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This Issue’s Feature Stories

Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note

by Cinda Sherman, Publisher

Welcome to this, our first ever, “Marcom Issue”–a partnership with the movers and shakers of Northeast Florida’s thriving marketing communications firms. 

Memories of Paul

Memories of Paul

by Laurie Hitzig & Larry Wilson

Our noses pressed against the glass created a fog that made it almost impossible to spy on our new neighbor moving in. We were formally introduced to Paul Figura by Pumpkin and Monster, two eccentric cats that immediately adopted our house as their own. Paul came over one evening hunting for his wayward felines.

Allies For Change

Allies For Change

by Wesley Grissom

At One Spark this past April, the creator group We Are Straight Allies, a local organization advocating for equality, found themselves the target of the very bias they seek to dissolve via their community education and engagement efforts.

Jacksonville MarCom Firms

Jacksonville MarCom Firms

by Eva Dasher

The movers and shakers of Northeast Florida’s thriving marketing communications firms (abbr: mar′com) immediately make it clear that while advertising does play an important role in their profession there is much, much more that their dynamic and creative agencies have to offer to their clients. 

Saving Them All, Together

Saving Them All, Together

by Meredith T. Matthews

There’s a famous quote by Mahatma Ghandi that is the mantra of animal lovers everywhere: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” By that standard, then Jacksonville has become a truly great city.

Collectors’ Choice

Collectors’ Choice

by Holly Keris, Chief Curator–The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

For the exhibition Collectors’ Choice: Inside the Hearts and Minds of Regional Collectors, the staff at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens let thirty local collectors take charge. The final exhibition unfolded after many months of thoughtful dialogue and planning, and will be on display at The Cummer through September 14.