Two new workers for TreeFrogClick

TreeFrogClick just this week brought on two new workers. They are Lisa Graas, writer and author of the blog, Catholic Bandita. Lisa will be writing for the religious communities we serve, and will be a great help telling others about them on her very-popular blog. Christopher Ciezczak recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in computer science, and will be helping us with website tech stuff, and writing. Chris knows lot, and is not afraid of code, which is great. Welcome aboard to both of you! With your help, TreeFrogClick will help our clients with an even higher level of service in the world of PR and online...

Our new syndicated columns

I’m happy to announce that I have begun a regular column on certain political/cultural websites. I enjoy writing about culture and Christianity, and although you may not agree with me all the time, I hope you’ll take a look at my musings. Check out the archives of my columns at Western Journalism Review, and Renew...

Six reasons why we at TreeFrogClick are thankful for this year

This time is a good time to reflect on some good signs this past year. Our company is growing. We at TreeFrogClick PR services thank all of our clients for working with us to help you reach your goals. Where we have faltered, we ask your forgiveness and accept our pledge to do better. Where we have done well, we ask that you rejoice with us, and we will work for an even more productive level of service. Here are a six reasons why we at TreeFrogClick give thanks in 2012: We have increased our revenue this past year to the highest level ever: a 22% increase over our best previous year. We have clearly defined our strategic vision: To provide custom-designed public relations services to boost your credibility and value in the eyes of your present and potential audiences. We can clearly explain to you the different aspects of marketing (sales, direct marketing, advertising, and public relations) and whether using PR as a spearhead would be good for you. We have made a decision to expand our team to not only serve a growing number of clients, but to help the economy by providing employment to others. We have made stronger inroads with the larger media PR outlets, such as starting our own column at Renew America. (See Kevin’s column.) We have developed a knowledge base of good search engine optimization practices, while many other PR firms have failed to move beyond a more traditional approach. Let us know how we can serve your marketing needs through a better public relations...

Why the Christmas message trumps all tragedies

Although a great tragedy has lessened our holiday joy this year, the story of Christmas gives us the solution. I heard this in a sermon last week: God sent his Son into the world, not as an earthly emperor or king, not with the protection of bodyguards or adulation of kow-towing servants. No, He sent Him into a world that was poor, messy, and only an arm’s reach away from danger. When Christ brought his message to others, some people would accept him and become his disciples, but others would torture him and put him to death. We are called to do good in the world — to hold up the dignity of man, and show others man’s true vision. And that comes from realizing our being created in His image and likeness. This is not some glib platitute, but is the solution to our misery, and it points our world to its highest destiny. What will you do to bring this...

Benjamin Franklin explains the election

(Even if you don’t agree with our views here, we hope you get a chuckle out of this.) Just outside of one of the polling centers in Philadelphia, a man wearing blue jeans and a tee shirt stepped outside onto the sidewalk. “Hey!” he exclaimed with a shout. “I thought I saw a ghost!” “You did see a ghost,” said another, older man, who stood near him wearing a curious type of old-fashioned jacket and trousers. “Who are you, and what are those funny-looking clothes?” “I am the ghost of Democracy past.” “Well, this isn’t Christmas, and I ain’t no Scrooge,” the man shot back. “I hope you’ll bear with me,” the older man said. “I’d like to know how the American experiment is coming along.” “The American what?” “An idea formed a long time ago by my colleagues, such as Thomas Jefferson,” said the man wistfully. “Wasn’t that the guy on the TV show back in the 70s?” “No. I was just checking on whether democracy was working in this great country that we started many years ago. You see, it depends on an electorate that –“ “Hey, we got what we wanted,” the man in the tee shirt said. “The country works fine. Now get out of my way.” “It works?” said the old man. You have rampant unemployment, crime in the streets, abortion, unnatural marriages, billions of dollars in debt, and now the government tells churches that they have to buy immoral health care.” “Hey, old guy. The idea here is that you vote your beliefs, and your beliefs are what you want. It’s like going...

Young lawyer passes up hot-shot career for higher goals

There are probably as many jokes about lawyers as there are about used car salesmen. You could say a lot of critical things about a lawyer, but they wouldn’t apply to Shun Ravago. His full name is Joseph Shun Ravago, but friends call him Shun (pronounced Shawn). Shun, one of our clients, received his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1998. Now, law school is not kindergarten, mind you, but Shun, um, in his spare time, studied and passed his CPA exam in 1995. The CPA is more rigorous than passing the bar, Shun said. So how did this hot-shot young lawyer get his start after graduating? He tells us his story: I had many options after graduating law school, including the FBI, law firms and private corporations. After working at Arthur Andersen, I realized that I could use my experience and education to help the community. Many people asked me why someone with a law degree, CPA and a finance and accounting degree didn’t choose to work on Wall Street or another large firm. Since 2000, I have been practicing law in the Filipino and Hispanic communities because I feel that I can use my God-given talents and blessings to serve clients who otherwise would not receive the same level of service because of the limited availability of experienced attorneys in these communities who actually practice in the community. Our best wishes go out to this young, and generous attorney and his company, Ravago & Associates,...
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