August 26, 2016

Friday Edition of #MediaMonday – What’s New With Catherine Anaya

We featured Catherine Anaya back in April 2010 when she was full time into her anchoring career at CBS 5 News and very active in the local community. And then life happened. And Catherine made the decision to step down from the anchor desk and focus on her family. But that didn’t mean she gave up on her career, it simply meant that she re-prioritized things. And lucky for us, that means that we’re going to see her on the air again, as host of a new program on AZTV. in honor of her new gig, we update our initial profile on Catherine, available in the link. Enjoy!
August 16, 2016

Business Lessons We Can Learn From the #Olympics

There have been so many news stories coming out of the Olympics – those focusing on the athletes, their personal lives, and the countries they represent. And of course, there are the news stories about the commentators and the media, both traditional and social, and all the good, bad and ugly that that represents. As today is my turn to submit a blog post, I thought we’d share some business lessons we can learn from the Olympics. Please click the link below for a full list of lessons.
August 2, 2016

The Olympics – Bringing the World Together

The Summer Olympic Games in Rio start on Friday, Aug. 5. The Paralympic Games, also in Rio, begin Sept. 7. Athletes from around the world, representing their country with pride, come together to compete on a global stage. These are the best of the best in their chosen sport. These athletes have trained virtually their whole lives for this moment and the opportunity to stand atop the platform and receive a medal. To read the rest of this post, please click on the below.
July 27, 2016
Alignment for Success

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 5 – Creating a culture of high performance

This post wraps up the five-part series on the book Alignment for Success. Please click below to read it in its entirety, as well as to see the entire five-part series.
July 25, 2016
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#MediaMonday – Jennifer Longdon, Ability 360

I’ve posted here before about our work on behalf of disability organizations. We featured the National Center on Disability and Journalism New Comprehensive Style Guide as a previous Media Monday and I’ve also written about how Jennifer Longdon inspires me to be a better person. You’ll understand why the word inspire has a different meaning than what you may think. One of our first clients doing disability advocacy work was ABIL, now called Ability360. They have recently launched a magazine and I asked Jen to tell us a little bit more about it. But you can’t learn about the magazine without first learning about Jen. We’re sharing this post today because it is the day before the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. So Jen, what do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
July 22, 2016
Seated l-to-r:  Jay Rosen, Hari Sreenivasan, John Herman, Melissa Bell.

Facebook – the virtual paper boy

Because I had been watching the Capitol 4th, my TV was tuned to PBS when I turned it on the other night. I caught the promo for the Charlie Rose Show airing later that evening, talking about Facebook and the impact of the recently announced change in the algorithm that essentially prioritizes your friends and family content first and brand and news content second. Because I can’t stay up that late (it airs at midnight here), I recorded it and watched it later. Hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, the panel members were John Hermann of the New York Times, Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at NYU, and Melissa Bell of Vox Media. According to a Pew research study, 44 percent of adults are regularly reading news content on Facebook. According to Hermann, who covers the business of media for the Times, that amounts to 100 million people in the U.S. that use Facebook as their single source of news. According to Sreenivasan, Facebook has become the virtual paper boy, sharing the news far and wide.
July 21, 2016

The campaign that time forgot

A recent client trip took me through Seligman, Ariz., on historic Route 66. And as I’m cruising along listening to my random Google Play list, I notice these kitschy street signs. Four in a row and then the fifth that says Burma-Shave. What the heck?
July 20, 2016
Alignment for Success

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 4 – Attitude and Gratitude

When we find ourselves in conflict with another person, it becomes especially important to maintain a sense of gratitude about them and their contributions. When you find yourself facing unexpected distractions and challenges, remain grateful for them. That’s the advice from Katherine Halpin in her book Alignment for Success.
July 15, 2016

What’s Changed in the #PR Industry

I’ve been talking to job candidates these past couple days. And almost all of them commented on the fact that I’ve been with HMA for 23 years. (Shows they read our blog!). And without fail, they all asked me to expand upon what I said about technology.
July 13, 2016
Alignment for Success

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 3 – Make the most of meeting time

My series of posts from the Alignment for Success book continues today with .  Other posts have included creating alignment for your business and making time […]