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A TOPSAIL IS THE FIRST SAIL OUT AND THE LAST SAIL IN ON A SAILING SHIP; ALSO SAILING SHIPS CAN SAIL JUST WITH TOPSAILS AND JIBS.
Telephone Number

612.965.1507

Email Address

mreitan@topsailstrategies.com

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for smooth sailing.

About Us

Topsail Strategies is a strategic communications consultancy focused on identifying and implementing creative solutions to exceed business goals.

Services

We’re a one-stop-shop for all your communications needs. Nimble, flexible and resourceful, we customize solutions for your particular challenge or opportunity.

Leadership

Our veteran leadership brings two decades of integrated communications experience and unique insight into the most powerful consumer in the country.

Majority Marketing:

Ensure Your Brand Is On Course With Consumer #1

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Success Stories

We’ve worked extensively in the home building products, food and beverage, retail and CPG spaces across both B2B and B2C. But if you have a product or service and need to connect your offering with key stakeholders in memorable and effective way, we can handle it.

Scrabble Under the Stars

celebrities event influencers media-relations trade-shows

Marking 100 Years for a Hard Working Brand

advertising pr-campaign

Smart Launch for Smart Home Technology

branding launch

Making A CEO’s Case for Dairy

executive-thought-leadership media-relations

Our Internal Compass

These are the words we live by and our promise to you, our partner.

Transparency

We have nothing to hide, and the more we know about your business the better. Transparency breeds trust. And with trust, we have a strong foundation for partnership.

Thoroughness

Get it right the first time. Pay attention to the details. Address the questions before they are asked. Enough said.

Responsiveness

You don’t have time to waste and neither do we. Let’s keep the ball rolling.

Doggedness

We like this word. It denotes hard work, tenacity, resilence and diligence. Four attributes we admire and try to live up to everyday. Oh, and we love dogs. Especially black labs named Lucy.

Honesty

Don’t be a fake. Be real. We all deserve it, and your customer demands it. Kind of like “authentic” but not overused.

Fairness

We believe in a fair wage for an honest days work. We believe in treating our clients’ money as if it were our own. We fight fair too.

What's new in our blog

We have informed opinions. We talk to smart opinionated people. Here’s where we share them.

Women & Success

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Joann Eisenhart, Ph.D. is the senior vice president of human resources, facilities and philanthropy for Northwestern Mutual. She shares details from her Elements of Success Study, commissioned by Northwestern Mutual, to discover how women define success and achievement in their lives.
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Millennial Home Trends with Better Homes & Gardens

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Maria discusses Millennial Home Trends, based on the latest results of Better Homes and Gardens annual survey on the attitudes and behaviors of home buyers in the United States, with Jill Waage – Executive Editor, Better Homes and Garden Brand
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What Alpha Women Want

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Mary Van Note and Beth Perro-Jarvis, the women behind Ginger Consulting LLC, are back to talk to Maria about the latest insights from their Alpha Panel on a slew of timely topics
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Contagious: Why Things Catch On

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Wharton Professor Jonah Berger, author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, shares the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Maria and Jonah talk about how basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to services and ideas within organizations.
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Breaking Gender Barriers in Advertising

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Janet Kestin, one of two female creative partners behind the award-winning Dove campaign for Real Beauty, is the author of Darling You Can’t Do Both and co-founder Swim Agency, Maria and Janet talk about the challenges facing women creatives in the advertising industry.
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Reaching Real Women with Real Ads

  • Posted by Topsail
  • On September 3, 2015
Sara Mitzner, content director for Swimsuits for All, shares insights into the wave-making print ad featured in the 2015 Sports Illustrated swimwear issue. Maria and Sara discuss women, body image and the media.
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