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Boardroom Communications’ Executive Vice President Todd Templin recently gave a presentation on crisis communications to the South Florida chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. Templin joined Kelley Kronenberg law partner Christy Brigman, who spoke about what contractors can do to protect their legal rights in the event of a major accident or other crisis.


Speaking to risk managers and safety experts from some of the top construction companies in South Florida, Templin emphasized the need for companies to create a crisis communications plan and to review it on a regular basis.

He also spoke about some of the elements that should go into a plan such as: identifying risk areas that could lead to negative media exposure, assigning a communications team that can formulate media responses, assigning a media spokesperson who should  get media training ahead of time, creating a solid media list and developing  a social media plan to communicate your messages directly with the public and other stakeholders.

Boardroom Communications fully supports the efforts of Chalik & Chalik and State Senator Maria Sachs to require parasailing operators to meet some minimum safety standards and liability insurance coverage limits.  Accidents like the one that occurred to Alexis Fairchild and her friend in Panama City Beach this past summer should never be permitted to happen again.   (more…)

Boardroom Communications has announced several new clients for the New Year, including four real estate developments. This is an industry that has struggled in the past, but its comeback continues to bring in new business and signifies that 2014 might just be the best year for business for Boardroom since before the 2008 economic downturn.

Included in Boardroom’s new real estate client list are:
The Peninsula on the Intracoastal: located in Boynton Beach, this property offers 70 beautiful waterfront condominiums and townhomes with remarkable views. (more…)

Boardroom Communications, a leading South Florida public relations firm whose Luxury Condominium P.R. Team has represented some of the most successful condos and condo-hotels in the market, will sponsor the upcoming Urban Land Institute symposium.

The ULI SE Florida / Caribbean Miami Condo Market Symposium will be held on Tuesday, October 29 from 8 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at the Four Seasons Miami.

The event will explore the resurgent South Florida condominium environment. Since the 2008 real estate crash and recession, the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton condominum markets have returned to and exceeded pre-market crash conditions. More than 250 real estate development leaders are expected to attend.


Julie Talenfeld, founder and president of South Florida public relations, marketing, social media and advertising firm Boardroom Communications, has been named to the list of 2013 Influential Business Women by the South Florida Business Journal. She is one of 25 women in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties whose work has made a difference in the business and civic communities.

A special section will appear in the newspaper’s July 26 edition, and honorees will be recognized at a September 13 event at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood.

According to the Business Journal: “This program honors your strong record of leadership, performance and innovation in your industry, plus meaningful community involvement.”


On April 17, more than 200 people gathered at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale for the 3rd annual Community Champions event. South Florida Public Relations professional Julie Talenfeld and her husband Howard were honored as the “Community Champions Couple” and received special recognition as top fundraisers.

The Community Champions event honors outstanding local leaders who are not only successful in their professions but are champions in giving back to our community. Deliver the Dream is a South Florida-based nonprofit that organizes retreats for families experiencing a serious illness or crisis.

The tropical-themed event included a silent auction, inspirational videos and an awards presentation. Several members of the Boardroom team were in attendance, and were even the winners of a Blue Martini happy hour auction prize! The Boardroom publicists also made individual donations, which will help supply snacks for a teen night on a retreat.

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The Mercedes Benz Corporate Run was held Thursday night in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  The annual event attracted more than 7,000 people from nearly 260 different companies, including the publicists from Boardroom Communications.  But this year was a little different.  Early in the day, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of South Florida, and about an hour before race time, the skies over downtown Fort Lauderdale turned black and ominous.  But that didn’t deter our determined group.

We ran (and walked) in the rain. We did it as a team, even crossing the finish line together, which wasn’t unusual because so much of what we do is about working as a team.  So even as the rain continued to come down while we made our way across the 5k course, and some of the streets flooded, we were laughing and having a great time.  It’s true what they say, a little rain never hurt anyone.

Click here to see more photos from the race!

Boardroom Communications hosted a joyous party for University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications alumni. More than 75 people attended the “Hello Goodbye”-themed party held at the home of Julie Talenfeld, UF84 alum and president of Boardroom Communications.  The party was an opportunity for local Gators to welcome Diane McFarlin as the new dean of the UF J-School, and to bid farewell to Dr. John Wright and to thank him for his years of service to the school. This is the second time Julie and her husband Howard hosted a UF alumni event with the firm.

Among the guests were WPLG-TV longtime anchor Kristi Krueger, WPLG-TV reporter Jeff Weinsier and WPBT-TV President Rick Schneider, along with Director of Public Affairs and Business Development of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Doug Bartel, and Nova Southeastern University Director of Public Affairs Julie Spechler.

Thank you to everyone that came to help us welcome Dean McFarlin to the College of Journalism and Communications. We are also very grateful for all of Dr. Wright’s years and commitment to the University of Florida, and we wish him the best in this next chapter.

It was great to see new and old friends and to celebrate UF. As always, IT’S GREAT TO BE A FLORIDA GATOR!

As the sun set in North Miami Beach on Feb. 28, potential buyers and city officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the sales center for the two-tower Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences project.

Throughout the night, almost 800 people came to celebrate the opening of the 10,000 square-foot sales center containing a full-size unit complete with furnishings.

Among the party goers was WPLG Channel 10 reporter Janine Stanwood.

There was great food, upbeat music, plentiful drinks and luxurious yachts , all which led to seven units sold at the event itself.

Party sponsors include Ferretti Yachts, South Florida Luxury Guide, Bartenura and Yates Magazine.

Once completed, Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences will be the first luxury condominium and full-service marina/yacht club development in Miami-Dade County in more than 20 years. Developed by affiliates of The DevStar Group and The Plaza Group, the two residential towers each will have 25 floors with a combined 468 condo units. The marina and yacht club will offer concierge service and 112 slips with mooring for yachts in excess of 90 feet.

To see some more photos from the event visit the Boardroom Communications’ Facebook page!

Boardroom client Bal Harbour Shops is featured in this week’s Miami Herald Business Monday.

Opened in 1965 by retail visionary Stanley Whitman, the luxury retail center has withstood the test of time and is now evolving to keep up with the changing marketplace.

The article notes that last year the International Council of Shopping Centers found Bal Harbour Shops to be the most productive luxury shopping center in the world.

Today, Whitman, who is 94, still comes to work several times a week, but the day-to-day responsibilities for running Bal Harbour Shops and plans for expansion fall to his heirs, son Randy and Grandson Matthew.

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