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  ABOVE THE FOLD Here’s a piece of exciting news: HB officially combining with Eric Mower + Associates! The integration brings one of the largest independent advertising and PR houses to Boston to offer more of what HB does best, but with a bigger punch. IN THE NEWS Meet Emily Reichert, Executive Director of the fastest growing greentech […]

HUBgrown Q&A: Melanie Cohn, Dunkin’ Donuts

Melanie Cohn

HB recently sat down with Melanie Cohn to discuss social media strategy, the Boston business community and her role at Dunkin’ Donuts.

Sip & Share: Tunheim


Last month my colleague Chuck Tanowitz and I had the opportunity to visit our friends at Tunheim in Minneapolis. We toured their beautiful office, enjoyed appetizers and cocktails, learned more about each agency and discussed industry trends. After our visit, Liz Tunheim Sheets and I reconnected to continue our conversation.

HUBgrown: Q&A with Janet Aronica, Cube Riot


Upstate New Yorker Janet Aronica graduated college during the height of the recession and found herself moving to Boston for a social media marketing internship. “The people were so helpful. I felt like I had a much greater chance of success finding my first job in Boston than anywhere else even though the economy sucked. […]

Nurturing a Connection to Nature

We live in a fast-paced world of instant-gratification. Children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews are not shielded from this reality. In fact, they’re the first generation growing up with cell phones and tablets as a part of their daily routines. Having their phones at school or the dinner table has evolved into a norm rather than […]

HUBgrown: Q&A with C.C. Chapman


Yesterday we wrote about how the conversation around B2C in Boston is evolving. These conversations are being led by many influential people in our community who believe Boston has the ingredients to build great consumer companies, not just B2B. We recently asked C.C. Chapman, co-author of Content Rules and Amazing Things Will Happen, and seasoned […]

How to Survive the Workplace as an Introvert


Full disclosure: I am an introvert. How do I know? In grade school, my participation grades consistently tanked, despite maintaining straight As. Small talk drains me. I thoroughly enjoy spending time by myself. Oh, and a stack of personality tests tells me so. Living in a country that is obsessed with extroversion presents a few […]

Is Boston Consumed by B2B?


If you’ve read our previous HUBgrown posts or if you’re following our tumblr page, you may have noticed a trend—much of the content thus far has focused on Boston’s B2B tech scene. That is in large part because it’s the way I have approached this series, but that’s about to change. Why? Because the conversation […]

4 Thought Leaders on Thought Leadership

“Thought Leadership.” What do you think of when you hear this term? If you’d asked me this a few years ago, I would have envisioned CEOs on stage at a big conference, or maybe a nice profile piece in a trade or business publication. But over the past year or two I’ve been rethinking how […]

Our Mysterious Obsession with Podcasts

image via Gimlet Media

My commute recently doubled in length and I’ve found myself dangerously close to banging my head against the steering wheel every umpteenth time I hear T. Swift’s “Bad Blood” on the radio.* To avoid head trauma I’ve traded in my top 40 radio station for a safer option: Podcasts. By now, even if you don’t […]