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Company Culture Posted Oct 19, 2017 by Bryan Grillo

Celebrating a Pearl Anniversary

In 1987, I saw my first concert: U2. Seven friends, including CHEN Partner Kev Kosh – we’ve known each other since grade school – and I drove to New Haven and descended upon the (now defunct) Coliseum. It was Wednesday, September 23rd – a school night, mind you. And U2 was on tour to support […]

Uncategorized Posted Jun 21, 2013 by Bryan Grillo

Oh, the Things You’ll See!

It’s been quite the rainy stretch in Boston, but post-storm Monday evening, a double rainbow appeared that had we amateur photographers (speaking for myself here) scrambling in attempt to capture its beauty. Speaking of photos, as we approach the two-month mark in our new home, and in celebration of the first official day of summer […]

Uncategorized Posted May 3, 2013 by Bryan Grillo

CHEN PR to Co-host Boston PRoud – an evening to raise money for The One Fund Boston

We’re so pleased to announce that we’re involved with a wonderful fundraiser. Boston PRoud – an evening to raise money for The One Fund Boston, brings together more than 30 Boston-area PR firms to co-host the event, which will take place on Wednesday, May 29 at the Back Bay Social Club from 5:00-8:00. It promises […]

Uncategorized Posted Feb 6, 2013 by Bryan Grillo

“John Anderton. You could use a Guinness right about now”

Shortly after graduating from college, I worked in the Men’s Department of a now defunct retail chain. As Sales Associates, we were trained to thank shoppers by name when they paid for their purchases. So naturally, when a customer paid with a credit card, we made sure to read the name on the card so […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 4, 2013 by Bryan Grillo

The Era of Big Data

Admittedly, I’m an NPR and a podcast junkie. One of the shows I subscribe to is “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” broadcast from WHYY in Philadelphia. The program is terrific, covering topics that, for me, are informative and relevant both personally and professionally. And a recent piece that qualified in the latter category sparked this […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 16, 2012 by Bryan Grillo

You’re a SNOB (Winner)!

This past weekend, the Red River Theatres in Concord, NH hosted the 11th annual SNOB (Somewhat North Of Boston) Film Festival. A nonprofit organization, the SNOB Film Festival bills itself as “a grassroots effort to showcase and support independent film making.” The Festival celebrated more than 60 films across multiple genres. Notably, “The Renegades: A […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 6, 2012 by Bryan Grillo

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing”

What a wonderfully inspirational quote applicable to both our business and personal lives. And until two weeks ago, I had never heard it before – let alone realize it’s attributed to Ben Franklin. Laura Fitton, aka Pistachio, invoked “The First American” during IMS Boston 2012. Her session titled, “The New Twitter and How it Fits […]

Uncategorized Posted Nov 1, 2012 by Bryan Grillo

“I’m Your Number One Fan”

So many of us refer to and can recite that signature line from the 1990 film Misery, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The iconic quote helped to define Annie Wilkes – obsessed with novelist Paul Sheldon (played by James Caan) – introduce Kathy Bates to a nation of moviegoers, […]

Uncategorized Posted Mar 7, 2012 by Bryan Grillo

(Latest) Right of Refusal

As we all know, Google’s privacy policy changes took effect last Thursday. And not surprisingly, it’s fueled a healthy dose of discussion and criticism. But it was something that occurred over the weekend, and not the search giant’s new privacy rules or its circumvention of Safari’s default privacy settings, which inspired this blog entry. Without […]

Uncategorized Posted Oct 2, 2009 by Bryan Grillo

Saturday in the (Ball)Park

With a nod to that quintessential Chicago tune, the CHEN gang gathered on the last September Saturday at Watertown’s Filippello Park. While there wasn’t “a man selling ice cream,” there were certainly people “really smiling” and it wasn’t solely due to the glorious Fall day we all enjoyed. Filippello is home to the Association of […]