December 6, 2016
exceptional results

Achieving Exceptional Results

Today, we're re-sharing a blog Abbie posted on Public Relations Global Network's blog last month. How do you achieve exceptional results? [Click below for more]
December 1, 2016
First Amendment

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the press is a right protected under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But will it be in trouble once our president-elect takes office? [Click below for more]
November 22, 2016
Building Community

Newsrooms Need to Build Community

Abbie Fink discusses the question, should digital come first for news organizations? And can the hard copy newspaper get back its subscribers? [Click below for more]
November 16, 2016
Fake News

Check the Facts, Please

It is so easy to see a headline on a social media post, nod your head in agreement and push the share button. But recently, many have been noticing fake news keeps getting thrown in the mix. Google and Facebook have now taken the stance of banning these fake news sites to prevent the spread of fake news. [Click below for more]
November 9, 2016
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Strategic Shock

While written a few weeks ago, somehow Abbie's post today is perfect given what our nation is going through. In it, she shares some great insight about strategic shock. Definitely worth a click and read.
November 2, 2016
Museum of Public Relations logo

“What is” Wednesday – What is Public Relations?

While on Facebook the other day, Abbie caught a status update from The Museum of Public Relations. Recently they posted a link to one of the first brochures PRSA produced to help clarify what public relations was at the time. This was 1948 and was one of PRSA’s first efforts to create a definition that the industry could agree on. And here we are nearly 70 years later and we’re still trying to create a definition that the industry can agree on. Click the link to read some of Abbie’s favorite definitions.
October 17, 2016
Amy and Sophie

#MediaMonday – Amy Silverman

I don’t recall when I first met Amy Silverman, managing editor at the Phoenix New Times. (She can also be heard on KJZZ, the NPR affiliate here in Phoenix). I’m guessing it was 25+ years ago and likely our paths had crossed when she was working on a story involving one of our clients. [Click below for more]
September 29, 2016
Grownup Job

My First Grown-Up Job

I was in need of some blog-spiration and it came when I read a Facebook post from my friend Laurie Munn. Laurie and I first met years and years ago when she was working for one of our local television stations and I was doing media relations for the Fiesta Bowl. [Click below for more]
September 23, 2016
Equinox

Fall is in the Air

Yesterday was the first day of fall, also known as the equinox - when the length of night and the day are nearly equal. It’s also the beginning of the cooler temps that Arizonans hope will be with us until spring comes around. [Click below for more]
September 14, 2016
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The Media on Media

Abbie came across an article about a month ago in New York magazine detailing the results of a survey of 113 colleagues working in print, television, and digital media, “asking that they use the opportunity to air their grievances and bare their souls.” She shares some of their responses – as well as her own. Click on the link to read the entire post, and would love you to share your thoughts as well.
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