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Find your inner Santa…

NEWSLETTER / December 2021

NO REST FOR THE WEARY Jeremiah Young has been making a list and checking it twice. Not only did the powerhouse owner and creative director of Kibler & Kirch transform the dining room of a stately manor-style Billings home he designed for clients with a classic sensibility into a luxurious nature-inspired Christmas tableau – featured in the November/December Mountain Living – but in late October he opened The Holiday Home, the latest offering from his “Kibler & Kirch Presents” pop-up shop concept in downtown Billings. Young and his busy staff of elves are all about feeling festive, curating a very special season’s greeting, filling the shop with the best of home décor for decking the halls. Visit their winter wonderland at 102 North Broadway through December 23! (PHOTO: Lucy Call)

MRS. CLAUS With ski season in full swing, the holidays are hopping in the high-country. This year, in addition to client requests for help with Christmas décor, Vail interior designer Courtney St. John of Courtney St. John Studio was tapped by not one but two magazines to share her expertise in creating festive entertaining-ready mountain homes. St. John has been decking out one grand Colorado home (left) for several years now for a family that throws an annual Christmas Eve party that she tells Mountain Living is “always something to behold.” For Cowboys & Indians’ winter issue, St. John talks tradition, must-haves and going overboard for the holidays, offering her special tips to “Spruce up the Season.” (PHOTO: Brent Bingham)

REAL ESTATE RUSH Following the recent surge of home buyers in the Rocky Mountain West, Mansion Global, the luxury real estate magazine included in the Wall Street Journal, reached out to Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer, co-owners of WRJ Design, for an interview with the design duo on how the migration is shaping design trends, citing WRJ’s “widespread acclaim for creating luxurious yet comfortable spaces reflecting the scenic region and its laid-back, albeit active lifestyle.” Jenkins and Baer, who themselves succumbed to the lure of the Teton Mountains in 2010, relocating their growing design firm from Manhattan to Jackson Hole, understand the current urge to head for the hills. “To connect to nature does something to you spiritually,” Jenkins tells Mansion Global. “You’re connecting to that essence of who you are, and that is hard to find today. That’s why it’s a huge draw to many people.”


PR TIP OF THE MONTH They see you when you’re sleeping

The holidays can be odd for PR timing. Many firms believe that “not a creature is stirring” between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and let up on outreach, assuming media contacts are taking a holiday break. But in fact the season can bring a flurry of interest as editors rush to meet end-of-year production schedules, and PR pros who are ready to answer the call at a moment’s notice can reap the bounty, starting the new year off with a media-coverage bang. In the past two days, for instance, we’ve fielded interest from both the design and travel sections of The New York Times, requesting help from two different Word PR clients for specific articles in progress – a Christmas payoff for consistent outreach that has kept clients top-of-mind throughout the year.

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Word PR + Marketing March 2021 Newsletter

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Word PR + Marketing January 2021 Newsletter

We’re opening 2021 with a bang
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