WELCOMING TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS

HONOLULU (August 28, 2017) – Bennet Group Strategic Communications, one of Hawaiʻi’s top public relations agencies, has hired Shayreen Lum, senior account executive and Taryn Pascua, account coordinator, to join the dynamic communications team. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, both Lum and Pascua bring a wealth of knowledge for the culture and history of our […]

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PROUDLY CELEBRATING OUR 20TH YEAR

Bennet Group turns 20 this year and to commemorate this event, we asked a few of our top clients – all of them respected, accomplished leaders in Hawai’i — to tell us what they liked about working with our team. Their answers and insights left us feeling deeply humbled, incredibly proud and profoundly grateful. We […]

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A Malama Honua Worldwide Story

A constant joy – and occasional source of chaos – over the past three years has been our privileged role as Hōkūleʻa’s PR team for the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Among the many gifts Hōkūleʻa gave me while leading our PR efforts are a few key lessons I’ll never forget. Know what not to plan […]

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Bennet Group sweeps the PRSA Koa Anvil Awards

Thanks to great clients and great projects, Bennet Group celebrates a record-breaking twenty wins at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hawai‘i Chapter’s Koa Anvil Awards held July 28, 2017. These awards, which honor the best and brightest strategic public relations and communications programs, campaigns and tactics, bring together the entire industry and highlight […]

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COMMUNICATING IN A CRISIS

“Recent crises in the news have us wondering: is our company prepared to handle an emergency to the best of our ability?” Crisis can be anticipated, such as a hurricane, or unexpected, such as a sudden, unfortunate accident. Regardless, crises often happen when we least expect them and can be extremely challenging to address. Here […]

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ASK SITARANI: TOP 5 PUBLIC SPEAKING TIPS

“I still get nervous every time I have to speak in front of a camera or a crowd. What are some go-to tips to tackle these nerves and give the best performance possible?” Fear around public speaking is among the most relatable in our culture. Yet did you know there is little physiological difference between […]

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KNOCK, KNOCK! WHO’S THERE? BENNET GROUP!

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Bennet Group team members and clients joined forces to compete against several other companies in a rousing game of knockerball. Knockerball is a version of the traditional game of soccer, where players are in a large plastic ball. The muddy game, hosted by Aloha United Way’s Society of Young Leaders, […]

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MEET CHRISTINE MATSUDA SMITH

There isn’t a challenge too intimidating for Christine Matsuda Smith and its part of the reason why her personal philosophy is “say yes.” As vice president for Bennet Group Strategic Communications, she has her sights set on taking the company to new heights and creating a healthier, more informed island community for Hawai‘i. A local […]

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AN ICONIC VISITOR DESTINATION RE-OPENS IN WAIKĪKĪ

On August 25, the iconic International Market Place, anchored by Hawai‘i’s first full-line Saks Fifth Avenue, re-opened to the public. Bennet Group provided strategic planning, public relations, media relations, marketing and event coordination for the grand openings of both Saks Fifth Avenue and International Market Place. The reimagined Waikīkī landmark has been under construction for […]

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