Celebrating Lennon, An American Hero

John Lennon would have been 70 years old on Saturday October 9th. What better way to celebrate his life – and in particular his life as a New Yorker – than a screening of the WNET American Masters film ”LENNONYC” in Central Park.

The Power of Publicity

William Bernbach, American advertising executive, once said, ”All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society.

2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway

Time Frame: August 2009 – February 2010 Introduction In August 2009, under the leadership of former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, the Topps Company became the first exclusive baseball card company of Major League Baseball in 30 years, as the company looked to expand its ongoing efforts to invigorate the category, continue launching groundbreaking products, improve the retail and collecting experience and make cards more relevant to a new generation.

Marketers Beware of PR Executives Bearing Stunts

As DKC’s business has transformed from a well connected, highly-creative New York public relations firm to a national communications and government affairs company, I have become well accustomed to blocking off much of my time from October through early December.

And now for something – Sane

Around 4:45am on Saturday morning, shivering in my way too light spring jacket, I was standing outside an empty baseball stadium, when the thought hit me – what about this situation is sane?

Safe Play Spaces are a Vital Part of Childhood Development

I had never given the word play much thought. As someone who has always been a playful person – I collect vintage toys, love animation and have, I think, a great imagination- the concept of play started changing for me when our clients Kool-Aid and Kraft Foods Foundation began getting involved with KaBOOM!, a non-profit whose mission is to build safe playgrounds for kids in underserved communities throughout the country.

Remembering John Lennon

Posted by: Joe DePlasco, Managing Director I learned of John Lennon’s death early in the morning of December 9th. It was around 6 a.m.

New Orleans – A Unique American Place

On August 27, 2005, just over five years ago, I woke up to a text message: ”If you need a ride, call, but get out today.” Before I could even process what was happening, the phone started ringing off the hook.

Moving On Up…

I am thrilled to announce that DKC took a major leap into the future this month, signing a long-term lease for new office space.

Dr. Oz: America’s Doctor

Time frame: February 2009-Present Introduction In 2009, DKC worked with HARPO Studios and Sony Pictures Television to launch the most highly anticipated daytime TV program of the year, ”The Dr.