

In 2013 U.S. Steel Corporation and the United Steelworkers formed a special partnership called the Iron Ore Alliance with the goal of promoting and protecting the 130-year tradition of taconite mining in Minnesota. The Iron Ore Alliance thanks Governor Dayton and legislators for supporting the industry’s position on Minnesota’s wild rice/sulfate standard. Learn more in this Mesabi Daily News op-ed.


Ramsey County’s new development on a fast track

With more than 400 acres in an urban area, Rice Creek Commons is a rare development opportunity for people to work, live and play. Ramsey County purchased the land in 2013 when it was known as the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant and continues to lead an extensive cleanup project to turn the brownfield into prime real estate for future development.

Learn more about the project in this editorial by the Pioneer Press.