CASE STUDY

Taharka Brothers

Taharka Brothers, a renowned ice cream brand in Baltimore known for its community engagement, partnered with Emerson Street Media for their campaign announcing a shift to an employee-owned, majority black-owned business model. Through strategic media outreach, including crafted story pitches and a press release, the news secured prime coverage in The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Business Journal, amplifying Taharka's significant announcement.

Action

Leading up to the announcement of the ownership change, we proactively connected with media members through calls, emails and social media. Follow-up efforts helped bolster the immediacy and impact of the news regarding Taharka Brothers, leading to awareness among media members across different platforms.

Approach

Through extensive communications with company leadership, we gained a clear understanding of the goals and objectives for this campaign, as well as the primary messages we wanted to convey and why. We then devised the strategies and tactics to make the effort a success, including identifying key media members to target for the outreach, crafting powerful story pitches and creating a press release and other critical background materials.

Project

Just about everyone in Baltimore knows that Taharka Brothers doesn’t just make incredible ice cream but is also committed to inspiring cultural understanding and community engagement in the city of Baltimore. It is an amazing company, and we were proud to partner with Taharka in its media outreach campaign announcing that ownership of the company was being transferred to six long-time employees, making Taharka Brothers an all employee-owned and majority black-owned business.

Result

The ownership news resulted in premiere articles in both The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Business Journal, providing Taharka Brothers with prominent and positive coverage of its biggest announcement in years. The stories were then featured on the Taharka Brothers website and social media channels, empowering the company to leverage the great coverage long after the articles were posted and printed.

Related Case Studies

rand* Construction

When a sudden building accident occurred at one of rand* Construction's projects over the Christmas holiday, Emerson Street Media was enlisted to manage the communications fallout. Emerson swiftly engaged with rand*, devising a thorough strategic communication plan encompassing press releases and consistent updates. Though the accident's repercussions weren't as dire as initially feared, Emerson remained hands-on, reflecting on their crisis response and supporting rand* throughout.

West, Lane and Schlager

West, Lane and Schlager (WLS), a prominent tenant representation firm in DC, sought Emerson Street Media's expertise to enhance their brand narrative. Through collaborative sessions, a compelling story highlighting WLS's unique offerings was crafted. This revitalized messaging propelled WLS's marketing, resulting in significant business growth.