Earthquake felt in Connecticut!

Today at 1:51pm, we felt our whole office building shake from an apparent 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit in Virginia, about 40 miles from the capital of Richmond. I’ve personally never felt an earthquake prior to this, and especially not here in Connecticut. A few of our clients have already called for help with their crisis communications because their buildings have been evacuated and they need to release a statement regarding their current situations.  We’re helping write and release media advisories all afternoon….An earthquake in Connecticut? I wouldn’t have quote believed it myself if I hadn’t just felt the shaking!

Lex Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

This past Saturday, Image Marketing Consultants and Image Event Planning were hired to manage the grand opening / open house event for Lex Products based out of Shelton, Connecticut. We’ve been helping their marketing team plan this event for the past five months and we’re happy to report that everything turned out better than we could have even hoped for. The weather was gorgeous, the speakers all showed up, and all in all, the guests had a wonderful time. Festivities included remarks from Senator Richard Blumenthal, Congressman Jim Himes, Commissioner Esty,  CEO Bob Luther, President Mike Scala and live entertainment by the Benny Reid Band and Black Taxi.

We coordinated family fun activities including bounce houses, face painters, dunk tank, and the hit of the day, an old fashioned ice cream truck. Over 550 people attended including clients, vendors, and employees which made it a well-rounded day for all involved. The best part of course, was the delicious New England Clambake lunch provided by David’s Soundview Catering of Stamford.

Thanks to our friends at Shoreline AV for helping make this event a success!

Great Week!

Amanda is my glitter glueYou know when you just have a great week and you feel the need to share your enthusiasm with the world? Well that’s how I’m feeling right now as another work week comes to a close this lovely Friday evening. Let me share my top ten favorite moments of the week and maybe that will help explain my stellar mood! In no particular order….

1. Tim Dupuis started working with us on Monday. Not only was it great that he started as part of our team, heading up our business development efforts for the office, but it was even better that he came back every subsequent day after that! He’s a great guy and we’re lucky to have him.

2. Karolina created gorgeous new business cards for us. This might seem like a little thing to most people, but when you review about 20 revisions, it’s wonderful when the 21st just clicks! I love them and can’t wait to get more printed.

3. We met with numerous new prospects this week and sent out about 10 new proposals. Can’t wait to send out just as many new marketing contracts!

4. I found a new workout buddy for 6:30am walks. Love that!

5. One of our favorite clients asked for an extension on their contract. We’d be happy to, of course!

6. Mike started looking into new SEO programs where he can learn the ‘ways’ to get great organic search results. I’m so proud of him and am thrilled he’s staying with us for another semester.

7. We are being looked at to act as the in-house event planner for a beautiful historic museum only ten minutes from our office. Back to Saturday night event planning dates… sure why not!

8. Had a wonderful front page article written about us in our local Southington Citizen newspaper and received congratulations notes left and right. So glad to see that people still read the paper!

9. Interviewed a potential new member of the team who had a great blue dress on today.

10. My favorite moment of the week…. the fact that Amanda is my glitter glue and keeps everything together in the office with a certain sparkle that only she can possess. I really do have the best#dream team.

And that, fellow blog readers, is why this week was a fabulous one. And I didn’t even feel the need to throw in marketing keywords once in this… 🙂


Tim Dupuis joins the Image Marketing Consultants Team

I am excited to say I have joined the Image Marketing Consultants team effective this week! There is a lot of excitement around the office this time of year and I have taken an immediate liking to the atmosphere. I will be serving as a point of contact for all new marketing, public relations and event planning business opportunities, and am looking forward to getting out there and meeting new clients.

Prior to joining IMC, I worked as a public relations intern with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League. Here I was able to gain valuable experience in business development and client relations while also having my hand in various forms of public relations, such as media pitching, press release creation, as well as event promotion and operations.

Outside of the realm of marketing and public relations, I spent a year playing professional baseball in the Washington Nationals Organization for the Viera Nationals of the Gulf Coast League.

My first week has been exciting and I look forward to everything the future holds here at IMC. I can be reached by email at or directly by phone at 860-604-3616.


Client Spotlight: Dressed to the Nines

Dressed to the Nines provides the professional gentleman with an opportunity to design, personalize, and customize a high-end wardrobe by working with the most exquisite fabrics, leather goods, and accessories. Every detail is tailored to the needs of the customer including hard-to-fit sizing and detailed customization.

One of the specialty areas of Dressed to the Nines is custom dress shirts. These shirts are tailored to emphasize a clean and professional look. Shirts off the rack often fail to provide an adequate fit. Custom shirts are designed specifically for the individual to create a more professional and high-end impression.

Dressed to the Nines specializes in custom suits as well which include business suits, casual sport coats, and trousers. All aspects of their suits are completely customizable to fit your needs.

Accessories such as neckwear, cufflinks, and leather goods are also available. Neckties are the most important aspect of a man’s wardrobe; however, they are often overlooked. With crisp colors and creative patterns all of our neckties are completely customizable to individual needs and act as the focal point of any ensemble.

The cufflinks at Dressed to the Nines provide gentlemen with jewelry to accent their look. With both formal and dressy options we provide our clients with a variety of options to match their personality.

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