Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. Honored with Four 2022 PRSA Greater Connecticut Chapter Mercury Awards

Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. Honored with Four 2022 PRSA Greater Connecticut Chapter Mercury Awards

The work of Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. (SLPR) was in the spotlight this week, as the team garnered four Mercury Awards at the Greater Connecticut Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) 2022 Mercury Awards Ceremony hosted by Albertus Magnus College on December 13, 2022. The Mercury Awards celebrate the best in public relations in Connecticut and…

Dan Tapper: Bruce Springsteen and how not to do public relations

Dan Tapper: Bruce Springsteen and how not to do public relations

This opinion piece from Dan Tapper was published by The Hartford Courant on July 29, 2022. To view the article on The Courant’s website, click here. I’m an unabashed megafan of Bruce Springsteen, so this is written with a somewhat heavy heart. But it comes from the mind of a public relations professional. For decades, perhaps no artist has better understood…

Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. Takes Home Three 2021 PRSA-CT Mercury Awards

Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. Takes Home Three 2021 PRSA-CT Mercury Awards

We always say at Sullivan & LeShane: “Winning awards is nice, but it doesn’t compare with accomplishing our clients’ goals.” The Greater Connecticut Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-CT) recently announced the winners of their 2021 Mercury Awards and Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc. took home three honors, spotlighting work we have performed on behalf of our…

Hark, the Cannons Roar! – by Dan Tapper

Hark, the Cannons Roar! – by Dan Tapper

One sporadic hobby of mine over the years has been acting in community theatre. I’ve probably done a dozen or so plays with roles of varying sizes, ranging from leading roles to supporting roles to very small roles. It is fun to immerse yourself in a character and work with a group of other non-professional but well-meaning actors with the common…

Reporters on the Record: Covering the Capitol During COVID (Part I)

Reporters on the Record: Covering the Capitol During COVID (Part I)

It’s one thing to have a story worth telling. It’s another to have that story told—and heard—in the echo chamber that surrounds the Connecticut State Capitol. The relationship between Connecticut’s state government and news media predates the formation of our nation. The Fundamental Orders established Connecticut as a self-ruled colony in 1639, and a century and a quarter later, in 1764,…

Reporters on the Record: Covering the Capitol During COVID (Part II)

Reporters on the Record: Covering the Capitol During COVID (Part II)

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has made a profound mark on the way journalists cover the governor and state legislature. In this second installment—posted as the General Assembly wraps up its second special session of the COVID-19 era—we focus on what it’s like for the members of the State Capitol Press Corps to cover the legislature—which prematurely ended the 2020 legislative…