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About Karolyn Raphael

With nearly twenty years of media and communications experience, Karolyn Raphael has taken clients from near-obscurity to recognition on a national level. Her work in strategy, media placements, PR training and community outreach includes leading business to business consulting firms, nationally-ranked healthcare systems, national trade associations, local art shows and non-profits. She’s created city-wide awareness campaigns and landed stand-out media placements in local and national news outlets. Karolyn joined the firm in 1997 as an associate and was named President in 2006. She is an advocate of work-life blend and trains team members to think like entrepreneurs.

The Power of the Press Conference: Timing, Preparation, and Best Practices

“Press conference” is one of the most common marketing and media terms that those outside the industry are familiar with. And for good reason, it is a powerful tool for generating awareness about an event or organization. Because they sound rather glamorous, it can be tempting to hold a press conference for announcements […]

Marketing Budget Conundrum: How to Prioritize Your Marketing Budget for 2018

Setting budgets for your business can be one of those important to-do’s that stays at the top of your list for a long time before it gets tackled. Small businesses, especially ones where employees wear multiple hats, are often the last ones to take a deep dive into examining budgets and setting goals […]

Marketing to Millennials

Co-located Strategic Marketing Conference & IMPACT Awards Ceremony

As a marketing agency that has the privilege of working directly with healthcare systems, community hospitals, healthcare consultants, and physician educators and advisors, we have a broad perspective on the challenges frequently encountered in healthcare marketing. Next month, our President, Karolyn Raphael, has the privilege of […]

Top 5 Marketing Trends for 2017

What is your marketing strategy for 2017? As you evaluate marketing trends and try to determine how to prioritize and invest your marketing budget, keep your overall business goals in mind. Using the newest or coolest marketing trend isn’t for every business kind of like the way dying your hair pink doesn’t work for everyone. […]

Maintaining a Consistent Approach

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In today’s instant access, multi-platform online world, maintaining a consistent marketing message is more important than ever. With the rise of social media technology, information on your company is available at the touch of a finger, making your brand highly visible to consumers throughout the world. […]

How a Golf Icon Revolutionized the World of Marketing

On September 26, Golf Hall of Famer and seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer passed away at his home in Pittsburgh. Widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time, Palmer is also famous for his signature drink, half iced tea and half lemonade, which was eventually named after him. Though his contributions to […]

How to Be a Wizard: Data Analysis can seem like alchemy, but it’s not so hard to make it work magic for you

Data analysis offers a world of possibilities, but it can be intimidating. Companies like Facebook and Google use phone location data to determine how busy restaurants are at certain times of the week, and target advertisements at you based on the reading level of your comments on social media sites. Data analysis is clearly a powerful marketing tool, but does it require a […]