Minute with Mack

Complete Public Relations Mack the Cat

Today I decided to write down 10 thoughts that I’ve had

  1. Professional sports players get paid way too much, but there’s no way I could do what they do.   I probably couldn’t do a lot of things though
  1. Getting my litter all over the downstairs is a hard job, but I do it. For what? Some cans of moist food? Yeah.
  1. I must be trapped in some type of force field that only humans can exit.
  1. I could actually cry over spilled milk.
  1. What
  1. Good thing I never get tired of the same food everyday.
  1. Remember when Rachel got off the plane?
  1. Where did all of the plants go? I’m hungry.
  1. It’s kind of weird how everyone’s okay with circuses.
  1. What is a road?


They’d probably make more sense if you were there.

Picking the right public relations firms

Complete Public Relations, a greenville public relations firm serving the Upstate doing pr in Greer, Easley, Spartanburg and Anderson

We sometimes get asked what is public relations and how does it affect my business? Public relations, in a nutshell , is the art of dealing with the community. The community ranges from the media to donors to volunteers to board members to staff to opposition to the actual people living in an area. Ever business and non-profit needs public relations, but not all public relations strategies are the same.

Just like not all public relations firms are the same. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are just plain terrible. Some are great. We like to think we are great. Our clients often tell us that.

So what makes a great public relations firm?

  • Following through. If you have a firm that tells you one thing, and doesn’t do it, you need a new firm.
  • Providing solutions. A good public relations firm will be proactive and seek out ways to build your name.
  • Meeting needs. You want a firm that will meet your need and not just their own.

Those are just three things. We would love to tell you more so give us a call at 864-289-9772.

Complete’s Brett to participate in Entrepreneurship Series

Complete Public Relations, a greenville public relations firm serving the Upstate doing pr in Greer, Easley, Spartanburg and Anderson

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Complete Public Relations CEO Tim Brett has been selected to participate in the fall 2014 Successful Entrepreneurship series, an initiative of Serrus Capital Partners.
After serving in state government and working in public affairs for Michelin North America, Brett began his entrepreneurial career with the opening of his own public affairs firm. For the past 18 years, he has worked with a variety of government entities, nonprofits, and businesses across the Southeast to craft winning strategies for public relations, public affairs, and crisis communications.
The series is an opportunity for entrepreneurs at all levels to continue building skills that help move their visions forward.

About Complete Public Relations:

Complete Public Relations isn’t your average firm. Our unique skills, experience, talent and expertise, make us the company you need when it comes to media relations, governmental affairs, crisis communications, and long-term public strategy. Learn more at http://www.completepr.net.


Friends of the Greenville Zoo adds new board members


GREENVILLE, S.C. – Eric Jarinko and Chris Manley are the newest members of the Friends of the Greenville Zoo Board.

Manley is the managing partner of Engenius, a Greenvile-based web design and marketing firm. Jarinko is the general manager of The Greenville Drive.

“The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is heading into an important year,” said John Boyanoski, chairman of the Friends’ board. “Eric and Chris will be valuable additions to our team.”

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the Greenville Zoo.   The financial support from the Friends helps the zoo maintain its dedication to animal care, education, conservation and the overall enjoyment of the community.  The board serves as an advisory council to manage and lead that mandate.

About the Friends of the Greenville Zoo:

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization that serves as an independent community outreach group, whose purpose is to provide financial, resource, and advocacy support for the needs of the Greenville Zoo. Learn more at http://www.friendsgreenvillezoo

Former Clemson star McDowell speaking to Easley children

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Former Clemson star talking to students at in Easley


What:   Roderick “Hot Rod” McDowell will be talking to students

When:  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Simpson Academy, 200 West D Avenue Easley, S.C.

Who:     McDowell ran for more than 1,000 years during his senior season in 2013 adding 29 catches and seven touchdowns for the Tigers. The Sumter native was a third-team All-ACC selection and played in the 2014 College All Star Bowl.

Why: McDowell will be speaking to a church youth program for children coming in after school. McDowell has been mentoring and coaching in the Upstate as he pursues a career in professional football.

Zais to speak to Greenville Rotary

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Mick Zais to address Rotary Club of Greenville

What: South Carolina Superintendent of Education Mick Zais to visit the Rotary Club of Greenville.

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at noon.

Where: The Westin Poinsett Hotel, 120 S. Main Street, Greenville, S.C.

Why: Zais will be speaking about his views on education reform in South Carolina, including a discussion of Common Core.

Who: As State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Mick Zais oversees the operation of more than 1,200 public schools, nearly 59,000 teachers and administrators, 706,000 students and a budget $3.8 billion. Before winning public election as the 17th State Superintendent of Education, he served as President of Newberry College for 10 years. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he served 31 years on active duty in the United States Army, retiring as a Brigadier General. He also served as a professor at West Point, teaching leadership, organizational behavior and management consulting. His awards include the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest award for service. He has been named a South Carolina Economic Ambassador and is a three-time recipient of Future of Education’s Golden Apple Award.

The Woodlands at Furman to host family friendly 5K obstacle run

Woodlands at Furman logo

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Woodlands at Furman will be hosting the inaugural “The Young and the Restless,” a 5K challenge run this November.


The course will be held entirely on the Furman University campus and features 20 obstacles that replicate some of the challenges facing by America’s aging population, said Andrea Payment, The Woodlands at Furman’s lifestyles director. The race will start and finish at the Furman amphitheater. It will be held on November 8 with a 9 a.m. start with racers going off every five minutes afterward.


Payment described the course as a family friendly obstacle challenge geared toward teaching Upstate residents about the challenges facing seniors, she said.


“We want this to be an event that helps people learn,” Payment said. “But we also want them to get a challenge from the event.”


The health and wellbeing is a key component of the Woodlands at Furman’s mission, Payment said. The Woodlands at Furman is a Life Care community that added Masterpiece Living, which assists visionary communities who are already leading the industry with their wellness commitment, to become places where residents and staff alike seek to better themselves. For more information on the race, go to www.thewoodlandsatfurman.org. Early registration is $20 until October 1.



About The Woodlands at Furman:

The Woodlands at Furman is a premier non-profit continuing care retirement community owned and operated by a local board of directors and managed professionally by Greystone. The 22-acre campus is located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail adjacent to Furman University. It offers all four level of continuing care housing with the added financial assurance of Life Care. Residents enjoy a wide range of amenities – enabling them to continue an active and engaged lifestyle. For more information, please visit www.thewoodlandsatfurman.org