Articles by Kiki O'Connell

Middle School Marketers Ready for Super Bowl

Rebecca Morse shared her experiences as a creative director with Freeport Middle School students – and learned something herself: When it comes to creative, they think big. The school event was designed to educate and inspire kids about future professions. Discussions ranged from a typical day-in-the-life at a marketing agency to their favorite Super Bowl

That Girl? She’s Going to Shine (Again)

We celebrated Shireen Shahawy’s exciting move into full-time voiceover work with a surprise going-away party. Shireen loves her Starbucks, so Creative Director & VP Rebecca Morse designed a Starbucks-like logo using the cute curly-haired icon Shireen uses for her business, That Girl Can Read.  Rebecca used the logo everywhere from lapel buttons to a travel mug

How Many Cooks Does it Take…

… to make the best holiday party ever? Everyone at Vreeland pitched in for our first-ever office brunch. Some highlights: Fresh waffles from Jess Wallace with maple syrup and strawberries, Sheldon’s home-made biscuits with fresh blueberry sauce, Dori’s famous financiers from the Standard Baking cookbook, Jeff’s world-renowned monkey bread, delicious smoked salmon from Katherine, along

Gold for the Holidays

2014 Golden Arrow Awards

We couldn’t be more proud of our recent Golden Arrow Awards at the Maine Public Relations Council holiday party. The event offered a delightful celebration at a cozy venue in Portland’s tree-lit Longfellow Square complete with some great beers on tap by up-and-coming Funky Bow Brewery of Lyman, Maine, and pork belly sliders, root vegetable

How To Think Like A PR Pro

MPRC 2014 Annual Conference

The Maine Public Relations Council’s annual meeting, held October 23 at the University of Southern Maine, promised How to be Your Own Ringmaster. And MPRC showed how it’s done, asking attendees the day before to join the conversation at #MPRCircus.

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Stew shoots up Italy, Iowa and Connecticut

Stew in Panicale, Italy

Stew Vreeland, our founding partner emeritus, is all about Italy — and Iowa. But Connecticut? This spring Stew spent several weeks in Panicale, Italy, with friends Betty and Paul Turina (and a milione amici). He was home for a day or two, then off to Marshalltown, IA, to celebrate his father, the very dapper Don’s,

5,000 Reasons to Be Proud

Vreeland Team at the 2014 Twilight 5k

Team Vreeland ran, jogged and walked the Twilight 5K on June 12 – and raised $5,000 for the Maine Cancer Foundation. We did it in honor of Midge Vreeland and others we love. Team Vreeland placed 4th in fund-raising, yes! And we won serious points for style: Everyone wore pink logo V-shirts that got props from the MCF.

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This One’s For You, Midge

Vreeland Twilight5k

The Vreeland team is ready to give cancer a run for its money. We’re fielding a team of runners, joggers and walkers in the Maine Cancer Foundation Twilight 5k, June 12 in SoPo. We’re doing it for the people we love and in memory of Midge Vreeland.

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Gotta Run

Jess Wallace ran through Maine winter training for the Sugarloaf 15k. And it paid off. She makes the mountainous run sound like it was all downhill. Her Facebook pix look like she didn’t break a sweat. The May 18 run is part of the Sugarloaf Marathon, Maine’s oldest continuously run marathon. Now Jess is gearing

The Girlz Are Back

Jess and Jess Return to Vreeland

Cue Pharrell. We’re happy – happy! The Jesses are back. Jess Wallace and Jess Cote, two great social, strategic professionals (and people we personally love) have returned to Vreeland in new roles. Jessica Wallace who was with Vreeland from 2007 to 2011, ultimately as Web and Social Media Manager, is Vreeland’s new Digital Marketing Director.