Wall Street Communications has been closely following the developments related to the coronavirus and to the advice and guidelines laid out by the WHO, the CDC, and local jurisdictions where we operate. We began curtailing employee travel as early as three weeks ago and last week advised all employees working from our offices in Salt Lake City and Sherwood, Oregon, to begin working from home.
Because the bulk of our team has worked remotely since the late 1990s, and even our in-office employees have had the capability to work from home as necessary, this shift is business as usual for many of us. So, for our customers, the changes to our operations will be completely transparent.
Nevertheless, we recognize that in our industries and the greater economic environment, the events of recent days present an unprecedented business challenge. Certainly, nothing like this has occurred in most of our lifetimes. We operate in a global economy, and so all of us have to be aware and understand that what affects our customers, partners, or suppliers on the other side of the world affects us all.
It’s a time for compassion and understanding, and here at Wall Street Communications and the Dundee Hills Group as a whole, we want to help wherever we can. Whether that means offering up consultation services on best practices for working remotely, or just giving customers who don’t have it free access to our webinar platform so they can reach out to their audience in this difficult time, or something else … we are online, available, and ready to help.
A guy walks into the pub at Marsh Benham, outside Newbury, Berkshire, and orders a pint. He works for a company called Alpha Image that makes incomprehensibly sophisticated electronics gizmos for the broadcast industry. He’s American and so is the bartender, who has recently, and inexplicably, settled in Hungerford, just down the road.
Every company’s origin story begins in a pub, or should do really. Or in your parents’ garage if you’re underage or there’s no pub nearby. Just like every great idea starts off as scrawl on the back of a cocktail napkin, right?
The two guys chat. The bartender discovers that Alpha Image needs some help with marketing writing. The other guy learns that the bartender is an experienced writer for high-tech. They clearly need each other and exchange phone numbers scratched out on the back of napkins.
Wall Street Communications wouldn’t start for another five years, but that’s how founder Chris Lesieutre got started in broadcast technology PR back in 1991. A chance meeting in a pub called The Water Rat.
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Wall Street Communications provides comprehensive marketing communications services for technology suppliers, standards bodies, and professional organizations in broadcast technology and across the digital media ecosystem. With unparalleled expertise refined over two decades in the business, we use our extensive press connections and a rich array of messaging and creative tools to build a Web of Awareness™ around our clients’ brands, products, and services.
An international multilingual agency with offices across North America and Europe, we have built an agile and highly responsive team that boasts diverse experience in the electronic media industry. While some team members have been on the client side with experience in corporate sales and marketing, others have trained and worked as public relations and marketing consultants, sales executives, and journalists.