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Company Culture Posted Feb 5, 2018 by Chris Carleton

We’re Hiring!

CHEN PR is adding an enthusiastic, team-oriented Senior Account Exec to our crew. Should that be you? Working with decision-makers at B2B tech companies ranging from startups to multinationals, we help define markets, elevate brands, establish leaders and fuel sales. We’re especially well-versed in security and privacy, yet equally comfortable in energy storage, networking, enterprise […]

Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation Posted Oct 16, 2017 by Chris Carleton

Start Me Up! Beantown Throwdown Rocks the HUBweek Dome

Entrepreneurism is thriving across our region’s college and university campuses. Friday night’s #BeantownThrowdown – the Boston area’s top multi-school student company pitch-off – shined a spotlight on it. Sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, a dozen presenters took center stage in a HUBweek Dome on City Hall Plaza to promote their ventures. Competing […]

Opinions Posted Feb 18, 2016 by Chris Carleton

What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate

Cool Hand Luke said it best. The MBTA Commuter Rail System embodies it like no other. If you need a proof point, look no further than this morning’s fiasco. The snapshot: thousands of rush-hour passengers – taking Framingham/Worcester, Needham, Franklin, Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville and Kingston/Plymouth Lines – boarded their usual morning trains with the reasonable […]

Events, Public Relations Posted Oct 19, 2015 by Chris Carleton

Getting Schooled – And Liking It!

Boston Business Journal Technology Editor Sara Castellanos and I recently paired up to guest-lecture about public relations, media relations and branding at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. I think it may have been the first 8 a.m. class I ever made it to at BU. I’m a 100-years-ago grad of the College of Communication, […]

Entrepreneurs, Innovation Posted Feb 12, 2014 by Chris Carleton

Help Wanted: Copy Editor at Bridgewater Associates

It’s not typical for us to use our blog as a job openings/classified section – there are a few not-inconsequential sites that seem to do a solid job on that front! But, this opportunity was shared with us by a close friend – and is so good we wanted to share it with our network. […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 28, 2014 by Chris Carleton

Drew Houston Dropboxes in on MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

We all knew the feeling. It rang deep in one’s belly. As the plane taxied down the runway, that cornerstone document for your big meeting was safe and sound…on the thumb drive you left on your desk. Ouch. Fast forward a few years. File-sharing programs are increasingly abundant. Companies like Dropbox and Box are the […]

Uncategorized Posted Jun 4, 2013 by Chris Carleton

Join Our Team!

It has been a busy stretch since we’ve taken up residence a month ago in our new place on Summer Street in Boston.  Boxes are mostly emptied out. Furniture is mostly in place. Local restaurants and bars in the neighborhood are being sufficiently vetted. And we’re crazy busy helping our clients generate visibility and endorsement […]

Uncategorized Posted May 1, 2013 by Chris Carleton

We’re Shipping Up to Boston!

It has been an especially busy stretch for us at CHEN PR. That’s really saying something given our usual schedules. We’re moving it on over – to our new digs in Boston. By this evening, we’ll be unpacking our stuff in our new digs. We’ve affectionately nicknamed our home base The Penthouse at 71Summer, since […]

Uncategorized Posted Feb 7, 2012 by Chris Carleton

VCs, Vino and Volunteerism

Have been remiss in banging out this post. The combo of being in mourning from the Pats Superbowl loss and a crazy schedule tempts me to punt on it – but the Greater Good and giving props where props are due overrules… The tech-focused financial community and related ecosystem have thrown a couple of great […]

Uncategorized Posted Jan 11, 2012 by Chris Carleton

Cars, China & Cruising in the Dart

The Big Kahuna of US auto shows – the North American International Auto Show – revs up this week in Motor City and runs through January 22. Boston-Power International Chairman Christina Lampe-Onnerud will be there meeting-and-greeting with industry movers-and-shakers. And she’s participating in the Automotive News World Congress, joining a Who’s Who industry list of […]