NC Composer/Musician/Author Selects Blueplate PR for Public Relations Support

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March 4, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) —  Marc Hoffman, an acclaimed composer, pianist, vocalist, recording artist, music educator and book author has selected Blueplate PR in Raleigh as his public relations agency of record.

Hoffman established himself as a composer of concert, film, theatre, pop, and gospel music early in his career. In the early 1990s he began pursuing his passion for jazz. As a pianist and vocalist, he performs his own repertoire of original jazz as well as his own arrangements of standards, ballads, and pop. He performs solo, with a trio and with his quartet.

In the coming months, Marc Hoffman will release his sixth CD entitled “Curioso,” and see his second book published – a children’s book based on an original lullaby, “Sleep, Little Child.” Emerald Books published his first book and companion DVD, “Essential Worship Keyboard,” in 2007.

Hoffman’s recent film work includes the 2006 score for “The Mill” for producer Ralph Singleton and director Grainger Hines. He was also music director for the film. Previous film credits include Music Historian for the 1985 film, “Revolution.”

Blueplate PR, a boutique agency located in downtown Raleigh and known for its roster of creative, artistic clients, will provide traditional and social media public relations services and marketing consultation for Hoffman’s various pursuits.

“Marc Hoffman is an ideal fit for Blueplate,” said owner and principal Kim Weiss. “He’s extremely talented and passionate about all of his work. It’s now Blueplate PR’s job to increase public and professional awareness of this very cool, very creative artist and the many ways he expresses that creativity. It’s going to be fun!”

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About Marc Hoffman:

Composer/pianist/vocalist/author Marc Hoffman received his degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at the University of Southern California. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. A member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum, he is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music. He lives in Salisbury with his wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information Marc Hoffman and his work, visit He is also available on Facebook.

About Blueplate PR:

Blueplate PR, owned and operated by award-winning journalist Kim Weiss, is a small and cost-effective boutique public relations agency located in downtown Raleigh, NC, with a free structure optimized for modest PR budgets. This makes Blueplate PR the ideal solution for small firms, companies, businesses and individuals with limited marketing budgets. Intentionally small, blueplate pr provides personal attention to each client.  For more information visit

Blueplate PR Goes Modern with Triangle Modernist

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July 7, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) –  The Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill “Triangle” region of North Carolina has the third-largest concentration of modernist houses in the nation, bested only by Los Angeles and Chicago. This fact surprises most people, even those who live in the Triangle. But not (TMH), an award-winning nonprofit which
preserves, advocates, and builds community around modernist residential
design in the Triangle area of North Carolina, from mid-century to the
present. To leverage the area’s uniqueness regionally and nationally, TMH has contracted with Blueplate PR in downtown Raleigh.

Blueplate PR is a boutique public relations agency owned and operated by
award-winning journalist Kim Weiss. Blueplate specializes in message
development, media relations, communications, online presence, and website
text development.

Weiss is also a modern architecture enthusiast. For nearly two decades, she
wrote about architecture and historic preservation for the former Spectator
and North Carolina Architect magazine, and founded the Triangle
Architecture Awards Program through Spectator.
“So I couldn’t have been happier when TMH founder George Smart asked me if I’d be interested in working with TMH,” Weiss said. “Modern architecture is a passion of mine, from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s groundbreaking work in Scotland in the late 19th century, through the ‘heroic’ period of the 1920s and ’30s, to what we now call mid-century, and on to the cutting-edge “green” architecture of today. And I intend to bring every bit of that
passion to bear on my work with TMH.”

George Smart launched TMH in 2007 to catalog, preserve, and advocate
modernist residential design in the Triangle area. The TMH website maintains
a vast gallery of images and biographies of modernist architects who have
had an impact on residential design in the area, both in the past and
currently. TMH also keeps an up-to-date listing of modernist houses for sale
and sponsors frequent tours of modernist houses throughout the Triangle.

Says Smart, “Kim is the most knowledgeable design marketing professional in
North Carolina. With her drive and expertise, we’re going to put the
Triangle’s extraordinary design on the national radar, right up there with
basketball, barbecue,and Clay Aiken.”

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Triangle Modernist Houses is also available on Facebook and Twitter.

Blueplate PR Donates Services For RHA Howell Fundraisers

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May 26, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) — Blueplate PR in Raleigh has announced RHA Howell Care Centers as its 2009 pro bono client. Blueplate PR will work with RHA events coordinator Debbie Valentine on promoting community fundraisers.

For nearly 30 years, RHA Howell, North Carolina’s largest private, not-for-profit provider of residential-based services for developmentally disabled people, has operated almost entirely on Medicaid funding. That’s no longer enough. Public funding cannot keep pace with the cost of continued quality care and capital improvements at these centers, including the Gatewood Center, Greensboro Group Homes and Thomasville Group Homes.

So for the first time in its history, RHA Howell began launching a series of community fundraising events in 2007.

Currently, Kim Weiss of Blueplate PR is providing public relations services for The Epicurious Vino Challenge, a fundraiser to be held at the Hinnant Family Vineyards in Pine Level, NC, on May 30. Some of the state’s finest professional chefs will be competing to see who creates the best dish using a designated Hinnant wine as a key ingredient. US Food Services’ team of executive chefs will choose one winner. Participants, who get to sample all of the dishes as well as 18 Hinnant wines, will choose a People’s Choice winner. Live jazz, raffles and other activities are included. For more information and tickets, go to

About RHA Howell: RHA Howell has been helping people with disabilities and special needs, and their families, make choices to live more independently for more than 35 years. Integrity, high standards for quality, hard work are at the core of every RHA Howell disability assistance program.

About Blueplate PR: Owned and operated by award-winning journalist Kim Weiss, Blueplate PR is a small and cost-effective boutique public relations agency located in downtown Raleigh offers a fee structure optimized for modest PR budgets. This makes Blueplate PR the ideal solution for small firms, companies, business and individuals. For more information, visit