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OHC Shares Best Practices in the PR News 2010 Employee Communications Guidebook

Coming out in August 2010, two articles by O’Malley Hansen Communications (OHC) will be featured in the PR News Employee Communications Guidebook (available at www.prnewsonline.com). OHC vice president Elizabeth Castro shares best practices for developing, implementing and managing employee awards programs tied to performance. She also co-authored an article with Hanesbrands Inc. communications manager Matthew Young […]


2010 BrandSmart Award of Distinction

OHC VP, Kim Yurkovich, accepted the 2010 BrandSmart Award of Distinction for a Consumer Campaign from the American Marketing Association, Chicago Chapter on behalf of Sara Lee Deli. Sara Lee Deli won the BrandSmart Award for its groundbreaking Mama Saga campaign. Way to go!


OHC Wins Two Silver Trumpet Awards from the Publicity Club of Chicago

The OHC team is proud to accept two Silver Trumpets from the Publicity Club of Chicago (PCC). The first award-winning entry, “Taking Hanesbrands to New Heights” was received in the marketing category. The Expedition Hanesbrands campaign includes a trek to Mt. Everest to test innovative Champion and Duofold brand apparel. The second winning entry, Sara […]


Sara Lee Deli social media campaign featured on NYTimes.com

Part two of Sara Lee Deli’s successful “Mama Saga” social media campaign, featuring the talents of Second City Communications, was featured in advertising columnist Stuart Elliott’s “Campaign Spotlight” on The New York Times website. The new Saga Solver campaign, designed to connect with moms by using humor and providing solutions to her daily saga, is […]


OHC Helps Expedition Hanesbrands Reach New Heights

The OHC team continues its public relations support of Expedition Hanesbrands, an expedition to Mt. Everest planned for spring 2010 with Canadian mountaineer Jamie Clarke. The program first launched in September 2009 with a live online press conference in which Champion-branded gear developed for the climbing team was unveiled to the public. Next up: In […]


The Magic of Whole Grains and Sara Lee Soft & Smooth

In support of Sara Lee’s collaboration with Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie” DVD release, OHC connected fans of the show to the brand by creating a series of online video messages with two of the show’s stars, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin.  Messages from Henrie and Austin helped Sara Lee reach consumers online to […]


Lane Home Entertainment Brings the Ultimate Entertainment Destination to a Town Near You

After more than 26,000 miles, OHC has signed on for a second year of public relations support for the successful Lane Home Entertainment Tour. The Tour includes a massive 1,000 square foot custom-built 18-wheeler mobile showroom providing a dynamic, interactive experience for consumers and inviting the local community to come discover why Lane is considered […]


Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backwards

In the fall of 2009, Sara Lee Sweet Goods set out to help America’s city dwellers de-stress with a daily indulgence.  With a focus on snacking with Sara Lee Bites and Simple Sweets, OHC encouraged consumers to enjoy a sweet treat any time of day within moderation.  By leveraging the newsworthiness of the annual Forbes Magazine “America’s Most Stressful Cities,” list and […]


OHC Establishes Sara Lee Deli Social Media Presence with Mama Saga Campaign

OHC and Sara Lee Deli launched a robust social media program to build awareness of Sara Lee Fresh Ideas™ pre-sliced deli meat and foster relationships with moms online.  The program features a branded channel on Metacafe, enhanced Facebook page and newly created Twitter handle.  Utilizing multiple social media platforms and performing extensive mom blogger outreach, OHC worked to build an online community and […]


Sara Lee and OHC Host Mom Bloggers at the Kitchens of Sara Lee

When Sara Lee wanted to gather insights on the nutrition challenges moms face as they get ready for the back-to-school season, they tapped into the influential mom blog community for information, advice and solutions for America’s moms. OHC engaged 13 top mom bloggers to attend the first-ever Sara Lee Soft & Smooth Back-to-School Nutrition Summit […]