communications | crisis | community
Communication solutions that amplify your brand.
Whether it's a comprehensive communications program or a project based partnership to provide a solution to a short term need, we're here to serve. We amplify brands and connect brands to communities.
We analyze your current communications strategy to help effectively build a communications program from the ground up or enhance your current program. We assess your company's mission and vision and cross reference that with your desired audience to create the appropriate strategy and tactics to deploy an effective communications campaign.
unprecedented times, companies are challenged to pivot in ways they never imagined. Synergy is here to help you transition to the virtual setting with ease. Whether it's developing a strategy to make the virtual setting work for your organization; facilitating a virtual meeting or webinar; or, training your team on virtual tools that can help your organization maximize opportunities with clients and staff through meetings and presentations.
We're here to help.
We are ready to help your organization distribute informative, concise and compelling content to various media outlets. We also help build relationships with essential reporters, editors and influencers. This is critical to engage your stakeholders and gain the publicity necessary to amplify your brand.
We plan, execute, and evaluate public relations campaigns. We develop messaging, talking points and remarks as needed to help you clearly articulate your message.
We train necessary team members to engage with the media. You will learn how to:
Think like a reporter and what matters to their viewers
Anticipate the angle the reporter will pursue
Deliver your messages in a clear, concise and compelling fashion
Develop confidence in being interviewed
Become a leader in your company’s media and public relations efforts
CRISIS & REPUTATION MANAGEMENT
Even in some of the best organizations things can and do go wrong. When a crisis hits, we're here and ready to help you react quickly through smart and thoughtful strategy and implementation that has your company and the listener in mind. The proper response to crisis will be critical in minimizing reputational damage. We help craft messages that are audience specific to ensure that the message is clear, concise and relevant.
We help to influence and manage the ongoing reputation of your organization and its leaders. Whether it's helping your company implement community based initiatives and engage in relevant and audience specific messaging or training your senior leaders to be a visible part of the brand, we help strengthen brands through reputation.
We take pride in the development of inclusive strategies to lead or partner on a community engagement process. We are here to serve as the connector to diverse communities and individuals.
We assist your company with management and technical assistance to build diverse organizational goals.
We help to research, build relationships and connect your organization to the right cultural or social resilience projects that supports both the community need and your organization's mission, vision and goals.
We help your organization to connect with and build trusted relationships with diverse communities. These authentic relationships lead to partnerships that establish relevant and culturally adept and philanthropic programs
Synergy Engagement is committed to helping organizations take their company to the next level by building a quality communications strategy that is efficient and effective.
We partner with companies to provide solutions in public relations, communications, crisis and reputation management, strategic partnerships, and community engagement. Simply put, we connect brands to communities.
As leaders in the industry, we're prepared to exceed the expectations of your organization by building and implementing a comprehensive strategy that enhances your brand relevance and value regionally and beyond. I'm ready to help your company find solutions in PR, media relations and training, reputation and crisis management and community engagement.
To take your company to the next level in communications strategy, crisis and reputation management, stakeholder engagement, public and media relations- Engage with synergy.
What Our Clients Say
Vice President, Community Health-Great Lakes & Mid American Groups at Bon Secours Mercy Health
Professionally, I had the opportunity to work with Candice during my time at the Toledo Museum of Art. Candice and I had the opportunity to interact daily through the projects of the Development and Communications offices. Candice is well versed in both internal and external communications and leads a team that visually highlights the uniqueness and splendor that is TMA. The innovation, preparedness and confidence she brings to the Director of Communications position is impressive. She is a favorite among visitors, volunteers and staff at the museum and brings an elevated knowledge of best practices and new trends to her position. Personally, Candice was one of the first people I met after relocating to Toledo from Chicago. She did not hesitate to introduce me to her personal and professional networks of individuals, organizations and service opportunities in the Toledo area. She was monumental in helping me settle into the community and becoming involved in many great causes. Candice is a magnificent community leader and truly a great connector with a strong passion for youth, community, service and the arts.
Yolanda Durden MPA BAC
Alumnae Engagement Coordinator at St. Ursula Academy
Candice Harrison is a "go to" professional. She has her finger on the pulse of what is happening, for those who want to make a difference. She has the experience of a veteran in her field and the forward thinking of a "newbie". I admire Candice's passion for creating an environment where her work has a positive global impact.
Keith B. Jordan Sr., MBA-OSL
Co-Founder, JLJ Vision Outreach Inc.
Candice is a great team player. I have had the pleasure to work with her in many business venues that has resulted in major success. Her leadership and great communication skills are keys to her successful career.
Ebonie Jackson, CPA, CITP, CGMA , MBA
Administrator- Lucas County Children's Services
Candice is great at helping you shine and establish your personal brand. She thinks about things that the rest of us overlook. As a result, she ensures that your communications are effective and polished. Her business savvy is complemented by her creativity, efficiency and acumen. I am thankful to Candice for everything she has taught me!
Candice Harrison, MA
Owner and President
Hi, I’m Candice Harrison!
I am the Owner and President of Synergy Engagement LLC. Synergy is a strategic communications, public relations and engagement firm here to provide communications solutions that help organizations and individuals amplify their brand and messages. I live and work in Toledo, Ohio but work with clients throughout the US.
My work experience includes serving as the External Communications Manager for the Toledo Public Schools and host of "This is TPS," a podcast that takes you inside the Toledo Public School district. I'm formerly the Director of Communications for the Toledo Museum of Art and Senior Communications Manager for the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium.
I live and breathe communications, public and media relations, crisis management and community engagement
I'm a pretty dynamic, motivated and results-oriented leader with exceptional expertise in public relations, communications, strategic partnerships, marketing and community engagement. I connect brands to communities.
I'm prepared to exceed the expectations of your organization by partnering with your team to build and implement a strategy that enhances your brand relevance and value regionally and beyond.
Personally, I have a strong commitment to service on behalf of my community and love supporting local businesses.
I'm married with two children ages 21 and 12 and I pride myself on by ability to successfully balance work, life and community.