November 10, 2017
LA Times Blacklisted Disneyland - HMA PR

LA Times Blacklisted by the Happiest Place on Earth

In case you missed Friday’s tweetstorm from Los Angeles Times writer Glenn Whipp, Disney banned the newspaper from pre-screening all Disney films, including its most recent […]
November 9, 2017
PRSA Phoenix - HMA PR

PRSA Phoenix Media Panel

Yesterday, PRSA Phoenix  held its last #MediaBreakfast of 2017 at BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency.  This was another successful event planned by PRSA Phoenix board members Diane Smith and Ashley Lynch.
November 8, 2017
Twitter 280 Character Limit

You Get More Characters, And You Get More Characters!

Twitter's new character limit expansion has left many of us scratching our heads. Will this social media platform be able to remain fundamentally unaltered despite this change? [Click below for more]
November 7, 2017
Cronkite Award

Cronkite Award – Recognizing Excellence in Journalism

Laurie Munn, from marketing & member communications at Mercy Care Plan and our guest blogger. writes about her experience at the Cronkite School of Journalism's awards luncheon. [Click below for more]
November 6, 2017
Steve Goddard

#MediaMonday – Steve Goddard

"Okie from Muskogee" turned member of the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, Steve Goddard has definitely made his mark on Phoenix radio.
November 3, 2017
November

#FunFactFriday – November

November and Thanksgiving are synonymous with one another so it should come as no surprise that the majority of this #FunFactFriday post will focus on America’s most gratifyingly gluttonous holiday.
November 2, 2017
Buzzfeed

Are Stories Coming to Buzzfeed?

If you’ve read my blog posts, you may have noticed that I reference Buzzfeed, like, a lot. Buzzfeed has my heart, not only because of its off-beat content and humorous take on everyday life, but because it also operates as a reliable news source, and I’m pretty excited about a new change they’re implementing.
November 1, 2017
PRSA

State of PR 2017 with PRSA Phoenix

Last week I attended the PRSA Phoenix State of PR 2017 + Annual Meeting luncheon and it was great! The luncheon included a great panel that reviewed trends in technology, communications, ethics and more.
October 31, 2017
public relations

Back to the Future?

As Star Trek sometimes did, The Orville delights in making thinly veiled social commentary via its plotlines. Last week’s episode hit especially home for me – and should for anyone working in digital communications, or perhaps even politics.
October 30, 2017
Dan Spindle

#MediaMonday – Dan Spindle

I met ABC 15 morning and mid-day news anchor Dan Spindle a few weeks ago.  If you get up early enough, you can catch him anchoring ABC 15 Mornings from 4:30 - 7 a.m. and again at 11 a.m.   We both share a passion for Arizona sports and the civic pride that is evident in our state’s small towns.  He’s been nominated for Emmy awards and has been honored by the Associated Press for his anchoring.