October 2016

March 2016

The Parish Group Philosophy: Build Relationships. Share Your Story. Be Awesome.

March 31st, 2016|Inside TPG|

For nearly 30 years, The Parish Group has provided full-service and à la carte tools for higher education institutions to recruit and enroll students and turn them into faithful alumni. In that time, we have worked only with small, private colleges, offering direct experience in all aspects of your campaign, understanding of the needs of higher education institutions, and the solutions that work for your individual school. We are a private, independently owned company. We don’t answer to shareholders or a printing company or a marketing conglomerate. What drives us is our passion for your success. Our personalized approach makes The Parish Group unique. We are frequently on your campus throughout the year, taking photos and immersing ourselves in your campus culture. We meet your students, faculty, and staff directly, and we create bonds with them. […]

Fold Your Own Napkin Bunnies for the Table this Easter

March 24th, 2016|Inside TPG|

Some would say there’s a certain kind of child who loves the production and imagination that go into little origami creatures. We say, those are the kind of kids who grow up to work in publication design. One of our minor indulgences at The Parish Group is the “60-Second Super-cool Fold of the Week” YouTube series by foldfactory. Paper nerd and kindred spirit Trish Witkowski regularly shares the most interesting mail pieces she sees come her way. Most are small run printings because of the hand work involved, but we love contemplating how we can employ tulip folds and creative die cuts on a larger scale for our client-partners’ admissions viewbooks, travel brochures, and even application letters. […]

February 2016

TPG Staff Profile: Catherine See, Senior Account Executive

February 18th, 2016|Inside TPG|

The Parish Group’s staff has been providing the tools that private higher education institutions use to recruit, enroll, retain, and turn students into faithful alumni for nearly 30 years. Our staff members have unrivaled experience and expertise in promoting private institutions, and we’ve perfected our approach over time. But, arguably, among our greatest strengths are our relationships within the company and with our clients. It is our awesome, exciting, and unique mix of personalities that helps The Parish Group connect on so many levels. Today, we want to take a moment to recognize our Senior Account Executive, Catherine, by telling you a little more about her as a vibrant member of our team. We welcome you to reach out to Catherine and say, “Hello!” […]

December 2015

6 Easy Ways to Use Scrap Wrapping Paper this Christmas

December 17th, 2015|Inside TPG|

Someone should tell Hallmark that their wrapping paper rolls are never the right size! Try as we might, there’s that one roll of discount wrapping paper that never seems to end. Then there are the fancy (and pricey!) papers that run out so quickly that we desperately try to make the most of the last remaining scraps. Whether your rolls fall on one extreme or the other, here are six easy uses for those paper scraps this holiday season. […]

November 2015

3 Easy Last-Minute Thanksgiving Centerpieces

November 24th, 2015|Inside TPG|

In case you missed it, HGTV’s most recent Urban Oasis giveaway home was located in our hometown of Asheville, NC. In the months leading up to the giveaway, westside locals speculated about the future sweepstakes winner, peeked into the windows of the home, complained about increased neighborhood traffic from people peeking into the windows of the home, and collectively spent more time on HGTV.com than they probably ever had before. Unfortunately, the sweepstakes winner was not an Asheville local. But on the plus side, all that internet snooping inadvertently led us to three three really fun and easy Thanksgiving centerpiece crafts. If you try them for yourself, tweet a photo to @TheParishGroup—we’d love to see how they turn out! […]

August 2015

TPG Staff Profile: Nicole Wall, Project Manager

August 6th, 2015|Inside TPG|

The Parish Group’s staff have unrivaled experience and expertise in promoting private institutions, and we’ve perfected our approach over time. But, arguably, among our greatest strengths are our relationships within the company and with our client-partners. It is our awesome, exciting, and unique mix of personalities that helps The Parish Group connect on so many levels. Today, we want to take a moment to welcome our new project manager, Nicole Wall, by telling you a little more about her. In her first few weeks at The Parish Group, she has already become a vibrant member of our team. We welcome you to reach out to Nicole and say, “Hello!” […]

July 2015

TPG Staff Profile: Maryann Parish, President

July 23rd, 2015|Inside TPG|

The Parish Group’s staff has been providing the tools that private higher education institutions use to recruit, enroll, retain, and turn students into faithful alumni for nearly 30 years. Our staff members have unrivaled experience and expertise in promoting private institutions, and we’ve perfected our approach over time. But, arguably, among our greatest strengths are our relationships within the company and with our clients. It is our awesome, exciting, and unique mix of personalities that helps The Parish Group connect on so many levels. Today, we want to take a moment to recognize our company president and CFO, Maryann, by telling you a little more about her as a vibrant member of our team. […]

4 Last-Minute Easy July 4th Crafts

July 2nd, 2015|Inside TPG|

It’s Thursday. Family is coming into town in just a few short hours. Or perhaps you’re packing up to leave town, but need to bring some quick crafts on the road. Don’t upend your craft corner or spend hours lost on Pinterest. The Parish Group is here to help. We’ve filtered the entire internet and found four festive Independence Day projects that are simple, quick to organize, and appropriate for kids of all skills and ages. Magazine Mosaic Flag The supplies for this project could literally be pulled from your recycling bin, eliminating your need for shopping and making this a great lesson in environmentalism. That’s the kind of win-win […]

April 2015

TPG Staff Profile: Maria Brunson, Senior Writer

April 9th, 2015|Inside TPG|

The Parish Group’s staff has been providing the tools that private higher education institutions use to recruit, enroll, retain, and turn students into faithful alumni for nearly 30 years. Our staff members have unrivaled experience and expertise in promoting private institutions, and we’ve perfected our approach over time. But, arguably, among our greatest strengths are our relationships within the company and with our clients. It is our awesome, exciting, and unique mix of personalities that helps The Parish Group connect on so many levels. Today, we want to take a moment to recognize our Senior Writer, Maria Brunson, by telling you a little more about her as a vibrant member of our team. […]