Category: Blog

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Read, Watch, Listen, Grow


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” These words from Martin Luther King Jr. resonate with all of us at Consociate Media. We’re storytellers eager to lead the dialogue. We’re listeners who want to contribute to the conversation. We’re doers determined to make…
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Don’t overlook these 5 things when going Live on Facebook


If you’ve decided on a Facebook Live to promote your business’s next major announcement or a reveal of a new product or service, congratulations! You’re using one of social media’s most versatile tools to engage with your audience. Need a few tips and tricks to get started? Glad you asked!…
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A Legacy of Service


Sgt. Damon Radcliffe of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office can’t tell you for sure where his desire to serve comes from. It’s just always been there, he’ll tell you, humbly. What’s also there is a family legacy of service – a brother in the U.S. Marine Corps, a grandmother who did…
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Black History is Our History


As social media blacked out Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – taking a poignant time out to encourage us all to think about our history and our future, our thoughts and our actions – Consociate Media’s family took time to have some heartfelt conversations. We talked with each other. We talked…
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Nominations Wanted: Stories of Strength Inspired by YOU


“How wonderful it is that nobody need to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank said that. And boy is it resonating with our entire team at Consociate Media during this novel coronavirus crisis. Each and every single day we’ve heard about or seen firsthand…
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Support Each Other…Even When Apart from Each Other


By Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media Partner At this point, I can’t recall who shared it, where I found it, or how I navigated to it, but it was the headline that grabbed me. “This Can Be Our Finest Hour-But We Need All Of You.” I’d lost count of how many…
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The Art of the Interview


By Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media Partner We were sitting inside his tiny office. Files were spread across his desk – albeit closed. And we were chatting. He was a long-time detective working a whole host of cold case homicides and I was a young pup of a reporter working the…
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5 Apps We’re Loving for Marketing in 2020


Vision 2020. Bringing 2020 into focus. Get focused in 2020. The list goes on and on for all the ways we can set this year – 2020 – up with inspiration to make it the strongest yet for your organization and brand. So to help get you started, if you’re…
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The Three-Legged Stool Approach to Telling Stories, Pitching Journalists


By Stephanie Heinatz, Consociate Media Partner Back in the day, while working as a newspaper journalist, I learned early on my biggest weakness. I was addicted to story. To human conflict and how people overcome adversity. To the tales of people doing good for each other…just because. My first newspaper…
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The Marathon of Business


By Stephanie Heinatz You didn’t think this was going to be easy, did you? It was mile 14 of the 2019 Richmond Marathon and those were the words of my father, an experienced endurance athlete, Boston Marathon veteran, and retired U.S. Army sergeant major, as he jogged alongside me for…
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