Peace on Earth, Good Will To All

“Blessed is the season which engages the
whole world in a conspiracy of love.”

– HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE

APCI’s artist and animator Jeff Bedrick captured the spirit of the season in A Christmas Carol oil painting reproduced by Elms Puzzles as a high-end, hand-cut wood puzzle.

Aggie Perilli Communications International (APCI) creates full-service communications, marketing, and unifying awareness campaigns. By definition, communication conveys empathy and shared understanding. Charles Dickens‘ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, reminds us of the redemptive power of the empathetic human spirit. Seize the day and contact APCI to help realize your vision while inspiring a world of difference.

Can You Buy Love? Adopt a Pet

by Aggie Perilli

The $295 my husband Michael and I paid to adopt a 15-pound Poodle Bichon Frise named Raphie from the Last Chance Ranch Animal Rescue in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, covered the cost of vaccinations, deworming, neutering, and medication for the prevention of kennel cough and other infections. That’s what our veterinarian charges for vaccinations alone.

The Last Chance Ranch had rescued Raphie from a high-kill shelter, where he lay in a fetal position in a far corner of his cage.

When the Last Chance Ranch’s Barbara Maroney led Raphie into the lobby to meet Michael and me, the skeletal Poochon dropped belly-up at our feet.

Inspiring a World of Difference


Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly
about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
– GEORGE ELIOT

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Photograph by Caroline Dahlmanns

Aggie Perilli Communications International (APCI) creates award-winning communications, marketing, and information awareness campaigns for non-profit and for-profit organizations and interests. From strategy through customer tracking, APCI engages and aligns your audience to realize your vision while inspiring a world of difference.

Among APCI’s comprehensive full-service offerings are:

Six Principles of Nonviolence

communicating with one another

The following article was provided by the nonprofit Metta Center for Nonviolence in California. I’m grateful to the Metta Center for teaching all of us how to be and create peace. – Aggie Perilli

By The Metta Center for Nonviolence

Nonviolence can be a safe, effective and lasting way to defeat injustice, but like any other science it takes knowledge, courage and determination.

Oakland First Friday Protest

Oakland First Friday Protest, June 2015. Credit: Thomas Hawk, via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Let Nature Be Natural: Green Lawn Care

Communicating with Mother Nature

The following post was written by Dr. David Dobbins, Emeritus Professor of Plant Anatomy and Development, Morphology, and Horticulture at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Thank you David for describing how regenerative organic landscapers and homeowners help restore and protect Mother Nature who sustains all life. – Aggie Perilli

By Dr. David Dobbins

I grew up in the city of Indianapolis, with little exposure to nature, and had no real interest in the environment. My friends and I burned trash in a barrel, dumped oil and other items down the sewer, and threw garbage into vacant lots. Everyone did.

Open for Sweet Holiday Cheer

Happy Holidays from Aggie Perilli Communications International

Geothermal Townhouses Transform Lawn into Regenerative Woods & Meadows

Communicating with Mother Nature

by Aggie Perilli

The Grandview Chase Condominium Development (GCCD) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, owns approximately 27 acres of rolling lawns bordered by a field with a stream running through it. Over the past two years, GCCD board members Mark Wiker and I pursued a federal grant to transform GCCD’s unsustainable field of lawn into beautiful regenerative woods and meadows.

Rewarded for our initiatives, this past spring, the GCCD townhouse association received a grant worth $66,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund to restore GCCD’s riparian buffer with native trees, meadow grasses, and rain or wildflower gardens.

Communication Conveys Empathy and Shared Understanding

communicating with one another

Just as interest and trust in politicians fell to an all-time low, a lineup of Democrats restored hope and vision with inspiring and even masterful speeches. Regardless of whether you agree with these messages, following are communications that have inspired a world of empathy and enthusiasm.

Michelle Obama:

  • “I love that, for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them.’ He doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican or none of the above. He knows that we all love our country, and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…he’s always looking for the very best in everyone he meets.”

Communication is Essential in a Crisis

communicating with one another

by Aggie Perilli

At a recent gathering of women professionals, an associate asked me to address why communication is especially vital in a crisis, when some are tempted to turn a blind eye in the hope no one will notice.

I thought of Johnson & Johnson‘s 1982 recall of Extra-Strength Tylenol after seven people died from ingesting capsules criminally tainted with cyanide.

Following this unthinkable crime, Tylenol’s 37 percent of the $1.2 billion analgesic market dropped to 7 percent and marketers predicted the brand would never recover.

Celebrating Spring with APCI

Have a heart that never hardens,
a temper that never tires,
and a touch that never hurts.

– CHARLES DICKENS
Aggie Perilli Communications International (APCI) celebrates spring with a tribute to inspired films and multimedia. Below is an award-winning film produced by APCI’s filmmaker and videographer Joe Wein. Please sit back and enjoy!

Goldfish won the Austin and Chicago film festivals, and was the official selection of more than 100 film festivals worldwide. This film also won both UNICEF UK’s Best Narrative Short and Showcommotion Audience awards.

Taking My Passions Public