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Entrepreneur of the Year Award Management and Marketing

Entrepreneur of the Year nomination writing and public relationsYour business has grown from a glimmer of an idea into an impressive enterprise, and you deserve to be recognized for it. It may have been a group effort and you may be reluctant to highlight your individual achievements, but this award is good for your business. Winning is as much for your team as it is for you.

Few business accolades carry the level of prestige and name recognition as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award. You are a successful entrepreneur who demonstrates inspiring vision, leadership and passion – traits that Ernst & Young seeks to recognize through its annual awards program in Florida.

Pinstripe has extensive experience in developing nominations for EOY and managing the public relations opportunities that follow.


Tampa Bay entrepreneurThe nomination is the most critical portion of the process. The Pinstripe team will work with you to develop a compelling application and prepare you for the live interview. This phase includes:

  • Managing the Entrepreneur Of The Year application, which includes collection of all company information and financials, development of the four essay topics, and submission of the form
  • One-on-one meetings with the nominee and collaboration with members of the leadership team to answer the essay questions
  • Preparing the nominee for the panel interview with judges

Tampa Bay public relations firmIf you are selected as a finalist for the award, we will work with your team to supply the appropriate collateral to Ernst & Young and to promote your success. The Pinstripe team will:

  • Manage the collection and submission of company video footage, logos, photos and other requested materials
  • Write and distribute a press release and manage media relations
  • Develop an ad to be placed in the Smart Business program distributed the evening of the awards gala
  • Prepare the nominee for a video sound bite that is shot at the event

Tampa Bay Entrepreneur of the Year nomination helpAnd then we will help announce your big win! This phase includes:

  • Writing and distributing a press release.
  • Managing media relations
  • Developing an announcement to your colleagues and clients

For more information about our EOY support services, please contact Ginger to discuss your application.

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Another Shrine Game In The Books!


Another East-West Shrine Game is in the books and while the East Team came out on top, it was the children of Shriners Hospitals for Children who are the real winners. This was our fourth year managing the advertising, public relations, social media and in-game communications and it remains our favorite week of every year.

We are very excited that we had a tremendous amount of support from the Tampa Bay media this year, landing interviews with every morning news program in addition to a few special reports throughout the week, an executive profile in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, stories from sports writers all over the U.S. and daily reports from NFL Network. Take a look at this super reel of a few of the stories we secured for the game.

The players are now preparing for the NFL Combine and NFL Draft so we’ll be watching their continued success at the next level. We’re already preparing for the 2016 game on January 23rd!

Breakthrough Cocktail Interview with Ginger Reichl

breakthrough_newsI had the pleasure of chatting with Gary Ware on his Breakthrough Cocktail podcast this week. This episode focused on creating the career of your dreams, so we talked about my career path, how I chose advertising, how to network, creating work/life ‘balance,’ what I look for when hiring new talent and more during our half hour together.

One of his questions was, “What did you want to be when you grew up?” I responded that I can only ever remember wanting to go into advertising. Maybe it was watching Darren create ads at McMann & Tate on Bewitched reruns, AdCouncil PSAs during Saturday morning cartoons, or the Superbowl, but I was hooked very early. By the time I was 12 years old, I was on a mission to have an ad agency. Such a nerdy child.

I am so fortunate and grateful that I get have the ‘career of my dreams’ and work with incredibly smart and inspiring clients. It was kind of Gary to ask me to join him on his podcast and hope that one person hears a nugget that helps them find their dream. Happy listening!


Gary helps young professionals reach their full potential with coaching and mentorship. You can subscribe to his podcast on iTunes to listen to all of his guests and get a little insight of your own.

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Shorecrest Preparatory School Gift Drive for Guardian ad Litem

The Shorecrest gym was filled with toys, games, clothes, bicycles and much more on Friday – all part of a gift drive for children supported by the Guardian ad Litem Foundation. The organization raises funds and resources for local foster children. Christmas should be a special time for every child and the students and families of Shorecrest made sure local families have a reason to celebrate.

Bay New 9’s Ashley Jeffery and Tampa Bay Times reporter, John Pendygraft, visited the school to talk with the students about the gift drive.

“Your mom and dad gift you stuff, so when you give it feels like you are the person who is being kind and giving. I think it feels really good,” said second grader, Kristen Williams.”

See the Tampa Bay Times story here: Shorecrest Prep Annual Holiday Drive makes holidays brighter for children removed from homes.

The Bay News 9 story is here.
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Shorecrest Preparatory School Participates in Hour of Code


We were pleased to welcome Bay News 9’s Ashley Jeffery at Shorecrest Preparatory School as students participated in the Hour of Code – a global initiative to expand participation in computer science and technology. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code is organized by and features tutorials to teach programming, including Code with Anna and Elsa from Frozen and Write Your First Computer Program with video lectures from Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. President Obama also learned to write code with students.

Ashley met kindergarteners learning how to program a robot, 3rd graders building their own apps and games, and seniors learning more advanced coding in preparation for biotech classes in college and plans to make more advanced prosthetics.

For more information about Shorecrest’s technology program, visit

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