We’re honored that our clients have engaged Horan Communications to strengthen their approach to strategic communications, and we’re proud of the work we have accomplished together.

Our Clients

Small, medium, and large organizations.

School districts from coast to coast.

Non-profits in education, public health, and government affairs.

Our clients are making a difference every day, and we get to help tell their stories.

We worked with the Superintendent of the Medford (MA) Public Schools to respond to a series of incidents at the high school by developing and promoting a 10-Point Action Plan for improved school safety and culture. The campaign included updates to families, staff, and the community, media outreach, web and social content, and School Committee presentations.

To encourage more families to enroll in New Bedford High School, the school district hired Horan Communications to design and coordinate a citywide marketing campaign. We helped the team sharpen its messaging about the academies and pathways, including new magnet and International Baccalaurate programs, and promoted them through new web and social content, digital and print collateral, and direct mailers, translated in five languages.

We worked with a coalition of associations representing Massachusetts Superintendents, School Committees, principals, and educational collaboratives to design and launch a statewide campaign promoting social-emotional learning, including messaging, website development, social media, press strategy, political outreach, and more.

We’ve partnered with COSEBOC, a national nonprofit that elevates and supports boys and young men of color, to enhance its marketing and communications functions. The work is focused on sharpening the COSEBOC message and developing a suite of print and digital tools to generate interest in their series of professional development programs for educators.

We partnered with the Somerville (MA) Public Schools to highlight and promote its Early College Program, in which students from Somerville High School earn college credits through courses at Cambridge College. Featuring photos and storytelling on web, social, and media platforms, as well as print collateral and promotional items, the campaign is designed to give more students access to higher education while still enrolled in high school.

We supported the Boston Globe’s work to expand its News in Education program, which gives teachers classroom access to digital news content. The Globe aimed to deepen its investment in area schools with donations of both on-line subscriptions and iPads for classroom use, as well as lesson plans and other tools to engage students in discussion about news and the media.

Somerville (MA) Public Schools hired Horan Communications during the pandemic to design and launch a campaign to support the mental health and social-emotional wellness of students. The Together campaign features a website, social media content, media coverage, and print collateral in four languages to distribute in schools and the community.

The Portsmouth (RI) School Department partnered with Horan Communications to strengthen communication about special education programs and services. The project centered on new content for the district’s website — including a glossary of terms, guide for families, Frequently Asked Questions, and high-quality classroom photos — and was designed to strengthen customer service and promote awareness about special education programs.

The East Providence (RI) Public Schools hired us to design and lead execution of a citywide public information and engagement campaign for a new $190-million high school. The six-month campaign included a website, social media, branded collateral, FAQs, press outreach, engagement events, and other strategies. Voters overwhelmingly approved the project, with 78% voting “yes.” 

Fenway Health hired Horan Communications on behalf of the TOD@S Collaborative, a coalition of four Boston-area domestic violence service providers, to coordinate a comprehensive public awareness campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the campaign was designed to promote understanding about partner abuse between LGBQT people of color. The campaign included transit, print, and digital advertising, earned media, social media, and outreach materials and events. It featured six bilingual advertisements with original drawings of LGBQT people of color in healthy, loving relationships.

In order to attract talented teachers to the State’s newly designated turnaround schools, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education hired Horan Communications to design and launch a statewide teacher recruitment campaign. The “Amazing Teachers” campaign centered around a new website, supported and promoted through social media, advertising, video profiles, and media strategy that led to a front-page story in the Boston Globe. The Commonwealth later used the campaign elements as the basis for its digital platform to recruit, hire, and train educators in a variety of roles.

Horan Communications led preparations for the Boston Public Schools to host the 55th Annual Fall Conference of the Council of the Great City Schools, a coalition of 66 of the largest urban school districts in the country. Nearly 1,000 Superintendents, School Board members, and other leaders from big city school districts gathered in Boston for the five-day conference. Project management of the conference included branding, messaging, publicity, fundraising, talent and entertainment recruitment, volunteer coordination, and on-site operations and logistics.

Our Clients in the News

Read media coverage generated by our work with clients. These stories highlight client successes and underscore the impact of effective media relations.

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Horan Communications
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Milton, MA 02186

(617) 852-1340

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