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September 12th, 2012

Spotted: Wizards on broomsticks in the city of Boston

Spotted: Wizards on broomsticks in the city of Boston

As a copywriting, media relations, and digital communications firm located in the bustling Kendall Square, we love venturing out into the city scene and discovering all that the streets of Boston have to offer.

You never know what you’re going to find – street performers playing great beats on bucket brims, vendors selling the latest Red Sox apparel, and wizards and witches playing Quidditch in the Boston Commons.

Four years ago, Emerson College (Prompt Boston’s neighbor, located on the other side of the Charles River) formed its own Quidditch club based off the hit novel-turned-movie series, Harry Potter.

However, this past weekend, Boston.com reported that city park officials swept the broom players out of the Common, banning the students from using the public space for games and practices until a permit is obtained. In the past, the college has secured a permit, but miscommunication barred the Quidditch club from getting the magic pass this year.

For those of you unfamiliar with Harry Potter -isms, Muggle (non-magical humans, like the majority of Emerson College students) Quidditch consists of two teams of seven players, who run (‘fly’) with brooms between their legs as they toss around a deflated volleyball (the ‘Quaffle’scoring ball) through hoops that act as goal posts. As if that didn’t sound distracting enough, two other balls (‘Bludgers’ – like a kickball aimed at your face) are used to disrupt scoring.

So, the next time you find yourself in the middle of the city with nothing to do (which is near impossible), we recommend trying something new like joining a Quidditch league – you may just be the next Muggle champion of Quidditch.

To stay up to date on the latest media and city happenings, be sure to ‘like’ the Prompt Boston Facebook page or follow the Beantown team on Twitter: @PromptBoston.

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April 24th, 2012

Earth Day Evidence: Resolute Marine Energy and its commitment to global innovation

Earth Day Evidence: Resolute Marine Energy and its commitment to global innovation

On April 22, millions around the world paused to celebrate Earth Day 2012, a time taken to consider the ways in which we can band together to nurture our nature.  The Boston Globe put together a slideshow spotlighting the wonderful environment that surrounds us and some ways in which companies are attempting to save it.

Resolute Marine Energy, based in Boston and a close friend of Prompt’s, is highlighted in this list, and deservedly so.  Since founding the company in 2007, Bill Staby and his team have worked tirelessly to produce clean energy from ocean waves.  Their goal is to one day develop wave energy converter solutions appropriate for electricity generation.  Resolute Marine Energy’s efforts have not gone unnoticed.  In 2009, it was named to the Marine Technology Reporter’s “Top 100 Global Innovators” in ocean science and engineering. Resolute Marine Energy feature in Boston.com Earth Day slide show

See Resolute Marine Energy’s wave energy converter prototype (picture 22), as well as the rest of the slideshow, here: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/04/earth_day_2012.html.  Congratulations to Bill and his team on their well-deserved recognition!  They are a reminder to all of us that preserving the environment should be an intrinsic part of our everyday lives.

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