2015: A Year in Review

2015: A Year in Review

By D+P Team

My, what a busy year 2015 was for Philadelphia – and for us at D+P! We had a terrific 12 months helping our clients reach new audiences, engage with the media and tell their brands’ stories. D+P was named a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal, launched a new website, developed a new content marketing program, and celebrated our second full year in our fantastic new office at 2300 Chestnut.

Here’s a look back at our 2015 highlights:


2015 got off to a great start as D+P worked with the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board to promote its 10th Annual Rev Run.


The National Constitution Center opened two exciting exhibits with D+P’s help: Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe and Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court.


We continued our work with Pittcon, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, at its annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

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For the second year, D+P worked with the Franklin Institute on the fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival. The LOVE Park Fountain showed its support to #GetNerdyPHL by turning green on the first day of the Festival.


The Philadelphia Zoo opened Gorilla Treeway, the latest segment of its animal exploration and rotation system, Zoo360.


D+P helped Comcast Spectacor launch Spectra, which combined its three divisions – Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan – into a singular, new brand.


D+P was there to witness one of the city’s most beautiful dances above the Schuylkill River at INVISIBLE RIVER 2016.


Sue Hamilton, our favorite tourism and hospitality guru, celebrated her 10th anniversary at D+P.

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D+P was on the front lines, handling press logistics for Pope Francis’ historic visit to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families.


D+P continued our work with StoneMor, who awarded 17 freshmen, one from each Archdiocese of Philadelphia high school, with partial scholarships through its StoneMor Scholars program.


For a fourth year running, D+P worked with Philadelphia Outward Bound School on their annual fundraiser, Building Adventure. This year, the Phillies Phanatic decided to get in on the fearless fun!


Cathy Cahill, president of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, was interviewed by CBS News to discuss how video games are saving symphony orchestras.


William Penn Foundation’s Andy Johnson spoke to a reporter about the upcoming opening of the Manayunk Bridge, advancing the connection of the Circuit Trails.


The First Niagara Foundation donated $125,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters South Eastern PA through First Niagara’s signature grant program Mentoring Matters℠.


And, D+P rounded out the year with a fabulous new addition from Edelman New York – Rachael Specter! We are so happy to have her.

Indeed, 2015 set the bar high, but 2016 already has the potential to be the best year yet at D+P. Stay tuned and keep in touch via this blog and our social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

We are Devine + Partners, communications and content experts who specialize in public relations, issues management and digital communications. If you’re looking to effectively and succinctly communicate your brand’s story this year, get in touch with us at resteasy@devinestage.wpengine.com.

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D+P Team

D+P Team

We are Devine + Partners, communications and content experts who specialize in public relations, issues management and content creation.