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 17, 2016
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People AREN’T Mad About Cups? Part II

November 10th came and along with it came Starbucks red cups! The #RedCupsCountdown is over! And as promised, my follow-up blog post about the controversy that would inevitably surround Starbucks’ second holiday cups. [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 11, 2016
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Don’t Fight Urge to Write…with a Pencil

To many, taking long-hand notes with a pen and paper seems outdated. Not to Alison - and not to a recent study that proves it may very well still be the best way to retain knowledge. Click to read the story and Alison's thoughts.
November 10, 2016
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Event Marketing and Public Relations for Live Nation

The PRSA Phoenix luncheon yesterday was a huge “hit” (literally) with Danielle Engel, vice president of marketing in the Southwest for Live Nation. I first met Danielle about four years ago with the work that we do with the Ak-Chin Indian Community. At the time we were working on a press event for the renaming of the Ak-Chin Pavilion and I knew right away that Danielle was amazing!
November 8, 2016
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Designated Spokesperson

A few episodes into Designated Survivor, Scott found a teaching moment for those who deal with the media. Click the link to get his thoughts.
November 4, 2016
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#PRSAICON – Beyond Engagement

Earlier this week, Alison published a post with some of my favorite highlights (and one lowlight) from last week’s PRSA International Conference. Perhaps the only glaring omission from that post was sharing anything from my favorite session of the conference, Mike McDougall’s “Beyond Engagement” breakout. That's because she is doing a deep dive into this session today. Click the link to read all the goodies she learned.
November 1, 2016
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From Indianapolis with Love – Recapping #PRSAICON

Last week, Alison had the honor of joining several delegates from PRSA Phoenix – not to mention friends from agencies and brands across the globe – at her first-ever PRSA International Conference. Today, she shares all the best soundbites, advice and lessons learned from the event. Click the link for all the details.
October 27, 2016
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Where Do You Get Your News?

An email from MSN showed up in my email recently. What really caught my eye though was when it said "MSN is your place for news." But is it? What is your go-to place for news? [Click below for more]
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