Working with PR professionals when you’re a PR professional can be, er, complicated if certain ground rules aren’t followed. That’s not to say that clients in a PR or communications role are more important than any others -- you should absolutely have best practices in place when dealing with ALL...

Today, we’re unveiling our brand spankin’ new website. We’ve been working hard on creating this new look, and we’re so proud to put it out into the world.

Earlier this year, we set out to update and refine our brand to better reflect who Metis is and what we do. First up: our website. We partnered...

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It took about .3 seconds after meeting Kate Connors for the first time to understand that she was about to change our team for the better. During her first month at Metis, Kate began distributing her famous Quotes of the Week roundup, showcasing not only her penchant for witty commentary but also...

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You know the magic that happens when you work with awesome people? We think it’s everything, and we love working with clients and partners who bring that kind of chemistry into our days. Every month, we sit down with one of these execs to talk about PR, marketing, the future of their industries,...

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Last week, Boston hosted the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a four-day event filled with panel discussions from leading celebrities and entrepreneurs, music, food festivals and a startup pitch contest with more than 1,000 participants. Somerville-based Pillar Technologies, an IoT and data analytics...

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There’s no question about it: 2016 is the year of live video. Some say it’s just a craze. Others believe it’s the future of social networking. Either way, the rise of live video underscores audiences’ hunger for authentic, anything-can-happen experiences with brands, influencers and publishers.

As...

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You’ve got mail.” Could you imagine if all of our incoming emails still said this? I think our team would collectively pull its hair out.

The majority of Metis’ internal communication takes place on project management platform (and client) Basecamp – a conscious move to help free us from email’s...

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On one of the first days of third grade, my daughter brought home an assignment called “small moments.” Her task was to fill a piece of paper with ideas she could later turn into focused, vivid narratives. “Your summer vacation” is a big, boring, vague subject. But the time you braved the roller...

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The way a company trains its employees, especially new ones, says a lot about that organization’s culture and vision. Recently, Business News Daily Managing Editor Nicole Fallon Taylor asked managing partner Melissa Cohen to describe Metis’ training approach for new team members. Melissa shared why...

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A Boston Globe survey of more than 100 local entrepreneurs suggests Boston’s startup scene is thriving – entrepreneurs feel connected to one another, guided by supportive mentors and generally happy to be in the city. The majority of the founders that responded to the survey don’t regret starting...

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The U.S. celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, held annually from September 15 to October 15, in honor of the men and women of Hispanic descent who have helped build our society and culture. The event began as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968, encompassing the anniversary of independence Costa...

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There aren’t many hours longer than those spent working on Friday afternoons during the summer. Even when you love your job and your chair is comfortable, you can feel like summer is actually calling you to come outside and enjoy the weather. Luckily, some companies hear this call, too - and...

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Spend any amount of time with Courtney Hurst and you’ll find yourself thinking, “This person knows how to run a business.” As a lifelong entrepreneur and current restaurant owner, commercial fishing business operator and founding partner of Metis, Courtney constantly has her eye on both the major...

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I love Shark Tank.

There’s something exciting about watching entrepreneurs go big or go home to secure funding for their inventions and companies.

If you’re unfamiliar with the show, the premise is simple. Entrepreneurs walk into a room (the proverbial tank) and pitch their companies and ideas to a...

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